Welcome to March! As is the way with March, we open the month with a beautiful morning but will likely go to bed to the beginnings of a solid March snowstorm. Ah Colorado!
All sorts of things to talk about this week.
Liz has a new essay “Complaints about technology as a resource for identity-work” in Language in Society 48(2), co-authored with Jessica S. Robles.
I have attached again the SCMS list of presentations. We will have an awesome CSU presence at the conference this year. Can’t wait to hear about how the conference goes for folks.
Speaking of conferences, Savanah received the Top Student Paper at WSCA – Communication Theory and Research Divisionfor “Home is where the work is: The role of businesses in the creation of a sense of belonging for diasporic communities.”
Martín gave the opening plenary this Thursday to the Colorado Association of School Boards Winter Legislative Meeting (around 200 school board members and superintendents). The lunch plenary was the governor. That’s pretty cool, right?
Kiah is the Vice Chair for NCA’s Student Section. She wrote me this note:
I would like to invite you to serve as reviewers (and respondents or chairs) for Baltimore 2019! Whether you have reviewed for us in the past or you are a new reviewer, please fill out the Google Form (find link below) to assist in matching papers and panels with your preferred interests and expertise. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or find me in the pods!  NOTE: Faculty are able and encouraged to review, however we reserve experiences for chairing and responding at the convention for graduate students.
Please encourage your students to attend the alumni panels.
3/5: 11-11:50 LSC 312
3/6: 10-10:50 LSC 372
See alumni descriptions here.
Don’t forget the ACT kickoff event this coming Tuesday.