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IRINA ROZINA TO ATTEND NATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION HOPE
INSTITUTE FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AT LUTHER COLLEGE, DECORAH, IOWA
Irina Rozina of Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, will participate in the
National Communication Association’s Hope Institute for Faculty
Development, July 19-24, on the Luther College campus in Decorah, Iowa.
I. Rozina will represent the Institute of Management Business and Law,
Directed by Alan Lerstrom, Luther professor of
communication/linguistics, and Joe Dailey, professor of communication,
Carroll College, Waukesha, Wis., the annual institute is an assembly
of many of the nation’s top scholars and teachers of communication,
communication studies and linguistics.
The event also attracts a number of communication faculty members from
educational institutions in foreign countries.
NCA has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Luther communication/linguistics
department to support the 2004 institute. About 35 NCA members are
expected to participate in the July conference.
The institute will feature five seminars, each led by a distinguished
scholar or teacher in the communication field.
James Carey, CBS Professor of International Journalism at Columbia
University, will lead the seminar “Media, Culture and Critical Theory”.
Paula Tompkins, professor of communication studies, St. Cloud State
University, will lead “Should I or Shouldn’t I? Moral Reasoning and
Other seminars are “Communication theory: Conceptual Foundations of
Practical Applications” with Lynn Turner, professor in communication
studies and the director of the interdisciplinary family studies
program at Marquette University; “Frontiers in Interpersonal
Communication” with Julia Wood, professor of communication studies,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and “Rhetoric: Bodies of
Evidence” with Davis Houck, professor of communication, Florida State
“Ideally these seminars will provide learning opportunities that
represent the very best of the graduate school experience”, conference
coordinator Lerstrom said of the 2004 NCA Hope Institute. “This is a
learning venue that allows communication professors to have intense
and stimulating discussions about relevant issues without facing the
pressure of tests and papers. After attending the Hope Conference, I
have always returned to campus filled with ideas for teaching cutting-
edge concepts in my classes”.
Lerstrom, who is in his 16th year as a member of the
communication/linguistics faculty at Luther, holds the master’s degree
from Illinois State University and the doctoral degree in
communication from the University of Kansas. He has been active in NCA
programs since 1982.
Attending the 2004 NCA Institute will be professors Olga Matyash and
Irina N. Rozina, communication faculty at educational institutions in
Russia and president and vice president of the Russian Communication
Association. The 2004 institute is providing opportunities for
communication teachers in Russia to establish connections with their
professional peers in the United States.
“The shift to much more open post-Soviet systems of communication puts
them in a position of starting some courses and some programs from
scratch, and they are eager to converse with Americans about how we
think and how we teach”, said institute co-director Dailey.
The NCA Hope Institute for Faculty Development is hosted each year by
a liberal arts college with outstanding library, a strong
communication/linguistics academic program and good
communications/technology resources. Luther has served as conference
host since 2002.
More information is available on-line at
or by contacting Lerstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org
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