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COMMUNIQUÉ

Creating Community and Synergy in Communication Studies
- NOVEMBER 2015 -







 
NOVEMBER FEATURE:
COMS 494/L: INTERNSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION


 
          Each year, thousands of students across the country graduate from colleges and universities to begin searching for a career that utilizes the skills gained during their undergraduate years. In today’s competitive job-market, it is imperative that students have both academic and professional experience that demonstrates their abilities to succeed and lead in a work-place setting. At CSUN, the Department of Communication Studies offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience while earning academic credit through COMS 494/L: Internship in Organizational Communication. Through this course, students apply methods and theories learned in class to real-world settings that allow them to develop their talents, build their network, and gain confidence in their abilities.

            First started by Dr. Rebecca Litke, COMS 494/L is now directed by Professor Randi Picarelli. Over the years, Professor Picarelli has lead COMS 494/L as a professional development course which helps student’s strengthen their professional skills as well as build portfolios that will help them secure careers in the field of their choosing. According to Picarelli, students learn to “market themselves through networking and elevator pitches, learn job interview skills, design professional resumes and cover letters, and ultimately, use [the experience] to meet someone in the field and conduct an informational interview with them.” Her course has helped hundreds of students secure internships in industries such as marketing, PR, film & T.V., music, education, non-profit, broadcasting, fashion, and finance. Each semester, over 60% of student interns receive job offers. The summer session has an exceptionally high placement rate with 75% of students securing employment after completing an internship through COMS 494/L.

            Former COMS 494/L student, Matthew Pearce earned a full-time job offer with Allied Moxy Marketing after successfully completing a summer internship with the organization. Pearce describes the COMS 494/L experience as “amazingly helpful in preparing me for my professional career. It was one of the most beneficial classes I took at CSUN." Pearce is now paying it forward and will be hiring Allied Moxy’s next class of CSUN interns.

            While most students use the internship to gain entry-level experience in a desired field, others have discovered new career paths. Katelyn Huinker interned at Paramount Pictures with the CBS show, “The Doctors,” with hopes of working in the entertainment industry. During her internship, she realized that her passion was not in entertainment but in health and wellness. She states, “as fate would have it, while I was doing research for an episode, I came along a job title called a Health and Wellness Coach, and at that moment, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.” She used the internship opportunity to connect with health and wellness leaders in the entertainment industry and is currently pursuing a health and wellness career. She further elaborates, “although the internship didn't lead to a job in a field that I wanted, I got something even more valuable out of it and through [COMS 494/L]… I would recommend that every student in the Mike Curb College take this course.”

             Students interested in enrolling in COMS 494/L: Internship in Organizational Communication must attend an information session to learn about course pre-requisites, internship requirements, and course expectations. The final information session for spring 2016 enrollment will be held on:
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
11:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
SH 160
 
       Please encourage students to attend the information session and learn about the benefits of interning through COMS 494/L. For additional information, please contact Professor Randi Picarelli at rrp37111@csun.edu
 
     
 
FALL 2015 CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION 

NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION
November 12-15, 2015
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

DR. AIMEE CARRILLO ROWE

Title: “Me Siento Libre”: Ghosts, Dance, and Drag in the Politics of Queer Migration”
Panel: Ghostly and Insurgent Knowledges and Practices: Tracing Affect/Eros Across Territories, Containment Regimes, and Palimsestic Time
Date & Time: Friday, November 13, 8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Panel: Transformation Now! Toward a Post-Oppositional Politcs of Change
Date & Time: Saturday, November 14,11:00 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
 

DR. GINA GIOTTA

Title: “Author(iz)ing the Gaze: Fashion Blogging, Media Authorship, and the Boyfriend Photographer” (co-authored with Dr. Margaret Schwartz of Fordham University) 
Panel: “Crafting Identity, Risking Vulnerability, and Claiming Space in the Fashion Blogosphere”
Date & Time: November 14, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

 

NCA ANNUAL CONVENTION
November 19-22, 2015
Rio Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

DR. BERNARDO ATTIAS

Panel: NCA Legislative Assembly I
Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, November 18, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Rio Conference Center Amazon G
 
Panel Title: "Exploring Hip Hop Beyond its Beats and Rhymes: Opportunities to Analyze the Power of Music."
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Rio Conference Center Lambada B

Panel: NCA Legislative Assembly II
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 21, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Rio Conference Center Amazon G

Panel: Teaching and Living the Constitution: A Paean to the Influence of Franklyn S. Haiman
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 21, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Rio Conference Center Conga B
 

BRIANA BROADY

Panel: Life After Competition: Embracing Opportunities for Forensics Pedagogy as Professional Development
Date/Time/Location: Sunday, November 22, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Rio Conference Center Tropical E

Title: "Reaching Noble Ends Through Base Means: A Rhetorical Analysis of "10 Hour Walk Through Manhattan" Utilizing Weaver's Approach to Rhetoric"
Date/Time/Location: Sunday, November 22, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Rio Conference Center Tropical G
 

CHRISTIAN BURLESON

Panel: "Mama's Boys", Black Boys and Black Families: Collaborative Explorations of Masculinities, Identities and Attachment
Date/Time/Location:Friday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Rio Conference Center Miranda 3
 

DR. SAKILE CAMARA

Panel: "Mama's Boys", Black Boys and Black Families: Collaborative Explorations of Masculinities, Identities and Attachment
Date/Time/Location:Friday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Rio Conference Center Miranda 3

Title: "Advice Between Friends: An Exploration of Advice Givers' Goals"
Panel: The Enactment of Various Types of Social Support
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Rio Conference Center Brasilia 2

DR. AIMEE CARILLO ROWE

Panel:Embracing "Transnationalizations" within GLBTQ Communication Studies: Resistances and New Opportunities 
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Rio Conference Center Palma D 
 

CLS FERGUSON

Title:
"A Space Where Speaking and Listening is Expanded: The Mt. San Antonio College Speech and Sign Success Center"
Panel: Supporting Student Success in the Public Speaking Classroom: Embracing Cross-Cultural Opportunities in the Speech and Sign Success Center
Date/Time/Location: Thursday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Rio Conference Center Lambada C 

Panel: Embracing Difference and Disability: An Opportunity for Conversation
Date/Time/Location: Thursday, November 19, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Rio Conference Center Palma H 

Title: "Black Triangle: #You Know What it is . . . Opportunities for Retrospect"
Panel: Exploring Hip Hop Beyond its Beats and Rhymes: Opportunities to Analyze the Power of Music
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Rio Conference Center Lambada B

Title: "Stories of One Young Female Professor and Her Older Male Students: Embracing Opportunities of the Power Dynamic"
Panel: This Is My Truth: Stories of Teaching at the Community College
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Rio Conference Center Palma E 
 
DR. STACY HOLMAN JONES

Panel: NCA Legislative Assembly I
Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, November 18, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Rio Conference Center Amazon G

Panel: Performance Studies Division Business Meeting
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Rio Conference Center Brasilia 6

Panel: Top Debut and Competitive Papers in Performance Studies
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Rio Conference Center Brasilia 6

Panel: NCA Legislative Assembly II
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 21, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Rio Conference Center Amazon G

Title: "Godzilla (2014 Remake...Sweded)"
Panel: Sweding Las Vegas: Embracing Performance, Parody, and Filmmaking that Brings "Vegas" to Vegas
Date/Time/Location: Sunday, November 22, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Rio Conference Center Brasilia 6
 

DR. JOHN M. KEPHART

Panel: International Debate: CIDD Presents the British National Debate Team
Date/Time/Location: Thursday, November 19, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., Rio Conference Center Amazon J

Panel: CIDD Business Meeting
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., Rio Conference Center Janeiro Boardroom

Panel: Life After Competition: Embracing Opportunities for Forensics Pedagogy as Professional Development
Date/Time/Location: Sunday, November 22, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Rio Conference Center Tropical E
 

JULIANNA KIRSCHNER

Panel: Embracing the Performance Classroom: Performing to Reach Greater Audiences
Date/Time/Location: Thursday, November 19, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Rio Conference Center Tropical B
 
Panel: Opportunities for Ethnic Conflict Reduction through Communication
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Rio Conference Center Amazon R 
 
Panel: Performance and Ethnographic Praxis: Potential, Perils, and Ethics of Collaboration
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 21, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Rio Conference Center Tropical A 
 

NINA KOTELYAN

Title: "Human Spider Web"
Panel: Competitively Selected Contributed Performances in Performance Studies
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Rio Conference Center Brasilia 6
 

DR. REBECCA LITKE

Title: "Advice Between Friends: An Exploration of Advice Givers' Goals"
Panel: The Enactment of Various Types of Social Support
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Rio Conference Center Brasilia 2
 

ROBERT STEVEN LOY

Title:
"Going for the Gold: A Rhetorical Ideological Criticism on Intercultural Framing During the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games"
Panel: International Communication and News Framing
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Rio Conference Center Rio Pavillion 4

Panel: Life After Competition: Embracing Opportunities for Forensics Pedagogy as Professional Development
Date/Time/Location: Sunday, November 22, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Rio Conference Center Tropical E

Panel: Embracing the Opportunity to Examine the "Public" in an Online "Public Speaking" Course: Part 1 of a 2 Part Discussion
Date/Time/Location: Sunday, November 22, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Rio Conference Center Palma E
 

 DR. JEANINE MINGÉ

Panel:
“No One Ever Told Me:” Testimonies of Stillbirth, Abortion and Pregnancy Ending
Date/Time/Location: Thursday, November 19, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Rio Conference Center Miranda 1 
 
 
Title: “After the Cancer Journey, the ELF Travels: Memoir as Creative Liberation”
Panel: An Opportunity to Remember: Memoir as Revelation and Liberation
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Rio Conference Center Amazon F 
 
Panel: Experimental Tourism: Mapping and Performing Las Vegas
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Rio Conference Center Miranda 1 
 

KELLY L. OPDYCKE

Panel: Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S.) - Session III
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 21, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Rio Conference Center Amazon A
 

DR. PAVITHRA PRASAD

Panel:
 Performing Against Spaces: Radical Practices of Play, Hope, Mobility and Discourses Across Boundaries
Date/Time/Location: Sunday, November 22, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Rio Conference Center Brasilia 6 
 

DR. KATHRYN SORRELLS

Panel: Feminist, Inclusive and Consequential Academic Leadership: A Mentoring Workshop on Overcoming Barriers, Confronting Dilemmas, and Creating Departmental and Institutional Change
Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, November 18, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Rio Conference Center Brasilia 4

Panel: Social Class, Cultural Capital, and Belonging
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 21, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Rio Conference Center Rio Paviliion 4

Panel: "Embracing" Differences: Dialogue About Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy
Date/Time/Location: Sunday, November 22, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Rio Conference Center Palma A
 
JONG SOOK AHN

Panel: The Roles of Communication in the Korean Contexts
Date/Time/Location: Thursday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Rio Conference Center Lambada B
 

JANICE W. TESSMAN

Title: "Advice Between Friends: An Exploration of Advice Givers' Goals"
Panel: The Enactment of Various Types of Social Support
Date/Time/Location: Friday, November 20, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Rio Conference Center Brasilia 2
 
 

SOCIETY FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
December 3-6, 2015
Austin, TX

 
DR. PAVITHRA PRASAD

Panel: 
Alien Worlds, Local Musics: Orbiting the Extraterrestrial Imaginary in Asian Musical Performance
Location: University of Texas at Austin
CSUN CFA CHAPTER
 
  • Fight for Five November 17 Action: CSUN Colleagues, join with CSU faculty colleagues at all 23 California State University campuses to Fight for a Five percent raise and an SSI this year on November 17 at the Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach. Register HERE
  • CFA released the fourth paper in its “Race to the Bottom” series, this time examining the impacts on students of the CSU administration’s failure to fund its core mission.                                           The paper, “The Price Students Pay,” examines the critical interaction between students and faculty, and how they too suffer when faculty members are overworked and underpaid. Read the final paper HERE

 
IN MEMORIAM

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of CSUN alumni, Dr. Anthony "Tony" R. Slagle.

Dr. Slagle passed away on November 1, 2015 in San Juan Puerto Rico. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 15, 1969 and moved to Los Angeles to earn his B.A. (1991) in speech communication at Pepperdine University. He went on to earn a M.A. (1993) in communication studies at CSUN, and a Ph.D. (1998) at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2001, he taught at the University of Puerto Rico where his research interests included rhetoric and popular culture, communication and gender, queer theory, communication and sexualities, cultural studies, and the rhetoric of HIV/AIDS.

He is survived by his parents, David and Joan Slagle, and partner, Derick Grundyson.

On behalf of the CSUN community, we send our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.
 
 
 
 
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