College Celebrates Students’ Work in Published Journal

Lone Star College Montgomery News

Published on: September 14, 2011 Building on a seven-year tradition of showcasing student excellence via the written word, Lone Star College-Montgomery recently released the latest edition of the Journal of Student Writing Across the Curriculum, In the Disciplines and In the Workplace (Vol. 7), a published collection of multi-disciplinary writing by students. The journal covers a multitude of fields and genrespoetry, reviews, critiques, essays, and even lab reports are included, all written by students in programs such as art, biology, English, history, medical radiologic technology, psychology, technical writing, and more.  This is not simply a collection of assignments, said Ron Heckelman, professor of English at LSC-Montgomery. The students have written in a highly-qualified manner using the same skills as faculty and professionals. Each piece represents a kind of writing that professionals produce as part of their regular professional activity.The journal is sponsored by the office of the vice president of instruction and the Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC) initiative, which encourages interdisciplinary Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), as well as faculty dialogue, and curricular experiments. It is very unusual for a community college to have a publication like this journal, said Heckelman, who serves as chairman of the CAC advisory group. Were proud to offer this journal as a way to celebrate the academic and workplace writing by our students. Students and faculty, as well as community members, are encouraged to pick up their free copy of the journal at the following locations on campus: the Library Building (Building F) and the colleges new writing center, The Write Place, in the General Academic Center (Building G, Room 103). The journal is currently available at: http://wwwapps.lonestar.edu/flipbook/wac/WAC.html .The college is currently seeking examples of field-specific or workplace writing for the eighth issue (Vol. 8), to be published in the summer/fall 2012. Students who would like to submit a piece …

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