The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present the play Brother Wolf. Blending folklore, myth, bluegrass music and mountain religion, Brother Wolf is an Appalachian adventure tale based on the story of Beowulf. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Amanda Smith, John Deere representative, will discuss how communication majors can get involved with corporations such as John Deere. Pizza and pop will be provided; RSVP to email@example.com before Wednesday, March 28.
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.
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.
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.
The Henderson Invitational Speech Tournament, named after Bill Henderson, director of forensics at UNI from 1978-1997.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Written and performed by Jenn Freitag, "I Want My Jacket Back" is a solo performance that explores new ways to think and talk about gender violence through the use of music, humor, poetry, personal narrative and dialogue. Free admission. For more information, visit www.iwantmyjacketback.com
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.
Several focus groups will be held November 7-11 as part of the Town Hall residency by Sojurn and TEAM theatre companies to explore the Iowa Caucus process. Student Democrats are invited to attend the November 10 focus group. To RSVP or for more information, contact Karen Mitchell at email@example.com.