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UNI Speech Showcase

The UNI Forensics team will host its annual speech showcase. In 2011, the speech team was 13th in the nation at the AFA-NIET tournament, and had two students in the top five at the tournament. Students from UNI's regionally and nationally competitive speech team will perform events they will take to nationals. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Careers in Minutes

What can I do with a degree in communication studies? We have some answers. “Careers in Minutes” will explore careers in the field of communication focusing on careers associated with majors such as public relations, electronic media, general communication, interpersonal communication, journalism and more. Alumni from the communication studies program who work in these fields will discuss their careers and answer questions about their jobs, a typical day, employment outlook, etc. The first part of the event will have a speed dating format during which students can visit with alumni who are working in positions of interest to the student. This segment will take place in the University Room, lower level of the Maucker Union. The second portion will be a panel of alumni (in person and through video conferencing) that will expand on their positions outside of the Midwest and answer questions as well. The panel will be held in the Auditorium, Lang Hall.

The Power and Responsibility of Commercial Media Researchers: How They Determine What We See and Hear

Dick Haynes, senior vice president of research at Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., has been directly involved in steering the content and style of major television and cable networks for the past three decades. As head of commercial research at Magid, he  and his team analyze the changing media landscape for corporations and investors in home video, cable TV, direct satellite and the multiple platforms of new media. He is also a leading proponent of research-based brand development. During his talk, he will detail his rigorous research and content analysis process and offer an inside glimpse into the media research profession. Haynes received his Ph.D. in mass communications research from Bowling Green State University and was director of the Mass Communications Department at the University of Mississippi.

Communication Student Association (CSA) Meeting

The Communication Student Association will hold its first meeting of the spring semester. Learn about getting involved on campus, build your resume and meet other students who are searching for jobs and internships. All majors and minors are welcome, however this is a communication based student organization. CSA's mission is to build your resume, present opportunities for success and help the community; email unicsa2@gmail.com for more information.

CHFA Faculty Excellence Award

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts Senate is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Siddens, associate professor of communication studies, is the recipient of the 2011 CHFA Faculty Excellence Award (awarded prior to the merger of CHFA & CNS).  He will give a lecture titled “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels: Teaching and Researching Comics.”  This event is free and open to the public with a reception following. For more information, call 3-2725.

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