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CCOM Symposium 2016

The Conference on Ethics and Public Argumentation (CEPA) presents the third annual CCOM Symposium on Feb. 29 - March 3, 2016, hosted by the College of Communication at Butler University. Individual sessions will feature local community leaders, visiting scholars, filmmakers, and journalists, addressing the theme of "Communication in Action." CEPA promotes dialogue between scholars of argumentation and significant thought leaders in the public and professional contexts where it is imperative to resolve major conflicts and challenges. The spring symposium is one of CEPA's major yearly events.

All events are in The Johnson Board Room, Robertson Hall, on the Campus of Butler University except Jay Bilas, who will be speaking in the Reilly Room, Atherton Union. Admission to all events is free, but seating is limited.

Accessibility information and to request disability-related accommodations

Monday, February 29

The Conviction of the Hashtag: Problematizing #BlackLivesMatter (Panel)

Monday, February 29  |  NOON–2:00 PM  |  Johnson Room  |  BCR Credit

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Moderated by Dr. Terri Jett, ACLU Board President and Butler University Professor, with a panel including: Marshawn Wolley, Director of Partner Relations for Visit Indy; Rev. Dr. David Hampton, Senior Pastor of Light og the World Christian Church; Judge David Shaheed, Civil Court Judge; Whittney Murphy, Christian Theological Seminary Graduate Student and Indy Pride Director of Diversity and Inclusion; and Butler University Students Anthony Murdock, "Bust the B.U.B.B.L.E.;" and Tabitha Barbour of the Butler University Black Student Union. LEARN MORE...

Clicks and Mortar: The Integration of Social Media into the Retail Environment

Monday, February 29  |  5:00–6:30 PM  |  Johnson Room

Joe Arcuri, Chief Commercial Officer for Newell Rubbermaid, shares stories and strategies from a successful business career that has spanned over thirty years and included work in strategic partnerships, commercial innovation, and brand development in a fun, interactive presentation. His experience in communication and strategy for household retail brands has lead to a need to integrate social media, bringing a mix of digital and physical marketing to consumers. LEARN MORE...

Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters

Monday, February 29  |  7:00–9:00 PM  |  Johnson Room  |  BCR Credit

Sponsored by NEH/Frederic M. Ayers Fund and Program of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies

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Tricia Rose is the Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and author of multiple books, including the award-winning Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (1994). She is considered an expert in 20th-century African-American culture, and will discuss the strength and challenges of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in today's social justice landscape. LEARN MORE...

Tuesday, March 1

Concussions Q&A and Showing of
Head Games Documentary

Tuesday, March 1  |  11:00 AM–2:00 PM  |  Johnson Room

This session will feature a questions and answers with Dr. Terry Horner, Concussion Specialist (Colts, IU) and Former Neurosurgeon, followed by a screening of the documentary Head Games, produced and directed by Steve James (who will be speaking and screening another documentary later in the day). LEARN MORE...


The Making of ATTUCKS and the IPS Curriculum Guide Project

Tuesday, March 1  |  3:00–5:00 PM  |  Johnson Room  |  BCR Credit

BCR Credit IconAward-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Ted Green will show clips from and field questions about his soon-to-be-released PBS documentary Attucks: The School That Opened a City, followed by a panel discussion featuring writers of the new IPS Curriculum Guide. LEARN MORE...

Steve James presents No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

Tuesday, March 1  |  6:00–8:30 PM  |  Johnson Room  |  BCR Credit

BCR Credit IconAward-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Steve James answers questions and show his "ESPN 30 for 30" film in which he investigates the 1993 trial of a young Allen Iverson, a microcosm for examining race issues in America. LEARN MORE...

Wednesday, March 2

Jay Bilas: ESPN and March Madness

Wednesday, March 2  |  Noon–2:00 PM  |  Reilly Room  |  BCR Credit

BCR Credit IconFormer Duke basketball player and current ESPN analyst Jay Bilas discusses his role in communication and sports, and takes questions from the audience.

This event has is at capacity, and is no longer accepting registrations. LEARN MORE...

Ferguson, Baltimore, and Chicago: Reporting about Racial Inequality

Wednesday, March 2  |  2:30–4:30 PM  |  Johnson Room  |  BCR Credit

BCR Credit IconSusan Smith Richardson is the Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter, a nonprofit investigative news organization founded in 1972 that focuses on race, poverty, and income inequality in Chicago and the nation. She will be spending some time with Butler Journalism students in the classroom before speaking and taking questions for the Symposium. LEARN MORE...

Overcoming Challenges: Embracing Success in Life and on the Court

Wednesday, March 2  |  5:00–7:30 PM  |  Johnson Room  |  BCR Credit

BCR Credit IconTamika Catchings is widely considered among the best basketball players of all time. She was a collegiate All-American under famed coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee, has spent fifteen years in the WNBA with the Indiana Fever, and earned numerous awards including a WNBA championship and league MVP, and launched the Catch the Stars Foundation to help disadvantaged youth. She has done all this while dealing with a hearing disability since birth. LEARN MORE...

Thursday, March 3

Amos Brown in Studio

The Bill Neher Award for Ethical Communication: Amos Brown

Thursday, March 3  |  5:00–6:45 PM  |  Robertson Hall Sitting Room

The College of Communication is proud to present the second annual The Bill Neher Award for Ethical Communication posthumously to local radio personality Amos Brown. Brown had a profound media presence in Indianapolis for 40 years, most notably with his "Afternoons with Amos" radio show on WTLC-AM. He used his reach to provide a voice for the African-American community, serving as both a passionate advocate and ethical journalist. The award honors premier examples of effective and ethical oral, written, or mediated communication on issues of significant public interest. The presentation will be received by Brown's family, and will include refreshments.

Music Engineering in the Modern Digital World

Thursday, March 3  |  7:00–9:00 PM  |  Johnson Room  |  BCR Credit

BCR Credit IconSeven-time Grammy-winning producer, mixer, and engineer Darrell Thorp shares clips, demonstrates techniques, and discusses his experiences in the studio working on multi-platinum albums for artists including Outkast, Radiohead, Beck, and Paul McCartney, followed by a Q & A with the audience. LEARN MORE...