SCMS News Archive: 2013

Kenneth Burk Symposium
Mon, December 9, 2013 | 7pm - 10pm | CU 222. SPC 6931 (Seminar in Kenneth Burke) held its end-of-the-semester symposium. Students presented their semester projects in a conference-style session, as detailed below. Snacks and beverages were provided. Invitation

National Communication Association |SCMS Graduate Student Conference
November 21-24, 2013. Chandra Maldonado presented her essay, A Hero Awaits: A Response to Samantha Senda-Cook’s Fahrenheit 9/11's Purpose-Driven Agents: A Multipentadic Approach to Political Entertainment during the Rhetoric of Film paper session at the 2013 National Communication Association Convention. The convention was held in Washington, D.C. November 21-24, 2013.

Public Lecture | Jon Lewis, Ph.D
Thurs, October 31, 2013 | 4pm | Performing Arts Building (PA) 101."Bombing Crazy People and Retards is Bad P.R.: The Aesthetics and Politics of the American War Film" Flyer

Florida Communication Association Convention | SCMS Graduate Student Conference
Oct. 17-19, 2013. Temiela Blackman, Cynthia Carrico and Kerli Kirch presented their work at the 2013 Florida Communication Association Convention. Temiela presented her essay Scandalous Depictions: A Screen Culture Analysis of Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Prime Time Series Scandal. Cynthia presented her essay, Playing with Power in Media Messages: Transmedia Storytelling. Kerli presented her essay, Convergence Culture and Endangered Languages.The convention was held in Orlando, Florida October 17-19, 2013.

VOX: The Storytelling Slam | Caren Neile
Sun, September 29, 2013 | 8pm - 9:30pm | Living Room TheaterNow in its tenth year, VOX is a shared, community experience that gives voice to the audience.

"Rhetorical Crossings: Communist and Post-Communist Rhetoric of Transformation" | Noemi Marin
Mon, September 23, 2013 | 11am - 1pm | Living Room Theater.

Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition | SCMS Faculty
September 21, 2013 - December 7, 2013 | Ritter Gallery and Schmidt Center Gallery. Art Exhibition featuring SCMS Faculty: Joey Bargsten, Shane Christian Eason, Mark Franz, Brad Lewter and Ruth von Spalding.

Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition | Video Performance by meme™
Fri, September 20 | 7:15pm - 9 pm | Ritter Gallery and Schmidt Center Gallery. Reception featuring a video performance by meme™ Directed by Joey Bargsten; concept and video by Ariel Baron-Robbins and Joey Bargsten.

"First Amendment and Constitution" | Becky Mulvaney
September 18 - 21, 2013 | 1pm | Majestic Palm Room - Student Union. The FAU Faculty Presents Becky Mulvaney: "First Amendment and Constitution" | Photos 1 2 3 4

Unveiling the Five Pillars of Freedom
Tues, September 17, 2013 | 4:30pm

Panel Discussion | "The First Annual Robert J Bailyn Symposium on the First Amendment"
Tues, September 17, 2013| 4:30pm | CU Promenade. Moderator: Susan Reilly. Panelists: Kevin Wagner (FAU), Randy Shultz (Palm Beach Post), Craig Agranoff (, Katy Sorensono (Good Government Initiative)

Constitution Brain Bowl
Mon, September 16, 2013 | Flyer

SCMS Graduate Social Event | Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff
Fri, September 13, 2013 | 6pm - 10pm | Social held in the beginning of the year to welcome the new staff into the program.

2nd Annual Flamingo Film Festival
April 19-20, 2013 | AT 921, Fort Lauderdale Campus| A showcase of international student film and video | Poster | Flyer | Website 

Multimedia Studies major Daniel Cardenas's neorealist film, BUSCA VIDA, shot on location in a Dominican Republic slum, was accepted to the 11th Annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival. Daniel will be one of the few undergraduate students in the festival. His work will screen at the historic Bijou Theater on April 11-13, 2013.

Public Lecture | Professor Frans van Eemeren | Distinguished Scholar in Residence
March 28, 2013 5pm - 6:15pm | PA 101, Boca Raton Campus | "Getting a grip on argumentation" | Flyer