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IU Northwest celebrates Communication Week April 2 - 5

Campus communicators to share insight on variety of topics


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Emily Banas
Office of Marketing and Communications

Erika Rose
Office of Marketing and Communications

The IU Northwest Department of Communication and the IU Northwest Communication Association invite the community to a series of free presentations in recognition of Communication Week, scheduled for April 2 - 5.

The events kick off with student performances in a session entitled, “Organizational Communication” at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 in Hawthorn Hall, room 107.

Communication Week guest speakers include:

Author Lonnie Hodge, presenting on “Current Happenings in New Media,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 in Hawthorn Hall, room 103.

Alex Semchuck, presenting a film project focused on the city of Gary, “Stagnant Hope,” at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4 in Raintree Hall, room 105.

The week will be highlighted by a keynote address by Gary Zola, Ph.D., "Passion from the Jewish Pulpit: Oratorical Communication and the Civil Rights Movement.” The address will take place 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5 in the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center, room 105ABC.

Zola is a Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Zola will give a special invitation seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 just prior to his keynote. The seminar will take place in Hawthorn Hall, room 243.

At 6 p.m., on Thursday, April 5, students will give a tour of the campus radio station, WIUN, and discuss how they produce public service announcements (PSAs) for local businesses.

The campus and greater Northwest Indiana community are invited to attend all Communication Week events. IU Northwest is located on Broadway Avenue, one half-mile south of I-80/94 in Gary.

For more information, contact the Department of Communication at (219) 980-6781.