Party Planning: Event Management Student Presentations

GCA 306 Event Mangement students, from L-R:
GCA 306 Event Management students take questions after their presentations. From L-R: Avi Manoucheri, Dane Medlock, Jayan Shrestha, Eugene Dorfman, Teresa Cadiz, Kimberly Fernandez, Sara Amador, Irina Dovbnya

On Tuesday May 19th, the students from Professor Gena Bardwell’s GCA 306 “Event Management” course gave their final presentations at a meeting of the Speech & Communication Department’s Communications Club. All semester, students have worked on developing and planning a large fundraising event, including everything from donors and guest speakers to the venue and menus. They were also responsible for the less glamorous details, like budgeting, to-the-minute scheduling, floor plans, and evacuation procedures. Continue reading

Touro students show off their oratorical skills in the Annual Speech Competition

The winners of the contest – first place went to Tsipporah Youseflaleh (second from left)
The winners of the contest – first place went to Tsipporah Youseflaleh (second from left)

On Thursday, May 7th, 2015, I had the pleasure of serving as a judge for the 19th annual Speech and Communications Department Speech Contest, held at the Midtown campus, and organized by professors George Backinoff, Gena Bardwell, and Deputy Chair Hal Wicke.  Ten students from different speech and communications classes prepared speeches, both informational and persuasive, on a variety of topics.  Sitting with me as judges were Dean Timothy Taylor and Professor Mike Walters.  We scored the speeches using a number of criteria, including organization, delivery, and content, and entries were also timed. Continue reading