Rhetoric Week 2013

Voices of USF Multilingual Students

Tuesday, February 19, 11:40 am – 12:30 pm
KA 211

Archimede Bizoza, Colin Cai, and Turkey Mazen Ghonaim share their experiences and perspectives on what it's like to be an international student at USF in this panel discussion moderated by Professor Genevieve Leung.
For information, contact the Dept. of Rhetoric and Langauge at x 6243 or rhetoricandlanguage@usfca.edu

Speakers Showcase

Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
McLaren 250


The best of the best of USF's Public Speaking students share their talents in this showcase and debate presentation.  Join us for an evening of eloquence and reason.

Featured Speakers:
Emily Brown -  "'Mountain Dew Mouth': Solving Appalachia's Dental Crisis"
Linnea Doan -  "Prescription Resistance"
Katherine Pantangco  -  "Social Media and Social Movements"
Anaisa Cerda -  "Water Conservation: Why is this so Vital to Humanity and How can we Help?"
Hafsah Badar – Topic TBA

For information contact the Dept. of Rhetoric and Language at x6243 or rhetoricandlanguage@usfca.edu

Comedy Night!

Thursday, February 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Lone Mountain 100

Professional comedians Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and George Chen and USF student Ali Brown perform and discuss cross-cultural communication.

 Ali Brown is a Fine Arts Major at The University of San Francisco in her junior year. As a child, Ali Brown was quoted as saying that her dream in life was to be a “shelf organizer at 7-11.” Fifteen years later, here she is as a stand-up comedian. She has performed all over the Bay Area, most notably at The Purple Onion. One year into her comedy career and she is finally performing at her own learning institution in the hopes of persuading the board to add a shelf organizing course."
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is a stand-up comic/public speaker/storyteller, television host, and proud nerd. She graduated (twice) from MIT, and worked in finance and tech before becoming a comedian. She wan a New England Emmy for her work as host of the television show “High School Quiz Show” (WGBH), was featured as part of  KQED’s “Black History Month,” and has appeared on the NPR show “Snap Judgment.” For the last three years, she has performed at Sketchfest, and she has performed and led public speaking workshops at MIT, Stanford, and the University of Michigan. http://dhayacomedy.com
 George Chen is a comedian, writer, and musician. He has performed at The Porchlight story telling series, The Business, SF Sketchfest, and Holy F*ck in Los Angeles. He produces the legendary weekly comedy series The Cynic Cave in the basement of Lost Weekend Video and has also produced comedy shows in a comic book store, an art gallery, and on a moving bus. He will be MCing at the SFMoMA closing event on June 1st. http://georgethechen.tumblr.com

For information contact the Dept. of Rhetoric and Language at x6243 or rhetoricandlanguage@usfca.edu

Writing for a Real World

Friday, February 22, 12 Noon – 1:30 pm
McLaren 251


The 10th annual reception and book launch for Writing for a Real World, an anthology celebrating USF's best student writing.

 Featured student authors are Vy Tran, Jade Batstone, Pierce Ogden, Debora Szeto, Martina Peralta, Steven Slasten, Alexadra De Leon, Gayla Freeman, Emily Brown and Ienna Dela Torre.
Light refreshments will be provided.  For information contact the Dept. of Rhetoric and Language at x6243.  Please RSVP to rhetoricandlanguage@usfca.edu