Dr. Heather Harris, Dr. Deric Greene, and Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus will present scholarly papers at the annual convention of the National Communication Association November 19-22, 2015. The convention, with a theme of "Embracing Opportunities," will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., and will be the 101st annual gathering of the organization that "advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry," according to the NCA website.

Dr. Harris' paper is titled, "Embracing the Opportunity to Move Beyond the Strong Black Woman: Sister Heal Thy Self." Dr. Greene will chair a presentation titled, "If Our Lives Matter, But We Can't Breathe, How Will We Survive?"  Dr. Bell McManus will present three papers, "Embracing Opportunities for Teaching a Course in Event Planning," "Listening to Embrace Opportunities in Event Planning," and "Exploring Communication Ethics Pedagogies in the Classroom." She will also chair the Top Papers in Communication Ethics panel. Congratulations to these professors!