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Robert Hershenow
Hello News-Eds,

Please consider publishing this announcement from Sylvia Miller about 2015 Scholarships offered by the IDL SIG. Thank you!

IDL SIG is Now Accepting 2015 Scholarship Applications

Are you a student enrolled in Instructional Design-related courses, or do you know someone who is? Then consider applying for or sharing information about our 2015 scholarships. For the ninth consecutive year, the IDL SIG—a special interest group of STC—is offering two scholarships for two top Master’s/Ph.D. students. Applicants must be taking courses at the graduate level.

These scholarships were created to assist students who are pursuing a graduate degree in a field related to Instructional Design. Students applying for this scholarship are expected to be able to demonstrate their focus on topics related to Instructional Design through their academic studies, current jobs, graduate program, or special projects.

The IDL SIG scholarship awards this year are $750 for the top candidate and $500 for the runner-up. The Scholarship Committee evaluates applicants' academic records and potential for contributing to the Instructional Design profession. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

- Enrolled in a Master’s/Ph.D. degree program in the Instructional Design field.

- Pursuing a career as an Instructional Designer (or related occupation).

- Taking courses at the graduate level.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 scholarships. To learn more about the requirements and download the application form, go to

While you’re there, you’ll want to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)!

The deadline for submission of all materials is Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Winners will be notified sometime in April. All winners will be published in the IDL SIG quarterly newsletter.

Please direct questions to
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:04
Gwendolynne Barr
Hi, all! The latest issue of Ragged Left, the Berkeley STC newsletter, is hot off the press!

In this issue, we continue our special series on global STC chapters and investigate technical writing in India. To spice things up, guest writer Sarika Sharma introduces the number one pastime in India--cricket. And as usual, we review the great programs held by the Berkeley STC this past summer and fall.

Cheers, Gwen
Thursday, 27 December 2012 15:51
Gwendolynne Barr
Hi, all. The Spring edition of Ragged Left is out!

This issue features highlights of the STC summit in Chicago as well as summaries of our programs on plain language and ethnographic field research.

If you are a Berkeley STC member, or simply enjoy reading Ragged Left, please take our 10-question survey at
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:23
Rick Sapir
The Carolina chapter proudly presents the latest edition of the Carolina Communiqué, the chapter's online, wiki-based, award-winning newsletter. Please visit

Gwendolynne BarrGwendolynne Barr on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:42

Hi, Rick.

Nice job on the newsletter.

How did you create your link in the post above? I did mine manually with an html <a> tag. Is that how you did yours as well?

Cheers, Gwen

Rick SapirRick Sapir on Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:35

Hi Gwendolynee:

You're correct... tags (sometimes) have to be created by hand. But in other areas (such as when creating an event) you can cut/paste or use the editor shortcuts. And, still other edit areas have a quasi-WYSIWYG interface.

If you think that all this is highly confusing, and that MySTC should have a single, easy-to-use editing interface, (and if you feel it would be helpful if there were "help" pages for MySTC), please add your support and comments to this item: (note that this was first identified as an issue 9+ months ago).


Gwendolynne BarrGwendolynne Barr on Friday, 08 June 2012 06:28

I finally took a look at this. Rick, did you find the <a href="">documentation</a> helpful?

Gwendolynne BarrGwendolynne Barr on Friday, 08 June 2012 06:30

Hmmm, I forgot. No formatting in the replies.

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 09:09
Rick Sapir
The latest issue of Corrigo, the online, wiki-based newsletter of the Technical Editing SIG is now available:
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 08:29