2012-2013 Communication Colloquium Series Archive - Speech & Communication Studies Department

Fall 2012 Schedule

  • Excuse Me? "Responding to Bullies and Brats"
    • Friday, September 14, 2012
    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Presenter: RaeAnn Ianniello, Instructor of Speech & Communication Studies, Ohlone College; Author; and Professional Trainer

  • Passion, Promise, & Pride: Choosing a Career that Fits You
    • Friday, October 5, 2012
    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Are you struggling to fit into a job you don’t like? Do you need help choosing a career or making a transition? Learn the secrets to loving your work and thriving.
    • Presenters: Julie Gleeson and Sherry Platt Berman, Authors of Inside Job: 8 Secrets to Loving Your Work and Thriving

  • Degrees & Careers in Communication Panel Discussion
    • Friday, November 2, 2012
    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Presenters: Panel Discussion.

  • Professionalism: Creating a Powerful Image
    • Friday, November 30, 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

Spring 2013 Schedule

  • "Fortunate Daughter"
    • Friday, February 22, 2013
    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Thao P. Nguyen, from San Francisco State University will perform an excerpt from "Fortunate Daughter," a full-length solo comedy about a Queer, Vietnamese-American woman torn between her LGBT and Vietnamese communities. After the performance will be a discussion and lecture about comedy, social justice, identity politics, and art. Fortunate Daughter is about the secret to keeping your family happy is…keeping your other family secret. A one-dyke show about the difference between coming out and coming home.

  • "The Power of Storytelling in Our Business and Personal Lives"
    • Friday, February 22, 2013
    • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Presenter: RaeAnn Ianniello, Instructor of Speech & Communication Studies, Ohlone College; Author; and Professional Trainer

  • "Unplug" - What if everyone in the world stopped using technology for one day? To feel the effect on our minds, emotions, and connection to the divine: UNPLUG!
    • Friday, March 1, 2013
    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Joshua Walter, from San Francisco State University, performs Unplug. Walters, of Madhouse Rhythm, (((JawVox))), and soon to be UnPlug, is a performer who explores language, creativity, beatboxing and madness. His solo shows are a mash-up of comedy, intimate reflection and unpredictable antics. He is a regular contributor to Snap Judgment a weekly storytelling radio show on NPR with TV broadcasts on PBS. Recently, Walters was one of three speakers selected from a pool of 600 applicants to perform a TED Talk, titled On Being Crazy Enough, exploring the Bipolar Spectrum.

  • "Queer Theory in Our Everyday Lives"
    • Friday, March 15, 2013
    • 1:00pm - 2:30pm [corrected time]
    • Room 3201, Building 3, second floor, Fremont campus
    • Gust A. Yep is Professor of Communication Studies, Core Graduate Faculty of Sexuality Studies, and Faculty of the Ed. D. Program in Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University. Professor Yep teaches numerous classes. At the undergraduate level, he teaches courses on communication, culture, gender, sexuality, and health; communication and masculinities; interpersonal communication; and, rhetoric of the media. At the graduate level, he teaches several seminars including Introduction to Graduate Studies in Communication, Sexual Identity and Communication, Communication and Culture, and Field Research Strategies. In 2008, the National Communication Association honored him as an outstanding teacher in the "NCA Spotlight Teacher Series: Honoring the Pedagogy of Gust Yep" program held at its 94th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Dr. Yep is also a prolific researcher and his work has been supported by a number of research grants. In 2006, he received the National Communication Association Randy Majors Memorial Award for Outstanding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Scholarship in Communication. In 2011, he received the university-wide Distinguished Faculty Award for Professional Achievement in Research at San Francisco State University.

  • "What's So Funny? Gender, Sex, and the Strategic Use of Humor"
    • Wednesday March 20, 2013
    • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Room NC1100, first floor, Wing 1, Newark campus
    • Dr. Laura Ellingson, Director of Gender & Women's Studies and Communication Studies Professor from Santa Clara University, will discuss the Julia Wood/Deborah Tannen gendered styles of communication debate. That is, on whether gender should be the primary communication variable after which one then considers intersections such as race and age and class, or whether gender is really just one of several operant variables. She tends to come down on the former side but there is more and more research on status within the organization as being key, which is to say that lower status workers adopt feminine communication styles and high status workers adopt more masculine styles to assert power and use feminine styles to connect without surrendering power.

  • "The Plight of Child Soldiers & How International Law is Failing to Protect Them"
    • Friday, April 5, 2013
    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Everyone is invited to hear a former Ohlone Student, Rose Mukhar (an Ohlone graduate - also Wellesley and Law school) who recently did a summer program at the Hague. Her topic is The Plight of Child Soldiers & How International Law is Failing to Protect Them.

  • "Communication Through Imagination for Leaders"
    • Friday, April 26, 2013
    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Romeo Marquez, Jr., Motivational Speaker on TED & Instructor for Theater & Film at Ohlone College.

  • Speech Night
    • Friday, April 26, 2013
    • 7:00pm
    • Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Showcase of this years State Winning Forensics Members and Students from the Communication Department will be performing speeches. Admission is $5.