Autumn Quarter 2008
Welcome BBQ - Grieg Garden @ 5pm on September 22nd.
There will be a few "brown bag" sessions this fall. If you want your area of study to hold something soon, please contact the ComGSA Board and we will get things rolling.
Also - start thinking about a conference in Winter! Do you have work to share? Do you want to give a poster a trial run?
Stay tuned for dates -- Halloween gathering? Pub Runs? Holiday Party -- new cohort you are responsible for the entertainment. And be sure to keep your eyes open for the perfect white elephant gift for trading.
Last Spring's Conference
10:00 am to 11:15 am
PANEL 1: News, Discourse & Representation
Presenters: Teri Whitney, Manoucheka Celeste, Amanda Ballantyne
11:25 am to 12:40 pm
PANEL 2: Media, Politics & Social Movements
Presenters: Amoshaun Toft, Colin Lingle, Brian Cozen
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
PANEL 3: Race, Culture & Communication
Presenters: Tabitha Hart, Li Liu, Rebecca Clark, Vanessa Au
3:00pm to 4:30pm: reception and awards
Winter Quarter 2008
January 29 Brownbag: Demystifying General Exams and Job Talks
3:30pm - 5:00pm in CMU 126
Confused about the whole general exam process? Wondering if there is something you should be doing now to prepare? Interested in hearing about the experiences of grad students who recently completed their exams? Wondering what goes on behind the scenes in the hiring process and how to prepare for a job talk? If these are some of your questions, come join your colleagues at the next COM GSA brown bag and learn all about getting ready for exams and preparing for job talks!
February 22 Brownbag: Social Interaction
12:30pm - 1:30pm in CMU 126
Join us for an informal panel on our department's Social Interaction area of study.
Need good reasons to come?
Meet and chat with key faculty members in this area!
Network with other grad students interested/active in Social Interaction research!
March 7 Brownbag: Rhetoric
3:30pm - 5:00pm in CMU 126
Please come to share thoughts on any actual or potential research you are doing in either of these areas. Abstracts are encouraged, but not required.
Autumn Quarter 2007
October 26 Halloween Party at Rebecca's house
That's right, get your costumes out because it's time to take a break from reading, writing, and stressing out. Bring some food and drinks and join us for a fun pre-Halloween get together.
November 2 Introduction to Grad School brown bag
This event was primarily targetted at the first year cohort. Now that you've had some time to settle in and absorb some of the information from orientation, we want to be there to answer your questions and help you navigate graduate school.
November 30 Political Communication Research Gathering
This was the first in a series of area-focused research gatherings. Grad students and faculty interested in political communication (or curious about this research area) came together to share and discuss their research ideas, questions and potential projects. Colin Lingle and Amanda Ballantyne organized this gathering.
December 11 Winter Holiday Party
This party takes place in CMU 126 and involves a white elephant gift exchange and entertainment provided by the first year cohort. You won't want to miss this