Much has been shaking down here in Raligh, NC! For starters, it looks like I will have the chance to stretch my teaching wings, as it were, this summer and tackle a section of ENG 331: Communication for Engineering and Technology. Should be very exciting, and a great chance to reconnect with my old days in the contracting industry.
Last semester, I was also voted the incoming Secretary for the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media Student Association, and most recently I was offered the position of Graduate Assistant Director to the First Year Writing Program for the 13/14 school year. Highly excited for all these new things to try!
Tonight, I gave a guest lecture for Dr. Nick Taylor’s “Gaming and Social Networks” class. I talked on the history of non-digital wargaming, RPGs, card games, etc. It was well received, and the character creation/speed-run of a gaming session went great.
Presentation went great, we were invited to polish it up for potential publication! And, in keeping with popular fashion, we were Tweeted! Some highlights:
Holed up in a hotel room with Kari Castor, hammering together the last bits of our workshop for the Computers & Writing Conference. Mike Dean was unable to join us, sadly. Should be an interesting day tomorrow!
In unrelated news, the ‘C’ key fell off the keyboard of my trusty Laptop. I can still use it, but pushing my finger against the contact surface, but it’s a pain and slows me down somewhat. Between this crummy Linux distro and the abrupt departure of the 13th-highest frequency letter in the English language from my life, it is decidedly time to go laptop shopping . . . or perhaps iPad shopping? Considering it – I could keep the laptop (with shiny new Ubuntu) at the office with a usb keyboard, and use the iPad as my travellin’ rig. Time will tell.