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SOC Week 2015:  February 23 - 27

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What is SOC Week?

SOC Week is an annual tradition held during the spring semester for the purpose of gathering as a community in a spirit of celebration, education and growth. The SOC Student Ambassador team leads the coordination of a week filled with events and activities sponsored by members of our AU, SOC and communication community. All are welcome to participate and/or contribute to the creation of a week that celebrates the excellence of the AU School of Communication.

Questions and Getting Involved

If you would like to know more about SOC Week, have ideas for the week, or would like to be involved in the planning process, please contact the SOC Ambassador Coordinator at SOCambassadors@american.edu.

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Check back for an updated 2015 Schedule of Events

 

2014 Schedule of Events

ALL WEEK:

  • Be one of the first at an event for a free SOC Week travel coffee tumbler!
  • SOC Ambassadors will be tabling on the 1st floor of McKinley with SOC giveaways and free coffee in the mornings!
  • Tweet about your experiences during SOC Week 2014 via #SOCweek.
  • Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/588922781198561/




MONDAY, March 31:

SOC WEEK KICKOFF BREAKFAST WITH DEAN RUTENBECK
Monday, March 31
10:00-11:00am
McKinley Building, 3rd Floor Common Area
Celebrate the start to SOC Week with free breakfast and Dean Rutenbeck! Co-sponsored by the SOC Office of the Dean and the AUSG Undergraduate Communication Association

PIZZA LUNCH WITH JOURNALISM PROFESSORS
Monday, March 31
12:00-1:00pm
McKinley Building, 3rd Floor Common Area
Come to the third floor of McKinley to meet journalism professors, talk career options, and enjoy free pizza!

PUBLIC COMMUNICATION DIVISION NETWORKING PANEL
Monday, March 31
6:00-8:00pm
SIS Founders Room
Hear from senior-level strategic communication practitioners from Honest Tea, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ketchum and West Wing Writers. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/481616291964777/

TUESDAY, APRIL 1:

BAGELS AND BRANDING WITH PROF TALAN AND AU PRSSA
Tuesday, April 1
10:00-11:30am
McKinley Building, Room 101
Wondering if having a professional brand will help with the internship and job search? Enjoy eating bagels? If you said yes to either of those questions, join the American University Public Relations Student Society of America and SOC professor Scott Talan for a session on developing your personal brand. Bagels and OJ will be served.

[CANCELLED] LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: ANCHORING A TV NEWSCAST
Tuesday, April 1
2:30-4:00pm
Media Production Center
Take your turn on the anchor desk by delivering a TV newscast. You'll read a few news stories from a teleprompter in our studio in the Media Production Center. We'll tape your newscast and show you how you did once you walk off the set. You don't need any experience - just show up and practice being a professional broadcaster.

SOC FACULTY FORUM: THE GLOBAL WAR FOR INTERNET GOVERNANCE
Tuesday, April 1
12:00-1:30pm
McKinley Building, Media Innovation Lab
SOC Professor Laura DeNardis will discuss her new book, "The Global War for Internet Governance" which explains how the Internet is currently governed, particularly though the sinews of power that exist in technical architecture and new global institutions, and present several brewing Internet governance controversies that will affect the future of economic and expressive liberty. Co-Organized with the D.C. Chapter of the "Internet Society"
More about the SOC Faculty Forum Series

ENHANCE YOUR FUTURE WITH GRAPHIC DESIGN
Tuesday, April 1
4:00-5:00pm
Mary Graydon Center, Room 247
Hear from the director of the graphic design program and learn how a graphic design minor or second major could help you in your future career.

PRE-RECEPTION NETWORKING WORKSHOP with SOC PROF CHRIS PALMER
Tuesday, April 1
6:00-7:00pm
Mary Graydon Center, Room 247
Students attending the SOC Student-Alumni Networking Reception are invited to refine their networking skills and receive professional advice on effectively interacting with alumni and employers with SOC's Professor Chris Palmer in this interactive workshop.

CAREER CENTER SOC STUDENT ALUMNI NETWORKING RECEPTION
Tuesday, April 1
7:00-8:30am
Mary Graydon Center, Room 3
Attend this annual event to meet AU alumni and employers interested in hiring SOC students.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2:

PREPARING FOR THE GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS
Wednesday, April 2
12:00-1:30pm
McKinley Building, Room 113
Get tips for the grad school application process from the SOC Director of Graduate Services, Sharmeen Ahsan-Bracciale. Light lunch will be served.

HAPPY HOUR PIZZA WITH COMM STUDIES FACULTY
Wednesday, April 2
5:00-6:00pm
McKinley Building, 2nd Floor Lobby near SOC Dean's Office (MCK 220)
Get to know the professors who teach in the Communication Studies Division over free pizza and great conversation!

SOC STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCES AND FAIR
Wednesday, April 2
6:00-8:00pm
Mary Graydon Center, Room 200
Attend this information session to hear about the experiences of SOC students who have studied abroad in the past, and afterward, attend a study abroad fair to learn more!

PANEL ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE MEDIA
Wednesday, April 2
7:00-8:00pm
Hughes Hall, Formal Lounge
Her Campus American is hosting a panel of professional and successful women to discuss the recent report by the Women's Media Center on the 2014 status of women in the media. Panelists will talk about how they got to where they are and the challenges they faced, followed by an open discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3:

A PICTURE IS WORTH 1,000 WORDS: ONLINE BRANDING & SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTE
Thursday, April 3
12:00-1:30pm
McKinley Building, Room T01 (Terrace Level)
In this workshop, SOC Career Advisors - Julia Beyer and Felicia Parks - will discuss your online brand/presence and professional etiquette with social media. You will also have the opportunity to have a professional photo taken of you at the end of the program. Light lunch and beverages will be provided.

it magazine Tabling
Thursday, April 3
12:30-1:30pm
Mary Graydon Center, 1st Floor
Interested in fashion and magazines? Check out the new-to-AU it magazine in the Mary Graydon Center on Thursday afternoon!

'LAST CALL AT THE OASIS' WITH DIRECTOR JESSICA YU
Thursday, April 3
5:30-8:00pm
McKinley Building, Media Innovation Lab
'Last Call at the Oasis' is a powerful new documentary that shatters myths behind our most precious resource. Attending the event, director Jessica Yu is an Academic Award-winning filmmaker working in a variety of media and genres.
Reception to Follow

More information via the Center for Media & Social Impact
Sponsored by the Center for Media and Social Impact, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, and the Water Project

MULTICULTURAL ALUMNI IN COMMUNICATION & MEDIA
Thursday, April 3
6:30-8:00pm
SIS Building, Abramson Family Founders Room
Students are invited to hear from professionals working in the fields of communication and media, discussing their fields and how they've found success from their perspectives as multicultural professionals. Moderated by SOC Professor John C. Watson, J.D., Ph.D. Hot hors d'oeuvres served. *Co-sponsored by the AU Association of Black Journalists and the AU Black Student Alliance

Panelists Include:
Kenya Downs
, Journalist/Producer - The Stream, Al Jazeera Media Network
Ayofemi Kirby, Communications Director, Congressional Black Caucus
Jennifer Lubrani
, Managing Partner, Social Lens Research
Don Napoleon, Emmy Award Winning Senior Video Producer, Gearshift Productions, LLC.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4:

EXPOSED! GALLERY + TALK
Friday, April 4
1:00-3:00pm
Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 311 & 308
Should you be afraid of the dark? Delve into the world of darkroom photography and find out! Explore a temporary gallery in the darkroom itself: light, image, and sound combine for an installation of the photographic process with work by SOC photography students. Printing demonstrations at 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30. Cookies and discussion with SOC alumnus Nadia Hughes (Photo Editor National Geographic), photography professor Alexandra Silverthorne, and Kaitlin Whitman, Manager of Photographic Services concurrent with gallery.

DEAN RUTENBECK'S SOC WEEK WRAP PARTY
Friday, April 4
3:30-5:00pm
McKinley Building, Room 101
Join SOC Dean Jeff Rutenbeck, SOC Ambassadors, and SOC professors as we celebrate another successful SOC Week! You'll find free ice cream, a photo booth, tours of McKinley, and more!

SOC AMBASSADOR TABLING - ALL WEEK:

All week, from 9:30am to 5:30pm, find the SOC Ambassadors tabling on the 1st floor of the McKinley Building with the SOC Week 2014 schedule, SOC giveaways, free coffee each morning, as well as student organization and SOC professor guest appearances!

The SOC Ambassadors would like to thank the following organizations for sponsoring SOC Week 2014 events:

AU Abroad

AU Career Center

AU Department of Graphic Design

Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Center for Media and Social Impact

SOC Dean's Office

SOC Office of Graduate Services

SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs

SOC Undergraduate Academic Advising Team

SOC Communication Studies Division

SOC Film & Media Arts Division

SOC Journalism Division

SOC Public Communication Division

SOC Media Production Center

it magazine

AUSG Undergraduate Communication Association

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Her Campus

The Talon

The Water Project