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Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air Premiere and Live Discussion

Thursday, june 18
online event

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Join us for the World Premier of Unbreathable. We invite you to watch the film in advance and then join us live on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5pm for a moderated panel discussion with the filmmaker and policy experts.

Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air spotlights the ongoing struggle for clean air in the United States. Over the past fifty years, there has been major progress in significantly reducing air pollution across the nation thanks to the Clean Air Act. However, nearly half of Americans across the country today are still impacted by unhealthy air. This 30-minute film premiers at a critical time. Asthma is the number one health issue for children, and recent research links air pollution to higher cases and deaths from COVID-19. Environmental regulations and enforcement of existing laws are being stripped away when the need for renewable energy is more urgent than ever.

Recent Past Events

MA and MFA programs: virtual sunday social

sunday, june 7
online event

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MA and MFA Programs Virtual Sunday Social 2020
Join SOC faculty members and current students who will share info on admissions, financial aid, and your graduate program of interest in Film & Media, Game Design, Journalism & Public Affairs, Political Communication, and Strategic Communication.

weekend masters programs: virtual happy hour

thursday, may 28
online event

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Grad Virtual Open House
Ever wondered what it's like to be an SOC student? On May 28, meet faculty, staff & current students and learn about our two exceptional weekend graduate programs: Producing Film, Television & Video, and Digital Storytelling & Journalism.

Character Strengths for Creatives Masterclass

saturday, may 16
10:00AM - 4:30PM
online event

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character strengths online 2020
In this six-hour virtual and interactive workshop, we’ll use the VIA Character Strengths Survey to help you discover and examine your greatest strengths. Through a combination of exercises you will uncover the transformational power of character strengths in several ways. Workshop instructor, Dara Padwo-Audick, has been an adjunct professor at AU SOC since 2004 where she teaches a variety of writing, producing, and communications courses. In her practice as a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Practitioner, Dara works with executives, social entrepreneurs, and creative types to help them become more focused, more connected to themselves and others, and more confident about the next steps on their paths.

SOC Events

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SOC Events Calendar

Each year the School of Communication hosts many exciting events including screenings, guest speakers, seminars, and receptions.

Full Calendar

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Event Spaces

SOC's McKinley building offers a host of event spaces available for rent, ranging from classrooms to a 144 seat theater with 4k projector.

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