Communication Week 2011

Communication Week 2011, sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta and the Advertising & Public Relations Organization, will take place Feb. 21-25. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join in events that will showcase various aspects of the field of communication.
Schedule of events:

“PR Through the Back Door”
Marjorie Maas, Executive Director of Nebraskans for the Arts

7 p.m.
Feb. 21
Student Union Building Georgian Room B

With a love for the arts and talent in marketing, Marjorie (Iwai) Maas strives to bring these two areas of her life together. Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree in art history from Truman in 2002, her career started as marketing assistant then marketing manager at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She then moved to become public relations and promotions manager at the Omaha Symphony. From there, she started Palette Promotions consulting business. Maas has recently transitioned into advocacy as director of Nebraskans for the Arts. Her skills lie in public relations, creative and technical writing, development/fund raising, advertising placement, promotions coordination, event planning and marketing strategy.

“The Forensics of Communication: An Interactive Showcase”
Speech & Debate Showcase

7 p.m.
Feb. 22
Magruder Hall 1000

As a part of Communication Week, the Truman speech and debate team will showcase its award-winning speeches and performance. The team will begin by hosting a debate on gas price regulation, in which the audience will be able to ask questions directly to the debaters. Spectators will also judge the debate to determine the winner of the contest. Following the debate, the speech side of the program will perform a duo interpretation of Bryan Fuller’s Pushing Daisies. The piece is a 10-minute version of the hit television show about a pie-maker who has the ability to touch dead people and bring them back to life. The squad will end the performance with an impromptu speaking session—the speaker will have only one minute to prepare a six-minute speech on audience suggested topics.
Movie Screening
7 p.m.
Feb. 23
Student Union Building Georgian Room B  

Truman’s National Communication Student Association Club (NCASC) will sponsor a movie screening.
Faculty/Student Potluck Free Dinner Social
7 p.m.
Feb. 24
University Club

Lambda Pi Eta and Ad & PR are hosting a free dinner social for students and faculty. Join us at the University Club at 7 p.m. for an informal time of socializing with fellow students and faculty. Feel free to bring friends and family, or a dish to share.
Weeklong events:

Silent Auction
Lambda Pi Eta will host a silent auction Feb. 21-25. There will be a table in the Barnett Hall atrium from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. each day where students can bid on gifts donated by professors. Items typically include a dinner prepared by a professor or gift cards to a restaurant or store. The items will go to the students who have bid the highest dollar amount by the end of Comm. Week.

Previous Next