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February 20, 2014

BCOM department holds National Grammar Day celebration

Celebrate National Grammar Day!The “grammar gremlins” in the business writing classes taught by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire assistant professor Dr. Paula Lentz are at it again.

To celebrate National Grammar Day this year, the gremlins will post grammar mistakes on the College of Business Facebook page throughout the day on March 4. UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, and staff are invited to identify the mistakes and post their corrections in the comments. The first person to correctly identify the grammar mistakes will win a grammar-related prize. Prizes may be picked up in the Business Communication office (Schneider 404).

In addition to the Facebook contest, the Department of Business Communication program will host a reception on March 4 in the Business Writing & Presentations Studio. The Writing Studio (Schneider 322) will be open from 8 am–noon, and the Presentation Studio (Schneider 216) is open from 5–8 pm. Business Communication faculty and student tutors will be on hand to explain the services available to business students who wish to enhance their written and oral communication skills.

“Celebrating National Grammar Day is a fun way to call attention to the importance of good grammar in crafting clear and precise business messages,” said Lentz. “While good grammar is not the sole mark of an effective message, it is seen by many business people as an indication of an individual’s professionalism, intelligence, and overall competence.”

For more information about the UW-Eau Claire National Grammar Day festivities or the Business Writing & Presentations Studio, contact Dr. Paula Lentz at ginderpj@uwec.edu or Emily Elsner Twesme, business writing and presentations studio coordinator, at elsnerea@uwec.edu.

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