Communication Week kicks off

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Students wrote in colorful chalk on the plaza outside the Communication building Monday morning to kick off College of Communication Week.

The annual showcase will host events to help promote student unity and display students’ work, said committee chair Elizabeth Rives. Today Patrick Terry, founder and owner of local burger business P. Terry’s, will speak at 6 p.m. in BUR 208.

“We’re trying to amp this year and make it really awesome because we’re really proud of what the students do here and not a lot of people know about what goes on here,” Rives said.

Meet the Professor Night was Monday and featured four professors from the College of Communication holding a “life raft debate.” They used their major-specific skills to debate who would be more fit to escape an island, said Grant Schaefer, an advertising freshman and Communication Council member. The winner, communication and journalism professor Tracy Dahlby, received an oar to autograph and keep for the year until the next debate.

Tomorrow, there will be a town hall meeting with the deans and department chairs of the college.