Our last intern meeting is this week, so a few things are being wrapped up:
Nothing much happened this week. Once again, our intern meeting was cancelled because of the meetings with potential department staff members. I posted a reminder about the third candidate, but I forgot to do the same for the fourth candidate. And I could only attend the meeting with the third candidate because of scheduling conflicts surrounding the other one. Even though we have a new camera tripod, my voice is still too scratchy to participate in an interview, so Devon and I will have to wait until it clears up.
This week our intern meetings were postponed because of the meeting times with the potential hires. The day before the first meeting I made a post announcing the times and places for all four candidates, and I subsequently made posts either the day before or the day of each candidate's meeting as a reminder. In addition to these posts (2 in total), I made a post about the power of reading through the perspective of Maya Angelou, and I posted a humorous article about how improper grammar affects the holidays. I attended the student meeting with the first candidate and I had the opportunity to determine if that person would be a great fit at Rowan by listening to their backstory and asking questions about their teaching styles. I was not able to attend the second meeting due to scheduling conflicts, but I made sure to post a Facebook reminder anyway.
This was not the most productive week because I began to get sick around this time. We had to postpone my interview because my voice was in poor condition my coughing fits kept disrupting the video. So my interview will be put on hold until my throat clears up. Thankfully, we were able to interview Tiers Congdon for Writing, Research & Technology, and the footage came out nice. But the camera tripod broke shortly after we finished the interview. Until we can obtain a new tripod we will hold off on further interviews. So my interview will be put on hold until my throat clears up. I only made one post this week, which is not good at all, but it was about Rowan's writing scholarship and sharing that information. I also attended another joint meeting with the Writing Arts Club and Professor Kopp so we could discuss the finalities of the Constitution, as well as future club functions and financial matters.
This week I made edits to several of the department's videos, especially concerning the ones on display in the infographic. I added a thumbnail image to these videos so they would all look more professional. Once this was completed, I updated the infographic to include these changes and posted a link to it on the Facebook page. We discussed advertising Rowan's Scholarship Contest for potential Writing Arts students, with possible visitations to our former high schools to present the opportunity. Devon created a sign-up sheet for potential participants, and I will be one of them. We scheduled my Writing, Research & Technology video for next week on the 22nd. I also posted an article about speculative fiction to the Facebook page. Our new goal for the page is to get 400 likes by the end of the semester, so I have to get better at posting interesting and relevant content. The meeting times with the potential hires have been established, so I will continue to recruit people for those time slots.
This week was not very productive because our weekly intern meeting was on Election Day, so we could not discuss any ongoing or future activities. I published two posts to the Facebook page: a video instruction on Typography, and I shared an article on American politics written by Elizabeth Mosolovich, one of Rowan's own writing students. On the 9th Drew Kopp and I had a meeting with the Writing Arts Club for a lengthy discussion on the club's goals. Our main objective was to make sure the drafted Constitution was formatted corectly and written concisely. In addition, we need to undergo a clean-up of our website to keep it updated and to add new features like a record of all of our meetings and a Homework Help section. Finally, we were instructed to encourage fellow writing students to meet with potential hires for a Digital Writing Specialist position, though the dates of these meetings have yet to be determined.
This week I made three posts to the Facebook page: an article on the best books of 2016, and article on the scariest books ever written, and an article about Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize silence and why no words can create an equally powerful statement. Although I made most of the edits to the infographic, I was not able to post the full project on the WA homepage until the 1st of November. But it turned out really well; the design is good, the information is correct, and it is now in view of all current and potential Rowan writing students. Despite all of the hassle involved with this project, I feel really accomplished.
Although I am getting a bit more frequent with the Facebook postings, I am not doing enough. I need to devote more time to looking up interesting materials to post, and not just Rowan-related events like the Phlip Schultz reading on the 23rd. I finished the newest version of the infographic and presented it to Drew Kopp and Devon. Again, there are a few minor corrections to make:
This week was difficult because of the many mishaps we had with technology. Several of the interviews Devon and I filmed were somehow corrupted, making it impossible to edit in Movie Maker. Because of this corruption we lost Danny McGilloway's interview, so we will have to reschedule that. Until we can figure out why this is happening, the full draft of both videos will be put on hold. Although I finished the first draft of the infographic, including the changes I made from feedback on the preview version, only one account/person is able to edit an infographic. As such, we have switched from my personal email account to the internship email account, so any current and future interns can make changes to the infographic as needed. And since I spent my own money to make this account more professional, I will contact Stephanie Heiser for a full reimbursment. I am falling behind in my Facebook posting duties, so I am going to have to take the time to seek out more content to post, starting with the finished version of the newest Writer's Insider. I must also report to Kopp whenever I make a post.
I have completed the first draft of the infographic and have received the following feedback from Devon and Kopp: