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Opportunity for giving at WSCA 2015

January 28, 2015
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By Carolyn Cunningham, Gonzaga University, Local Host WSCA’s conference theme is “Accentuate the Positive.” In our field, we know the importance of positive communication for ensuring healthy families and healthy communities in times of crisis. It is in this spirit that your local hosts, communication programs at Gonzaga University, are partnering with Ronald McDonald House […]

Posted in: 2015 Spokane

Debate Tournament at Gonzaga

January 27, 2015
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By Robert Becker, Forensics If you arrive early to the convention, or have free time on Friday, Feb 20 – Sunday, Feb 22, and are interested in judging at the Western States tournament, please consider judging a round or two of speech or debate. All 11 individual events as well as four different formats of […]

Posted in: Forensics

President’s Column – Zhe P. Gavel and Me

January 27, 2015
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by Patty O’Keefe, President Zhe P. Gavel and I brought a basket of treats to my favorite group of volunteers.  While they were happy to see us, our enticing treats of apples and carrots couldn’t complete with the fragrance of the first of this year’s fresh green grass.  Zhe suggested that we rethink the virtues […]

Making the Most of WSCA Journal Articles in Teaching

January 6, 2015
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By Heather Canary, (on behalf of the WSCA Publications Committee) As is our custom, the Publications Committee met at the National Communication Association convention in November.  As we huddled around the table to warm up from the blustery Chicago weather, we reviewed pertinent information about the WSCA publications, Western Journal of Communication, Communication Reports, and […]

President’s Column: Zhe P. Gavel and Me

December 12, 2014
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By Patty O’Keefe, President Zhe P. Gavel assisted in our annual olive harvest this year. Every olive is raked from the trees, gathered into drop clothes, and collected in a bin. The olives are transported to the local mill to be washed, crushed, pressed, and refined. The process transforms a bitter fruit to a golden, […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – WSCA Registration and Reservation Time

December 3, 2014
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By Heather Hundley, Executive Director Greetings, happy holidays, and happy end-of-semester/quarter. I’m pleased to announce that convention registration is now open. You may register for the 2015 Spokane convention on our website at: http://www.westcomm.org/convention/registration.html This preregistration period expires January 31, 2015. Once the date passes, you will have to register in person at the convention and additional […]

Reminder – Undergraduate Scholars’ Research Conference

November 26, 2014
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By Brian Heisterkamp, Second Vice President As your fall term comes to a close, please encourage and support your undergraduate students in submitting papers to the WSCA Undergraduate Scholars’ Research Conference (USRC)to be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015.   The USRC is an extraordinary opportunity for undergraduate scholars and researchers to showcase their work […]

The President’s Column – Zhe P. Gavel and Me

November 4, 2014
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By Patty O’Keefe, President Every year the President of Western States Communication Association is required to perform certain tasks which assists in keeping our organization up to date. Zhe has been at the side of many presidents as they audited budgets, reviewed policies and procedures or had the great misfortune of writing letters outlining professional […]

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Reminder – Call for Nominations, WSCA 2015 Distinguished Service Award

October 30, 2014
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By Robert DeChaine, Committee Chair As the Chairperson of the WSCA 2015 Distinguished Service Award Committee, I am currently seeking nominations. The Distinguished Service Award honors persons who have made considerable and long-standing contributions both to WSCA and to the field of communication.   Nominations should include the following materials in PDF format, addressed to D. […]

New WSCA Website Launch

October 30, 2014
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By Heather Hundley, WSCA Executive Director   Almost two weeks ago I sent an email announcing the official launch of the new WSCA website. I hope you have had a moment to go online and take a look at it. For your edification, I want to explain the process to you so you can understand […]

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