Communication Week Returns to Campus

Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication honor fraternity, is hosting the first Communication Week at Truman in more than 10 years April 10-13.

Lambda Pi Eta and other communication organizations are sponsoring events all week long.

It will kick off with a presentation by Dick Weiss, writing coach of WeissWrite and former metro editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Weiss will speak on the topic of “Lock and Load: How to Prepare Yourself for the Media Wars Ahead” at 7 p.m. April 10 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

A Communication Internship Forum will take place at 6 p.m. April 11 in Violette Hall 1010. Leslie Hahner, assistant professor of communication and internship coordinator, along with Diane Johnson, assistant professor of communication and Truman in Washington liaison, will lead the discussion on how to get an internship and earn credit in addition to discussing specific communication internship opportunities available to students in Washington, D.C., and other locations.

The Chandler Monroe Oratorical Contest finalists will compete for prizes at 7:30 p.m. April 11 in Violette Hall 1010. This contest was open to freshmen enrolled in public speaking classes.

Barry Poyner’s class will present orations of “Night at the Museum” at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Violette Hall commons. Poyner is a professor of communication.

The culmination of the week will be a presentation given by J. Michael Sproule, National Communication Association president, at 8 p.m. April 12 in Violette Hall 1000. A scholar of 20th century propaganda, Sproule will present “Putting Our Opinions to the DNA Test: Whose Are They Really?”

The week will conclude with a Communication Activities Fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13 on the Student Union Building Mall. Several communication organizations will be on hand to answer questions about getting involved. They include Lambda Pi Eta, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Advertising and Public Relations Organization, Detours, the Index and more.

Both communication students and those interested in the major are encouraged to attend these events to gain applicable information about classes, internships and how to become involved.
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