By Pat Ganer, WSCA President -- The 2011 WSCA Convention personified the convention theme of “Communication and Community” as over 700 of us attended this year’s convention. We truly were a community engaged in research and discussion of the field of communication as we enacted Aubrey Fisher’s description of Western as a group where “We work hard, and we play hard.”...[Read More]...
By Heather Hundley, President -- After all that planning and work, the WSCA conference is just around the corner. The local hosts have organized some wonderful pre conference outings – a harbor tour and a wine tasting trip. Be sure to register for them if you’d like to attend. In addition to these local events, Monterey’s Cannery Row is waiting for us to dine, shop, visit the aquarium, and enjoy the ocean. While Cannery Row is just a short $7 cab ride from the hotel, Del Monte Golf Course is adjacent to the hotel. Bring your clubs or rent some and play a round of golf. ...[Read More]...
By Heather Hundley, President -- Now that our Anchorage conference is behind us, we look forward to moving southbound down the Pacific coast to Monterey, California. Having recently travelled to Monterey I noticed the similarities between Anchorage and Monterey - both locations are cool (in multiple ways), both feature seafood, and both host WSCA. If you are not familiar with Monterey, it is west of Fresno, south of San Francisco and north of Carmel. It is famous for its Cannery Row, home of John Steinbeck, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Fisherman’s Wharf. ...[Read More]...
By Sue D. Pendell, WSCA President– Your voice can be heard in formal WSCA decision making several times during the 2009 Phoenix/Mesa Convention. You may have a direct voice in the WSCA Legislative Assembly, the WSCA Executive Council, or your Interest Group Business Meeting, and you also have an indirect voice at the Legislative Assembly […]
By Sue D. Pendell, WSCA President– I look forward to seeing you in Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona at the Western States Communication Association’s 80th convention in February. Whether you have attended many Western conventions before or are coming for the first time, you can look forward to seeing WSCA’s unofficial motto—“Work hard; play hard”—in action. President-Elect Dan […]
By Ron Lustig, San Diego State U– Over 600 of us gathered in Albuquerque in mid-February for WSCA’s Diamond Jubilee convention – our 75th anniversary. The convention was organized around the theme of “Widening Our Circle.” It focused on ways to expand our inclusiveness of the individuals we teach and serve, the ideas we research […]
By Katherine Adams, CSU, Fresno– We all left Long Beach, California the same way we arrived: with plenty of sunshine. Many shared with me favorable impressions of workshops, panels, special events, and our keynote address. Next year’s convention is in Salt lake City, Utah, and Connie Bullis is already lining up an event itinerary sure […]
By Sandra Petronio, WSCA President– We are excited to join our local hosts, Mary McPherson and Sharon Downey, in Long Beach for this year’s WSCA convention. Kathy Adams has planned a terrific convention for all of us! At this time, I would like to take a moment to give a special thanks to Sue Pendell […]
By Sandra Petronio, WSCA President– We are gearing up for the March 2-5, 2002 convention. President-Elect, Katherine Adams is working hard on planning the convention. She has many exciting things in store for you, as I am sure you will find in her column. Just a note about the use of AV equipment—we are asking […]
By Sandra Petronio, Wayne State University– Now that the convention for 2001 has ended, I trust that each of you had a productive and enjoyable experience in Coeur d’Alene. As we look toward next year’s conference in Long Beach, President Elect Kathy Adams has many exciting ideas she is pursuing. We encourage you to submit […]