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UE Alumnus Jack Schriber to Present Andiron Lecture on Communication

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

As part of the University of Evansville’s Andiron Lecture Series in the liberal arts and sciences, alumnus Jack Schriber will present “Communication: It Seems So Easy, So Second Nature…Think Again!” Schriber will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 in Eykamp Hall (Room 252), Ridgway University Center. His lecture is free and open to the public.

“Every day we communicate, at work, at home, and at play, and every day we are misunderstood, misinterpreted, and even seen as indifferent to and by others,” Schriber said. “This presentation will explore communication and will focus on the ideas of psychologists William Schutz and Abraham Maslow as they give us insights into the question ‘Why do we communicate?’”

Schriber will discuss the three basic models of interpersonal communication (linear, interactive, and transactional), and will explain how each works and how to use them to strengthen interpersonal communication. His lecture will consider the principles of communication and how knowing and practicing them helps us to be better communicators. In closing, he will summarize the guidelines for interpersonal communication competence.

Schriber earned his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Evansville. He holds a certificate in curriculum and development from Indiana University and a supervisor’s license from Indiana State University. He has done coursework at Cambridge University in England, at Columbia University in New York, and at the University of Southern Indiana. He currently serves as supervisor of fine arts with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Communications at the University of Southern Indiana. He is also active in the Evansville community, serving on a number of boards and committees. He has received several awards for his community involvement, including the Art Education Association of Indiana Outstanding Art Educator, the Mayor’s Arts Award, the Leadership Evansville Distinguished Leader of the Year Award, and the Leadership Evansville Individual Achievement Award.

Established in 1982, the Andiron Lectures offer stimulating research, commentary, and reflection from many fields of study. Presenters are primarily drawn from the faculty of UE’s College of Arts and Sciences but also include faculty members and administrators from across the University campus and occasional contributions from the regional community. The Andiron Lectures are sponsored by the University of Evansville College of Arts and Sciences and supported by a generous gift from Donald B. and Jean Korb.

For more information, please contact series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

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