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ECA 2014 Convention - Community College IG Information

The Eastern Communication Association 2014 Convention is around the corner, April 23-27, in Providence, Rhode Island. The Community College Interest Group has been busy this year. We are sponsoring six sessions. A list is included below for your review.

Mark your calendars---our Community College Interest Group Business Meeting is Thursday, April 24 from 1:00-2:15 p.m. in Providence I. Please plan to attend. An agenda, minutes from the 2013 meeting, and our by-laws will follow shortly in another email. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Davis, 2014 Chair and Program Planner, at or (717) 780-1173.

Also block your calendar for our first Friday evening Happy Hour. Join us on Friday, April 25 at Ri Ra’s Irish Pub, just a 5-minute walk from the hotel, at 5 p.m. An evite will follow shortly. Food, fun and lots of great conversation!

A note for those driving to the conference: The Omni Providence Hotel address will not work in your GPS. Please visit their website,, for accurate directions!

Community College Interest Group Sponsored Conference Sessions

Thursday, April 24 9:30-10:45 a.m. Inviting Dialogue: Continuing the Quest for Core Competencies in Introductory Communication Courses

Thursday, April 24 11:30-12:45 p.m. Is it the Same As in the Classroom: Can Public Speaking Be Taught Effectively Online?

Friday, April 25 9:30-10:45 a.m. Success and Completion: A Roundtable Discussion of Dissension and Dilemma

Friday, April 25 3:30-4:45 p.m. Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S.) Session I

Saturday, April 26 9:30-10:45 a.m. Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S.) Session II

Saturday, April 26 2:30-3:45 p.m. Technology in the Communication Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion

And Don’t Miss:

Friday, April 25 2-3:15 p.m. Celebrating G.I.F.T.S. Frequent Flyers

Saturday, April 26 1-2:15 p.m. Contributions to Outstanding Teaching from the Community College