Faculty Workshop: “The Professor’s Speech”

Posted on 2/1/2012 1:39:07 PM

A Center for Teaching Excellence Saturday workshop, “The Professor’s Speech,” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on March 24, 2012, in the Allenwood, Ackerman Hall. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. All faculty are welcome.

How you communicate affects the meaning of what you communicate. Verbal and nonverbal habits can confirm, modify, or even contradict the meaning of linguistic content. In this workshop, we’ll identify the components of verbal and nonverbal communication, and then develop an awareness of the habits at play in our own and others’ communication. In a fun and supportive environment, we’ll experiment with a variety of experiential exercises that enable us to communicate more effectively and express our personalities in our teaching.

This workshop is being presented by Rick Kemp of IUP. Rick is an associate professor in IUP’s Theater and Dance Department in the College of Fine Arts. He has received numerous awards on both sides of the Atlantic for his work as an actor and director since graduating from Oxford University and then moving to the U.S. and earning his doctorate in Theater Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. In the USA, Rick has received grants from sources such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Heinz Endowments for work that has been presented regionally, nationally, and internationally. His book, Embodied Acting, is forthcoming from Routledge UK. In 2010, Rick received the IUP Distinguished Faculty Award in the Creative Arts.

Note: Please wear comfortable clothing, and be prepared to remove your shoes for some exercises.

Please rsvp to Sharon Aikins saikins@iup.edu.