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Being an Effective Global Citizen

LSU CxC and the Humanities and Social Sciences Residential College host a panel discussion on how to be a more effective global citizen and how traveling abroad can enrich your personal and professional life.

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Where Are They Now? - Courtney Irwin

Distinguished Communicator Courtney Irwin is taking her communication skills and dedication to community to new heights.

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Distinguished Communicator Candidates Named Udall Scholars

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Communicating as a Global Citizen

November 13, 2017 Globalization impacts every aspect of our lives, and savvy communicators understand that asking the right questions and adapting to different scenarios sets us on the path to success.

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Listening is a Communication Skill Too

October 2, 2017 Listening is how you gain information and learn. By becoming a better listener, you can avoid communication breakdowns, improve the quality of all your relationships and increase productivity.

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TEDxLSU Creative Team

September 27, 2017 LSU Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) has championed TEDxLSU for the past three years. Students have always played an important role in the TEDxLSU event, especially when it comes to day-of implementation.

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First Impressions: Interview Dress

September 26, 2017 As the LSU Career Fair approaches, it’s important to freshen up on key interview skills needed to impress recruiters and future employers. When it comes to preparing for a job interview, there are many factors that need to be addressed.

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From Studying the Ocean to Telling Stories about the Ocean

July 15, 2017 Meet David Fertitta, student researcher and science communicator extraordinaire.

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Blake Kruger and the Impact of Science Communication

November 11, 2016 Combining his love for science with his drive to equalize socio-economic inequity, Blake Kruger is tackling a big problem. The Distinguished Communicator candidate is devising a therapy for Kaposi Sarcoma, which is a type of cancer that traditionally impacts minority populations.

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Laying the Groundwork for Effective Communication with Ry’yan Clark

October 28, 2016 LSU landscape architecture major and Distinguished Communicator candidate Ry’yan Clark is spending his last year of LSU undergrad studying the effects landscape architecture can have on the world around us.

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Utilizing Social Media in the Classroom Part 2 - a Q&A with Paige Jarreau

October 24, 2016 Science Communication Specialist for LSU College of Science Dr. Paige Jarreau helps students and faculty utilize social media tactics to bring new opportunities to the classroom.

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Best Practices for Communicating on Social Media

October 20, 2016 How many times have you heard someone say “technology is ruining communication?” The idea that technology could be communication’s kiss of death has sparked numerous debates.

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Utilizing Social Media in the Classroom Part 1 - a Q&A with Paige Jarreau

October 18, 2016 In college classrooms, faculty of all fields try to find new ways to engage students and help them gain more experience communicating in the science world. Some of them turn to social media.

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Communicating in Every Role with Hayley Franklin

October 12, 2016 Hayley Franklin, a current LSU student and Distinguished Communicator candidate, is cultivating her communication skills to help her tackle her future job as a lawyer.

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Q&A with TEDxLSU Creative Communication Team Graphic Designer Victoria Roberts

August 8, 2016 Former TEDxLSU Creative Communication Team member and visual communicator Victoria Roberts is doing big things with her LSU degree.

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Books on Writing

April 19, 2016 Writing is one of the most important forms of communication throughout history and in today’s society, and it can be deceptively challenging.

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Studio 151 Facelift

March 28, 2016 Part of CxC’s services towards LSU students includes three fully equipped Communication studios around campus.

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New Location of Engineering Communication Studio

April 20, 2015 To assist all LSU students in improving their communication skills, CxC has staff and communication studios across campus equipped with state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled communication advisors. The Engineering Communication Studio, housed within the Chevron Center for Engineering Education, has always been a hub for engineering students on the second floor of Patrick F. Taylor Hall.

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LSU Students Showcased in Videos Shown at TEDxLSU 2015

April 17, 2015 In its third annual event, TEDxLSU, championed by LSU Communication across the Curriculum (CxC), weaved the event theme “connect” into many aspects of the event, including the outdoor activities and a series of short videos shown between TEDx talks.

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TEDxLSU 2015 Tickets On Sale Now

January 13, 2015 After two successful TEDxLSU events, the third annual TEDxLSU will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The popular event, championed by LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum, will return to LSU’s campus in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the College of Music and Dramatic Arts from 1-5 p.m.

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Interacting with Faculty

November 13, 2014 LSU engineering senior Gerry Knapp recently shared his experience communicating with professors in a CxC student workshop entitled “Interacting with Faculty.”

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TEDxLSU Creative Team

November 12, 2014 Like hundreds of other TEDx events around the globe, TEDxLSU is a not-for-profit experience planned and coordinated by an all-volunteer team who shares a passion for TED talks and “ideas worth spreading.” Planning for the 2015 event is already underway, and this year, the number and type of volunteers is growing!

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Best First Impression

October 1, 2014 When you apply for an internship, job or graduate school, your resume stands as one of the most important documents. This piece of paper is your introduction and serves as the first way in which you will showcase your skill set. While your resume might be a file that sits inside your computer untouched until the day you are ready to apply, it needs more attention than that. Here are a few tips to make sure you have a great first impression with a stellar resume.

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Making Your “Pitch” Perfect Workshop

September 22, 2014 The mere thought of introducing yourself can be daunting for some people. The pressure is only ramped up when that introduction takes place during a job interview.

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Meet CxC: Becky Carmichael, CxC Coordinator

June 23, 2014 This week we highlight one of CxC’s coordinators, Dr. Becky Carmichael, coordinator for the College of Science, College of Agriculture and School for the Coast and Environment.

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Did You Know?

June 17, 2014 You might already know that Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) has a variety of services offered in the five communication studios across campus that are specific to the needs of all disciplines and majors. You might also know that the communication studio in the College of Art + Design (104A Design Building) has an array of services for students, including equipment checkout for art related projects, consultations with CxC staff, workstations and much more.

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Presentations Your Audience Will Love

Creating professional presentations can sometimes be challenging. Design Shack's Joshua Johnson put together a list of tips how to design a presentation “that doesn’t suck.”

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TEDxLSU: Behind the Scenes of the 3D Letters

Those of you who attended TEDxLSU, the annual TEDx talk hosted by Communication across the Curriculum, probably noticed a new addition to the event this year. On the stage with all of our speakers were 3D letters spelling out TEDxLSU.

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Meet CxC: Studio Manager, Kevin DiBenedetto

Kevin DiBenedetto began working with Communication across the Curriculum after spending over 10 years at LSU in other departments. He graduated from the Manship School of Mass Communication in 1999 with a concentration in electronic media.

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How to Negotiate Your Salary

CxC recently partnered with the LSU Olinde Career Center to host a workshop focused on salary negotiations and how to navigate those tricky conversations. While many graduating seniors are quick to accept the first number they are offered, more money could be up for grabs.

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Valentine’s Day Tidbits

Do you often find yourself saying the wrong things when talking to your sweetheart? You’re not alone. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, CxC wants to provide you with some tips on communicating with your sweetheart.

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Meet CxC: Hunter Starring, Distinguished Communicator Candidate

In our latest installment of “Meet CxC”, we introduce you to one of our Distinguished Communicator candidates, Hunter Starring, through a Q & A.

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TEDxLSU Tickets Now on Sale

After the success of the inaugural event last March, the second annual TEDxLSU will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The popular event, championed by LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum, will return to LSU’s campus in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the College of Music and Dramatic Arts from 1-5 p.m.

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Summer To-Do List

July 8, 2014 While it may be quiet on campus during the summer months, the CxC staff is in full swing preparing for a busy upcoming semester. School may be far from your mind right now, but don’t forget you can work on a few things this summer to save yourself time in the fall semester.

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