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Meet Your Officers! Refreshed from the summer break the SCS officers along with Advisor Kate Lee are ready to start a new school year filled with great activities for undergraduate students, faculty and graduate students alike. Front row (left to right): Teddy Toyozaki, Shy Yotsuda, Rhoda Castillo, Marilyn Tangi and Hye Eun “Kate� Lee. Back row: Thomas Craig, Taylor Ellis, Matt Weyer, Keani DiBerardino Keani DiBerardino, President Speech Major, 4th year student

Thomas W. Craig VIII, Vice President Speech Major, Senior

What do you like about being in SCS? Being in SCS has been a great experience. Events in SCS allow for members, graduate students, and faculty involvement which allows us to get to know one another outside of the classroom. It makes the university experience less intimidating and creates a strong social environment during our time at UH. Not many departments in UH can say they have the same family-like connection between faculty and students.

What do you like about SCS? SCS has benefited me in so many ways. I have met so many awesome people and got to know the faculty more personally. There are so many fun times I can look back on and remember always! Overall, SCS just helped to grow my passion and knowledge for the communication field! See Fall 2010 Officers, pg 2


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Sheryll “Shy” Yotsuda, Secretary Class Standing: Senior Interdisciplinary Studies: Non-Profit Organizations Major and Speech Minor What do you like about SCS? I enjoy being in SCS because it is fun and easy to make friends; it is great for showing how unique the Speech Department is and how accessible the professors are. It is also wonderful to see and be part of a group who is not only service oriented but also sociable. Rhoda Zamora Castillo, Treasurer Class Standing: Senior, Graduating in May 2011. Science and Human Nutrition with a focus in Dietetics Major and Speech Minor. What do you like about SCS? What I like about SCS is that it is an organization outside of my major that allows me to network with other students of different majors, minors, and also connects me with faculty outside of the classroom. I’ve noticed that SCS is one of few organizations at the university that helps students form closer bonds with the department professors. With that said, SCS has benefited me by providing me with opportunities to meet new and different people, by helping me improve my speech and communication skills, and by enhancing my resume. Marilyn Tangi, Historian Class Standing: Senior, graduating this winter Major: Speech What do you like about SCS? I love being a member of SCS. It is a great way to get involved in services, activities, and just to met the professors and other speech majors. During my Page 2

spare time, which I barely have, you can find me at a coffee shop, the library, or working on a boat taking photos of tourist. I also am a photographer for Kaleo O’ Hawaii. I am excited about this semester and hope to met you and get acquainted. Let’s make this semester fun!! Taylor Ellis, Academic Chair Class Standing: Junior Speech major What do you like about SCS? The best thing about SCS is making friends who are or have taken the same classes I am. It’s helpful if I need a book. Matt Weyer, Service Learning Chair Class Standing: Senior Speech and Peace Studies Major What do you like about SCS? SCS has allowed me to get to know my peers in my classes and the department faculty all while having fun. Name: Teddy Toyozaki, Special Events Chair Year in school/class standing: Super Senior Major: Speech What do you like about SCS?: The people are awesome and the events with the professors is a great way to meet them outside of a classroom environment. Kate Lee, Advisor Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hye Eun “Kate” Lee (Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2008) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech at University of Hawaii at Manoa. In her spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys cooking, doing and taking pictures of her 5-year-old son, Eugene.


Faculty and students enjoy pizza and each other’s company at the First General Meeting on September 1, 2010.

Fall Semester in a Nut Shell

Fall 2010 has been an eventful semester. In the midst of school, work and exams, SCS members had the opportunity to socialize with students and professors throughout various events. This semester, the Speech Communication Society hosted social events such as general meetings and the Beach Bash. Students and faculty also

See Events on page 4 Attendees prepare for another round of a game at the 1st General Meeting

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got into friendly competition mode through the annual Student vs. Faculty Bowling event.

November was a Service Learning and interpersonal communication oriented month for SCS. On November 20th, SCS worked with Project Hawaii to fundraise money for homeless children in the community. Finally, students dressed to impress for the exciting and fast-paced setting of speed dating. Whether it was for potential romance or just a networking opportunity the Speed Dating event on November 12 at the Campus Center Dining Area was a riveting success. Thank you to the members, faculty and graduate students who helped make this fall very eventful. Great Job everyone! We look forward to more fun events next Spring. Have a safe winter break and Happy Holidays!

Photo courtesy of Dr. Jang Kim

Besides socializing activities, SCS members focused on academics in October. On October 20th, a Master’s Degree info session was held in GRG 214. Members also had an opportunity to learn about what career fields a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech can get into with Dr. Jayson Dibble.

Above: SCS officers and Dr. Jayson Dibble after his presentation. Right: Students listen to to Dr. Dibble’s tips for success.

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UH Manoa Speech Communication Society News Letter 2010