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Communication Studies Week at UWI comes to a close

For Release Upon Receipt - July 13, 2007

St. Augustine

Over the past three days the UWI Communication Studies Section in the Department of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Education, St. Augustine Campus hosted Communication Studies Week.  “Communication Matters!” held on Wednesday 11th April, 2007, was the first of the three events which allowed students to showcase coursework completed over the past academic year to fellow students and other senior members of the campus community.

Aptly titled, “Communication Studies Matters!” final year students pursuing the COMS 3099 Language and Communication Seminar course presented their year-long research projects before their peers and a panel of judges on the second day Thursday 12th April, 2007.  Spearheaded by lecturers Dr. Godfrey Steele, Mrs. Stella Williams and their team of tutors, this year for the first time over 90 final year students presented 17 collaborative group projects spanning four themes: Mass Media and Advertising; Race, ethnicity and culture in Communication, Gender Communication and Rhetorical/Persuasive communication.

Students competed for a challenge trophy and personal mementoes; judges selected the best group based on their: rationale for investigating the topic, use of relevant topics/ideas, use of appropriate methodology, presentation of findings, discussion of significant issues and justify their conclusion.  A range of topics were investigated and include: interracial and culturally mixed couples, sexuality and interpersonal relationships, women and men who manage conflicts, and how the sexes express themselves with their partners, in the performing arts of soca and calypso, and in fashion, music, romance, mass media and advertising, and how language and communication is used to persuade others.

“The Future’s Not That Scary: Connecting Communication Theory with Real World Practice” was the title of today’s joint seminar as the Communication Studies Association UWI, collaborated with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).  The event brought together students and various communications professionals; topics included: leveraging one’s communications career through the use of technology, making the transition from school to owning your own business and building and establishing a network within the corporate sphere.  Students had an opportunity to chat with the corporate communications professionals such as Judette Coward-Puglisi, Giselle LaRonde-West, Wynell Gregorio, Nadine Johnson and Adrian Raymond.  The organisation hopes to forge new links with students interested in pursuing careers within Corporate Communications.


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