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Senior Portfolio Links

As the five PWR seniors finish developing their portfolios in their last semester at Elon, we wanted to applaud their hard work and effort throughout their four years. We tend to talk about the versatility of the skills developed through studying professional writing and rhetoric and the future plans of these five seniors definitely highlight how flexible and adaptable the … Continue Reading

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Alumni News: Rebecca Dotson and Kerr Health

Rebecca Dotson ’10 was on campus last Thursday to speak with students about her marketing profession and how her PWR experience helped her transition into the workforce. While at Elon, she took Publishing and worked closely with Kerr Health with their marketing and communications department. It was from this service learning class that she was able to get a job with … Continue Reading

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LIFESPAN Handbook: Style & Editing

This Winter Term, in Style & Editing, the students tackled the task of creating a Parent Handbook for the LIFESPAN Circle Schools of Alamance County. The students were given the current handbook and then they had the freedom to change the style and edit some of the content. Each of the five groups wrote a proposal to the Circle School … Continue Reading

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Welcome from the Spring 2013 Associates!

Welcome back everyone! We hope you are settling into the Spring semester nicely and getting used to this bizarre weather. We want to take this time to update you on what is happening in CUPID this semester. First, we would like to introduce ourselves as the new CUPID Associates for the Spring 2013 Semester. We are juniors Emily Bishop and … Continue Reading

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A Semester in Review: Emily

I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be a CUPID Associate this past semester. This role has given me so much in such a short time. I was able to develop my skills as a writer, professional, and rhetorician, and I now feel like I will be comfortable moving into a professional atmosphere. I think this experience … Continue Reading

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Study Time!

Worried about exams already? No fear, I have some quick tips that will help you study more efficiently and effectively! 1. Study in chunks — No one is going to memorize 20 pages of notes in one sitting, so take breaks, go on a walk, get up and do a jive, or just talk to a study buddy. And in … Continue Reading

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Keyboard Standardization

In 1870, the QWERTY keyboard was introduced as the standardization for typewriters. The inventor of this keyboard, Christopher Sholes, was challenged to create a device with “an easily understandable interface with the complicated technology of ink, type bars, levers, and springs.” The QWERTY layout “stresses the left hand, forces jumps to the top row and has very uneven finger loading.” … Continue Reading

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Persuasive Presentations

While scrolling through the Harvard Business Review Magazine (www.hbr.org), I found a few “how to” guides at the bottom of the front page, and the one that caught my eye was the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. I have always been a little shy and nervous whenever I’ve had to step in front of a crowd and give a presentation, so … Continue Reading

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Ragu and You

For over 35 years, Ragu has made pasta sauce for the everyday spaghetti eater. It is considered to be one of the most well-known names in the industry. Recently I came across an ad for the sauce, which left me feeling a little ambivalent towards the brand. Ragu’s most recent slogan is “a long day of childhood calls for America’s … Continue Reading

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NASA and PWR Part II

          To give you a concrete example, I wrote a blog on behalf of the NASA Administrator (the head of NASA) on the 50th Anniversary of the John Kennedy “Moon Speech” at Rice University. This is an important anniversary for NASA and my piece was going to be published on both the nasa.gov website, and also the … Continue Reading

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