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ECA - Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group Reminders

In preparation of next week’s ECA convention, I wanted to alert you to several events such as the Basic Course Conference on Wednesday, various Short Courses, the ECA Awards Recognition Session on Friday, and the General Business Meeting on Saturday (you can view the full program at   Also, I wanted to invite you to attend a few specific events:
Friday, April 26, 5:00-6:15 p.m. in the Bob & Dolores Hope Room
Top Competitive Papers in Rhetoric & Public Address
Chair: Brent C. Sleasman, Gannon University
Respondent: Trevor S. Parry-Giles, National Communication Association
“Hope in the Head: Optimism and the Rhetoric of Negation in Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address”
Marnie Ritchie, Syracuse University
“A More Perfect European Union? Space, Time, and the Transnational Networks of the EU’s Embassy Open House in Washington, D.C.”
Timothy Barney, University of Richmond
“‘This is Not How I Want My Family to Remember 9/11’: Contesting Visual and Spatial Representation in Tucson’s Moving Memories Memorial”
Sarah Bishop, University of Pittsburgh
Saturday, April 27, 12:00-1:00 pm in the Anchor Room
Rhetoric & Public Address Business Meeting
See you in Pittsburgh!

Brent Sleasman
Brent C. Sleasman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor / Basic Course (Speech) Director
Department of Theatre, Communication & Fine Arts
Scottino Hall 005
Gannon University
109 University Square
Erie , PA 16541
(814) 871.5536