COUNCIL FOR PROGRAMS IN TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION

Join us

in Harrisonburg, Virginia at

James Madison University

October 6-8, 2011

 

CPTSC 39th Annual Meeting

Academy-Industry
Relationships and
Partnerships

Call for Papers

Early Submission Deadline: May 16, 2011
Regular Submission Deadline: July 8, 2011

As a professional field, technical and scientific communication
overlaps both the academy and industry. Successful educational
programs must therefore try to balance the interests of both areas
by merging theory and practice to provide students with the knowledge
and skills needed to succeed in a range of workplace settings (e.g.,
academia, education, and private—and public-sector agencies). Establishing
and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships between educators,
academic researchers, and private—and public-sector practitioners, however,
can be difficult, for different parties can have varying perspectives and
understandings of what "others" in the field do.

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Share a Ride

Google Message Board

To help you with getting to and from Harrisonburg, we have created a Google Group called CPTSC Rides. The group can be found here: http://groups.google.com/group/cptsc-rides. It is a public group, so anyone can join. Please use it to coordinate rides and carpools to and from airports or other places to the conference site. Here is how to use the group:

  1. Go to http://groups.google.com/group/cptsc-rides

  2. Sign in with your Gmail account. If you do not use Gmail, you will need to obtain a Google Account to post to the group. You can read messages without a Gmail account.

  3. Either start a new topic or respond to an existing topic

  4. For more help on using Google Groups, please visit http://groups.google.com/support/

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Travel Information

Harrisonburg, Virginia, the home of James Madison University which will host this year's conference, is located in the Shenandoah Valley, about two hours from Washington DC and two hours from Richmond, Virginia. Interstate 81 splits JMU into "east" and "west" campuses, making the university easily accessible to drivers.

Air Travel to the 2011 CPTSC Annual Conference

There are several large and small airports in relative vicinity of JMU's campus.

Driving to Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg is located about two hours southwest of Washington, DC, on I-81. To get to JMU campus, take exit 245 off I-81. Other driving times are.

Train Service

AMTRAC runs a "fast" train service between the Northeast and Lynchburg, Virginia, with stops in Washington, DC and Charlottesville. See the directions above for travel from Charlottesville to Harrisonburg. Please note that CPTSC will not be running a shuttle to the Charlottesville AMTRAC station.

Additional Links to Local Transportation and Attractions

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Hotel Information

Jameson Inn, Harrisonburg

1881 Evelyn Byrd Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540.442.1515

Jameson Inn Website

The Jameson Inn has reserved a block of 20 Rooms, either king or double, for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.*

*Rooms will be released on September 16, 2011; however, if rooms are still available, they will honor the group rate.

Their rate for CPTSC participants is $77/night + 11% tax

Be sure to mention our group name: CPTSC Conference Group ID: CPTSC11

* Rooms will be released September 21, 2011. After this date, the rate cannot be guaranteed.

Hampton Inn, University

85 University Blvd.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540.432.1111

Hampton Inn Website

The Hampton Inn has reserved a block of 60 Rooms, either king/queen or double, for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.*

Their rate for CPTSC participants is $77/night + 11% tax

Be sure to mention our group name: CPTSC

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JMU Campus Map

The opening conference buffet and the conference keynote speech on Thursday, 6 Oct. will be held in the East Campus Dining Hall (F-8 on the JMU campus map | PDF version).

The conference plenary session and all presentation sessions on Friday, 7 October will be held in the Festival Conference Center (G-7 on the JMU campus map). The CPTSC business meeting on Saturday, 8 October will also take place in Festival Conference Center.

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Keynote Speaker Hillary Hart

Hillary HartCrossing the Not-So-Great Divide: Academics as Technical-Communication Practitioners

Dr. Hillary Hart, Department of Civil,
Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas

Keynote Presentation: Crossing the Not-So-Great Divide: Academic and
Industry Technical-Communication Practitioners

Dr. Hillary Hart is a fellow of the Society for Technical Communication and
currently serves as the Society's president. Having long served at the
community and international levels, her STC awards include a Distinguished
Technical Communication Award from Technical Communication in 2007 and the President's Award in 2008.

As Distinguished Sr. Lecturer in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas, Hillary has developed in the last 24 years a multi-level program in technical communication, teaching over 165 undergraduate and graduate engineering students yearly and bringing in speakers and scholarships. She also consults with and conducts short courses and workshops for a diverse selection of clients, including public agencies (the TX Water Development Board, TX Commission on Environmental Quality) and corporations such as BP-Amoco, Gestalt, and
Alcoa.

Hillary has published one book (sole author) and over 20 technical articles on environmental risk communication, engineering ethics, teaching communication to engineering undergraduates, and defining technical communication. She has also presented over 35 talks at national technical conferences (including 20 at STC conferences). As a researcher at UT Austin, she has helped secure $3,000,000 in grant funding.

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Plenary Session Speaker Information

Topic

Building Bridges for Industry and Academe: It's a Two-Way Street

Plenary Panel Members

Stephen A. Bernhardt, University of Delaware
Steve is Kirkpatrick Chair in Writing at the University of Delaware, with a joint appointment in English and Health Sciences. He is past president of both CPTSC and ATTW and a winner of CPTSC’s Distinguished Service Award. His interests are in medical and scientific communication, research development, and pedagogies of engagement.

Carolyn Rude, Virginia Tech
Carolyn Rude has just completed a five-year term as chair of the Department of English at Virginia Tech and is happy to be able to focus once again on technical communication. She is co-director of the PhD in Rhetoric and Writing at Virginia Tech and previously directed the undergraduate and graduate programs in technical communication at Texas Tech. She is a past officer of CPTSC and winner of its Distinguished Service Award. In a 2009 article, “Mapping the Research Questions in Technical Communication,” she explored the common themes of research in the field and connections through research between academe and industry.

Dan Voss, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
A battle-scarred veteran both of the aerospace industry and the classroom, Dan Voss offers suggestions on ways to forge partnerships linking industry and academe. The benefits of such partnerships and relationships are manifold: not just to professors and practitioners, but also to educational institutions and commercial enterprises, and, perhaps most importantly, to students—tomorrow’s practitioners—who will keep the wheels of industry turning.

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Things to Do

Green Valley Book Fair

2192 Green Valley Lane, Mount Crawford, VA 22841
800-385-0099
October 8 thru 23

from 9am to 7pm
(including Sundays & Columbus Day)

Check out our Book Fair Preview page for a sneak peak at some of the great titles you'll find at the next opening...

Our Story...
Located just south of Harrisonburg, Virginia, in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the Green Valley Book Fair is a discount book outlet store featuring over 500,000 new books at incredible bargain prices. Save 60% to 90% off retail on over 30,000 different titles in more than 60 different categories - including fiction, history, health and self-help, children's books, religion, science, sports, cooking, home and garden, crafts, art, reference, nature and outdoors, and more.

Founded in 1971, the Green Valley Book Fair has become famous among book lovers throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region for its great selection and low, wholesale-to-everyone prices.

Our 25,000 square foot store is climate-controlled and wheelchair accessible. We have benches throughout the store to make your shopping easier.

We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, travelers' checks and personal checks (with proper ID).

We hope that you find everything here that you need in planning a visit to one of our upcoming Book Fairs. But remember, in order to provide the very best selection of discounted books available anywhere, the Green Valley Book Fair is open only during our listed Book Fair dates. (You can, however, contact us anytime with questions or comments.)
http://www.gvbookfair.com/where1.html

Cozet Arts & Crafts Festival

Oct 8-9, 2011

Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet, VAhttp://pn.b5z.net/i/t/w/rnddot.gif
Saturday 10-5:30 ~ Sunday 10-5
Over 100 Art Exhibits ~ Live Entertainment
Wine Tasting ~ Great Food ~ Children's Activities
Admission $6 ~ 65 and older $5 ~ 12 and under Free

Save. Buy Tickets in Advance
$5 in Advance at these Locations
Crozet School & Office Supply in Crozet
Big Apple Bagels in Waynesboro
Seafood at West Main in Charlottesville
$6 At the Gate
Under 12 Free

Deep in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia lies the little town of Crozet. Steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Crozet is a supportive, growing community close to Charlottesville. Monticello, Ashlawn, Montpelier, the University of Virginia, Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the nearby Shenandoah Valley make central Virginia a place of interest to visitors from all of the the world. Charlottesville is consistently ranked by Money Magazine as one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America. Those who visit often find ways to return - and some make it their permanent home.

The Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival is now in its 31st year and has become a tradition for many artists, patrons, volunteers and entertainers alike. It has a strong reputation locally and the demographics of the area provide support year after year. Due to its central location in the Commonwealth and its convenient access to many major roadways, including I-81 and I-64, the Charlottesville area makes a great show stop between major cities. Any time of year is a good time of year to do business here.

http://www.crozetartsandcrafts.com/home
http://crozetfestival.com/directions

3rd Annual River City Wine & Jazz Festival

Venue

Banks of the South River, Waynesboro

Address

Main Street
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Waynesboro City
Date(s)/Time:
Saturday, October 08, 2011 - Sunday, October 09, 2011
Phone: (540) 942-6705
Website www.waynesborodowntown.org

Enjoy wine, jazz and food on the banks of the South River while sampling some of the Valley's finest wineries and foods!  Admission includes a wine glass and free tastings!
http://www.virginia.org/Listings/EventsAndExhibits/3rdAnnualRiverCityWineJazzFestival/

Virginia Chili, Blues 'N Brews Festival

Saturday, September 24th from 3:00pm - 10:00 pm
Waynesboro, VA Downtown 

Come out and sample some great chili. Enjoy entertainment from Big Bill Morganfield, Tom Principato, Mississippi Conjure, Bluzonia and Pure Blind Luck. Visit the Virginia Chili Blues 'N Brews website.

2011 Fall Foliage Festival
The 2011 Fall Foliage Festival starts October 1st. This year the Fall Foliage Festival brings:

Click here for the dates and times of the listed events

49th Shenandoah Antiques Expo

Venue

Antiques Show and Sale

Address

227 Expo Road
Fishersville, VA 22939
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Augusta
Date(s)/Time:
Friday, October 07, 2011 - Sunday, October 09, 2011 (10:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Phone: (434) 846-7452
Email rmstokes@att.net
Website www.heritagepromotions.net

th Antiques Expo at Fishersville, Virginia takes place October 7-9 at Augusta Expoland.  Some 300+ exhibitors from throughout America display antiques and vintage collectibles in exhibition halls, barns, under tents and outdoors.   The event attracts quality exhibiitors and huge crowds of happy collectors.  The event opens at 10 am on Friday, October 7th with early buying.  Saturday hours are 9-5 and Sunday from 10-4.  Expoland is located at exit 91 on I-64 between Staunton and Waynesboro.  For complete details visit: www.heritagepromotions.net
http://www.virginia.org/Listings/EventsAndExhibits/49thShenandoahAntiquesExpo/

Friesian Grand National Championships

Venue

Virginia Horse Center

Address

Virginia Horse Center
487 Maury River Road
Lexington, VA 24450
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Lexington City
Date(s)/Time:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - Sunday, October 09, 2011
Phone: (540) 464-2950
Website www.horsecenter.org

Following an extremely successful 2010 World Show on the west coast at Del Mar in California, IFSHA has chosen the beautiful Virginia Horse Center in Lexington for their finals in 2011. The 2005 World Show was held at the center and the IFSHA Show Committee is excited to be returning to the east coast again. Show Manager and IFSHA President Gareth Selwood states that "Having the Horse Show alternate between the west and east coasts seems to be working very well for our breed and membership, allowing more people and horses to participate in this great event." Judges and officials will be announced as soon as they are selected. For further information please contact the IFSHA office at 805.448.3027 and speak with Executive Director, Nancy Nathanson.
http://www.virginia.org/Listings/EventsAndExhibits/FriesianGrandNationalChampionships/

North South Skirmish Assoc.[N-SSA]

Fall National Skirmish

Venue

Fort Shenandoah - Home of the N-SSA

Address

480 Chalybeate Springs road
Winchester, VA 22603
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Frederick
Date(s)/Time:
Friday, October 07, 2011 - Sunday, October 09, 2011 (12:00 PM-2:00 PM)
PIO contact number: (937) 454-1846
Fax: (937) 898-1846
PIO contact email pspaugy@aol.com

The North-South Skirmish Association (N-SSA) was formed in 1950 to commemorate the heroism of the men, of both sides, who fought in the American Civil War, 1861-1865. The N-SSA promotes the shooting of Civil War firearms and artillery and encourages the preservation and display of Civil War materials. The N-SSA works to accomplish these goals by conducting skirmishes; competitive, live firing of these Civil War firearms and artillery. Ft. Shenandoah is the N-SSA's home range. It is located on several hundred acres of land in the rolling hills of the lower Shenandoah Valley, just outside of Winchester, Virginia.

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Restaurants In Harrisonburg, VA

COFFEE/TEA/SNACKS

Artful Dodger
47 COURT SQ
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 432-1179
Hang out on court square for students and lawyers alike

Starbucks
1322 Hillside Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540 432 6186

Earth & Tea Cafe
120 S. MAIN STREET
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 432-8280
Right off court square; another hang out for faculty, students, professionals

BREAKFAST

Mr. J'S Bagel & Deli
1635 E. MARKET ST.
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 564-0416
Great bagels

Panera Bread
295 BURGESS RD
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 433-6333

VEGETARIAN/BREAKFAST
(HAS NON-VEG & LUNCH/DINNER AS WELL)

Little Grill*
621 N MAIN ST
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 434-3594
Great pancakes, tofu scramble, and veg options

* Jared Featherstone (one of our WRTC faculty) will be playing this Friday night (Oct 7th) at the Little Grill (thelittlegrillcollective.com). Showtime is 8pm, and he will play until around 10pm. The show is free, but a hat will be passed and CDs will be available. www.jaredfeatherstone.com


A Bowl of Good Cafe
831 MT. CLINTON PIKE
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 437-9020
Great vegetarian and non-veg food; small space that can get crowded

BURGERS

Five Guys Famous Burgers & Fries
108 BURGESS ROAD
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 433-4897

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint
80 S. MAIN STREET
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 433-5225
Great burgers but small space; very popular

Jess' Lunch
1746 E MARKET ST
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 434-8280
A H'burg landmark for hot dogs; there's a Jess' on Court Square (original) and a bigger one on East Market

Pennybackers
14 East Water Street
HARRISONBURG, VA
Similar to Jack Brown's but more options

ASIAN

Taste of Thai
917 S High St
Harrisonburg, VA
(540) 801-8878
The Thai place professionals and faculty; large enough for a group; friendly service

ICE CREAM/YOGURT

Sweet Bee Frozen Treats
1645 Reservoir Street
Harrisonburg, VA
(866) 409-3418

Klines Dairy Bar Ice Cream next to Smokin Pig
58 East Wolfe Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
A H'burg landmark; a must go; soft serve and delicious; one on E. Wolfe and one on S. Main; they serve chocolate, vanilla and a flavor of the week (each place serves a different flavor of the week); like the soup nazi, have your mind made up and don't ask for special favors!

BAR-B-QUE

Smokin Pig
56 E WOLFE ST
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 433-3917
Next to Klines; many make a meal of b-b-que and ice cream for dessert; don't plan on eating inside though b/c there's only tables outside; go on a nice day

ITALIAN

L'Italia Restaurant
815 E Market St
Harrisonburg, VA
(540) 433-0961
Good Italian; not on the menu, but if he has conch in, it's the best appetizer I've ever eaten!

INDIAN

American Indian Cafe
91 N MAIN ST
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 433-1177
Very good, authentic; service can be slow so plan on a nice evening (don't be in a hurry); don't wear clothes you need to wear the next day b/c you will smell your meal after (but curry is delicious); not too expensive and their hot scale is extremely hot

MEXICAN

Pupuseria Salvadorena Restaurant
2241 S MAIN ST
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 432-6262
Excellent papusas; not much environment but who cares; great for lunch

Qdoba Mexican Grill
223 BURGESS RD
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 564-1515

Chipotle Restaurant
1615 Reservoir St
Harrisonburg, VA
(540) 433-0315

FINE DINING/DINNER

Joshua Wilton House
412 S MAIN ST
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 434-4464
Good wine selection; great atmosphere; would suggest calling ahead especially if a larger crowd; good chef

Union Station (old Whetsel Seed Bldg)
128 W Market Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia
(540) 437-0042
Good atmosphere (old building redone and they did a great job retaining the integrity of the building); great for lunch or dinner; good sandwiches or entrees; interesting appetizers

Outback Steak House
261 UNIVERSITY BLVD.
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 438-0190

Brooklyn's Cafe
20 S MAIN ST
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 434-3002

Clementine Cafe
153 S. MAIN ST.
HARRISONBURG, VA
(540) 801-8881
Good atmosphere; can been a bit loud on the weekend (if want to talk, suggest checking to see if music is playing); good appetizers

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