Communication Studies

ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

Student Research and Creative Displays

Location: Center for the Arts, Centennial Hall, Murphy Library  

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in multiple locations-- the lobby of the Center for the Arts, the Hall of Nations, and the windows of Murphy Library and the ICE Center.  Some of the projects are culminating class projects and others the result of undergraduate research.

Before I Die, I...

Location: Center for the Arts 

Candy Chang created this interactive art project as a single installation to provide a place for herself and other to “share their personal aspirations in a public space.”  Since the first wall was built in 2011, over sixty countries have created similar installations in over thirty languages. Inspired by these walls, UWL began collecting responses in February-- now on display in the Dialogue Space in the Center for the Arts.  View the installation and add your own thoughts! For more information about the project Before I Die.

UWL Art Gallery: All Students Juried Art Exhibition

Location: Center for the Arts, First floor 

An exhibition of art works by UWL students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Carolyn Payne, executive director of the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and Phillip Ahnen, exhibition preparator at the Rochester Art Center. For more information, visit the Art Gallery website.

Performance

Chicken Soup for the Chicken

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts

Kevin Kling is a Minnesota-based storyteller who has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and has performed his stories about growing up in the Midwest across the country and globe. His stories are filled with humor and poignancy. He has performed at the La Crosse Storytelling Festival and has published three books including “The Dog Says How”, “Holiday Inn” and “Big Little Brother.”

ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

Student Research and Creative Displays

Location: Center for the Arts, Centennial Hall, Murphy Library  

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in multiple locations-- the lobby of the Center for the Arts, the Hall of Nations, and the windows of Murphy Library and the ICE Center.  Some of the projects are culminating class projects and others the result of undergraduate research.

Before I Die, I...

Location: Center for the Arts 

Candy Chang created this interactive art project as a single installation to provide a place for herself and other to "share their personal aspirations in a public space."  Since the first wall was built in 2011, over sixty countries have created similar installations in over thirty languages. Inspired by these walls, UWL began collecting responses in February-- now on display in the Dialogue Space in the Center for the Arts.  View the installation and add your own thoughts! For more information about the project  Before I Die .

UWL Art Gallery: All Students Juried Art Exhibition

Location: Center for the Arts, First floor 

An exhibition of art works by UWL students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Carolyn Payne, executive director of the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and Phillip Ahnen, exhibition preparator at the Rochester Art Center. For more information, visit the Art Gallery website.

Event

 

Book Poetry

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Murphy Library

Facilitator: Teri Talpe

Select some book titles that jump out at you when you read the spines. Stack them up, change the order, replace one with another. Voila! Book spine poetry! You come, you choose, you stack. We take the photo.

Presentation

Study Abroad Stories

Time: 12:05 - 1:00 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall

Instructor: Scott Dickmeyer

Students who have made international education part of their UWL experience will relate stories of culture shock, spontaneous learning in another country, and how they have changed and grown through summers and semesters abroad as college students. Additionally, instructors of faculty-led programs will tell about the learning opportunities that come with teaching students in international contexts.

Presentation

We Are All Related: Understanding Lakota Perspectives of Communication through their Stories

Time: 1:10 - 2:05 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall

Instructor: Dan Modaff

In this multimedia presentation, Lakota elders share stories of their origin and value system that reveal their communication philosophy and practices.

Lecture

The Media Story of Donald Sterling

Time: 2:15 - 3:10 PM

Location: Room 1404, Centennial Hall

Instructor: Kate Lavelle

This presentation will use the reaction to Donald Sterling's public racist comments as a jumping off point for a broader discussion about the responsibility of public figures in sports to promote practices in diversity. This presentation will encourage audience dialogue.

ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

Student Research and Creative Displays

Location: Center for the Arts, Centennial Hall, Murphy Library  

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in multiple locations-- the lobby of the Center for the Arts, the Hall of Nations, and the windows of Murphy Library and the ICE Center.  Some of the projects are culminating class projects and others the result of undergraduate research.

Before I Die, I...

Location: Center for the Arts 

Candy Chang created this interactive art project as a single installation to provide a place for herself and other to "share their personal aspirations in a public space."  Since the first wall was built in 2011, over sixty countries have created similar installations in over thirty languages. Inspired by these walls, UWL began collecting responses in February-- now on display in the Dialogue Space in the Center for the Arts.  View the installation and add your own thoughts! For more information about the project  Before I Die .

UWL Art Gallery: All Students Juried Art Exhibition

Location: Center for the Arts, First floor 

An exhibition of art works by UWL students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Carolyn Payne, executive director of the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and Phillip Ahnen, exhibition preparator at the Rochester Art Center. For more information, visit the Art Gallery website.

 

Workshop

Creating News Stories

Time: 9:25 - 10:50 AM

Location: ICE Center, Murphy Library

Facilitator: Scott Dickmeyer

Local news anchors and staff will tell stories and facts about developing, producing, and delivering good local news stories. Guests will discuss story crafting for a variety of media outlets.

Workshop

Bookmaking Made Easy

Time: 1:10 - 2:05 PM

Location: Room 203, Center for the Arts

Instructor: Susan Schuyler

Every book will tell a story for participants in this fun, hands-on bookmaking session. All participants will leave with their own handmade book to fill with their unique story.

Event

Book Poetry

Time: 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Location: Murphy Library

Facilitator: Teri Talpe

Select some book titles that jump out at you when you read the spines. Stack them up, change the order, replace one with another. Voila! Book spine poetry! You come, you choose, you stack. We take the photo.

Workshop

Telling Your Story to Employers

Time: 2:15 - 3:40 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall 

Panelists: Karolyn Bald, UWL Career Services; Heather Casper, Curator of Education- Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Emily Kurash, Director of Marketing- Great River Shakespeare Festival; Steve Michaels, Supervisor of Fine Arts-La Crosse School District

A panel of experts will provide tips on successfully applying for professional positions in arts and communication-related fields.

Competition

Public Speaking Competition

Time: 4:00 - 5:15 PM

Location: Room 1309, Centennial Hall

Facilitator: Tony Docan-Morgan

The Public Speaking Competition promotes and showcases student excellence in public speaking. Five finalists, narrowed down from a pool of over 1,000 students enrolled in CST 110 during Fall 2014, will present their persuasive speeches to an audience of community members and UWL students, instructors, and staff. Finalists will be awarded cash prizes ranging from $75 to $300. This event is organized and supported by the Department of Communication Studies and Public Speaking Center.

Screening and Discussion

Adoptees in the Wild: Season 1

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1400, Centennial Hall

Facilitator: Sara Docan-Morgan and Kevin Haebeom Vollmers

Join Dr. Sara Docan-Morgan, adoption researcher and associate professor of Communication Studies, in viewing John Sanvidge's documentary, Adoptees in the Wild: Season 1. The film follows several adoptees who have made their lives in New  York City and share their stories of identity and family. An interactive discussion will follow. A discussion will follow with Dr. Morgan and film researcher Kevin Haebeom Vollmers, the Executive Director of Gazillion Strong and also the founder of Land of Gazillion Adoptees, LLC (LGA), a multimedia company based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

Student Research and Creative Displays

Location: Center for the Arts, Centennial Hall, Murphy Library  

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in multiple locations-- the lobby of the Center for the Arts, the Hall of Nations, and the windows of Murphy Library and the ICE Center.  Some of the projects are culminating class projects and others the result of undergraduate research.

Before I Die, I...

Location: Center for the Arts 

Candy Chang created this interactive art project as a single installation to provide a place for herself and other to "share their personal aspirations in a public space."  Since the first wall was built in 2011, over sixty countries have created similar installations in over thirty languages.  Inspired by these walls, UWL began collecting responses in February-- now on display in the Dialogue Space in the Center for the Arts.  View the installation and add your own thoughts! For more information about the project  Before I Die .

UWL Art Gallery: All Students Juried Art Exhibition

Location: Center for the Arts, First floor 

An exhibition of art works by UWL students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Carolyn Payne, executive director of the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and Phillip Ahnen, exhibition preparator at the Rochester Art Center. For more information, visit the Art Gallery website.

Workshop/Performance

Bluff County Tale Spinners

Time: 9:55 - 10:50 AM

Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall

Guest Facilitator: Sara Slayton

Members of the Bluff Country Tale Spinners, a local storytelling guild, will be performing fiction and non-fiction stories. The Guild meets monthly for the purpose of developing storytelling skills among its members and is open to the public.

Event

Book Poetry

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Location: Murphy Library

Facilitator: Teri Talpe

Select some book titles that jump out at you when you read the spines. Stack them up, change the order, replace one with another. Voila! Book spine poetry! You come, you choose, you stack. We take the photo.

Presentation

Hear, Here

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall

Instructor: Ariel Beaujot

Listen to a preview of Hear, Here, a location-based mobile phone operated project, located in downtown La Crosse, aimed at presenting the known and widely unknown stories of downtown’s people and places. On April 12th 2015 Hear, Here will install street-level signs at thirty locations so the people and visitors of the downtown area can hear and connect with these stories.  People will also have the option of sharing their own stories of downtown La Crosse, which will be added to the project as it develops. Professor Beaujot will share details about the project and some of the stories collected to date.