"In Defense of Rhetoric: Not Just for Liars"

Students in the MA in Professional Communication program at Clemson have created a video that is a must see:

In the video, you'll see a number of familiar faces talk about public perceptions of rhetoric, as well as offer their take on what it means to those of us in R/C. The interviews were conducted at the Burke conference here at Clemson in May.

Enjoy!

Dr Hairy in: Appraisal (Parts 3 & 4)

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The tenth and eleventh in a series of 10-minute videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. In Appraisal Part 3, Dr Hairy and Dr Underslider have their appraisals - and Dr Gladstone is cornered at the Cricket Club - with hilarious results! In Part 4, Dr Hairy has to attend a Professional Development meeting - also with hilarious results!

And, Chapters 33-40

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"Gathering, gathering along the narrow street, came a hollow solemn blast. From each side of the door there were constant droppings. Higgins crept up carefully upon the stones, his glassy eyes, one half-open, staring upwards to the sky. Owing to the position in which he had been lying, the fore part of his head was bald."

BlackBoard to be purchased for 1.64 Billion

The big, ugly, closed source courseware giant, BlackBoard, is being bought out by the private equity firm Providence Equity Partners for a ridiculously huge amount of money.  From ITProPortal.com:

Educational software maker BlackBoard has agreed on the acquisition by a group of investors led by Providence Equity Partners for $1.64 billion.

Web Writing Style Guide 1.0 Available in PDF and EPUB

The Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide Version 1.0 open textbook is now available in PDF and EPUB versions. 

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