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July 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: In 1997 the Speech Association of America (SAA) officially changed its name to the National Communication Association (NCA). 

Quote: 
"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome." - William James

 Spotlight of the Month 

Roy Schwartzman

  • Institution: University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Position: Professor of Communication Studies
Schwartzman Invites Students to Participate in Discussion Panel and Brings Home Award

CCA lifetime member and past president Roy Schwartzman and Students win award...

UNCG Speaking Center Communication Consultants and Dr Roy Schwartzman, our Faculty Fellow for
Undergraduate Research, won the 2018 Top Applied Learning Panel Award at the Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education held in Wilmington, NC on March 8-10. 

The panel, “Communication Centers as Hubs of Applied Learning,” featured the following presentations:

“Applied Learning as Empowerment Through Teaching: Communication Activism Pedagogy,” by Elauna
Pettigrew.

 
“Building Oral Communication Skills in Underserved Communities: Mentoring Developmentally
Challenged Communicators,” by Caroline Bolin, Erika Forslund, Rebecca Ray, and Abigail Thomas.

“Undergraduate Research in and on Communication Centers: Generating Scholarship of Teaching,
Learning, and Student Success,” by Roy Schwartzman.

Funding provided by UNCG’s Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office allowed our
students to participate on this panel.

 CCA Community Corner 

Three announcements in this month's CCA Community Corner:

  1. First and foremost, major congratulations to Dr. John Saunders at the University of Alabama in Huntsville on being this year's Alabama Communication Association (ACA) TOP PAPER AWARD recipient for his faculty paper titled "When Protest Songs Outlive Their Controversy: How the Rolling Stones' Song 'Street Fighting Man' Found Satisfaction in Post-Vietnam War Era Performances." That is an amazing accomplishment and we commend you for your hard work! 


    Picture: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
     
  2. CCA is now accepting nominations for our teaching awards!!! See the call below and be on the lookout for it in CRTNET announcements as well:  

    The Carolinas Communication Association (CCA) is accepting nominations for two annual teaching awards that will be presented at the 2018 CCA conference in Charlotte, NC. Information and submission requirements for each award are listed below. Please submit nominations to Pauline Matthey at paulinm@clemson.edu by August 15, 2018.

    The Mônica Pombo Early Career Teaching Award
     “The Mônica Pombo Early Career Teaching Award honors Carolinas Communication Association members who have demonstrated teaching excellence early in their careers. Potential nominees must teach courses in the communication discipline and must have taught full-time for at least two years, but not more than five years. A single letter of nomination written by colleagues who know the nominee and her/his/their qualifications well is required for this award. The letter should articulate the reasons a nominee ought to receive the award and provide evidence that the nominee’s early career teaching efforts are and/or have been exceptional. Though not required, supporting evidence such as a nominee’s curriculum vita, student and colleague testimonials, teaching work products, etc. is welcomed.”

    The Lloyd Rohler Career Teaching Award
    “The Lloyd Rohler Career Teaching Award honors Carolinas Communication members who have consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching communication throughout their academic careers. Potential nominees must be employed full-time teaching courses in communication for a minimum of ten years. Emeriti nominees, however, may be considered. A single letter of nomination written by colleagues who know the nominee and her/his/their qualifications well is required for this award. The letter should articulate the reasons a nominee ought to receive the award and provide evidence that the nominee’s overall career teaching efforts are and/or have been exceptional. Though not required, supporting evidence such as a nominee’s curriculum vita, student and colleague testimonials, teaching work products, etc. is welcomed.”
     
  3. We are still looking for a few volunteers to help review the submissions for this year's conference. If you are able to help out, please contact Michelle Adams at adamsm@queens.edu

 Meet the 2018 Team 

Pauline Matthey

2018 CCA President
  • Institution: Clemson University, Department of Communication
  • Positions: Senior Lecturer and Faculty-in-Residence
  • Favorite thing about CCA: "Although still pretty new to the CCA Fam', I already have so many favorite moments! When I attended my first CCA conference in 2014, I would have laughed if you had told me I would be organizing the 2017 conference and leading this amazing association today. And yet, here we are! And I would not change it for the world! CCA and all of you, beautiful members, have been supportive and encouraging every step of the way. I also love that you have challenged me to become a better scholar, a more engaged member of our discipline, and a stronger team player. I can't thank y'all enough for your continued support! Of course, I can’t share some of the highlights of my CCA experience without also giving a big shout out to my team of Clemson students who made the 2017 conference possible and who continued to work with me as I transitioned into my role as president. It has been a blast getting to create a hands-on learning opportunity for them while soaking up their energy and learning from their expertise and creativity."
  • Fun fact: "I used to be a snowboard instructor."

 Tips of the Month 

Writing a dissertation is no joke! And writing a dissertation in your second language can be terrifying. In her article "Writing a PhD in your second language: 7 reasons you’re doing great and 5 ways to do even better," Katherine Firth shares some great tips we can all use: 

  1. Identify your most common errors
  2. Improve your academic English through reading
  3. Practice writing regularly
  4. Write your drafts mostly in English
  5. Long sentences, fancy words and jargon don't make you "sound academic" 
Read full article

 Mark Your Calendars 

2018 COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

NCA Governance, Council, and Award Committee Members 

NCA seeks members to serve on a variety of governance and award selection committees. Unless otherwise indicated in a specific call below, nominations are reviewed by the NCA Committee on Committees. The recommendations of the Committee on Committees are then considered by the Legislative Assembly, which formally approves appointments. Nominations from traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged as the Committee on Committees considers seriously NCA’s diversity and inclusion goals when identifying potential members. Self-nominations are welcome. All nominees must be current NCA members. The deadline is September 1, 2018. Find more information here

 Reminders 

Don't forget to book your hotel room for CCA 2018 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 paulinm@clemson.edu!

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