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Communication Week

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2020 Communication Week: March 30 - April 3

2019 Communication Week Schedule

Monday, March 25

Megan Westervelt, VisCom Alumna and Photojournalist
10-11:30 a.m.
Schoonover 380

Megan will be available to share her wisdom about how to make the most of your international travel opportunities. 

"Fast Pass to Success": Advice from the Communication Studies Advisory Board (PDF)
2-3:30 p.m. 
Schoonover 450

Communication Studies students can sign up to participate in a speed networking event with members of the COMS advisory board, whose professional experience spans the industry.

Communication Week Celebration Reception
5:30 p.m.
Zenner House

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the Scripps College of Communication gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and to look toward the future together.

Tuesday, March 26

The 2019 Schuneman Symposium: “The Big Story”
10:30a.m.-7:15 p.m.
Baker University Center and Scripps Hall

Everyone is talking about the Big Story — how climate change is producing massive wildfires in California and hurricanes that destroy entire communities, Native American rights, Bob Mueller’s investigation of the Trump White House, building a wall, caravans of immigrants seeking asylum, the destructive power of opioids and our relationship with China. This year’s Schuneman Symposium features experts on these topics to campus to share their unique perspectives on each of these Big Stories. See detailed schedule at the link.

Stream the events at the links below

10:30 a.m. - Dan HornMichael NyergesAnne Saker and Meg Vogel (Cincinnati Enquirer) - Seven Days of Heroin

1:30 p.m. - Jeff Widener (freelance photographer) - When Opportunity Knocks

3 p.m. - Matt Zapotosky (Washington Post) - Covering the Mueller Investigation

4:30 p.m. - Annette Meade, Ray Soto and Shawn Sullivan (USA Today) - The Wall: Unknown stories. Unintended consequences.

6:05 p.m. - The Wall Virtual Reality Experience

7:15 p.m. - The Wall documentary

Wednesday, March 27

The 2019 Schuneman Symposium: “The Big Story”
9:40 a.m.-9 p.m.
Baker University Center and Scripps Hall

Everyone is talking about the Big Story — how climate change is producing massive wildfires in California and hurricanes that destroy entire communities, Native American rights, Bob Mueller’s investigation of the Trump White House, building a wall, caravans of immigrants seeking asylum, the destructive power of opioids and our relationship with China. This year’s Schuneman Symposium features experts on these topics to campus to share their unique perspectives on each of these Big Stories. See detailed schedule at the link.

Stream the events at the links below

9:40 a.m. - Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) - California Wildfires

10:45 a.m. - Tania Rashid (PBS Newshour) - From Myanmar to Bangladesh: The Plight of Rohingya Muslim Refugees

11:50 p.m. - Richard Tsong-Taatarii (Minneapolis Star Tribune) - Exodus: Movement, Culture, People

2 p.m. - Angela Massie (The Weather Channel) - When Weather IS the Big Story

3:05 p.m. - Matthew Sitkowski, Ph.D. (The Weather Channel) - Covering the Big Story: A Scientist’s Perspective

4:10 p.m. - Panel discussion with all speakers

90 Minute Series
7 p.m.
Schoonover Center 145

Mat dos Santos, executive director of the Oregon ACLU, will speak about the death of a Portland teenager at the business end of a cop’s gun. In coming to Athens, dos Santos will show how pervasive such killings are in America. While dos Santos can’t promise any concrete answers, he can speak to the fears that follow black and Hispanic males when their worlds collide with police. (Interviewer: Tee Willis)

Thursday, March 28

ITS Day (PDF with more details)

It Takes a Village: A Journey from Intern to IT Director
9:15 a.m. 
Baker University Center Room 240

Service Providers: Today's Challenges in Meeting Customers' Demands
10 a.m.
Baker University Center Room 240

Collaboration and Internet of Things
10:45 a.m.
Baker University Center Room 240

Alumni Panel
11:30 a.m.
Baker University Center Room 240

Lunch with remarks by Dean Scott Titsworth and ITS Director Dr. Hans Kruse
12:30 p.m.
Baker University Center Ballroom B (4th Floor)

Women in ITS Luncheon
12:30 p.m.
Baker University Center 230

Accenture Challenge Winner announcement
1:30 p.m.
Baker University Center Ballroom B (4th Floor)

Student Awards Banquet
6 p.m.
Galbreath Room, Ohio University Inn

2019 Music Industry Summit
11 a.m.-11:45 p.m. 
Baker University Center and Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

Major names from the music industry will participate in panel discussions. Guests include keynote speaker Chuck D of Public Enemy; Nora Felder, music supervisor for Stranger Things; Blueprint; Jonathan Vernon & Nick D'Andrea of Doc Robinson; Carly Fratianne, Maddy Ciampa & Courtney Hall of WYD; Sameer Gadhia of Young The Giant. Evening events too! Registration is required.

 

The Black Student Communication Caucus (BSCC) Women in Communication Panel
7-8 p.m. 
Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center

Highlighting the work of prominent women in the field of communication, panelists will discuss their experiences working for communication-based organizations. The program also serves as an opportunity for young women who aspire to work for public relations agencies, media publications and educational institutions to gain insight into the makings of a successful career in these fields.  

Friday, March 29

Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab open house
2-4 p.m.

Tour this hub of communication innovation and creativity, where students, faculty and staff develop and research the latest in digital media technology. Experience for yourself the unique and exciting virtual, augmented and mixed realities created by members of our Scripps College of Communication community.

Media Arts & Studies Day

Internship Panel
12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Lasher Learning Center
Current students will share their internship experiences at Bonnaroo, Sherwin-Williams, Prime Social Group, OHIO in LA, and MORE. Pizza will be provided at this event!

Alumni Panel
2-3 p.m.
Schoonover 450

Keynote address: Richard Gold, Executive Vice President of Development for Paramount Television
3-4 p.m.
Schoonover 450