Tenure-track job in Rhetoric

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TENURE-TRACK JOB IN RHETORIC California State University, Sacramento Dear RCA Colleagues, Please help me distribute this announcement as widely (and quickly) as possible. We have a very short turn around on this. Reviews of applicants begins in just a few weeks! I would love to see a host of applications from RCA members! I chair the search committee and would …

Call for SCA Panelists

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Call for panelists The Rhetoric & Public Address Division of the Southern States Communication Association invites submissions for the 2020 convention being held in Frisco, TX April 2020. The RPA Division welcomes papers and panel proposals ranging across the spectrum of approaches to rhetorical theory and criticism. Submissions related to the conference site—Frisco, TX—or the conference theme—“Disruptive Communication”—are especially encouraged. …

Digital Proverbs in Response to Silicon Valley’s Moral Catechism

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Presenter and Affiliation: Kevin Healey, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Communication, University of New Hampshire When? Thursday, Dec. 12, 10-11 am EST. What? Most popular digital platforms promote a set of ideological biases (or “digital worldview”) that we call the “moral catechism of Silicon Valley.” Make no mistake about it, this catechism is as much like any other set of religious rites …

Communicating Love in Relationships: Theory, Research, & Pedagogy

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Who? Renee Bourdeaux, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Communication Northwest University When? Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8-9 pm EST. Description: Because love is a complex phenomenon based on personal understanding, each person might communicate love a bit differently. This webinar overviews a new textbook pulling together research on interpersonal, family, positive, and dark-side communication to explore love in relationships. Participants will learn how …

Faith Integration in a Public Relations Capstone Service-Learning Project

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Presenter: Denise Ferguson-Neff, Ph.D. Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Professor, Department of Communication Studies When? Wednesday, Oct. 16, 3-4 pm EST Description: this webinar explores a service learning project in PUBR 400, a capstone course for Public Relations Management. Students carry a public relations/strategic communication plan for Los Angeles-area nonprofit organizations through the entire four-step process of …

C. S. Lewis, Mythopoiesis, and the Rhetoric of Glory

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Presenter: Brandon Knight, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Communication William Carey University When? Friday, Sept. 20, 4-5 pm EST Description: C.S. Lewis’s performance was unique as he spoke one of the greatest sermons of the twentieth century entitled The Weight of Glory. Although the world was experiencing one of its greatest travesties during the Second World War, it was at this …

Let’s Have a Conversation about The God Problem

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Let’s Have a Conversation about The God Problem Mark Ward Sr., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Communication University of Houston-Victoria Fifteen years ago, Quentin Schultze spoke to the annual awards banquet of the Religious Communication Association. His address on “The ‘God-Problem’ in Communication Studies” was subsequently published in the Journal of Communication and Religion. The essay put the problem succinctly: If …

Compassionate Communication

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Compassionate Communication Annalee R. Ward, Ph.D. University of Dubuque Annalee Ward, Professor of Communication, currently serves as the Director of the Wendt Character Initiative at the University of Dubuque.  This Initiative promotes excellent moral character and lives of purpose. Passionate about interweaving faith, life, and learning, Annalee is grateful for the work of the Christianity and Communication Studies Network whose …

The Rhetoric of Place

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The Rhetoric of Place Annalee R. Ward, Ph.D. University of Dubuque Annalee Ward, Professor of Communication, currently serves as the Director of the Wendt Character Initiative at the University of Dubuque.  This Initiative promotes excellent moral character and lives of purpose. Passionate about interweaving faith, life, and learning, Annalee is grateful for the work of the Christianity and Communication Studies …

Politically Correct Morals; Morally Correct Politics

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Politically Correct Morals; Morally Correct Politics Guest Columnist Mark Williams, Ph.D. Professor of Rhetoric California State University, Sacramento Frequently lost on Christians is the distinction between the moral and the sacred, between virtue and holiness. Take the recent remark by RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel who asserted, “I go to church for my moral leadership,” noting, “You can be the nicest, …