Comm-Announce-2019-01-14

Volume 32, Number 2
January 14, 2019

A few news notes for you this week from the Department of Communication and Comm-Announce including help with your speeches, steps toward your future and recognition for our master's program.

HELP WITH YOUR ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Do you need help improving your speaking skills? The Department of Communication's Public Speaking Center is staffed with speech mentors who can help guide you through the process of preparing and delivering an oral presentation. Students taking any course, not just a speech course, are invited to visit the Speaking Center for help and guidance with their presentations.

The Speaking Center has two locations--on the lower level of Strickler and also our satellite center in the new Belknap Academic Building. For more information and a schedule of office hours, check us out on the web:http://commcourses.com/oc/

PART TIME JOB FAIR
Need to find some paid work to help defray the cost of school? The Career Development Center sponsors the Part-time Job Fair, Wednesday January 23, 11 to 1 in the SAC Ballroom. 50-plus employers will be on hand to talk to students about work opportunities so dust off your resume and come out, next Wednesday.

GET READY FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL EXAMS
The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and REACH are hosting two GRE test information workshops this Spring:

Wednesday, February 20 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm

and

Saturday, April 20, 2018 from 8:00 to 12:00 noon

Both workshops will be held in the Shumaker Research Building, Room 139. UofL alumni and staff, post-baccalaureate students, current graduate and undergraduate students, and community members are invited to attend.

Please register to attend (at: https://louisville.edu/graduate/news/free-gre-test-information-workshops-for-2017-2018), as space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please contact gradadm@louisville.edu

COMM MASTERS PROGRAM IN THE TOP 30
Eduniversal, a French-based global graduate program ranking entity, has released its masters program ratings for 2018. Our MA program is listed at #26 in the latest global rankings of Communication programs. For a full list of rankings, go to: http://www.best-masters.com/

Undergraduates, if you are interested in continuing your education in a "Top-30" program, please contact our graduate director, Dr. Steve Sohn for more information (steve.sohn@louisville.edu).

HIP HOP PRESENTATION
Dr. Mickey Hess (Rider University) and Dr. Kaila Story (UofL) will be co-presenting a talk this Wednesday titled "How Hip Hop Taught A Kid from Kentucky What An Ally Should Be." Dr. Hess is an alumnus of UofL's Department of English and is a Professor of English at Rider. His recent book, "A Guest in the House of Hip Hop: How Rap Music Taught A Kid From Kentucky What An Ally Should Be," was released this November.

This event is on Wednesday, 6:30 in the SAC multipurpose room. The event is free and open to the public. Free food provided before the talk.

That is all for now We normally publish on Mondays but next week is MLK Day so we'll publish on Tuesday. Have a good week.

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