Committees

All University of Oklahoma Department of Communication graduate students are eligible to volunteer for service on any committee and may serve on several committees simultaneously.  Committee chairpersons are nominated and approved by the CGSA general body.

Colloquium/Brown Bag Committee

Responsibilities: This committee is dedicated to promoting graduate student development. This committee schedules lunchtime forums in which students/faculty present information that benefit graduate students (colloquium/brown bag).

Chair:  Erick Roebuck

Spring Panel Committee

This committee also organizes and executes a public panel presentation on a topic of concern to the larger University of Oklahoma community. The general body of CGSA must approve the panel’s topic.

Chair: Cameron Piercy

Graduate Student Senate (GSS) Representative Committee

Responsibilities: This committee consists of the allotted membership of the Graduate Student Senate. The purpose of this committee is to secure the interests of the Communication Graduate Students at regular GSS meetings.

GSS Representatives: Bobbi Van Gilder & Sachiko Terui

Social Activities Committee

Responsibilities: This committee is responsible for organizing various social functions defined by the CGSA body. The committee is also responsible for participating in the social events of the department, as requested (e.g., new student orientation luncheon).

Co-Chairs: Cheryl Maiorca & Tyler Parnell

Webmaster/Social Media Coordinator

Responsibilities: The webmaster is responsible for updating the CGSA website and Facebook page.

Webmasters:  Sachiko Terui & Erick Roebuck

Special Issues Committees:

Philanthropy Committee

Responsibilities: The philanthropy committee is responsible for organizing CGSA-sponsored initiatives in hopes of giving back to the community and university.

Chair: Maddie Habeck

NCA Committee

Responsibilities: This committee is responsible for the promotion of The University of Oklahoma Department of Communication at the National Communication Association Conference. Members will need to sit at the Department table at the NCA Graduate School Open House to greet potential students and provide information about the department and graduate student experience.

Co-Chairs: Veronica Guo & Carrisa Hoelscher

Sooner Conference Committee

Responsibilities: The committee for Sooner Conference is responsible for coordinating the logistics in holding the Sooner Communication Conference. Specific responsibilities include: Finding keynote speaker; determining theme; writing conference Call For Papers; advertising conference; reserving conference locations; reviewing, accepting and rejecting papers submitted for conference participation;  reserving conference vendors; requesting faculty participation; among other duties.

Co-Chairs: Megan Bassick & Chris Anderson

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