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Northwestern University prof to discuss communication in non-traditional families at IU Northwest on April 23

Professor Kathleen Galvin to give keynote address for Communication Week

The Indiana University Northwest Department of Communication will welcome Northwestern University Professor Kathleen Galvin, Ph.D., to campus on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m., as the keynote speaker for this year's Communication Week. Galvin will give the presentation "The Important Role of Communication for Non-Traditional Families" in the Library Conference Center.

Galvin is the senior author of "Communication works! Communication applications in the workplace" (Columbus, OH: Glencoe Press, 2000) and has edited, authored or coauthored several other books and a variety of articles and book chapters. Her research interests include discourse-dependent families -- non-traditional families that are formed to some degree through communication -- and family communication regarding health.

Galvin, who received her M.A.'s in speech education and counseling psychology and her Ph.D. in communication education from Northwestern University, received the 2002 Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award from the National Communication Association and the 2006 Galbut Outstanding Faculty Award from the Northwestern University School of Communication.

Also as part of Communication Week, the department will host a speech forum on Saturday, April 25, starting at 10 a.m. in Raintree 102. A reception will follow.



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