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Celebrate Communication Studies 2014! April 9th – 11th

The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to host Celebrate Communication Studies 2014! Join faculty, staff, students, and alumni for a series of events celebrating the department’s move into the new Behavioral Sciences Building addition and the retirement of department chair Dr. Sue Pendell, who has been in the department for 35 years.

Celebrate Communication Studies 2014! will be from April 9th – 11th. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to join any or all of the events listed below.


CSU alum Tim Schlattmann presents “Communicating Through Your Inner-Voice”

Wednesday, April 9th, 7:00 pm, A101 Behavioral Sciences

Tim is a three-time Emmy award and five-time Writers Guild of America Nominee whose writing credits include, most recently, Showtime’s critically acclaimed Dexter. Serving as an Executive Producer, Tim recently completed work on the final season of Dexter and is currently in development with Warner Brothers Studios. Tim will talk about how finding your unique inner-voice is the key to learning how to communicate words, thoughts, and emotions that will resonate with an intended audience.


Gravlee Lecture with Dr. Jeffrey Sconce, Associate Professor of Screen Cultures at Northwestern University

Thursday, April 10th, 7:00 pm, A101 Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Sconce is a widely respected scholar whose research focuses on media history and cultural theory with a strong communication perspective. His talk on “The Technical Delusion” addresses the history of delusions of electronic control from its origins in the 19th century to the contemporary politics of “target individuals”—an organized community of activists convinced they have been targeted by various forms of electronic harassment.


Communication Studies Alumni Panels

Friday, April 11th, 1:00 and 2:00 pm, A-104 Clark

Alumni from the Department of Communication Studies will talk about their professions and career paths at two alumni panel sessions:

Panelists at 1:00 session:

Panelists at 2:00 session:


Open House and Retirement Reception for Dr. Sue Pendell

Friday, April 11th, 2:00-6:30, Behavioral Sciences Building

The department invites you to drop in and see their new offices from 2:00-3:45 on the second floor of the Behavioral Sciences Building. Doors will be open, and faculty and graduate students will be there to greet you as you wander through the new space. Following the open house, come to A101 Behavioral Sciences at 4:00 pm for a program celebrating the new space, the department, and Sue Pendell’s retirement after 35 years at Colorado State. Then, join the department for a reception on the second floor of the Behavioral Sciences Building addition.