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Speech Communication, Theatre & Visual Arts Department Announces Fifth Annual Conference

The Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) speech communication, theatre, and visual arts department (SCTVA) is proud to announce its fifth annual conference scheduled for October 27, 2011. The theme is Communicating with Passion. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the first plenary will start at 10 a.m. All activities will be held in the President's Dining Room of the Center for Civic Engagement.
"The committee has planned a very special day for our students and faculty," said Dr. Kekeli Nuviadenu, chair of the department of SCTVA. "We invite students from all disciplines to join us for our fifth conference."

Guest speakers will include: Dr. Anthony Sweeting of Atlanta; Krystle Oshon, a 2007 B-CU graduate; and David Anthony Butler, also a 2007 B-CU graduate. Other highlights will feature student performances from TRA CO DRAM, Orchesis, and the Thurgood Marshall Debate Team.
The SCTVA conference is made possible by funds received from the Andrew Mellon Jessie DuPont Endowment. For more information, contact Dr. Paula McKenzie at 386-481-2478 or email

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