The Western Massachusetts Special Interest Group (SIG) meets to promote the professional interests of technical communicators in and around western Massachusetts. This includes:
- Developing new professional skills.
- Explore emerging tools and topics for the profession.
- Host educational programs.
- Stimulate the exchange of information by means of meetings and publications.
- Cooperate with other societies and institutions in mutually beneficial endeavors.
- Provide a network for opportunities in western Massachusetts.
Watch this space for announcements of upcoming Western Massachusetts meetings.
This Month's Meeting
The next meeting of the Western Mass SIG will be on Monday, April 5, 1999 Room 203, Bartlett Hall University of Massachusetts, Amherst to discuss how to:
- keep up with technology?
- keep track of useful resources?
- manage your incoming email stream?
- handle the flood of information that crosses your desk every day?
Bring your ideas, tips, and techniques!
Networking and social hour
||Free for STC members.
$5.00 for nonmembers.
To register, or for more information, call Cindy Loiselle or Jean Blakeman at (413) 582-9600.
UMass is reached by following signs from the center of Amherst or Route 9 in Hadley.
Bartlett Hall is in the main part of campus, near Herter, Curry Hicks Cage, and Goodell. The campus maps available from the UMass web site show Bartlett "below" Goodell.
While these maps do not show parking, you will find lots off Massachusetts Ave. and Commonwealth Ave. The PDF map shows the numbered parking lots. Note that there are many steps from lot 40 to Bartlett. If this is a problem, you may prefer the slightly longer walk from lots along Massachusetts Avenue.
Meters are not enforced after 5:00 pm. Parking regulations are strictly enforced before 5:00 with ticketing and towing possible for violations. After 5:00, you may park in any legal parking space. (Ticketing and towing from handicapped and tow zones occurs around the clock.)
For the latest information or if you wish to participate in the Western Massachusetts SIG, contact Sheila Rainford at or (413) 253-7204
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