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Speech takes center stage during Communication Week

Date of release: 02/19/01

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — While typically a joint collaboration between the Mass Communication and Speech Communication departments of Southwest Texas State University, this year’s Communication Week will focus solely on speech communication, with a single-day event later in March for mass communication.

From Feb. 26 through March 2, speakers from around the country will come to SWT to discuss everything from careers obtained with speech degrees to political rhetoric and forms of nonverbal communication.

In addition to SWT professors and distinguished professors from West Virginia University, James McCroskey and Virginia Richmond, SWT will host John Sharp, former railroad commissioner and comptroller for the State of Texas and now an adjunct faculty member at SWT. Sharp will lecture on Political Communication and Political Campaigns from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Evans Liberal Arts Building, room 225. Political communication campaign consultant and senior partner with MGT America, Greg Hartman, will co-host the lecture.

Ron Alves, attorney and director of oversight for the Texas Department of Workers Compensation, will discuss Nonverbal Communication and Legal Persuasion from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Centennial Hall, room 103.

Students looking for a clearer definition of their career goals can attend It’s Not What You Think! Translating Coursework into Career Direction given by Heather Hardeman, human resources generalist from Janus in Austin, and Maria Keys, human resources operations manager from Motorola in Austin. This lecture will be held 2-3:15 p.m., Thursday, March 1 in Centennial Hall, room 102.

Below is the complete list of events, speakers, times and places of the week’s activities. For more information, please contact the Department of Speech Communication at (512) 245-2165.

List of Events

Monday, February 26

  • Event: Communication from El Paso to Texarkana, from Brownsville to Amarillo: The Challenges of Understanding Each Other
  • Speaker: James Morriss, former executive director of Texas Electric Cooperatives
  • Time: Noon-12:50 p.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall 318
  • Event: Herstory - A Logical Sisterhood? Negotiating Feminism and Roman Catholicism in Communities of Religious Women
  • Speaker: Mary Hoffman, assistant professor of speech communication, SWT
  • Time: Noon-1 p.m.
  • Place: Campus Christian Community Center
  • Event: Communication and the Legislative Process
  • Speaker: State Rep. Arthur Reyna of San Antonio
  • Time: 2-3:15 p.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall G02
  • Event: How To Market Your Speech Communication Major or Minor
  • Speaker: Curt Schafer, director of career services, SWT
  • Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall G02

 

Tuesday, February 27

  • Event: Nonverbal Communication and Legal Persuasion
  • Speaker: Ron Alves, attorney and director of oversight for the Texas Department of Workers Compensation
  • Time: 9:30-10:15 a.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall 103
  • Event: A Link Between Broadcasting and Politics: The Rhetoric of LBJ
  • Speaker: Dan Love, lecturer, Department of Speech Communication, SWT
  • Time: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall 318
  • Event: Homosexuality in the Family
  • Speakers: PFLAG (Parents, Friends of Lesbians and Gays) panel
  • Time: 12:30-1:45 p.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall 103
  • Event: The Spirit of the Law vs. the Letter of the Law
  • Speakers: Public debate featuring members of the LBJ Debate Society
  • Time: 5-6 p.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall 308
  • Event: Political Communication and Political Campaigns
  • Speakers: John Sharp, former railroad commissioner and comptroller for the State of Texas, and Greg Hartman, senior partner, MGT America Inc. political communication campaign consultants
  • Time: 6:30-9:15 p.m.
  • Place: Evans Liberal Arts Building 225

 

Wednesday, February 28

  • Event: How To Make the Most of Your Speech Communication Major or Minor
  • Speakers: Speech Communication Advisory Council
  • Time: 11-11:50 a.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall G02
  • Event: The Global Village at SWT: International Students and the ESL Program
  • Speakers: Janis Schiller, director of the English as a Second Language Program, SWT, and Isis Gomez, coordinator for the Studies Abroad Program, Continuing Education, SWT
  • Time: noon-1:15 p.m. Place: Centennial Hall 410 Event: Communication Career Networking Reception Sponsor: Career Services, SWT Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Place: LBJ Student Center 5th floor
  • Event: Politics and Communication
  • Speaker: Don Adams, former state senator and attorney, Adams and Zottarelli Law Firm
  • Time: 2-3:15 p.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall G02
  • Event: The Communibiological Perspective: Implications for Communication Instruction and Assessment
  • Speakers: James McCroskey and Virginia Richmond, distinguished professors, West Virginia University
  • Time: 6:30-9:15 p.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall 206

 

Thursday, March 1

  • Event: Conflict Management in Significant Relationships and Respect: An Alternative Path to the Cycle of Abuse
  • Speaker: Helen Thueson, trainer, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
  • Time: 12:30-1:45 p.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall 103
  • Event: It’s Not What You Think! Translating Coursework into Career Directions
  • Speakers: Heather Hardeman, human resource generalist, Janus (Austin), and Maria Keys, human Resource operation manager, Motorola (Austin)
  • Time: 2-3:15 p.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall 102
  • Event: Speech Communication Convocation & Awards Address: Nonverbal Immediacy and Communication Style: Applications to Organizational, Instructional and Health Professions
  • Speakers: Dean Richard Cheatham presiding; James McCroskey and Virginia Richmond speaking
  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
  • Place: SWT University Theater

 

Friday, March 2

  • Event: Croissants, Coffee and Conversation with James McCroskey and Virginia Richmond
  • Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Place: Centennial Hall 206