“COMM Week” Offers Opportunities for All Majors and Seeks to Attract New Students

Lambda Pi Eta, communication honor fraternity, will sponsor “COMM Week” March 2-5.

COMM Week’s goal is to attract new students to the major, to bring together the communication department and to provide learning experiences for all interested students. Each day will feature different events highlighting communication organizations and opportunities to become involved, regardless of major.

The Advertising and Public Relations Organization and Lambda Pi Eta will sponsor the main event of the week, keynote speaker Lisa Bedian, community relations director for the City of St. Peters, Mo., at 7 p.m. March 4 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Bedian is a Truman alumna and has more than 18 years of experience in marketing communications and 16 years in sports broadcasting. She will be speaking on the economy and crisis communication.

Other events include a communication activity fair at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 2 in Barnett Hall where students can learn more about communication and media organizations.

The newly formed National Communication Association Student Club will host an activity at 7:30 p.m. March 2 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. At 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Barnett Hall 1211 students are invited to have their resume critiqued by a resume panel.

Communication trivia will be at 5:30 p.m. March 4 in Barnett Hall 1211 where the winners will receive a cash prize. The week will end with the final round of the Chandler Monroe Oratory Contest at 7 p.m. in Barnett Hall 1211.

From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. throughout the week, communication organizations will be out in the Barnett Hall atrium for snack breaks and a communication faculty silent auction will also be featured. The auction will end at 4 p.m. March 5.

Events are open to all students considering a major or minor in communication, or to students wanting to learn more about the department. All majors can benefit from events, especially visual communication and business marketing. For more information e-mail lambdapieta.tsu@gmail.com.
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