SCOM Conference and SCOM Alumni Day, Here We Come!!

There are two upcoming events this week to kick-off the eventful month of April!

36th Annual SCOM Conference

JMU SCOM will hold it’s 36th Annual conference from April 7th- 9th.

SCOM logo

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“Takin’ It to the Streets:” Promoting Social Justice through Communication Activiism Scholarship by Dr. Lawrence Frey will kick off the Conference. It will take place in Highlands Festival Conference Center at 7-8pm.

Here is a brief schedule of the conferences:

Monday (7th)

Pre-Conference Workshop  3:30-4:30pm @ Harrison 1290

Conference Start 7-8:15pm @Highlands, Festival Conference Center

Tuesday (8th)

Paper Session 1:Social Movements and Cultural Change 9:30 – 10:45am @ Transitions,Warren

Paper Session 2: Communicate Criticism and Popular Culture 11-12:15pm @ Transitions, Warren

Paper Session 3: Independent Research Projects 12:30-1:45pm @ Transitions, Warren

Paper Session 4: Communication and College Life 2-3pm @ Transitions, Warren

Information Session: Graduate Degree in Communication and Advocacy 3:30-4:30pm @ Transitions, Warren


Wednesday (9th)

Paper Session 5: Mediated Communication and Identities 9:05-9:55am @ Transitions, Warren

Paper Session 6: Presidential and Public Rhetoric 10:10-11am @ Transitions, Warren

Paper Session 7 : Honors Theses 11:15-12pm @ Transitions, Warren


Since there are multiple sessions, find ones that fit your schedule and attend.  You will be able to find out interesting information as well as supporting your classmates.
For the full program you can find it at our Facebook event page.

SCOM Alumni Day

The day is finally here! This Friday will be the ‘Springboard Into the Future’ Alumni event!

Alumni Day flyer
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                                                      Five Alumni Panel Presentations in Harrison 0102:

– Panel 1: (9:05-9:55) Entering into the Fast Paced World of For-Profit Organization’s: What to Expect!

– Panel 2: (10:10-11:00) “I graduated with a degree in Communication Studies… Now what?!”

– Panel 3: (11:15-12:05) Branding and Planning the Career of Your Dreams

– Panel 4: (12:20-1:10) Networking Like an All Star: The Ins and Outs of Building Professional Relationships

– Panel 5: (1:25-2:15) Inside the World of Public Relations: From the Day to Day to the Big Picture

Student-Alumni Lunch in Harrison 1290 from 11:30-2pm

Afterwards come out to the Alumni Awards Picnic in the courtyard behind Harrison and Ashby at 3pm!!

Enjoy a sunny Friday mingling with your classmates, faculty members and alumni! This will be a great opportunity to network as well as get to know others in SCOM!


We will be updating our Facebook and Twitter page during these events so please stay tuned through these outlets as well!


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