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PRESS RELEASE
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
October 8, 2014
CONTACT: Dr. Jeff Pe-Aguirre, jjpeaguirre@uca.edu

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
SETS 2ND ANNUAL COMMUNICATION WEEK

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Communication will hold its second annual Communication Week on Oct. 25-31.

 The celebration kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25, with a homecoming tailgate, a gathering of current students and faculty and communication department alumni, in front of Win Thompson Hall

“Learning how to effectively reach out, connect, and build relationships with other people are invaluable tools to achieve career success,” said Dr. Nelle Bedner, interim department chair of the Department of Communication. “The modern world is driven by innovations and ideas.

“The best innovations and ideas become powerful only when communicated clearly to a broad audience.”

All activities during Communication Week are free and open to the public. The calendar of events includes:

Saturday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m. — Homecoming Tailgate in front of Win Thompson Hall along Bruce Street

Monday, Oct. 27, 12 p.m.  — Panel discussion on domestic violence moderated by Kandi Hughes, UCA associate general counsel, Student Center Ballroom

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. — Public lecture and book signing by Dr. William D. Lindsey, author of Fiat Flux: The Writings of Wilson R. Bachelor, Nineteenth-Century Country Doctor and Philosopher, College of Business Auditorium 107

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 3 p.m. — Panel discussion with UCA alumni currently in the communication industry, Win Thompson Hall Grand Foyer

Thursday, Oct. 30, 1:40 p.m.  — UCA Debate and Forensics discuss, “How does the Past Influence the Present?”, Win Thompson Hall Grand Foyer

Thursday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. — Olive M. Hilliard Speech Showcase, a public speaking competition, Win Thompson Hall Grand Foyer

The Department of Communication offers degree programs in Communication and Public Relations with courses that emphasize the practical application of communication theories. Its graduates are employed by organizations around the world as communication specialists, public relations professionals, and educators. Other graduates work for government and civic-related organizations, and some own and operate their own businesses.

For more information about Communication Week activities, contact Jeffrey Pe-Aguirre at jjpeaguirre@uca.edu.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college's primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.