Colloquium Series Fall 2015

Friday, August 28

“Welcome  Back!”
A new school year brings new faces to the Department! Department members will introduce themselves at this session. Keeping with tradition, please bring an artifact to “show and tell” us something about yourself.

Friday, September 18

“Proud to be an American: Affect and Emotion in Immigration Rhetoric”
Dr. J. David Cisneros
Assistant  Professor
Department of Communication, University of Illinois

Tuesday, September 22 12:30pm, Fred W. Smith Forum, RJI 200

Dr. Meghan Sanders
Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Planning; Douglas L. Manship Endowed Professorship; and Director of the Media Effects Lab
Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University

The School of Journalism has invited Dr. Sanders to present her media research. Attendance is encouraged in lieu of a colloquium session in our Department on the Friday of this week.

Friday, October 2

“Department of Communication Focus Area Research Meetings”
The faculty and graduate students within each of the Department’s research focus areas – Interpersonal & Family Communication, Mass Media, Organizational Communication, and Political Communication – will meet to discuss research ideas and ongoing projects. Particular emphasis may be placed on boosting dialogue about research within the area, fostering collaborations, and providing graduate students with information about publishing within the area of study, trends in research, etc.

Friday, October 30

The PCI Distinguished Lecture Series Presents: “Understanding Millennials, Social Media, and Political Participation”

Friday, November 13

National Communication Association Graduate Student Presentations”     Department of Communication graduate students who will present papers and posters at the National Communication Association’s annual meeting will first share their research with their MU colleagues.

Friday, December 4

“Best Practices in Designing and Teaching Blended and Online Courses”
A highly desired skillset in higher education today is effective teaching of blended and online courses. This session will be dedicated to learning more about research and experiences related to effectively designing and teaching web-­‐based courses. This session will also generate ideas about how educational technologies can be used in the classroom.

(Unless otherwise announced, all colloquia meet on Friday in 201 Switzler Hall from 3:00 – 4:00 pm)