Communication Studies

Watch Them Work


Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Room 208, WING Technology Center

Instructor: Pat Turner

Participants will be given a guided tour of the broadcast facilities housed in Wing Technology Center and view the production of a 30-minute television newscast.  Additionally, interested parties will have the chance to experience reading off a teleprompter, announcing weather in front of a green screen, and operating radio/television equipment.


Improving Your Public Speaking Skills and Reducing Speaking Anxiety

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Room 337, Cartwright Center

Host: Dr. Tony Docan-Morgan

This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills. Attendees will participate in various small-group activities aimed at developing speech content, incorporating creative and vivid language, and using one's hands, voice and face to deliver effectively.  Attendees will also learn a variety of techniques for reducing public speaking anxiety. Attendees are welcome to stop in for 20-30 minutes at any time during this session.


Throwing My First Punch 

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Frederick Theater, 100 Morris Hall (basement level)

Guest Artist: Kimberlee Perez

Perez will perform her one-woman show titled Throwing My First Punch. This show is a personal narrative performance that focuses on queer belonging and relations across differences of race, sexuality, gender, and class. Grounded in personal experiences and engagements with history, Perez explores the interconnection between her own sense of self and her ancestors, high school rumbles, natal and queer family relations, and karate.

Public Lecture and Salon

The Interconnection of the Arts, Innovation, and Economic Well-Being

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Room 1400, Centennial Hall 

Keynote Speaker: Harvey White

Salon Panelists: George Tzougros, National Creativity Network and Wisconsin Arts Board; Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin, Sheryl White

It is easy to say that creativity is important, but what does that really mean? Business leader, arts patron, and arts advocate Harvey White, who coined the term "STEAM" offers his thoughts on the crucial role of creativity in our world. After his remarks he will be joined by a panel of guests to expand the conversation and answer question from the audience.


The Research and Creative Work of the Students in the School of Arts and Communication

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, 1300 Centennial Hall

Students in the departments of Art, Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts regularly engage in research and creative work as part of their courses. Students also have the opportunity to take on special projects funded through undergraduate research grants, facilitating further education and exploration - often including travel to a different state or country. Meet several of these students and hear them discuss their work. This session will also feature displays of student artwork. 


Student Debate

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, 1300 Centennial Hall

Moderators: Michael Tollefson and Kate Lavelle 

Four students will debate United States policy regarding global warming. The debate will demonstrate academic debate procedure and strategies. 

Film Screening 

seeking asian female 

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Room 1400, Centennial Hall

Host: Sara Docan-Morgan 

seeking asian female is an eccentric modern love story about Steven and Sandy - an aging white man with "yellow fever" who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman, and the young Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie, a Chinese American filmmaker, documents and narrates with skepticism and humor, from the early stages of Steven's search, through the moment Sandy steps foot in America for the first time, to a year into their precarious union. Global migration, Sino-American relations, and the perennial battle of the sexes, weigh in on the fate of their marriage in this intensely captivating personal documentary. 


Faculty Debate: Should the UW System freeze tuition?

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Room 1400, Centennial Hall 

Communication Studies faculty members Mike Tollefson and Kate Lavelle will debate the resolution: the UW System should freeze tuition. Tollefson and Lavelle are members of the Advocacy and Communication Criticism emphasis area, and will demonstrate a variety of Advocacy skills in a head to head, audience-friendly debate. 


Arts and Communication Mashup

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM 

Location: First Floor, Cartwright Center

Part 1--Main Floor, Cartwright Center: In this culminating festival event, faculty, staff, and students from Art, Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts come together to share theatre, music, art, digital media, and storytelling to create a feast for the senses.  Join us and wander through the main floor of the Cartwright Center.

Part 2:  Closing Reception -- Join us for student awards, hors d'oeuvres, and celebration as we conclude Creative Imperatives 2014.