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College Celebrates Students’ Work in Published Journal

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 genres—poetry, 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. “We’re 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 college’s 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 should let one of their instructors know of their interest, as submissions for consideration in the journal are made by faculty members. The deadline for submissions is May 25, 2012.

For more information, please contact Martina Kusi-Mensah at Martina.S.Kusi-Mensah@LoneStar.edu; Ron Heckelman at Ronald.J.Heckelman@LoneStar.edu; or Natasha Hunt at Natasha.Hunt@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.