Communication Events Archive

October 2012

Rhetorical Leadership is partnering with The Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion to present, "Beyond Polarizing Dialogues: On Democracy" on November 5, from 5:00-8:00 pm in Greene Hall. Register for the event at

Sandra Braman (faculty) presented a colloquium on grant proposal writing on October 19.

Sang Kim, Hayeon Song (both faculty), and graduate students presented a colloquium on their Milwaukee Project research on October 5.

September 2012

Gwen Wittenbaum, Associate Professor at Michigan State University, gave a research talk titled “Social ostracism in task groups,” on September 21, 2012.

November 2011

Friday, November 11, 2:00pm

Graduate student research paper presentations
Merrill 131

Friday, November 18

NCA Party: 8:00–10:00 pm
La Galerie 4, New Orleans Marriott

Friday, December 2, 2:00pm

Ph.D. Professional Development Seminars
1st Year: Doctoral Portfolios
2nd Year: Publishing/Submitting papers
3rd Year: Academic Job Search
4th Year: Job Talk/Interview Process

October 2011

Friday, October 14, 2:00pm

The Rhetorical Leadership Program is pleased to host Prof. Kirt H. Wilson, Pennsylvania State University. His presentation is "Imitation, Leadership, and Violence: How to Understand Racial Hostilities After the Civil War."

Friday, October 28, 2:00pm

Classroom participation facilitation
Nancy Burrell, Renee Meyers
Merrill 131

September 2011

Friday, Sept. 30, 3:00pm

Professor Michael E. Roloff, of Northwestern University, will give a talk for a doctoral professional development seminar regarding researching and teaching at a private University, on Friday, September 30, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in Merrill 131.

The Rhetorical Leadership Program is pleased to host Prof. Kirt H. Wilson, Pennsylvania State University. His presentation is "Imitation, Leadership, and Violence: How to Understand Racial Hostilities After the Civil War."

April 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011, 2:00pm

Professional Development Seminar in MER 131. Graduate Students will be practicing presentations of research for upcoming conventions. Social event to follow the presentations.

Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9:30-12:30

Public Speaking Showcase. First rounds begin at 9:30. Final round begins at 11:15 in MER 131. Judges: Jere McGaffey, Randy Parlee, and Provost Johannes Britz. Contact Lindsey Harness or Ruth Beerman for more information.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 2:00-3:15pm

Michael Kramer lecture, "Public Memory and Rhetorical Reflection: (Re)Presenting Oratorical History at Cooper Union," Merril 347.

Wed-Sat, April 6-10, 2011

Central States Communication Association Conference in Milwaukee at the downtown Hilton. Over 35 undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from the Department of Communication will be conducting workshops and presenting papers.

Friday, April 15, 2011, 2pm

Professional Development Seminar, Tara Emmers-Sommer, Professor and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, University of Nevada-Las Vegas will be delivering a research colloquium in MER 131 entitled, "Sexual Scripts: How does one say 'no' in a culture that says 'yes'?"

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 6-10pm

Comm Prom at Greene Hall. Annual social event, dinner/dancing. Please contact Melissa Maier for details. Alumni are invited to come and see old friends.

March 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011, 2:00pm

Please join us on Friday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. in Merrill 131 for the annual Rhetorical Leadership lecture. This year Professor Cate Palczewski will deliver a lecture entitled "Taming Women's Embodied Argument: The Transgressive Potential of Suffrage Advocates’ Body Argument and Social Responses of Recuperation”. Professor Palczewski is Professor of Communication Studies and affiliate faculty in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Iowa.

February 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011, 2:00pm

Sandra Braman is speaking on "Wikileaks and the Transformation of Law-State-Society Relations," Symposium on Minding the Gaps: Wikileaks & Internet Security in the 21st Century, Center for 21st Century Studies, February 4, 2:00pm, CRT 175.

Friday, February 25, 2011, 2:00pm

February 25th, Friday, 2pm in MER 131: Tae-Seop Lim will be talking about teaching foreign students in courses as part of intercultural communication issues

November 2010

Friday, December 3rd, 2:00pm

Professional Development Seminars:
Doctoral Portfolio Development (Mike Allen)
Submitting and Publishing Research (Kathryn Olson, Hayeon Song)
Applying for a job in the Academy (Kathryn Fonner, Jack Johnson, Reneé Meyers)
Rooms TBA

October 2010

Friday, October 15th, 2:00pm

John Jordan, Lindsay Timmerman, and Erik Timmerman presenting on “Use of Technology in Teaching” in MER 131. Reception to follow at 3pm. Social hour at Whole Foods at 4pm.

Friday, October 29th, 6:00-10:00pm

Departmental Halloween Party sponsored by graduate students. E-mail Lara Stache, for details.

September 2010

Friday, September 17th

Departmental Colloquium by Cynthia Cheng, University of Santa Clara dealing with acculturation of Chinese women in the United States. The presentation will be held in MER 131 at 2:00pm.

Friday, September 24th

Sandra Braman, will be speaking on Technology Policy and Organizational Communication. The presentation will be held in MER 131 at 2:00pm.

Friday, October 1st

Professional Development Seminar by Ronda Sprague, UW-Stevens Point, will be here discussing working in the Wisconsin System and providing advice on how to prepare for working at a state college. The presentation will be held in MER 131 at 2:00pm.

May 2010

Friday, May 7th

Mike Bernhagen will be presenting some material out his forthcoming documentary on hospice care, MER 131, 2pm. Social gathering afterwards at Whole Foods.

Friday, May 14th

Department of Communication Awards Ceremony and Lambda Phi Eta Induction Ceremony, 5:30 in UW-Milwaukee Student Union, refreshments served.

April 2010

Saturday April 10th

Com Prom. If you are interested in helping with the event, please contact Melissa Maier,, alumni are invited.

Saturday April 10th

The final Milwaukee Debate League tournament of the year will be held April 10 at UW-Milwaukee. If you would like to volunteer to judge or help in other ways, please contact Kathryn Olson at

March 2010

Friday, March 5th

Professional Development Seminar, Jack Johnson and Reneé Meyers, They will be discussion the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in MER 347 at 2pm

Friday, March 19th

Professional Development Seminar where Leslie Harris will be giving a colloquium about her research on Mormon women and marriage, MER 347 at 2pm

Saturday, March 20th

The Milwaukee Debate League tournament will be held at UWM. Judges and volunteers are always needed. Three judge training sessions are scheduled in Merrill Hall at 6:30 p.m. on March 10, March 15, and March 17. Contact Kathryn Olson ( to volunteer or sign up for judge training. The final Milwaukee Debate League tournament will be held at UWM on Saturday, April 10.

February 2010

Thursday, February 11
John Murphy will give the RL lecture on February 11. Graduate students are invited to have breakfast or coffee with him on Thursday morning. Contact Kathryn Olson ( for details.

Friday, February 19th
Professional Development Seminar, Lynn Turner, President of the National Communication Association, Professor, Marquette, will talk on Importance and Opportunity for Service, 2pm.

January 2010

January 15th
Faculty Meeting to discuss redesign of MA program, MER 347, 1pm.

December 2009

Friday, December 4th
Professional Development Seminar, Dealing with the Doctoral Portfolio. 2pm, MER 347, 3pm reception, followed by 4pm social hour at Oakcrest Tavern.

November 2009

Thursday, November 5th
Renvisioning the Academy
Richard Cherwitz from the University of Texas will be talking on Friday, November 5th to give the following presentations:

10:00 Undergraduate Colloquium, LUB S233: U Texas IE (Intellectual Entrepreneurship) Pre-Graduate School Internship and other IE initiatives (high-impact practices) that might be transferrable to UWM LUB S233

2:00 Graduate Colloquium, LUB S233: Re-visioning Graduate Education for the Twenty-First Century

Saturday, November 14th, 6:30-8:30pm
Departmental Reception at the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL
Saturday, November 14th, 6:30-8:30pm, 3rd floor, PDR 1

Friday, November 20th, 6:00-9:30pm
Save your Brain, Bring the Tums
Where: Greene Hall
Who: Graduate Students and Faculty
What: This is a chili cook-off/trivia night. Please bring a side dish to accompany chili or your own pot of chili. Also, it is a B.Y.O.B event.

Additional Details: The Graduate Advisory Council has opted to make a donation on behalf of the communication department to the organizations Toys for Tots and/or a food bank in Milwaukee. Thus, we ask that you bring a toy and/or a can food to donate to these organizations.

October 2009

Monday, October 5th, 3:30pm
Presentation of the graduate papers being presented at the Organizational Communication Mini-Conference will take place in Enderis 109.

Friday, October 9th
Evelyn Ang, Kelly Tenzek, and Lindsey Harness are conducting a workshop at the Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference at Marquette University.

Friday, October 23rd, 4:00pm
Graduate Student Paper presentations, MER 131 at 2pm
Reception to follow, social hour, 4:00pm at Café Hollander

Saturday, October 31st
Halloween Party, Greene Hall, 6pm to 10pm
Open to Department of Communication members, friends, and family, contact Lindsey Harness at for details

September 2009

Tuesday, September 1st
Doctoral Student Orientation - 12:00pm noon

Friday, September 11th
Doctoral Professional Development Seminar, 2pm, Roger O. Smith, Professor, UW-Milwaukee, Occupational Therapy will be discussing research on universal access to education. Reception and social hour follow.

Saturday, September 12th
Back to School Picnic for all Faculty and Graduate Students. Time: 12:30, weather permitting. Location to be distributed over the email reflectors, contact Lindsey Harness,, for details and updated information.

Friday, September 25th
Doctoral Professional Development Seminar, 2pm (90 minutes), Patrice Buzzannell and Steve Wilson, both professors at Purdue University will be discussing the issues of being a couple and dealing with couples in the university setting.

August 2009

Monday, August 24th
Graduate Student Orientation, Greene Hall
4:30pm - All new graduate students
5:00pm - Returning graduate Students
5:30pm - Faculty

June 2009

Monday, June 8th
Evelyn Ang will be facilitating "Peacemakers' Circle Training" June 8th, 10th, 12th. Contact Evelyn for information on this training.

May 2009

Saturday, May 2nd
The Milwaukee Debate League will hold its final tournament of the year at UWM on Saturday, May 2. If you would like to observe or participate as a judge or tournament worker, please contact Kathryn Olson at

Friday, May 15th
Department of Communication Awards and Recognition Ceremony, Friday, May 15th, Union Grand Ballroom at 5:30pm, refreshments served.

April 2009

Thursday, April 16th
Dale Brashers, Professor for University of Illinois will present colloquium on April 16th "Peer Social Support and the Management of Uncertainty for People Living with HIV". The presentation will be at 1:30pm in Union 181.

March 2009

Saturday, March 21st
UW-Milwaukee hosts the March MDL tournament, which needs tournament volunteers and judges. Training for new judges occurs Friday, March 13th in Merrill Hall; alumni welcome! For more information, contact Kathryn Olson at

Friday, March 27th, 2pm in MER 131
Central States and International Communication Association Presentations
Graduate students will present papers accepted for Convention presentation
Reception to Follow

Saturday, March 28th, 6pm-10pm, Green Hall
COMMPROM, annual dinner and dance for faculty, graduate students, and graduate
Alumni. Please contact the organizer Josh Pederson -