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WSCA 2017: Workshops and Preconferences

Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
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By: Michelle A. Holling, President-Elect


Members can take advantage of one of six amazing pre-conferences and workshops available to members. The pre-conferences and workshops assembled by the presenters are timely, thoughtfully developed, informative, and connect beautifully to the conference theme.


Worth noting is that, where possible, I optimized the time schedule to allow members to register for more than one activity, in some instances, on Saturday, February 18, 2017.



 Reframing Communication Theory: The Impact of Performance and Film on Empathy

Workshop schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Presenter: Rosalie Fisher, Arizona State University


 No Greater Odds: Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center

Pre-conference schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Charlene S. Gibson, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas


 Teaching Whiteness in the Communication Classroom: Deconstructing the Center, Moving to the Margins

Workshop schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Presenters: Godfried Asante, University of New Mexico; Dawn McIntosh, University of Denver; and Dreama Moon, California State University San Marcos


 From Margin to Center: Feminist Inquiry in the Communication Discipline

Preconference schedule: 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Facilitators: D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein, Boston University; Kristen Hoer, Butler University; Sarah Upton De Los Santos, University of Texas El Paso; Casey Kelly, Butler University; and Catherine Egley Waggoner, Wittenberg University


 Drawing You Out, Drawing You in: A Workshop for Communication Educators

Workshop schedule: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Leader: KC Councilor, University of Wisconsin-Madison


 "What Can I Do With a Communication Major?" Helping Students Centralize, Celebrate, and Communicate the Strengths of Our Field

Workshop schedule: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Presenters: Matthew Sanders, Utah State University; & John McClellan, Boise State University



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