A semester full of unknowns is on the horizon, so let's reminisce about the things we loved about normal in-person classes.
Summer greetings, CCPA!
I hope this note finds you well and enjoying what’s left of our summer break. Campus will be open this fall, but prepare yourselves for a very different environment. Masks, social distancing, and fewer (or highly modified) events are just some of the changes you’ll see.
SMU President Dr. Gerald Turner announced the plans for the August 15, 2020 graduation. Every 2020 graduate should have received the email from Dr. Turner. For your convenience, the letter is copied in this story.
Kathy LaTour, former SMU CCPA adjunct professor, passed away on Friday, June 19.
Kathy began her career at SMU in 1993, teaching in the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs (CCPA) division for 16 years. There is an online memorial page where individuals can post reflections and remembrances regarding a virtual celebration of life.
In honor of Kathy and the immeasurable impact she had at SMU, CCPA has created a student scholarship fund in her name. If anyone would like to contribute, you can do so at the link below. Under Gift Information/Area of the University, choose “Other.” Then, in the “enter designation” box, type “Corporate Communication and Public Affairs.” All gifts to this designation during this time will go to the Kathy LaTour
CCPA extends a warm welcome to our newest professor, Dr. Piyawan (Pui) Charoensap-Kelly, Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication. Students call her Dr. Kelly or Dr. Pui (pronounced “pu’-ee”).
Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute to Fund 2020-2021 Research
SMU CCPA Professor Dr. Lashonda Eaddy along with German professor Dr. Gizem Arslan and Communication Arts Librarian Megan Heuer were selected to receive funding for faculty research. The project “Critical Literacies for the Digital Age” will be funded by SMU Deadman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII).