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COMS 309 Performance in Speech Communication course
Every year, Judy Santacaterina and Matt Swan conduct “mock interviews” with the students enrolled in COMS 309 Performance in Speech Communication course. “The objective here is to demonstrate to students how the public speaking and performance skills cross contexts,” Santacaterina said. “We were surprised at how many students had never experienced a formal interview.” Before...
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The Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education invites nominations for the 2013 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction awards. These awards honor excellent undergraduate teaching in the university, encourage the improvement of instruction and promote discussion among members of the university community on the subject of teaching. Recipients should be among...
Matthew J. Swan
You can catch NIU communication instructor Matthew Swan on TV this week. Swan will appear at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, on the Travel Channel’s TV show, “Mysteries at the Museum.” The episode looks into the legend of “James Dean’s Evil Car,” and the show’s promo already prominently features Swan, who recently received this year’s...
Terrence Bishop, Nancy LaCursia, Andrea Radasanu and Matt Swan
Behind every hope, every dream, and every success, stands a teacher. These are not ordinary teachers, but ones who ignite enthusiasm and push their students to think deeper and reach farther to grasp their dreams and successes. This month, NIU honors three of its best teachers – Terrence Bishop, Andrea Radasanu and Nancy LaCursia – for lighting...
Matthew J. Swan
When NIU communication instructor Matthew J. Swan assigns a writing project to his students, he gives then two pieces of advice: “Do your best, and don’t over-think the assignment.” If students are not comfortable or accustomed to writing stories, essays and academic papers, he said, they will worry about it and let their fears dictate...