Upcoming Events

 The Communication Division invites you to join us for our Fall 2019 Events:


 Book Club

Discussions of short stories & short novels

The Cats of Ulthar book cover

This month's Reading: H.P. Lovecraft's short story "The Cats of Ulthar."

This mysterious tale tells of how it came to be illegal to kill any cat in the town of Ulthar.

Where: City Park Building 1, Room 210W

When: Wednesday, October 2, 12:00-12:50

Future Meeting Dates (Readings TBA): 

Wednesday, November 6
Wednesday, December 4


 Reading Series

Literary readings by students, faculty, & local authors.

Images 2019 Release Party  Thurs, Sept 5  2:00-3:00 p.m.  CP Bldg 1, Rm 201E
Fiction Reading  Wed, Oct 9 5:30-6:45 p.m. CP Bldg 1, Rm 201E
Poetry Open Mic Wed, Nov 6 12:30 p.m. WB Student Life Center
Fall Feature: Yuri Herrera  Wed Oct 16  12:00-1:00 p.m. CP Bldg 1, Timothy K. Baker Theater
Poetry Reading Wed, Nov 6 9:00-9:50 a.m. CP Bldg 1, Rm 201E
Creative Writing Class Reading Tues, Nov 26 2:00-3:15 p.m. CP Bldg 1, Rm 201E

  Thursday Film Series 

Featuring films by award-winning black directors of the decade. Followed by faculty-led discussions.

All screenings held in City Park Building 1, Room 208E at 6:00 p.m.

Free Admission for DCC Students! Free popcorn!

Oct 31: Us

Us movie poster

A vacationing family is terrorized by dopplegangers, but a mysterious history links them together. (Jordan Peele, 2019)

Nov 21: Fences

Fences poster

A garbage man who always wanted more from his life may sabotage his son's chance at what he never had. (Denzel Washington, 2016)

 Workshop Wednesdays

Informative presentations & hands-on workshops with faculty members from the Communication Division.

All sessions will be held in the City Park Library, Room 160 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

 Sept 4

 Read with Purpose

  • Developing Strategies for Comprehension
  • Annotating Texts
  • Analyzing & Writing about Texts

Missy Diaz

 Sept 18

 Think Like a Writer

  • Making the Time to Write
  • Establishing Your Process
  • Revising, Editing, & Thinking Critically about Your Own Writing

Monica Mankin

 Oct 2

 Write with Purpose

  • Developing Thesis Statements
  • Understanding the Parts of an Essay & Variations on Structure
  • Establishing Paragraph Purpose

Robin Johnstone

Oct 16

Manage a Research Project

  • Conducting Preliminary Research
  • Choosing a Topic
  • Planning Your Time


Oct 30

Conduct Research

  • Finding Sources
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Documenting Sources

Erin Vonsteuben

Nov 13

Integrate Sources

  • Using Signal Phrases
  • Summarizing & Paraphrasing
  • Quoting