Hosted by the Department of Communication Studies and the Georgia Debate Union
Join us this spring for a Comm Studies reunion for graduate program and debate alumni! On Saturday, April 23rd, the event will kick off with an afternoon of activities, including an historic walking tour of the campus, golf tee times, and a conference of academic research for alumni interested in sharing their work with friends and colleagues (details below). Daytime activities will be followed by a reception with appetizers and an alumni banquet in the evening. A cash bar with be available. Please note: This event is for alumni of the Comm Studies/Speech Communication Graduate Program or the Debate Union. We hope to plan a wider event for undergraduate alumni soon!
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
Informal Alumni Meet-and-Greet
Time: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm ET
Location: Creature Comforts Brewery, 271 W Hancock Ave
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
1:30-2:00 Registration Packets Available in Caldwell 502
Alumni Research Conference: Celebrating Communication Approaches from Across the Discipline
Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm ET.
Location: 502 Caldwell Hall
University of Georgia Campus
Chair: Dr. Jennifer Monahan
University of Georgia
Papers: Dr. John W Jordan (UGA 2001)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Profanity from the Heart as Exceptional Civic Rhetoric
Dr. Kami Silk (UGA 2002)
Michigan State University
The Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program: A Model for
Transdisciplinary and Translational Research
Dr. Lee Pierce (UGA 2015)
University of Georgia
Syntaxing the Nation: A Contemporary Theory of ‘The People’
Mock Debate at UGA Law School
Time: 2:00-3:30pm ET
Location: Dean Rusk Hall, Room 120
Resolved: The United States should significantly reduce its military presence in the Republic of Korea. Swapnil Agrawal/Victoria Yonter vs Cameron Henderson/Katie Marshall; Judges will be UGA Debate alumni. 6 minute constructives, 2 minute cross examination, 4 minute rebuttals, 5 minute preparation time for each team
After the debate, gather in the Dean Rusk Hall, Larry Walker Room from 3:30- 4:30pm for afternoon refreshments.
Location: Dean Rusk Hall - Larry Walker Room
Debate Alumni Fundraising Roundtable
Location: Caldwell Hall, Room 606
5:30pm Registration Packets Available at Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Alumni Reception and Banquet
Date and Time: Saturday, April 23, 2016 6:00 pm-9:00 pm ET.
Location: Georgia Center’s UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30602
Cost of all events: $60 per person; please pay online with a credit card or mail a check by April 1, 2016. Checks should be made out to "University of Georgia" and mailed to the following address: Communication Studies
302 Herty Dr.
617 Caldwell Hall
Athens, GA 30602
Menu for the Reception: Enjoy a sumptuous buffet meal featuring Field Greens with Roasted Shallot Black Pepper Vinaigrette, Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad, Spinach Romaine Salad with Feta Cheese and Black Olive Vinaigrette, Prime Rib with Merlot Thyme au Jus and Horseradish Cream, Spicy Shrimp Etouffee, Tortilla Crusted Chicken on a Black Bean Chili, Scallion Rice, Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Green Bean Roasted Pecan Compote, Savory Rolls and Whipped Butter, Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake, and Homemade Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce.
Where to Stay
The Communication Studies Department has arranged a hotel block with discounted rates at the Holiday Inn and The Georgia Center’s UGA Hotel for Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24.
- Holiday Inn: You may reserve a standard room with two double beds at the rate of $99 per night or a deluxe room with one king bed at the rate of $116 per night. When making a reservation, be sure to use the block code COM/ University of Georgia.
- Georgia Center UGA Hotel: You may reserve a Classic Room with one queen or one king bed for $99 or a Select Room with two queen or two double beds for $129. Reservations may be made by telephone (1-800-884-1381 or 706-542- 2134), or through the Georgia Center website (www.UGAHotel.com) using block code 86651.
For more information and to RSVP for the event, please contact Tara Funderburk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP by April 1st, 2016. Tickets can be purchased any time before April 1 using our online registration link.