Department of Communication to host Comm Day on April 11
TAMPA, Fla. – On April 11, 2014, the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Communication will host its annual Comm Day celebration. There will be events all day for students, faculty and staff.
After breakfast, the Bulls Speak-Out public speaking contest, sponsored by Pearson Publishers, will begin at 9 a.m. in CIS 3020. Selected students from public speaking courses will compete for cash prizes. Proceeding the public speaking contest will be the induction ceremony to Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication honors society.
The communication performance classes will then present a showcase of the performances they have crafted during the past semester. The showcase will begin at 10:30 a.m. in CIS 3020.
Following the lunch break, the Grazier Lecture will start at 1 p.m. in CWY 109. This year’s invited speaker is Kent Ono, Ph.D. from University of Utah. Ono is the department head and critical cultural studies professor for Utah’s Department of Communication. His lecture is entitled “Amusing Ourselves to Freedom: Rhetoric, Immigration, and Dark Tourism.” Returning back to CIS 3020, Ono will host a round table discussion about his lecture and intersecting topics.
Comm Day ends with the evening event, Comm Prom. This year’s theme is Black and White and attendees are expected to dress accordingly. Comm Prom is reserved for faculty, graduate students and invited guests. The evening celebration will be hosted on the seventh floor of the ISA building and begins at 6:30 p.m. There is expected to be music, entertainment, achievement awards and fun.
Author: Carrie Murawski