Communication Lecturer Maisha Fields, Sonja K. Foss Award Winner Samantha Miles, and Keynote Speaker Aimee Carillo Rowe. Photograph by Erin Davison.
The Department of Communication celebrated its fourteenth annual Communication Days, April 1-9, 2013. During this nine-day exploration of the complex roles of communication in our everyday lives and communities, more than twenty of Denver’s leading communicators shared their knowledge with our classes. Dr. Aimee Carrillo Rowe of the University of California, Northridge gave the keynote presentation, "'So Much Basura!': Medicating Imperial Trauma, Mediating Collective Healing," which examined the power of communication to heal and transform. Carrillo Rowe is the author of Power Lines: On the Subject of Feminist Alliances (2008, Duke University Press) and the forthcoming Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers (with Sheena Malhotra); she also gave a workshop with Lecturer Maisha Fields on "Diversity Unhinged: A Candid Conversation About How, Where, and Why Differences Matter in Our Learning Community." At the keynote ceremony, the Department recognized its 2013 award winners:
Distinguished Alumni Award
Sonja K. Foss Award for Academic Excellence
Samantha A. Miles
Lael Porter Award for Community Service
Mouath Baesho and Misty Saribal
Robley Rhine Student Leadership Award
Gordon B. Hamby
Friend of the Department Award
For more information about Communication Days, visit this link.