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Presentations, Workshops highlight communications week at Forest Park

April 11, 2011

Social media for networking, unconventional career paths in journalism, acting for the real world and onstage, international art cinema and a movie screening are part of this year’s Communications Week presentations  sponsored by the Communications department at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park .

Award-winning playwright and actress Mariah Richardson will present “Acting Out – Acting for the Real World” from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Green Room (Theatre 169). Richardson is an adjunct communications instructor who tours in shows and recently won the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Youth Production for her original play “Delilah’s Wish.” This is a hands-on workshop, so dress comfortably.

A lecture on Contemporary International Art Cinema will be given by Lutz Koepnick, a Washington University professor, from 1 to 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in Room C112. He teaches German, Film and Media Studies, and Comparative Literature.

Allison Collinger of AHC Consulting, a strategic communications, training and collaboration business, will discuss “Game Changers: Social Media for Networking – Tips and Tools” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in Theatre 204.

Repps Hudson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former reporter and editor at the St. Louis Posts-Dispatch, will discuss “An Unconventional Career Path in Journalism” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, in Room B110.

Acting I students will perform scenes during the workshop, “Acting Up: Acting for Stage,” presented by Carla Moody, communication and theatre instructor, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the Green Room (Theatre 169).

The hit movie “Bend It Like Beckham” will be screened from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in Theatre 204. A discussion will follow, with Associate Professor Mary Hurley and Assistant Professor Sandra Osburn.

Classes are welcome to attend any of the programs, which are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Communications Department at 314-644-9388 for more information.