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Communication Week

The job search and social media. Global public relations. Using your voice to change history. Political campaigning. All this and more, brought to you by Communication Week from February 21-25.

Don’t miss these feature events:

Monday February 21: “The Future of Political Campaigning”
CHASS alum and founder of Campaign Connections Brad Crone will share his perspectives on political communication and campaigning.
Caldwell Lounge, 1:30-2:30 pm.

Wednesday February 23: “Amazing Alumni Series: Greg Volk”
Greg Volk (’03) recently won his second Emmy for his work with the popular Discovery Channel show Cash Cab. Volk, a former Caldwell scholar and writer for Technician, will discuss his career and the secrets of developing Cash Cab questions.
DH Hill Library, West Wing Auditorium, 4:00-5:30 pm.

Thursday February 24: “The Price of Education in Little Rock: A History Lesson in Integration”
At age 16, Dr. Minnijean Brown Trickey was one of the “Little Rock Nine” in 1957 when she and eight other Black American teenagers defied death threats, hostile white demonstrators, and even the Arkansas National Guard to attend the all-white Little Rock Central High.
DH Hill Library, Erdahl-Cloyd Theatre, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Friday February 25: “International Public Relations”
Members from UNC-Charlotte’s Center for Global Public Relations will take on the challenges and nuances of international public relations.
Winston 029, 12:30-2:00 pm

All these events are free and open to the public. Communication Week is sponsored annually by the Department of Communication to help students connect with practitioners from various fields of communication. And it’s a great way to explore the different ways communication impacts our daily lives.

“We want to educate students–communication majors and others–about what it means to study communication, and to give them valuable networking opportunities,” said Richard Waters, who is coordinating the week’s events. “Communication Week helps students connect theory and practice.”