The Department of Communication is sponsoring its annual Communication Week from April 14-18. The theme for this year’s event is “Contemporary Communication: A Multiplicity of Voices” featuring a variety of programs including including presentations of student research, a distinguished rhetorical scholar from Northwestern University and a film from a documentary filmmaker.
Following is the schedule of events:
• Monday, April 14, Library Conference Center, room 110 from 2:30-5:15 p.m. Students in S427 Cross Cultural Communication will present research on cultural influences on communication in three cultures: Egypt, India and South Africa
• Tuesday, April 15, Hawthorn Hall, room 107 at 7 p.m. Keynote Address: “The World at War – 2003.” Presented by G. Thomas Goodnight, professor of communication studies, Northwestern University. A reception in the Tamarack Hall Student Lounge is scheduled to follow Professor Goodnight’s talk. Professor Goodnight teaches doctoral courses in contemporary rhetorical theory, criticism, argumentation and the public sphere. Having directed 28 dissertations, he has received a career achievement award in Rhetorical and Communication Theory from the National Communication Association and has been named among the five top scholars in Argumentation of the last 50 years by the American Forensics Association.
• Tuesday, April 15, Hawthorn Hall, room 103 from 10-11:15 a.m. Erin Okamato, a documentary filmmaker, will present a documentary on World War II Japanese Internment Camps.
• Wednesday, April 16, Library Conference Center, room 110 from 2:30-5:15 p.m. Students in S336 Critical Studies in Television will present research on a variety of topics.
• Thursday, April 17, Raintree Hall, room 202 from 4-5:15 p.m. Students in S400 Senior Seminar in Speech Communication will present research on a variety of topics.
All events are free and open to the community. For more information, please contact the Department of Communication at (219) 980-6629.