CLASS Connection - October 2021
Communication Studies Senior Awarded $1,000 Scholarship
A communication studies senior, Zane Landin, was awarded the Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter Scholarship of $1,000. Zane will be recognized at the PRISM Awards on Thursday, October 21, at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica.
Upcoming Events & Important Deadlines
Oct. 1 - March 2, 2022: Priority filing period for the 2022-23 FAFSA and CA Dream Act applications begins.
Oct. 2, - Oct. 31, 2021: Pumpkin Fest at the Farm Store - purchase tickets online prior to attending!
Oct. 22, 2021: Last day for fall graduates to apply for graduation.
Oct. 13 - Dec. 1, 2021: General Registration for Spring 2022.
Oct. 14 - Nov. 2, 2021: 27th Annual Día de los Muertos season. RSVP online!
Nov. 11, 2021: Veteran's Day - campus closed.
Nov. 12, 2021: Last Day to Withdraw by petition for serious and compelling reasons and receive a "W".
Professor Beverly Speak Shares the Stage with Lawmakers, Activist at Local Women's March
Caption: Professor Speak, fifth from left, at the Claremont Women's March on October 3, 2021. Also in the photo, Congress member Chu (sixth from left), and Congress member Torres, second from the right.
Professor Beverly Speak was one of the thousands across the country to participate in the Women’s March on October 3, 2021. Speak, a lecturer in the Masters of Public Administration program in the Department of Political Science, was a speaker at the Claremont Women’s March, alongside elected representatives and local activists.  

CCEP Launches "Securing Justice" Podcast
The California Center for Ethics and Policy has launched its podcast, "Securing Justice." The podcast focuses on housing insecurity and aims to examine how housing insecurity is experienced by different communities and consider solutions.

From artists and activists to philosophers and policy wonks, the series will provide listeners with a varied and nuanced look at how housing insecurity affects the lives of Californians and what we - and you - can do about it.
Stammtisch (German Table)
Would you like to practice your German conversation skills with fellow linguaphiles and lovers of German culture, history, and literature? Come to Stammtisch (German Table), a weekly meetup for chatting about anything and everything German. Find friends to visit an Oktoberfest with, get help with homework, learn more about traveling to and studying in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, or chat about whatever you like in German. Bis bald am Stammtisch! 

Time: Tues., 4-5 PM (dienstags,16-17 Uhr)
Location: Outdoor tables of Bldg 97 (Campus Center) – Look for a table with the German flag! Please contact Dr. Lisa Beesley ( with any questions.
Lorena Turner, a lecturer in the Department of Communication, co-authored and published the book "Louder Than Words" with communication alumnus Alan Reyes. The book discusses visual communication and public relations. It acknowledges the convergence of graphic design and the field of public relations. It also discusses public relation theories, graphic design history, and the fundamentals of creating projects in visual communication.
Dr. Alex Madva, professor of Philosophy, co-edited the book "The Movement for Black Lives: Philosophical Perspectives." The book explores the philosophical themes related to the Movement for Black Lives, ranging from language, social, and political, race, gender and punishment. A must read for those in the humanities and social sciences. The book was listed as #1 on the Amazon Philosophy new releases. You can buy a copy online at Amazon.
Dr. Whitney Mannies, a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, co-edited the article "Persia and the Enlightenment." The piece discusses ways in which Persia influenced the European identities and "throws new light on the complexity of intercultural encounters and their impact on the shaping of collective identities."
Dr. Gabriel Granco, assistant professor of geography, has published an article in the Journal of Environmental Management titled, “Local Environment and Individuals’ Beliefs: The Dynamics Shaping Public Support for Sustainability Policy in an Agricultural Landscape.” Click the button to access and download the full article for free through November 23, 2021. 
Department of History lecturer Dr. Stephen Campbell's article "A Very Large Extent of Virgin Land: Nicholas Biddle, Cotton, and the Expansion of Slavery" was published in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. The article focuses on the era's antebellum tax credit and how "Biddle and his business partners provided financing for, functioned within, and extracted profits from a region that depended to a significant extent on the commodification of land, cotton, and slaves."
Our CLASS Experts in the News
Podcast Alert! Grab your earbuds & listen to Academic Aunties! In this episode, political science assistant professor Dr. Mary Anne Mendoza is a co-guest. The episode discusses how the academic job market is especially challenging for first-generation, working-class, racialized, and queer individuals. Click the button above to have a listen👂👂!
Professor of Sociology Dr. Jack Fong was featured in WalletHub's most recent article on 2021's Most Diverse States in America! Here, he gives insight into the impacts that these states have. "Given that we are now living in an age of globalization, one which has turned the local-global and the global-local, states can offer diversity as a means to show they have become conduits to the rest of the world, rather than being insular environments where their populations exhibit too much provincialism," said Dr. Fong.

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