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Diverse Perspectives sparks theme of IUN Communication Week

Learn the right way to discuss family affairs

The Indiana University Department of Communication is sponsoring its annual Communication Week from April 12-16. The theme is "Communication and Culture: Diverse Perspectives" featuring a variety of programs, including a presentation from Jacqueline Taylor, Ph.D., professor and communication director of the DePaul Humanities Center.

Taylor will speak about and perform the autobiographical narratives, "Telling the Family Business: Ethics and Accountability in Autobiographical Performance," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Raintree Hall, room 102. Reception to follow in Tamarack Lobby.

She teaches in the areas of performance studies, women's studies and gender and communication. She is the author of Grace Paley: Illuminating the Dark Lives (University of Texas, 1990), and of chapters in Queer Words, Queer Images, (New York University Press, 1994) and Readings in Cultural Contexts (Mayfield, 1998). Her essays have been published in Text and Performance Quarterly, Southern Speech Communication Journal, and Women's Studies in Communication. Her co-edited volume (with Lynn Miller and Heather Carver), Voices Made Flesh: Staging Women's Autobiography, is forthcoming from University of Wisconsin Press.

Other Communication Week events include:

Monday April 12th:

A Student Showcase Panel: "Research in Relational Communication" from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Hawthorn Hall, room 219.

Tuesday April 13th:

A Student Showcase Panel: "Rhetoric and Modern Discourse" from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Tamarack Hall, room 64.

Wednesday April 14th:

A Student Showcase "Mock" Audit: "Conducting Communication Audits" from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 in the Savannah Gallery for Contemporary Art.

Thursday April 15th:

WIUN TV1 Morning News: Will display production features for producing a television show in the studio, Hawthorn Hall, room 318 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Communication Week is sponsored by the Department of Communication, the IUN Communication Association, Women's Studies Department, History Department, and Center for Cultural Discovery and Learning. For more information, please call the Communication Department at 980-6781.



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Kim Kintz
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