Previously Announced Activities and Events

 students and faculty at the annual banquet

Fall Semester 2014

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Dr. John Meyer, Discussion Leader
Friday, October 3    2:00 pm 
Professional Development Seminar
Friday, September 19      2:00 pm
Research Update
Dr. Steven Venette, Presenter
LAB  469        Conference Room
All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Friday, September 12, 2:00 pm, Research Update, Dr. Eura Jung, Presenter, LAB 469 Conference Room

Graduate Student Orientation.  Students should plan to attend the department's orientation program for new graduate students to be held August 13-15.  Details forthcoming.  

 

Spring Semester 2014

Spring Banquet

Majors are invited to the annual department banquet to be held Thursday, April 24th at 5:30 p.m.

Due to electrical problems we will not be able to use the Powerhouse. Instead we will be in the Cochran Center, 1st floor, Magnolia Room. This is on the back right side. You can enter off the courtyard between the stadium and the Cochran Center or come in the Fresh Food Company and go to the dining room on the right in the back.

Ms. Katie Jack, of the U.S. State Department, is our speaker this year and I'm sure you will find her comments interesting and useful. Hope to see you there.Please RSVP Ms. Mary Jo McKay at 601-266-4271 or maryjo.mckay@usm.edu


Professional Development Seminar - Job Interviewing at Universities: A process discussion
Dr. John Meyer, Discussion Leader
Friday, March 21 2:00 pm
LAB 469 Conference Room
All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Fall Semester 2014

Homecoming Tailgate Reception.  Saturday, October 26, 3-5. Somewhere north of Southern Hall.  The department invities alumni, students, and friends to drop by our tent before the game.

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British National Debate Team vs. USM Debate Team.  Monday Oct. 28th Southern Miss will debate the British team in the Cochran Center, Ballroom 2 (3rd floor) at 6:00.  The proposition will be: America has lost its moral authority 

 

Friday, October 11th at 2:00 pm LAB 469 Conference Room.  Dr. John Meyer, will present “Job Descriptions and Hiring: How to hire a new professor?". All faculty and graduate students are invited.

Friday, October 4th at 2:00 pm 469 Conference Room. Dr. Rebecca Woodrick, USM Affirmative Action/EEO DirectorProfessional Relationships:Thoughts on Managing Them." All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Friday, September 20th at 2:00 pm The Speaking Center. Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Carl Brown, and Nicole Magee, will present "The Speaking Center:Possible Uses for Teaching and ResearchAll faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

 Friday, September 13th at 2:00 pm LAB 469 Conference RoomParadox: Overcoming Trials and Tribulations." All faculty and graduate students are invited.

 

Spring Semester 2013

 

Friday, April 26th at 2:00 pm LAB 469 Conference Room.  Dr. John Meyer, will present “Tests: Taking Them and Giving Them". All faculty and graduate students are invited

Friday, April 5th at 2:00 pm LAB 469 Conference Room.  Paul Stafford, Angela McGowan, and Lindsey Webb, will present “Research Presentation: SSCA Preview". All faculty and students are invited.

Friday, March 8th at 2:00 pm LAB 469 Conference Room.  Dr. Kenneth N. Cissna, Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida, will present “The Past as Prologue: Applied Communication Research in the 21st Century.”   All faculty and students are invited.

Friday March 1 at 1:00pm LAB 469 Conference Room Professional Development Seminar:  Paul Stafford will defend his dissertationInterpersonal (Re) Relating:  Investigating the Experience of Reconnecting Past Friendships, All are welcome to attend.

Professional Development Seminar:  Michael King will defend his dissertation, Power of Speech Styles: A Relational Framing Perspective, Friday February 8th at 2:00pm LAB 469 Conference Room, All are welcome to attend.

Fall Semester 2012.

Friday, November 9 2:00pm Monday, November 5 6:00pm. NCA Preview - Research Presentations. LAB 469 Conference Room.

Monday, November 5 6:00pm. The BRITISH are coming!  Southerrn Miss Debate Society ve. British National Debate Team "Hate Speech should be Protected" Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom 1 - The event is free and open to the public.

HOMECOMING. Sataurday, October 20th.  The department will be hosting a tailgating reception from 3:00 till 5:00.  Look for us in front of Southern Hall.  We'll be under a white tent with the cheery "Communication Studies" banner. Join us for sandwiches, cookies, and soft drinks.

Friday, October 19 2:00 pm. Stress and Student Life: Communication Approaches. LAB  469, Conference Room b.  All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Monday, October 08 2:00pm. Patrick Richie will defend his disertation, Unnecessary Evil: An Examination of Abu Ghraib Torture Photographs as Postcolonial Resistance, LAB 469, Conference Room b. All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Friday, October 05 2:00pm. Leslie Rodriguez will defend her disertation, Employee Racial Discrimination Complaints: Exploring Power through Co-Cultural Theory, LAB  469.  All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, October 03 8:00pm. Presidential Debate Viewing Party sponcered by Southern Miss Debate Society. See their facebook page for details, anyone is welcome.

Friday, October 01 2:00 pm.  Joy Smithson will defend her disertation, Financial Communication in Romantic Relationships, LAB 469, Conference Room b. All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Friday, September 21 2:00 pm.  Dr. Steven Vennette, Discussion Leader.  Professional Development Seminar - Risk and Communication. LAB  469, Conference Room b.  All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Friday, September 14 2:00 pm.  Dr. John Meyer, Discussion Leader.  Professional Development Seminar - Tenure and Promotion: What are they and how do I get them?  LAB  469, Conference Room b.  All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Spring Semester 2012

Friday, May 4.  Dan Schabot.  Jimmy Carter's Post-Presidential Rhetoric: Faith-based Rhetoric and Human Rights Foreign Policy.  2:00 pm  LAB  469. All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Friday, April 20.   Professional Development Seminar.  Looking for a Job in Academe.  Dr. John Meyer, Discussion Leader.  2:00 pm LAB  469.  All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

There will be a professional development seminar Friday, April 13th at 2:00 in the Speaking Center Workshop Room of the Cook Library. Graduate students Carl Brown, Michael King, and Hannah Rachal will lead a discussion of "Conference Receptions." All are welcome to attend.

Jennifer McLaughlin will defend her dissertation, The Use of Humor for Emotion Management on the Job: An Exploration of 911 Communication Centers on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 2:30 pm in LAB 469. All are welcome to attend.

Fall Semester 2011.  Announcements were not updated because website was under construction.

Friday, April 29th. 1:00 pm. Professional Development Seminar. Dr. John Meyer will lead a disussion, Remembering Teacher and Student Relationships: What can we learn?  Students and faculty are invitied. 469 LAB.

Tuesday, April 26th. 5:30 pm. Spring Banquet. Guest Speaker: Mr. John Brown, Assistant to Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree. Students should make reservations with department admimnistrative assistant, Ms. Mary Jo McKay, 266-4271

Friday, April 15. 1:00 pm. Professional Development Seminar. Joy Smithson, Extending Benoit's Image Repair Strategies: When Stonewalling is Strategic. LAB 469. All are welcome to attend.

Friday, April 1. 1:00 pm. Professional Develoment Seminar. Miya Miller, Window Seat Gaze at Black Nudity as Resistance. Students and faculty are invited. LAB 469.

February 25. 1:00 pm. Professional Development Seminar. Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Snapshots of the South - Eudora Welty: Photography and Contested Images of Race. Students and faculty are invitied. LAB 469.

Friday, November 12. 1:00 pm. Professional Development seminar. Michael King, If you build it, they “might?” come: Empirically identifying motivations surrounding the use of communication centers. Graduate students and faculty are invitied. LAB 469

Friday, November 5. 1:00 pm Dr. Eura Jung will discuss his research on Communication and Identity Gaps. Graduate students and faculty are invitied. LAB 469.

Friday, October 29. 1:00 pm Professional Development Seminar. Dr. Meyer will lead a discussion,Trials and Tribulations of Graduate Students: Overcoming Them All. Graduate students and faculty are invitied. LAB 469.

Friday, October 7. 1:00. Professional Development Seminar. Dr. Meyer will lead a discussion,Publishing for Ourselves or Publishing for Others. Graduate students and faculty are invitied. LAB 469.

Friday, September 24. Professional Development Seminar. Dr. Meyer will lead a discussion,Advocating Communication Studies. Graduate students and faculty are invitied. LAB 469.

Friday, September 10. Professional Development Seminar. Dr. Meyer will lead a discussion,Presentations at Professional Conventions and Conferenes. Graduate students and faculty are invitied. LAB 469.

Friday, August 13, 2010. 12:00 noon Liberal Arts Building 467 (dept. office). SCM Graduate Student Lunch. New and returning graduate students are invited to lunch with available faculty.

Monday, August 16, 2010.

10:00 – 11:30 am Stout Hall. Graduate Studies Fall Orientation. University-wide session for new graduate students on university policies and benefits.

1:00 pm LAB 469. CMS Teaching Assistant Orientation. For new and returning TAs--“all you need to know about teaching 111."

3:00 pm LAB 469. CMS Graduate Student Orientation. For new graduate students-- a review of important program policies and procedures, as well as a chance to ask questions.

4:00 pm Bennett Auditorium University Convocation of Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistants. Welcome for all new and returning graduate assistants; a university-wide orientation to policies and benefits.

5:30 pm CMS Department Fall Picnic.

Friday, April 16th1:00. Professional Development Seminar. Looking for a Job in Academe. Dr. John Meyer, discussion leader. Students and faculty are invited. 469 LAB.

Friday, March 5th. 1:00. Graduate Student Research Presentations: Shaunda M. French, Moment of Truth: A Content Analysis of the Reality Television Show; Patrick Richey, Vox Corpus: Abu Ghraib Viewed Through Iconograph and Foucault's Power of Body; and, Paul Stafford, Reconciliation as a Rhetorical Lens for Examining Barack Obama's Speech “A More Perfect Union.”

Friday, February 26th. 1:00. SSCA Preview Session. Leslie Y. Rodriguez, Dissolving La Malinche Myth: Legitimizing and Justifying La Chicana Cause and Michael King, Combating Whiteness: Barack Obama‘s Attempt for a More Perfect Union. Students and faculty are invited. 469 LAB.

Friday, February 19th1:00. Professional Development Seminar. Dissertations and Theses. Dr. John Meyer, discussion leader. Students and faculty are invited. 469 LAB.

Friday, February 5th. 1:00. Professional Development Seminar. Preparing for and Taking Comprehensive Examinations. Dr. John Meyer, Discussion Leader Students and faculty are invitied. 469 LAB.

Friday, November 20th. 1:00. Professional Development Seminar. Paradoxes of Graduate Student Life. Dr. John Meyer, Discussion Leader. Students and faculty are invitied. 469 LAB.

Friday, October 30th. 1:00. Professional Development Seminar. Dr. Casey Maugh and Dr. Steven Venette will preview papers they are presenting at the Annual Convention of the Natiional Communication Association. Students and faculty are invitied. 469 LAB

Friday, October 16th. 1:00. Professional Development Seminar, "Faculty Research: NCA Preview." Students and faculty are invited. 469 LAB.

Friday, October 2nd. 1:00. Robert J. Glenn will make a public presentation of his dissertation, "An Investigation of the Persuasive Effects of Rhetorical Questions, Message Framing, and the ELM in Promoting Responsible Cell Phone Usage." Students and faculty are invited. 469 LAB.

Friday, September 25th, 1:00Professional Development Seminar. Dr. Steven Venette, "Suggestions for Seeking Funding." Graduate students and faculty are invited. 469 LAB.

Friday, September 18th, 1:00. Professional Development Seminar. Dr. Keith Erickson will lead a discussion on "The Dangers of Plagiarism." Graduate students and faculty are invited. 469 LAB.

Thursday, August 13, 2009   10:00 – 11:30 am  Stout Hall. Graduate Studies Fall Orientation

Friday, August 14, 2009 12:00 noon  Liberal Arts Building 467  (Dept. Office). SCM New Graduate Student Lunch  

Monday, August 18, 2008 10:00 am LAB 469. SCM Teaching Assistant Orientation.

2:00 pm LAB 469 SCM Department Graduate Student Orientation

4:00 pm  Bennett Auditorium. University Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant Convocation

5:30 pm. SCM Department Fall Welcome Picnic

 

Thursday, June 18th, 3:30 pm. Yan Guan will make a public presentation of her dissertation, “A Cross-cultural Study of Intergenerational Communication in Workplaces.” LAB 469.

Friday, April 24th. 1:00 p.m. Speaking Center, Cook Library 114Professional Development Seminar

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre will moderate a discussion of "Speaking Centers: Purposes and Challenges."

Friday, April 17th. 1:00 p.m. 469 LABProfessional Development Seminar

Dr. Richard Conville will lead a discussion of " Service Learning, the Academy, and Speech Communication: Reaching Out to the Community."

Friday, February 27th. 1:00 p.m. 469 LABProfessional Development Seminar.

Dr. John Meyer will lead a discussion of The Research and Publication Process: Successes and Pitfalls Along the Way.

Friday, November 14th. Professional Development Seminar: NCA Convention Preview Session. 1:00. LAB 469.

Michael King, Teaching the Basic Course Using Bloom's Taxonomy as a Framework for the Entire Curriculum.

Dr. Steven Venette, Assessing Risk Message Effectiveness with Diverse Cultural Groups Based on Learning Styles .

 

Friday, October 31. Professional Development Seminar. 1:00. LAB 469.

Dr. John Meyer, Why (or Why Not) Attend Professional Association Conferences?

 

The department will be hosting next week a campus visit by Dr. Christina Morus, Assistant Professor of Comparative Genocide & Rhetorical Studies in the Departments of Holocaust & Genocide Studies & Communication at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She will be speaking in the following venues:

Thursday, Oct. 23, 4 pm; Gonzalez Auditorium; A panel discussion of “Gender and Conflict in the Middle East .” Dr. Morus will speak on Gendercide: The Use of Rape as Genocide Against Bosnian Muslim Women.

Friday, Oct. 24, 11-11:50 am; LAB 469; Dr. Atkins-Sayre's rhetorical criticism class. Dr. Morus will speak on Reading Visual Texts as Sights/Sites of Memory & Struggle.

Friday, Oct. 24, 1-2 pm, LAB 469; Speech Communication Professional Development Seminar. Dr. Morus will speak on Photographic images as sights/sites of memory & struggle: Analyzing the strategic use of images in the contest for the public memory of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

 

Friday, October 10. 1:00. Professional Development Seminar. LAB 469.

Ms. Rebecca Woodrick, USM Affirmative Action Office. Professional Relationships: Powers and Pitfalls

Friday, September 19th. 1 p.m., LAB 469. Professional Development Seminar. Student Research Presentation.

Victoria Smith-Butler, Persuasion and Speech Style: The Evaluative and Persuasive Consequences of Power of Speech Style on Expert Testimony in the Courtroom.

 

The following activities are planned for the department's new graduate students:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

10:00 – 11:30 am Joseph Green Hall 116. Office of Graduate Studies Fall Orientation. This university-wide session for all new graduate students will discuss university resources and policies.

12:00 noon Liberal Arts Building 467 (Dept. Office). SCM New Graduate Student Lunch. All new graduate students who are available are invited to a social lunch with available faculty.

Monday, August 18, 2008

10:00 am LAB 469. Department Teaching Assistant Orientation. This session is for all SCM graduate students who have a teaching assistantship.

2:00 pm LAB 469. SCM Graduate Student Orientation. This session for all new graduate students will introduce students to the faculty as well as graduate program policies and procedures.

4:00 pm Bennett Auditorium. University Graduate Assistant Orientation. This session is for new graduate students who are on assistantship and will cover university policies and the mandatory insurance plan.

5:30 pm Kamper Park Pavilion (enter park at Hardy St. and 19 th Ave). SCM Department Fall Welcome Picnic. All new and current students are invited to this social event.

 April 29th, 2008Speech Communication Department Banquet.

Students should make their reservations with Ms. Mary Jo McKay in the department office for the annual banquet. Featured speaker this year will be Ms. Cindy Smartt, founder and president of Smartt Entertainment.

Thad Cochran Center Room 216; 5:30-7:00 p.m.

April 16th, 4:30 pm. Faculty Research Presentations. Professional Development Seminar.

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, “Attacking the Food Police:  Center for Consumer Freedom Responds to Animal Rights Rhetoric"

Dr. Steven Venette, “ Risk Aversion's Effect on the Perception of Risk: Agricultural Inspection at US Ports ”

469 Liberals Arts Building.

March 26th, 4:30 pm. 469 Liberal Arts Building. Professional Development Seminar. SSCA Convention Preview.

Graduate students will preview presentations to be made at next month's Southern States Communication Association Convention.

Yan Guan, “Facial Expressions on Chinese and American Magazine Covers: A Cross-Cultural Study"

Erin Hammond, “Racist Speech: A Right or Too Wrong?”

Dave Nelson, ”Baseball, American as apple pie or is it?”

 

February 27th, 4:30 pm. Professional Development Seminar. Ms. Becky Woodrick, USM Director of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, will lead a discussion of legal and practical 
issues faced by faculty in higher education in contexts ranging from job interviews to professional relationships with students and colleagues. 469 Liberal Arts Building.

February 13th, 4:30 pm. Professional Development Seminar. Dr. John Meyer, " Kids, Parents, and Organization: Cooperation and Conflict in a Child Development Center Culture." 469 Liberal Arts Building.

January 30th, 4:30pm. Professional Development Seminar. Dr. Keith Erickson will lead a discussion of the tenure and promotion process. Students and faculty are invited to attend.