March 1, 2018

 Carolinas Communication Association  • 

The Carolinas Communication Association promotes the study of communication in the Carolinas and across the region
Hello CCA Members!
We would like to introduce to you the first of our monthly newsletters as a way to increase our communication and keep us connected between conferences. Each issue of the newsletter will highlight our members' work and achievements, share information about our upcoming conference and conference team, provide helpful research tips or reminders, and more! In another effort to keep us connected, make sure you are following all of our social media, as well as checking out our new website (linked below). Please feel welcome to share your feedback using the email at the bottom of the newsletter. 

 Spotlight of the Month 

Emily Moore

  • Institution: Wake Technical College 
  • Position: Communication and Theatre Faculty Head 
Emily Moore (Wake Technical College) and colleagues presenting at the 2018 North Carolina Campus Compact Civic Engagement Institute at Elon University

Civil Discourse playing a major role in Communication Studies at Wake Technical College and Clemson University

Civil discourse is becoming an increasingly important topic among communication professionals and students alike and Wake Technical College and Clemson University are proving just that. In September of 2017, Wake Technical College was awarded a $5,000 grant from the National Campus Compact to seek positive engagement and "to bring people together across lines of difference." As a part of this mini-grant, Wake Technical Community College launched the Campus Civility Project: Emotionally Intelligent Conversations last semester. This project is based on the premise that emotional intelligence is a prerequisite for civil conversations across differences. A key element of the project is an online course that provides faculty, staff, and students with tools and resources to use as they work to build a culture of civil discourse on campus. Emily Moore and her colleagues recently presented on this work at the 2018 North Carolina Campus Compact Civic Engagement Institute at Elon University.
At Clemson University, Professors Dr. Andrew Pyle and Dr. Darren Linvill are co-teaching a class on civil discourse, while Linvill's senior capstone class is based on civil discourse as well. Both professors believe that "to be properly prepared for the world they will be entering, students must explore and be armed to engage in meaningful civil discourse." Linvill states in his syllabus: "the purpose of this course is to challenge and stretch us (all of us), to foster a greater capacity for critical thinking, and to cultivate a capacity and appreciation for civil discourse; if you are unable or unwilling to consider others’ perspectives as valid and challenge your own views, or if you suspect you may be offended by having your views questioned, this is not the course for you. You must also be willing to offer well-reasoned challenges to the views of others." Throughout the course, students are challenged to share their opinions, as well as write Op-eds to get published in "The Tiger" magazine. 
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 Meet the 2018 Team 

Josie Persson

2018 CCA Communication Strategies Developer
  • Institution: Clemson University 
  • Position: Senior Communication Studies student
  • Favorite Part of my CCA Experience: I got involved with CCA by joining Pauline's team of students that planned the 2017 conference. At the conference, I enjoy learning about the research side of Communication studies and seeing the work of my professors. 
  • Fun Fact: I just ran my second half marathon last week!

 Tips of the Month 

10 Tips for Successful Grant Writing

  1. Start small and early. 
  2. Dream big (with the help of a mentor). 
  3. Look at who and what got funded before. 
  4. Spend half of your time on abstracts and aims. 
  5. Show that you can pull it off. 
  6. Match your methods and aims. 
  7. You can never have too many figures or tables. 
  8. Seek external reviews prior to submission. 
  9. Be kind to reviewers. 
  10. Choose a topic that you find interesting. 

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 Job Postings 


  • USC Aiken: Assistant Professor of Communication Click here for more info
  • UNC Wilmington: Assistant Professor of Communication
    Click here for more info

 Mark Your Calendars 

2018 NCA Convention

National Communication Association's 104th Convention "Communication at Play" to be held in Salt Lake City, November 8-11, 2018. Interested? Check out the Call for Participation.


Book your group rate for the 2018 Carolinas Communication Association Conference

CCA18 will be held on the beautiful Queens University of Charlotte campus in Myers Park in Uptown Charlotte.

Hotel Accommodations are available at the Courtyard Charlotte SouthPark, within walking distance to SouthPark Mall and a short 3 mile drive to the university. The hotel offers complimentary parking, and com as well as a fitness center, pool, and other accommodations for your stay. The room rate for CCA attendees is $109.00 per night.

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 the link above.

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