Lines & Letters

Award-Winning Newsletter of NEO STC


Emerging Technologies Listed in the NMC Horizon Report (with wicked challenges)

Charting emerging technologies for teaching and learning is the goal of the NMC Horizon Report initiative of the New Media Consortium. This influential report can provide valuable information to educators, thought leaders, and us, with its research and analysis concerning trends in education. Launched in 2002, the report continues year after year to provide valuable … Continue reading…

Happy 2018!

NEO STC is ringing in the new year with many fun events, a new newsletter, and lots of holiday cheer! Be sure to join us for all the great events: January 9th for lunch at Quaker Steak & Lube in Valley View February 7th for lunch at Bricco in Akron Be sure to check out the … Continue reading…

A Little Bit of Holiday Cheer

We were a small, but mighty group at the NEO STC 2017 Holiday Social this year. We met at Bar Louie in Legacy Village, on December 7, to enjoy delicious appetizers, festive beverages, and delightful conversation as we usher in the holiday season.    This annual get-together is always a great opportunity to chat with each … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Julianne Forsythe

Julianne Forsythe is a senior member of NEO STC and is serving her second year on the PR committee. In this role, she sends out communications for our program meetings, networking lunches, and social events. Further, she is also responsible for our social media presence and often posts to Facebook, LinkedIn, and occasionally Twitter. Julianne … Continue reading…

In the News: Sara Buchanan

A project I, Sara Buchanan, managed at my job recently came to fruition! I share my experience below: Almost three years ago, I had a stroke of luck and landed my dream job at LCS! One of the highlights of that job is my amazing, supportive manager. Just months after I was hired, I approached my manager … Continue reading…

Review: Digital Marketing for Dummies

Leverage Google and Facebook to grow your brand. Automate your lead generation. Generate free and organic traffic. Acquire new leads and customers. Buy online ads like a pro. Monetize your email list. Craft landing pages that convert. That is quite a list and some of the important topics covered in Digital Marketing for Dummies. Let’s … Continue reading…

Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (audiobook)

Technology and humanities intersect in Apple products or so said Steve Jobs according to the authorized self-titled biography written by Walter Isaacson.  Jobs requested that Isaacson write the biography and allowed Isaacson to interview him over forty times over two years to gather information for the book. Isaacson also wrote best selling biographies of Albert … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Elena Dunne

Meet Elena Dunne, a former NEO STC member who volunteered on the academic program committee. In her current role at Rockwell Automation, she leads a terminology management initiative. She explains her position, “I am currently working to expand the scope of terminology beyond translation, since terminology doesn’t merely facilitate the work of translators, but has an impact … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Viqui Dill

Buckle in, you’re about to learn about the wonderfully talented, funny, and experienced Viqui Dill. She has taken the time to give me a wonderfully detailed and honest interview about her life and experiences as a woman in the workforce and active member of STC. Viqui has been an STC member since 2007 when she … Continue reading…

Distinguished Toastmaster Tricia Spayer

Toastmasters International is an established organization devoted to the development of communication and leadership in individuals. Tricia Spayer recently earned the Toastmasters International (TI) award for Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), the highest educational award offered by TI. According to the DTM Chair, Pete Punwani, in a blog post, the DTM requires at least: Present 47 speeches. Take on between 19-21 particular roles at regular club … Continue reading…

Become a Strategic Communicator

“I solve problems, I improve quality, I add value, I make my role critical…”  words we should all be saying as strategic communicators during our performance reviews, according to David Caruso, who presented the topic, “Become a Strategic Communicator,” at NEO STC’s first program meeting of the year. How can we be appreciated more for … Continue reading…