The National Communication Association (NCA) advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry (2019). Annually, NCA hosts a conference to gather scholars in a common space to connect, educate, and inspire in areas of mentorship, community building, and leadership.
This year, Baltimore serves as the host for the 105th anniversary of this annual convention and gathering. The theme of the conference is “Communication for Survival.” As such, Drs. Carl Brown and Adrienne Wallace will be featured in the super panel themed “Survival” in the Communication Centers Section Panel: Center and Other Great Ideas For The Center (G.I.F.T.C.), which is a forum in which directors/staff/tutors share ways in which communication centers can build and embrace opportunities within the college community and beyond through partnerships, programming, training, coursework, and marketing. This session, presented in a traditional G.I.F.T.S. format, will be filled with substantive, fast-moving, interactive presentations with partnerships in research highlighted.
Additionally, their entry, “The Centrality of the Center: Best Practices for Developing a Robust Communication Center on Campus,” was awarded “Top Panel” by the Communication Centers Section of the NCA. Congratulations to Dr. Brown and Dr. Wallace!