For Immediate Release
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October 30, 2000

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Communication Week at IU Northwest 

Communication and Culture will be the keynote address presentedby Dr. Carolyn Calloway-Thomas,IU Bloomington professor during CommunicationWeek (Nov. 13-17) at Indiana University Northwest.On Nov. 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Calloway-Thomas will speak to the campus and community members on communication and culture in the Library Conference Center. A reception will follow the address. 

Calloway-Thomas is an associate professor of communication and culture, and adjunct professor of Afro-American Studies. Her research interests are intercultural communication, African American rhetoric, and public dialogue in America. She has won several fellowships including a National Research Council Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship to Nigeria where she examined the question, “What is African About African-American Communication?”

During the week other scheduled events will take place and include:

  • Nov. 13 - Electronic Communication: The Double-Edged Sword, paneldiscussion, 1:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., MoraineStudent Center
  • Nov. 14 – Is New Communication Communicating?, noon to 1 p.m. in the Women’s Resource Center, SavannahCenter. Experts will speak on How Technology is Changing Nonverbal Objects Used in Our Social Space, Messages About Predicting the Future are Folly-Current Language vs. Futuristic Ideas, How futuristic Technology Will Influence Political Campaigns, and Technological Influences of the Waco Incident.
  • Nov. 14 – Preparing Yourself for a Career as a Communication Professional,4 to 5 p.m., Hawthorn Hall105
  • Nov. 15 – Preparing a Path for User-Friendly Communication InterfaceAs We Move Forward in the Virtual World, 1 to 2:15 p.m., Library Conference Center. Experts will discuss MOO’s and MUDs – Communicationon the Web, Mass Media and Computer Technology in Communication Education, Awareness as the First-Step Toward Media Literacy, and Virtual Reality Replaces Virtually Everything: Searching for the Disappearing Oral Cultureof the 21st Century.
All Communication Week programs are open to the community free of charge. For more information contact Lori Montalbano-Phelps, IU Northwest professor of Communication at 210-980-7756 or at lmontal@iunhaw1.iun.indiana.edu

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