Wow! This semester has certainly gotten off to a terrific start. It only seems like the other day we were hitting record high temperatures. (We did on 9/13). Now the weather has changed and fall is certainly upon us. Here are a couple of things that you MUST check out in the next few weeks.
Make sure you Participate in COM Week 2011
COM Week 2011 is set for September 26-30. The theme this year is COM-bat: A Superhero’s Guide to a Career in Communication. In addition to the cool “BAT MOBILE” that can be found in the department’s main office Craig 375, the COM Week Committee has put together a fantastic slate of programs. Some of the highlights from COM Week include “Behind the Mask and Costumes: Dressing for Success” presented by Missouri Representative Sara Lampe; and our social media seminar entitled “Secret Identities: Managing Your Online Presence” presented by the Missouri State Public Relations Student Society. The week will conclude on Friday, September 30 with the traditional Networking Luncheon from 11:30-1:30pm in Plaster Student Union room 315. This year’s keynote speaker for the luncheon is COM alum Jaimie Trussel, Director of Development at MSU. Jaime’s address is titled, “What is Your Super Power? Identifying Your Strengths.” The luncheon is a great opportunity for students to network with COM alum and local professionals using the skills and tips they learned throughout the week to prepare for this event. Go to events on the Department website for a full listing of events and activities. All of our events are also posted on the COM Dept. facebook page. We encourage students to RSVP for these events to better prepare our speakers.
Doug Rushkoff is coming to Missouri State! And he wants to talk with COM students!
Ever heard of the term “screen-ager?” Have you come across the book, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commandments for a Digital Age? Doug Rushkoff is the individual who speaks of screen-agers and writes about programming or being programmed. The Fall 2011 Public Affairs Convocation Lecture will consist of media and technology theorist Douglas Rushkoff, presenting on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00pm in the Plaster Student Union Theatre. According to a press release from MSU, Rushkoff is “a globally recognized thought leader on marketing and internet culture” and “he explores how interactive communications affect how we live and work.” Rushkoff is coming in earlier in the day because he wants to meet with COM students. This special student forum is set for 2:00pm Thursday, October 6 in the Plaster Student Theatre. For more information go
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