2007 Colloquium

Communicating Across Differences

New York City College of Technology
April 23, 2007 - 2-9PM

Sponsored by the CUNY Faculty Development Office, Judith Summerfield, University Dean for Undergraduate Education

2:00 – 2:30 Welcome, Registration

Light Refreshments, Book Exhibit & Opening Remarks

Location: Room N119

2:30 – 3:40 Round One Concurrent Sessions:
  • Chair, Gordon Alley-Young, KBCC, Connecting Students to Intercultural Communication Concepts Using Monsoon Wedding:
  • Mark Golubow, Brooklyn College , Interpersonal Communication Through Film
  • Cindy Greenberg, KBCC, Challenging Your Students through Challenger the Movie

Location: Room N225

  • Chair: Victoria Lichterman, NYCCT (Speech, Theatre Arts and Arts -In- Education)
  • Vincent (Tzu-Wen) Cheng, BMCC (Speech Communication and Theatre Arts)
  • Stephanie Smolinsky , NYCCT (ESL, Linguistics and Phonetics)
  • Ann Delilkan, NYCCT (Linguistics)
  • Jackie Berger, NYCCT (Speech and Theatre)
  • Frank DeZego, NYCCT (Speech, Oral Interpretation)

Location: Room N119

3:50 – 5:00 Round Two Concurrent Sessions:
  • Chair: Eva Kolbusz-Kijne, BMCC, Aspects of Multiculturalism in Fundamentals of Speech Courses
  • Helen Huff, BMCC, Generation 1.5 Students in the CUNY Classroom
  • Leslie A. Shaw, BMCC, Global Intercultural Aspects of Public Speaking
  • Carol Montgomery, LaGuardia Community College, Promoting the Oral Communication Skills of Chinese Students in the Speech Class

Location: Room N225

  • Chair: Alan Winson, John Jay, Follow-up on K. Wylie's Silent Teaching Approach: Engaging Student Attention
  • Cynthia Toronto, NYCCT, Role-Play Scenarios: Interactive Strategies for Communication Courses
  • Ellen Mandel, Pace University, Ellen's Excellent Sabbatical
  • Annette Joseph, BCC, Speaking on Special Occasions: From Page to Stage
  • Suzanne C. Schick, BMCC, Why Teaching Speech Online is not Like a Ballet Dancer on the Radio
  • Ken Hodess, NYCCT, Argumentation and Advocacy: Using Confrontation to Build Bridges

Where: Room N226

5:10 – 6:00 Plenary Session:

Chairs: CLASP Council President Shauna Vey, NYCCT & Vice President Alan Winson, John Jay

  • Presentation by Celine Perez, 1st place winner of CLASP Student Speech Competition, "Stop the Noise!" & Awarding of Traveling Trophy to LaGuardia Community College , Louis Lucca Speech Coordinator. Presented by Martin Wallenstein, Chair of Competitive Speech Committee
  • Unveiling of the redesigned CLASP Website

Location: Atrium Amphitheatre

6:10 – 7:30 Dinner & Keynote:

A three-course gourmet meal prepared and served by students and faculty from City Tech's award-winning hospitality management program. Guaranteed for the first 50 registrants only.

Keynote Speaker: Award-winning investigative reporter and television journalist Ti-Hua Chang

Location: Janet Lefler Dining Room, Second Floor Namm Building

The 2007 Colloquium Committee: Co-chairs: Gordon Alley-Young & Shauna Vey; Eva Kolbusz-Kijne, Victoria Lichterman, Alan Winson

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Keynote Speaker:
Ti-Hua Chang

Ti-Hua Chang

Since, January 2005 Ti-Hua Chang has served as a general assignment and investigative reporter for WCBS-TV where he worked earlier in his career. Before rejoining WCBS, Chang was a reporter with WNBC. On 9/11, he was the first reporter to inform the public on the number of causalities that day quoting Mayor Giuliani and city officials. In 1996, he won the prestigious Peabody Award for a series of reports he filed on accused drug-dealing murderers who escaped to the Dominican Republic . Chang's investigative reports include the death of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. In his report, Chang discovered four new witnesses to the Evers' murder, eventually leading to the re-opening of the famous case.

Chang joined WNBC from WNYC-TV , New York , where he was host of his own talk show, New York Hotline . Previously, he was an investigative producer at ABC News.

The recipient of many awards and honors, Chang has won four Emmys; the Philadelphia , Denver and Detroit Press Association awards; and, the Associated Press and United Press International awards. Very active in Asian-American community affairs, Chang was both a national and local New York Board member of the Asian-American Journalists Association. Chang also has been published in a number of magazines, including the Sunday New York Times and The Detroit News.

Chang is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University 's Graduate School of Journalism. In 2004, he was named by Columbia as one of 10 most influential Columbia alumni in New York City , where he resides with his family.