Comm Week 2014: Schedule of Events

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 26TH ANNUAL

COMMUNICATION WEEK 2014

Honoring a Legacy of Leadership, Scholarship, and Teaching Excellence

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*Updated Schedule* 

Note: Speakers with an * next to their names are Department of Communication Studies alumni (BA and MA). We have over three-dozen of these special guests coming from across the country to deliver presentations during Comm Week 2014. Our alumni overwhelming and enthusiastically agreed to participate in Comm Week this year as a way express their gratitude to the faculty members being honored during the week: Dr. Steven A. Beebe, Dr. Richard Cheatham, Dr. Phil Salem, and Dr. Lee Williams. We welcome our alumni home to San Marcos!

MONDAY, MARCH 24


FROM 3301 TO COMMUNICATION SCHOLAR: RESEARCHING COMMUNICATION

A panel of Current MA Graduate Students will discuss how they developed and conducted empirical research projects.

11:00-12:20p.m. , Centennial Hall, Rm. 410

RHETORIC AND SOCIAL CRITICISM: IMAGINING THE FUTURE

Dr. Valerie Renegar (Associate Professor, Southwestern University).

11:00-12:20p.m. , Centennial Hall, Rm. 318

APPLIED LEADERSHIP AT TEXAS STATE AND IN THE COMMUNITY

Panel of ASG Student Leaders (Chair:Colter Ray, Ernie Dominguez*, Trish Bode*, David Rodriguez*, & Mel Ferrari*).

12:30-1:50p.m. , Centennial Hall, Rm. 102

WHAT DOES YOUR VOICE SAY ABOUT YOU?

Ms. Jennifer L. Johnson, Speech Language Pathologist, Department of Communication Disorders Texas, State University.

2:00-3:20p.m. , Centennial Hall, Rm. 400

COMMUNICATION AND DISABILITIES

Marsha Burney* Texas State University Office of Disability Services.

2:00-3:20p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 102

SPOTLIGHT EVENT

A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE BY DR. LEE WILLIAMS: 40 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES

A panel of former students return to tell stories about the impact of Dr. Williams on their career and lives (Victoria Locke, Maria Exum Garrett, Julie Burson McCammon, Vick Meredith, Debbie Wiatrek*, Ryan McPherson*, Will Mercer*, Carissa Hoopes Duval*, Shari Bracy, Nick Driver*).

5:00-6:20p.m. GO1

RECEPTION TO HONOR DR. PHILIP SALEM AND DR. LEE WILLIAMS (DIRECTLY FOLLOWING DR. SALEM’S TRIBUTE PANEL)

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Out side of GO1 in the Breez way

A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE BY DR. PHILIP SALEM: 40 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES

A panel of former students return to tell stories about the impact of Dr. Salem on their career and lives (Robert Heiling, Paula and Mark Rigling, Dr. Shelley Hinck*, Will Mercer*, Dr. Jessica Raley*, Kevin Kline, Shari Bracy, Debbie Wiatrek*, J.R. Gonzalez*, Heather Harward*).

7:40-9:00p.m. GO1

TUESDAY, MARCH 25TH


SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP

A Panel of couples Who Have Successfully Been Together from 25-50 Years Reveal Their Secrets for a Successful Relationship.

9:30-10:50a.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 103

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD: THE PRACTICE OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION

Dr. Wendy Francik*, Grant Coordinator, Strategic Operations and Grants, Access & Intake Division Department of Aging and Disability Services, State of Texas

11:00-12:20p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 318.

SPOTLIGHT EVENT

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION STUDIES MAJOR

Communication Studies Advisory Council, our distinguished professionals, will discuss tips and strategies for marketing your Communication Studies major,

12:30-1:50p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 157

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH THE EYES OF A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Carissa Hoopes Duval* and Chris Duval, Co-owners of Hoopes Photography,

12:30-1:50p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 103

AN INDIVIDUAL EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWCASE

Members of the award winning Elton Abernathy Forensics Society perform speech and interpretation selections that have qualified for the American Forensics Association’s National Individual Events Tournament.

5:00-6:20p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 318.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26TH


LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Amber Ross. Home Sales, DRHorton Homes

11:00 -12:20p.m., Centennial Rm. 402

COMMUNICATION IN ORAL HISTORIES: SCOTTISH HISTORY & TRADITION

Mr. Larry Sears, CEO E-lan Resources. Former Russian Analyst for the U.S. military and a member of the McLeod Clan.

12:30-1:50p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 402

CONFLICT AND THE ISSUE OF WORKPLACE BULLYING

Dr. Renee Cowan*, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Texas at San Antonio

2:00-3:20p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 402

FROM BCA TO PHD: HOW MY EXPERIENCE AS 1310 BASIC COURSE ADMINISTRATOR IMPACTED MY CAREER

Dr. Angela Hosek,* Assistant Professor of Communication, Emerson College; Dr. Sean Horan,* Assistant Professor of Communication, DePaul University; Dr. Cory Cunningham,* Assistant Professor of Communication, UT Pan Am; and Crystal Wotipka *, ABD University of Iowa.

2:00-3:20p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 103

GENDER, SEXUAL IDENTITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND THE FAMILY

A panel presentation Including Jessica Lewis*

5:00-7:00p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 102

FUNDRAISING AND EVENT PLANNING IN NON-PROFITS

Christian Cabazos*, YWCA Greater Austin,

6:30-7:30p.m., Centennial Hall 400

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION RESEARCH IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Dr. Jessica Parker Raley, * Assistant Professor of Communication, UT San Antonio.

6:30-7:30p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 206 (Abernathy Seminar Room).

THURSDAY, MARCH 27


SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS OF A LAW FIRM PARTNERSHIP’S AND REAL LIFE GROUP PROJECTS & COLLABORATION

Mr. Joseph E. Hoffer*, Attorney at Law Schulman, Lopez & Hoffer, LLP,

9:30-10:50a.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 410.

SCARY RHETORIC: THE GENRE OF HORROR AND THE HORROR OF GENRE

Dr. Sean Tiffee*, Associate Professor of Speech at Lone Star College – Tomball,

9:30-10:50a.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 318.

TAKING YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM: WHY A COMM DEGREE WAS THE BEST DECISION I MADE

Patrick Hale*, Training & Development Analyst for CPS Energy

9:30-10:50a.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 102

EMPIRICAL RESEARCH IN ORGANIZATIONS: APPLIED COMMUNICATION INQUIRY

Rick Sabatino* Senior Manager – Business Performance Services at NTT DATA

9:30-10:50a.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 402

A “BOBCAT” IN LOVE: HOW A RELATIONAL SCHOLAR SURVIVES BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP

Dr. Leah Bryant*, Associate Professor, DePaul University

9:30-10:50a.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 103

I STUDY CANCER, I DON’T HAVE CANCER! LESSONS FROM PERSONAL HEALTH COMMUNICATION EXPERIENCES

Dr. Paula Baldwin*, Assistant Professor, Western Oregon University,

11:00-12:20p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 318

PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICAL RHETORIC: FIFTEEN YEARS OF RUNNING POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

Daniel Mahoney*, Political Campaign Consultant.

11:00-12:20p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 102

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: A COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVE ON SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PRACTICES

Nathan Faylor*, (Member Experience Quality Manager, CVS Caremark Corp)

12:30-1:50p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 318

THE NARNIA CODE: C. S. LEWIS AND IMPLICIT COMMUNICATION

Dr. Michael Ward, Oxford University. Dr. Ward, author of international best sellers The Narnia Code and Planet Narnia, and editor of The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis, is one of the foremost scholars about C. S. Lewis in the world. He will speak about the hidden communication messages embedded in C. S. Lewis’s The Narnia Chronicles.

12:30-1:50p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 157

THE CHALLENGES OF MULTITASKING IN THE WORKPLACE

Alison Martin*, TK20, Inc.

12:30-1:50p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 400

COMMUNICATION: THE ROAD TO A JOB AND SUCCESS IN THE REAL WORLD.

Mr. Jordan Wagner*, Training and Development Specialist at National Oilwell Varco,

2:00-3:20p.m., College of Education, Rm. 04007

MANAGING CRISIS THROUGH COMMUNICATION: PENN STATE–SUCCESS OR FAILURE?

Dr. Jeremy Fyke*, Assistant Professor, Marquette University

2:00-3:20p.m., Centennial Hall, Rm. 400

SPOTLIGHT EVENT

COMMUNICATION STUDIES CONVOCATION

TEXAS STATE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER RECITAL HALL

3:30-4:45 PM

Presiding: Dean Timothy Mottet

EVENTS

Awards:

  • Golden Apple Award (Undergraduate Teaching)
  • Graduate Faculty Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Communication Alumni Award
  • Convocation Address:
  • Communicating Well and the Search for Verbs. Dr. Steven Beebe,
  • Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor,
  • Chair, Department of Communication Studies Texas State University,
  • Immediate Past President, National Communication Association

NOTE: A reception for all Comm Week 2014 speakers will be held just outside the Recital Hall

from 4:45-5:30p.m. (between Convocation and Beebe 101)


BEEBE 101: A LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, AND TEACHING EXCELLENCE THROUGHOUT 28 YEARS AS CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES

A Panel Honoring Dr. Steven A. Beebe

Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor,

Chair, Department of Communication Studies Texas State University,

Immediate Past President, National Communication Association

Presiding: Dean Timothy Mottet

Co-Chairs: Seth Frei* and Colter Ray.

Mistress of Ceremonies: Dr. Diana Ivy*

Speakers Include:

Megan Pope*, Kosta Tovstiadi*, Kyle Morris*,
Christian Wallace, and Nick Driver*

5:30-6:45 P.M., Texas State Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Thanks to all our Comm Week 2014 speakers for sharing your experiences with our students!!

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