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Spark Topic Weeks

Each semester, Spark schedules a week focused on a relevant topic packed with workshops, consultations and more.

The Power of Words: Communication Week

A series of seminars focused on professional communication

February 22–26, 2016

Sessions (scheduled 1:10–2:00 p.m.)
Mon., Feb. 22
 (simultaneous sessions)
      Keys to Writing Well
- Recital Hall
      Create structure. Find your voice. Know your audience. Discover writing practices that will get your message across.

      Faculty Open Forum: Student Communication Skills (and what we should do about it) - room 006

Wed., Feb. 24 (simultaneous sessions)
      Academic Writing
- room 213
      From papers to CVs, expert panelists share tips for successful academic writing.

      Review. Blog. Publish - Recital Hall
      Explore professional writing opportunities from reviews to blogging to publishing.

      Creating Winning Grants - room 006
      Julie Morris, USC Magellan Director, and Julie Hubbert share information and examples of successful grant proposals. Student grant winners talk about their experiences and offer advice.

Fri., Feb. 26
      Poised + Powerful Public Speaking
- Recital Hall
Vickie Saye Henderson, Director of Education at Trustus Theatre, shares her secrets for impactful public speaking and financial opportunities within the public speaking field.