Texas Speech Communication Association

2017 Convention


InFusion: Inspiring Minds Want to Grow

Date : October 5-7, 2017
Location : Omni Houston Hotel at Westside
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 558-8338
Room Rate : $118

Room Reservation Deadline : 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Please ask for TSCA convention room rate when making your reservation.
Click here to reserve rooms at the Omni

Cost : $150 (Sustaining Membership)

Luncheon : $20

Registration deadline for convention: October 5, 2017 (first day of convention). Pre-registration is not required.


2017 Convention: Call for Papers and Panels

InFusion: Inspiring Minds Want to Grow

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Our organization is a combination of creative, colorful, controversial, committed educators who are changing lives in communities across the state every single day. We bring passion, devotion, and energy into our classrooms and inspire the students in our charge. Our membership includes brand new teachers fresh out of college armed with the latest research, best practices, and technology tools; seasoned veterans who have contributed to the latest research, established award-winning programs and published research; and leaders of various educational and civic organizations.

We are many and it is time we begin to move as one.

It has never been more important to our membership, to the students and communities we serve, that we clarify our vision and actively begin to work toward it.

How can we maximize the benefits of membership in the Texas Speech Communication Association? Where do you fit in the organizational structure of TSCA? How can we support and encourage one another in meaningful ways, so that our members are prepared to thrive, not just survive? How can TSCA best utilize our varied gifts and roles to establish an effective advocacy within the state? How can we bring our individual visions together to infuse the organization and propel Speech Education forward?

Join us by sharing your research and ideas at the 2017 TSCA Conference in Houston. October 5-7, 2017.

Send all program questions and comments to Wade Hescht wade.hescht@lonestar.edu

Submit panels through your Interest Group Chairperson OR send directly to Wade Hescht.

2016 Convention


Click here to view the 2016 Convention Program
(with updates/corrections through 9/29)

Shaping the Future

Date : October 6-8, 2016
Location : Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 691-8888
Room Rate : $115 single/double occupancy; $125 triple/quadruple occupancy

Room Reservation Deadline : 5:00pm on Monday, September 12, 2016
Please ask for TSCA convention room rate when making your reservation.
Click here to reserve rooms at the Omni

Cost : $150 (Sustaining Membership)

Luncheon : $20

Registration deadline for convention: October 6, 2016 (first day of convention). Pre-registration is not required.

Register for Open Auditions here.

Register for the Career Expo here.


The following individuals have been submitted by the nominating committee as officer candidates to be considered at convention. Click on each name to review the CV, statement of acceptance, and letters of support which have been received for each candidate. In alphabetical order:
Carolyn Baum (for Executive Secretary)
Colin Malinak (for Vice President Elect)
Eric Mears (for Vice President Elect)
Leslie Rodriguez (for Journal Editor)

2016 Convention: Call for Programs

Deadline: December 15, 2015

Countless movies and novels have tried to predict what the future will look like, with varied levels of success. The one certainty is that the future will bring about change. As Communication educators, we have the ability to both shape the change and to prepare our students for the future. In 2014, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Humanities Indicator Assessment noted a rise in Communication Studies majors at Universities in the United States. However, Michael Wesch, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, notes, "communication has taken on a vastly different landscape than it previously did." So how do we educate students who will face situations we cannot imagine, and use communication technology that has yet to be invented? How do we adapt? How do our institutions and schools adapt? How does our organization adapt?

As Communication teachers and professionals, what are we doing to influence the future members of our field? How will communication, technology, students, and our field change in the future? How are we shaping those changes? How are we preparing our students and ourselves for these changes?

Join us by sharing your research and ideas at the 2016 TSCA Conference in Dallas. October 3-6, 2016.

  • Send all program questions and comments to Melissa Witt mewitt@dimmittisd.net
  • Submit panels through your interest group chairs OR send directly to Melissa Witt

2015 Convention


You Matter: The Ripple Effect

Click here to download the 2015 Convention Program (as sent to printer)

Date : October 1-3, 2015
Location : Westin DFW Airport
4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 929-4500
Room Rate : $109 (single and double), $119 triple, and $129 quad

Reservation Deadline : Monday, September 14, 2015
Please ask for TSCA convention room rate when making your reservation.
You may also use the following link:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1412309714&key=37260C9B

Cost : $150 (Sustaining Membership)

Luncheon : $20

Registration deadline for convention: October 1, 2015 (first day of convention). Pre-registration is not required.


2015 Convention: Call for Programs

Deadline: December 15, 2014

In his book, The Butterfly Effect, Andy Andrews contends that we each have the power to change the world with even the slightest interactions with the world around us. As educators, the leverage we have goes beyond simply completing tasks or transferring knowledge. Long-term relationships are built, previously unexplored values are learned, and foreign culture is shared. The ripple effect occurs.

As teachers, how does the way in which we communicate with students, parents and colleagues impact generations to come? How should we monitor our communication because of the ripple effect? And how can we pass on the importance of the power of choice to our students so they strive to make positive ripples in the world around them?

Everything we do matters. YOU matter.

Join us by sharing your research and ideas at the 2015 TSCA Conference in Dallas. October 1-3, 2015.

  • Send all program questions and comments to Amy Jones ajones@delmar.edu
  • Submit panels through your interest group chairs OR send directly to Amy Jones

2014 Convention


Teaching Responsibility in an Irresponsible World

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Date: October 2-4, 2014
Location:The Overton
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 776-7000
http://www.overtonhotel.com
Rate: $85/night
Ask for the TSCA block.

Cost : $150 (Sustaining Membership)

Luncheon : $20

Click here to register for convention.

Registration deadline for convention: October 2, 2014 (first day of convention). Pre-registration is not required.


2014 Convention: Call for Programs

Deadline: December 15, 2013

Educators on all levels are expected to teach more than the outcomes in their field. With new state requirements Social Responsibility and Personal Responsibility are expected to be taught in core courses taught at the college and/or university level beginning Fall 2014. How is this effecting us as educators not only on the college level but in high schools and middle schools as well? How do we teach this generation of students? What lessons are we learning about ourselves as Educators? And most of all can responsibility be taught?

Join us by sharing your research and ideas at the 2014 TSCA Conference in Lubbock.

  • Send all program questions and comments to Mellessa Denny mellessa.denny@amaisd.org
  • Submit panels through your interest group chairs OR send directly to Mellessa Denny.
A complete call for papers is available online at http://www.etsca.com

2013 Convention


Adapting in a World of Diversity Download convention program

Date: October 10-12, 2013
Location: Omni Bayfront Tower

900 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(800) 843-6664
(361) 887-1600

Cost : $150 (Sustaining Membership)

Luncheon : $20

Click here to register for convention.

Registration deadline for convention: October 10, 2013 (first day of convention). Pre-registration is not required.


2013 Convention: Call for Programs

Deadline: March 8, 2013

A fundamental concern of rhetoric is the adaptation of the message to the audience. Aristotle noted that "People always think well of speeches adapted to, and reflecting, their own character..." However, in our increasingly diverse, multimodal existence, we must think even more deeply about the meaning of adaptation, not just in the classroom, but within our entire professional world.

Join us by sharing your research and ideas at the 2013 TSCA Conference in Corpus Christi.

  • Send all program questions and comments to M'Liss Hindman, mhin@tjc.edu
  • Submit panels through your interest group chairs
A complete call for papers is available online at http://www.etsca.com

2012 Convention


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Facing Challenges and Making Choices

Officer elections were held:

  • Vice President Elect: Mellessa Denny
  • Executive Secretary: Lou Ann Seabourn
  • Archivist: Jana Riggins


Date: October 11-14, 2012
Location: Omni Colonnade in San Antonio

Click here to view the 2012 Resolutions

2011 Convention


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It's All a Matter of Perspective
Officer elections for Journal Editor, Comptroller and Vice President-Elect were held.

  • George Pacheco, Jr. won the election for Journal Editor.
  • Mike Jones ran unopposed for Comptroller and will remain in that position.
  • Shawn Wahl was elected to the Vice President-Elect positiion.

Date: October 13-16, 2011
Location: Omni Dallas Mandalay

2010 Convention


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Cultural Commnication:
Creating Chaos or Community?

Date: October 6-9, 2010
Location: Omni Houston Hotel Westside

2009 Convention


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Beyond Words:
Nonverbal Communication A Second Language

Date: October 7-10, 2009
Location: Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas

Officer elections were held and Connie McKee will serve as Vice President-Elect.

2009 Convention Program (Updated 9/29/09 9:00am)
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Program Addendum (10/6/09 @ 12:30pm)
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2008 Convention


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Media Morphology:
Examining How Technology Has Impacted Our Communication Process

Date: October 8-11, 2008
Location: Omni Bayfront Tower in Corpus Christi

Officer elections were held. Kandi King will serve as Vice President Elect. Mike Jones will be the new Comptroller.

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2007 Convention


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Listening:
Decoding Messages in the 21st Century

Date: October 3-6, 2007
Location: Omni Bayfront Tower in San Antonio

Officer elections were held. Ralph Long will serve as Vice President Elect. Amy Tilton Jones will continue to serve as Newsletter Editor.

2007 Convention Program
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2006 Convention


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The Rise of Incivility:
Establishing Respectful Communication

Date: October 4-7, 2006
Location: Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo

Officer elections were held. Lois Davis won the election for Vice President Elect. Bill Schuetz will remain as Comptroller. Brent Hinkle will be Secretary Elect. Shawn Wahl will be Journal Editor Elect.

2006 Convention Program
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Convention Slide Show
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2005 Convention


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Date: Oct 5-8, 2005
Location: Moody Gardens in Galveston

Officer elections were held. Barbara Mayo won the election for Vice President Elect. Bill Schuetz will remain as Comptroller.

2005 Convention Program
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2004 Convention


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Date: Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2004
Location: Omni Park West in Dallas

Officer elections were held. Joe Trevino won the election for Vice President Elect. Bill Schuetz will remain as Comptroller. Jana Riggins will be the new Archivist.

Documents

Family Conflict Roles, Chelsea Stow
Hosting a Middle School Festival, Mrs. Holly Reineking
Ropes Course, Natalie Bryant
Ropes Course Manual, Natalie Bryant
Climb Outside the Box, Dr. Leann Ellis

 

News

3/2/17
The Winter Newsletter has arrived. See the Newsletter page to view.
10/8/16
The call for Manuscripts for Volume 43 of the Texas Speech Communication Journal has been issued. Submissions are due no later than May 10, 2017. See the Journal page for more details.
2017 Convention

InFusion: Inspiring Minds Want to Grow

Date: October 5-7, 2017
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location: Houston, TX

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