June 1, 2018

 Carolinas Communication Association  • 

The Carolinas Communication Association promotes the study of communication in the Carolinas and across the region
Happy Summer CCA Members!
In an effort to keep us connected throughout the summer months, make sure you are following all of our social media, as well as checking out our new website. Please feel welcome to share your feedback using the email at the bottom of the newsletter. 

Fun Fact: The National Communication Association, like CCA, started as a speech organization.

Quote of the month: "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" - Robert H. Schuller

 Spotlight of the Month 

Josie Persson

  • Institution: Clemson University
  • Position: 2018 CCA Communication Strategies Developer, Clemson Graduate
Josie Persson, CCA's 2017 Student Conference Planner, and 2018 Communication Strategies Developer presented her work at Clemson University's "Comm Day" on April 20, 2018. 

Comm Student Turned Comm Practioner...

Under the guidance of CCA President and Clemson Senior Lecturer, Pauline Matthey, Josie Persson has been able to take the communication skills she has learned in the classroom and apply them to her work with the Carolinas Communication Association. Clemson offers a unique experience for students of all majors called a "Creative Inquiry" (CI). These CIs are designed for students to, "take on problems that spring from their own curiosity, from a professor's challenge or from the pressing needs of the world around them. Team-based investigations are led by a faculty mentor and typically span two to four semesters. Students take ownership of their projects and take the risks necessary to solve problems and get answers."


If you don't remember, Josie was on the team of students that planned "All In for CCA," CCA's 2017 conference. While her other teammates have graduated, or moved on, Josie stayed on Pauline Matthey's team. Throughout the semester, she has been able to apply even more of her comm skills to the project. Among these skills were; working with a team and event planning, branding and PR, and community and organization engagement. Thanks to classes like Media Management in Brand Communication, PR Writing, Broadcasting, and Marketing, Josie was able to succeed in this Creative Inquiry. On April 20, 2018, Josie was one of five students to present her work to the department, and was happy to share the amazing experiences she has had with CCA.

 CCA Community Corner 

Congratulations are in order! 

CCA member Peter Gloviczki, who is currently an Assistant Professor of Communication and Coordinator of the Communication Program at Coker University, is moving up! 

Following Coker's standard practice, next year Peter will go up for Associate, and then both Tenure and Promotion will become effective during the 2019/2020 academic year.

Peter is excited about the next steps in his career and shares, "I consider CCA to be my academic home and I feel so fortunate to be part of such a caring, welcoming community."

 Meet the 2018 Team 

Theresa Russo

2018 CCA Secretary
  • Institution: Central Piedmont Community College
  • Positions: Co Chair of Communication Communication Instructor
  • Favorite Part of her CCA Experience: Learning from others!
  • Fun fact: "I love playing scrabble and can be very competitive!"

 Tips of the Month 

5 Suggestions on how Teachers Can Stay Sharp During the Summer
Whether you are lucky enough to actually get a summer break, or are teaching fewer classes than usual, here are some tips to stay sharp over the summer!

  1. Read.
  2. Engage in Twitter Chat. 
  3. Learn a New Skill.
  4. Find Low Cost Professional Developments.
  5. Rest.

Read full article 

 Job Postings 

  • Presbyterian College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and English, Apply Here
  • College of Charleston: Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication, Apply Here
  • NC State University: Lecturer- Communication, Apply Here 

 Mark Your Calendars 

National Communication Association: Institute for Faculty Development 

The NCA Institute for Faculty Development, also known as the “Hope Conference,” is a small conference that provides undergraduate Communication faculty members opportunities to solicit feedback on scholarship, to build collaborative research and pedagogical relationships, to learn about new directions in theory and pedagogy, and to develop new course area expertise. The 2018 conference will be held at Denison University in Granville, OH from July 22-28. Find more information here


Don't forget to book your hotel room now. Attendees can make a reservation in the CCA room block now through August 30, 2018 (space is limited) by calling the hotel directly or through this link.

If you have anything you would like to see in the next newsletter, feel free to reach out to!

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