2011-2012 Speech Speaker Seminar Series Archive - Speech & Communication Studies Department

Fall 2011 Schedule

  • Body Language: How to Send and Read Signals
    • Friday, September 9, 2011
    • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • RaeAnn Ianniello, Instructor of Speech & Communication Studies, Ohlone College; Author; and Professional Trainer

  • Wedding Prints
    • Friday, September 30, 2011
    • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Miranda Olzman, San Francisco State University.
    • An auto-ethnographic performance which utilizes Ragan Fox’s work in societal blueprints to explore our society’s framework for marriage.

  • International Education Week
    • Friday, November 18, 2011
    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Andrew Lam, Vietnam-born author of "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres" and "Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora," will discuss the cultural consequences of immigration from Asia to the West including the effects of Asian taste, cuisine and martial arts on the American imagination and issues of religion, identity, and family in the new world where East and West overlap. Lam is also cofounder and editor of New American Media, the largest ethnic media association in the United States.

  • How to Read Nonverbals
    • Friday, December 9, 2011
    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • RaeAnn Ianniello, Instructor of Speech & Communication Studies, Ohlone College; Author; and Professional Trainer

Spring 2012 Schedule

  • Professionalism: Creating a Powerful Image
    • Friday, February 24, 2012
    • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Do you project a professional image—in an interview, in the classroom, or at work? A recent survey found that unprofessional behavior is a growing problem for students and employees. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to identify unprofessional behaviors and explore ways to enhance your image. From “cleaning up your digital dirt” to “demonstrating teacher-pleasing behaviors,” this workshop will help you to develop an action plan to improve your image. Topics include:
      • Identify traits and characteristics of “professional” people
      • Clarify perceptions regarding rude behaviors
      • Explore ways to enhance dress, language, and communication
      • Develop an action plan to improve your image
    • Presenter: RaeAnn Ianniello, Instructor of Speech & Communication Studies, Ohlone College; Author; and Professional Trainer

  • Developing Leadership Skills through Volunteerism
    • Friday, March 9, 2012
    • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    • Room 3101, Building 3, first floor, Fremont campus
    • How can you develop the skills you need and get the experience that will take you where you want to go?
      • Learn about the types of leadership skills that you can develop through volunteering
      • Gain valuable, marketable experience helping non profits solve business challenges
    • Presenter: Kathryn Hayes, MBA, is the Capability Development Manager and High Performance Team Coach for the Clorox Company. She leads the design and delivery of communications, capability and change plans in addition to coaching executives and teams on issues relating to relationships, communication, conflict, performance, and most importantly business results.

  • How to Achieve a State of Relaxed Focus for Improved Performance
    • Friday, March 16, 2012
    • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Room 7101, Building 7, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Do you know how to relax and use the power of your imagination to achieve your goals? This workshop will cover three easy things you can do to be healthier, more creative and more successful.
    • Presenter: Jane Malmgren holds an M.A. in Speech Communication. Besides teaching relaxation therapy, she has also taught Public Speaking at California State University Hayward. Jane is the former Director of Marketing for Home Instead Senior Care in Oakland.

  • Occupy Empire
    • Friday March 30, 2012
    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Presenter: Dr. Michael Parenti received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. He appears on radio and television talk shows to discuss current issues and ideas from his published works. Dr. Parenti’s talks and commentaries are played on radio stations and cable community access stations to enthusiastic audiences in the United States, Canada, and abroad. He lectures on college campuses and before a wide range of community audiences, peace groups, labor organizations, scholarly conferences, and various other venues. His books are enjoyed by both lay readers and scholars, and have been used extensively in college courses. He will be brining several books and will sign them after his speech.

  • Sex, Gender, and Imagination: Transgender People and the Possibility of Gender Freedom for All
    • Thursday, April 12, 2012
    • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
    • Room 7101, Building 7, first floor, Fremont campus
    • The focus of this seminar will be explaining key concepts of transgendered identity (sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, etc), how this questions the nature/nuture and male/female dichotomies, and the ways in which we can view transgendered folks not as a threat to our own deeply held gender identities but as embodying the possibilities of gender equality and great freedom for all people to be who they are instead of being stuck with rigid gender roles.
    • Presenter: Dr. Laura Ellingson, Director of Gender & Women's Studies and Professor of Communication Studies from Santa Clara University.

  • Chinese Americaness & Trying to Find Chinatown
    • Friday, April 20, 2012
    • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Presenters: San Jose State University Performance Studies Students, Aaron Correll, Matthew Zweier, and Johnson Eung.

  • Ending Poverty? Critical Interrogations of Class Subjectivities in One U.S. Nonprofit
    • Thursday, April 26, 2012
    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Room 3101, Buiding 3, first floor, Fremont campus
    • This project emerges from research done with one U.S. nonprofit organization trying to end poverty. In this organization, people in poverty are paired up with middle-class "allies" in an attempt to pull them out of poverty. This critical/applied approach to communication research seeks to uncover positions of power and marginalization that emerge in this organization's practices. The author/presenter explores the communication strategies between class groups, and how this reproduces and/or resists wider society ideologies.
    • Presenter: Brandi Lawless from the University of New Mexico, a Doctoral Candidate in Communication at The University of New Mexico. Brandi earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge in 2007 and her M.A. in Communication Studies from San Francisco State in 2009. Her research foci include critical intercultural communication, performance studies, and critical pedagogy. She currently teaches at the University of San Francisco.