April 3, 2008

Communicating Excellence:
Celebrating Diversity in the Communication Arts, Disciplines and Professions

The Division of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU presents "Communicating Excellence: Celebrating Diversity in the Communication Arts, Disciplines and Professions," a series of three evening events honoring diversity in the communication arts.

April 15
Diversity, Leadership, and Communications in the 21st Century
Lecture by Johnny C. Taylor, J.D., President and CEO of Black Web Enterprises Inc. Mr. Taylor is the founding President & CEO of Black Web Enterprises Inc., the InterActiveCorp's newly launched programming business unit serving the online needs of the country's Black community. Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor of Science in Communication, with general honors, from the University of Miami; Master of Arts in Mass Communication, with honors, from Drake University; and Doctor of Jurisprudence, with honors, from the Drake University Law School, where he served as research editor of the Drake Law Review and argued on the National Moot Court Team. He is a member of the Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C. bars, and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Meadows Museum auditorium
April 16
George W. Bush at Goree Island:
American Slavery and the Rhetoric of Redemption

Lecture by Dr. Martin J. Medhurst, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Baylor University. He is the author or editor of ten books, is a frequent contributor to journals in rhetoric and communication studies and has published 60 articles/chapters. Medhurst is the founding editor of the journal Rhetoric & Public Affairs and of the scholarly book series of the same title, both published by Michigan State University Press. Medhurst is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the 2005 National Communications Association Distinguished Scholar Award; the Paul Boase Prize for Scholarship; 1995 National Communication Association Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award for Outstanding Book or Monograph the National Communication Association Golden Anniversary Monograph Award for Outstanding Scholarship; and the Religious Communication Association Publication Award.
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum
April 17
Not Far Over the Rainbow: The Future of Diversity at SMU
Lecture by Dr. Lori White, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Anthony Tillman, Director of Retention & Strategic Planning.
Time:7:30-9 p.m.
Meadows Museum auditorium

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