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BCOM program holds National Grammar Day celebration

The "grammar gremlins" in the business writing classes taught by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire associate 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 hourly 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. At the end of each hour, names will be drawn for a prize among those with the correct answer.Winners may pick up their prizes in the Business Communication office (Schneider 404).

In addition to the Facebook contest, the Business Communication program will host a reception on March 4 in the Business Writing & Presentations Studio (Schneider 221). The Studio will be open from 8 a.m.– 6 p.m. 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 theUW-Eau Claire National Grammar Day festivities or the Business Writing & Presentations Studio, contact Dr. Paula Lentz , BCOM academic program director, or Emily Elsner Twesme, Business Writing and Presentations Studio coordinator.