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Journalism Day, Dept. of Communication
October 15 2014 at 9:00 AM
General Lectures
Wayne State University announces its annual Journalism Day event sponsored by the Journalism Program, Department of Communication, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. Wednesday, October 15, 2014Italian Room, General Lectures Bldg.9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Students: We have gathered a wide-range of representatives from television, radio, print, new media, public relations and other communication outlets who have met with more than 200 WSU students to interview, collect resumes, hand out literature and give tips on applying for an internship. Personnel from WSU Career Services will also be on-hand to help students with their resumes and cover letters. Students: please bring your resumes and cover letters with you. Please plan on attending this valuable and informative networking experience; we anticipate a successful October, 2014 event. Media Internship Coordinators: We look forward to your involvement in our networking enterprise. Please bring with you any display materials you may wish to set up, as well as a generous supply of handouts for our students. We want to make sure they are well-aware of all the internship possibilities available to them. The Italian Room is located on the first floor of the General Lectures Building, (northwest side of the building). You may enter the parking structure from the northbound Lodge Service Drive and begin setting up in the Italian Room as early as 8:00 a.m. Tables are selected on a first-come basis. We will provide tables and chairs, some of which are shared by two organizations. There is a $25 registration fee which includes set-up and a continental breakfast. To confirm your table, please complete and return the RSVP form and registration fee to Carol Horn, (e-mail/ snail-mail addresses and/or FAX # below), by Tuesday, September 30th or before. Once your check is received, Carol will provide you with an invoice. Checks should be made payable to "Wayne State University." We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. With questions, contact Carol Horn in the Journalism Office, Department of Communication, 553 Manoogian Hall, Detroit, MI 48201; (313) 577-2627; fax 313-577-5300.
The Business of Art @ Ponyride
October 15 2014 at 6:00 PM
Wayne State's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts presents The Business of Art @ Ponyride with guest speaker George N'Namdi. George N'Namdi is founder of the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enlightenment through the arts. He is one of the nation's leading art dealers, with some 30 years experience as a gallery owner. His talk will focus on gallery ownership and helping artists identify how best to connect with clientele. Ponyride, in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, provides inexpensive space for socially-conscious artists and entrepreneurs to work and share knowledge, resources and networks. It houses over 25 organizations in addition to individuals and businesses utilizing the co-working space. Ponyride nurtures collaboration using shared resources, knowledge and ideas to cultivate opportunities created by the strengths and crises of Detroit. Participants serve Detroit communities by sharing their craft and expertise. It engages a diverse group of creative, socially conscious entrepreneurs giving them the opportunity for production, community outreach and education.
Ofield Dukes Diversity Summit
October 23 2014 at 8:00 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Wayne State Department of Communication, Detroit's Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and General Motors present the third annual Ofield Dukes Diversity Summit: Communicating and Connecting Across Generations:Organizational Demographics in the PR Environment Register by October 9 at:http://www.prsadetroit.org/event/save-the-date-ofield-dukes-diversity-summit/$35 for PRSA Detroit members, $50 for nonmembers; includes breakfast and lunch. KEYNOTEBoomer’s Perspective on Multicultural Brand Messaging and Media ContentDr. Rochelle Ford, Professor & Chair, PR Department,S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications,Syracuse University (former Ofield Dukes mentee)• Effectively reach baby boomers in your campaign• How ageism, diversity and inclusion affect the workforce SESSIONS1) Managing Across Generations in the WorkplaceLeah Reynolds, Principal, Employee Engagement, Buck Consultants• Gain efficiency, collegiality and project success with multi-generational teams2) Featured Case Study: Scratch MTV and General Motors• PR campaign targeting millennials3) Featured Case Study: Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Develop Employee AmbassadorsRebecca Kaufman, Analyst, MasterCard• Social media education and reverse mentoring LUNCHTIME MEDIA PANELLearn tips for reaching cross-generational audiences from our Media Panel• Shanel Jadan, President, MEA TV & Radio• Erin Rose, Blogger, Positive Detroit• Jerome Vaughn, News Director & WDET Host, All Things Considered SPECIAL BONUS SESSIONSpeed Networking Event (1:30pm to 2:30pm)Limited number of seats for PR students and PR pros. Rounds of 10-minute, one-on-one sessions.• PR Students: Ask PR professionals the questions you have always wanted to ask!• PR Pros: Connect with some of the best and the brightest future PR experts!
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With approximately 750 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students, the Department of Communication is diverse and dynamic, featuring programs in communication studies, media arts and studies, film, journalism, public relations and dispute resolution.

Our students experience the benefit of a world-class education in a real world context. The department is composed of 30 tenure and tenure track faculty and 35 part-time faculty with strong backgrounds in both scholarly and professional approaches to communication.

25 graduate assistantships are offered each year. Wayne State’s Graduate School is among the 10 largest in the country and, with more than 10,000 students, is the largest in Michigan.

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585 Manoogian Hall
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 577-2943
FAX (313) 577-6300