September 29, 2009

CLASP: Text for Brochure

The following is the text that will go on the CLASP brochure. It will be an 8.5' X 11" sheet , with a tri-fold. Don't forget the Image on the cover. This should be designed as "landscape" to fit the format.

This is in addition to the CLASP 11" X 17" Event Poster.

CLASP brochure copy (assuming an 8 ½ x 11 trifold)

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What is CLASP?
CLASP stands for the CUNY League of Active Speech Professors. This is our sixth annual colloquium.
Who is CLASP for?
If you teach Speech Communication classes within CUNY, CLASP is for you.
What is CLASP’s mission?
The mission of the CUNY League of Active Speech Professors is to promote the communication discipline within the City University of New York and to foster the pedagogical practices and research of its faculty. We prepare our students to communicate effectively as democratic citizens in a global environment. We accomplish our mission by sponsoring faculty colloquia, forums for students’ speeches, and networking opportunities for students, faculty, and communication professionals.

Gordon Alley-Young, President
Alan Winson, Vice-President
Patricia Sokolski, Treasurer
Kaitlin Cruz, Secretary

Join the CLASP Conversation.

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Have more questions?
You can email us at
Or visit our website:
This event is made possible through the support of the Borough of Manhattan Community College: Dr. Antonio PĂ©rez, President; Dr. Sadie Bragg, BMCC Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs; Dr. Susana Powell, Chair of Department of Speech, Communications, and Theatre; xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

This event was planned with the help of the CLASP Colloquium Committee:
Hollis Glaser, BMCC, & Eva Kolbusz, BMCC, Co- Chairs
Gordon Alley-Young, KBCC
Kaitlin Cruz, KBCC
Shauna Vey, NYCCT
Alan Winson, JJ

We also wish to thank:
Dr. Gloria Nicosia, Chair of the Dept of Communications & Performing Arts, and the Department of Printing Services at Kingsborough Community College.

Prof. Mary Ann Biehl, Chair, and Professors Anthony Accardo and Nassar McMayo of the Department of Advertising Design and Graphic Art at New York City College of Technology.

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Urban Dreams & Realities
CLASP Colloquium 2010
Borough of Manhattan Community College
April 16, 2010
Call for Presentations

CLASP brochure copy (assuming an 8 ½ x 11 trifold)

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CLASP 2009
Urban Dreams and Realities.
The City University of New York has long been an institution where all New Yorkers could come to pursue their educational goals, to realize their potential, to fulfill their dreams. As we move into the coming decade, CUNY is faced with new realities--a changing student population, an uncertain economy, a turbulent political environment. The 2010 CLASP colloquium will be a place where communication educators will explore the many ways public speech at CUNY, both in the classroom and administratively, helps our city face the complex future of an urban institution of higher education.

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Do I have to write a paper?
No, prepare an interesting oral presentation, just as you would have students do in your own classroom.
If I want to present, what are my options?
We want to hear about your research activity or publications, your best teaching practices, and especially anything that you are doing to take speech across the curriculum ands outside of the academy. We are also open to proposals for issue-focused roundtables or other non-traditional formats.
Panels will be organized around the following broad areas:
Current inquiry in speech communication (e.g., articles and/or books at various stages of completion). Sharing research and thought can provide you with valuable feedback and insights.
Best approaches to teaching speech communication (e.g., grading scales, course designs, effective materials, assignments, activities). We` all face similar barriers and bottlenecks in teaching; share your solutions so that others can profit.
Building community across the curriculum and outside of academia (e.g., working across departments, working with businesses or nonprofits to offer a better speech education). Share your efforts and partnerships. We also welcome presentations that explore broader dynamics within CUNY, changes across time, comparisons of different campus programs, and relationships with CUNY administration.

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Am I limited to these topics?
Not at all, we welcome your suggestions.
Fill out the form at
Deadline for Presentation Proposals is March 1, 2009.

Do I have to pay to attend?
A $10 registration fee covers the all-day program including lunch.
How do I register?
You have two choices:
Fill out the enclosed form and mail it to us, along with your check made out to CUNY League of Active Speech Professors. Or Register online at: and pay when you check in.

Deadline for Registration is March 20, 2009. But Register early, space is limited to 60 participants.