February 26, 2018

Communications Studies program hosts alumni events

Four Communications Studies program alumni will participate in events this weekend as part of the spring alumni homecoming.

Emeritus professors to discuss scholarship and personal experience

On March 2 there are two programs. At 3 p.m., Kristin Langellier and Eric Peterson, two SIU doctoral alumni, will present “To Become a Story,” a discussion about their lives together in the Communication Studies discipline and a reflection on their decades of scholarship and personal narrative. Langellier and Peterson are professors emeritus in the Department of Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.

The presentation is in the Student Center Illinois Room.

Illusionist to perform

The second March 2 program will begin at 8 p.m. Illusionist David Ranalli, another program alumnus who majored in public relations, will perform an evening of illusions, demonstrating his combined interest in psychology and communication. The program is in Student Center Ballroom D.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Baldwin to examine race, gender and regional discourse

On March 3, “Lone Star Feminist,” written and performed by guest artist Andrea Baldwin, is set for 8 p.m. in the Marion Kleinau Theatre, on the second floor of the Communications Building. The performance is free, although call 453-5618 for reservations.

The performance by Baldwin, who earned her doctorate at SIU, explores the realization of identities through multiple notable icons in regional history. Interweaving relational, parasocial, spiritual, and professional experiences, “Lone Star Feminist” gives voice to a specific demographic as Baldwin claims and reclaims identities embedded in race, gender, and regional discourse.

Individuals with disabilities are welcomed; call 618-453-5738 to request accommodations.