CCI Family & Friends event Feb. 4-6 (Thursday & Friday evenings, Saturday early afternoon)

Thursday 2/4 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Thursday 2/4 6:00-6:25
    Kickoff! Led by Dean Dennis
  • Thursday 2/4 6:30-6:55
    Academic & Career Advising, Rm A:
  • Thursday 2/4 7:00-7:25
    Leadership Board, Room B:
  • Thursday 2/4 7:30-7:55
    School of Communication Science & Disorders, Room A:

Friday 2/5 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Friday 2/5 6:00-6:25
    iSchool (Paul Marty), Room B:
  • Friday 2/5 6:30-6:55
    School of Communication (faculty), Room A:
  • Friday 2/5 7:00-7:25
    Innovation Hub (Ken) / Seminole Productions (Kirby), Room B:
  • Friday 2/5 7:30-7:55
    Office of the Dean, focus on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Saturday 2/6 12-2 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Saturday 2/6 12:00-12:25
    iSchool (faculty & student research), Room B
  • Saturday 2/6 12:30-12:55
    School of Communication (students), Room A
  • Saturday 2/6 1:00-1:25
    School of Communication Science & Disorders, Room B
  • Saturday 2/6 1:30-1:55
    Mark Zeigler, Room A

FSU wasn't able to host Family Weekend in Fall 2020, so CCI is hosting a remote Family & Friends event on February 4-6 so students and their families and other interested folks can meet our faculty, staff and students and experience our online environment.

Each day's event will be divided into short sessions that offer the opportunity to engage and interact with CCI faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Examples include a session with CCI Dean Larry Dennis, meetings with faculty from CCI's three Schools (Communication; Communication Science & Disorders; and Information); a session to learn more about our advising and career counseling; time to visit with our student clubs and teams; and more to be announced over the coming weeks.

Please mark your calendars and watch this space as a detailed schedule is developed, as well as instructions for participating in this Zoom-based event.

The Dean’s Zoom Room, is available throughout the event if you have questions or would like to visit with CCI Founding Dean Lawrence C. Dennis.

Thursday 2/4. 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time

  • 6:00-6:25 Kickoff! Led by Dean Dennis

    Join College of Communication & Information (CCI) Dean Lawrence C. Dennis as he welcomes CCI students, family, friends, faculty, staff, alumni, and other supporters to the 2021 Family & Friends event and discusses how CCI has worked to support our students and address the many volatilities that emerged during the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • 6:30-6:55 Academic & Career Advising

    Most CCI students know our academic and career advisors well; now, we open our virtual doors to friends and family so they can meet our stellar advising team, and learn a little about our academic and career advising

  • 7:00-7:25 Leadership Board

    Members of the CCI Leadership Board, which includes outstanding alumni and friends of FSU who are actively involved in supporting the College, will speak about their experiences in our Schools, at FSU, and in their successful and varied careers post-graduation. Please join us to hear more about how your education can be shaped into a career.

  • 7:30-7:55 School of Communication Science & Disorders

    Come learn and visit with representatives from the School of Communication Science & Disorders.

Friday 2/5. 6-8 p.m. Eastern Time

  • 6-6:25 School of Information: Paul Marty

    All are welcome to participate in a guest lecture by award-winning School of Information faculty member Dr. Paul Marty. Known for his engaging lectures, passionate presentations, and expertise in how technology is affecting society -- often in unexpected or unintended ways -- Dr. Marty has won FSU's undergraduate and graduate teaching awards and is an in-demand guest speaker throughout FSU and worldwide.

  • 6:30-6:55 School of Communication

    Join a panel of faculty from the School of Communication for an engaging conversation, moderated by School of Communication student and podcast star Austin Reichart. The lineup of faculty presenters includes Dr. David Houck, Dr. Brian Graves, and Dr. Jaejin Lee.

  • 7:00-7:25 Innovation Hub (Ken) / Seminole Productions (Kirby)

    Come and spend some time with the FSU Innovation Hub (Ken Baldauf, Director) and Seminole Productions (Kirby Kander, Director). The Innovation Hub is an on-campus and online community for innovation using Design Thinking and emerging technologies. Seminole Productions, FSU’s professional production group, provides visual communications support for FSU and agencies throughout the State of Florida, and handles many of the professional video production needs of Florida State Athletics. Both are exemplary facilities where our students get hands-on experience in cutting-edge tech environments.

  • 7:30-7:55 Office of the Dean, focus on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

    A focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion permeates everything we do at CCI. Starting in 2020, CCI’s strategic planning and implementation in EDI have been led by Dr. Chanta Haywood, faculty in the School of Communication. Join a conversation with faculty and staff from the office of the Dean as we discuss how we are making EDI a focus of all CCI’s core activities.

Saturday 2/6. 12-2 p.m. Eastern Time

  • 12:00-12:25 School of Information

    Join this session to talk with School of Information students and faculty who have worked on research together, to learn about the opportunities and advantages that arise from student/faculty research collaborations. Faculty presenters include Dr. Zhe He and Dr. Marcia Mardis along with their student research teams.

  • 12:30-12:55 School of Communication

    This panel of students from the School of Communication will discuss their experiences in the School and a variety of academic and co-curricular opportunities including honors theses, the Ad Team, the Public Relations and Advertising majors, and more!

  • 1:00-1:25 School of Communication Science & Disorders

    Come learn and visit with representatives from the School of Communication Science & Disorders.

  • 1:30-1:55 Guest lecture: Mark Zeigler

    All are welcome to participate in a guest lecture by famed and esteemed School of Communication faculty member Mark Zeigler. Known for his expertise, warmth, passion for FSU and its students, Zeigler is recognized for accomplishments that range from reading ALL the names of FSU graduates during commencement each year, to earning FSU’s Distinguished Teacher award in 2009, and an extraordinary spectrum in between.