All faculty are welcome to attend IUP Theater Professor Rick Kemp’s CTE Saturday Workshop “The Professor’s Speech—Part II” on March 8, 2014, from 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Crimson Event Center, Foster Hall.
communicate affects the meaning of what
you communicate. Verbal and nonverbal
habits can confirm, modify, or even contradict the meaning of linguistic
content. In this workshop, we’ll identify the components of verbal and
nonverbal communication, and then develop an awareness of the habits at play in
our own and others’ communication. In a fun and supportive environment, we’ll
experiment with a variety of experiential exercises that enable us to
communicate more effectively, and express our personalities in our teaching. A
portion of the workshop will be assigned for coaching and feedback on
individual presentation. Attendance at Part
I is not required for complete understanding and enjoyment of this dynamic
This workshop is being presented by Rick Kemp of IUP. Rick
is a professor and head of Acting and Directing in IUP’s Theater and Dance
Department in the College of Fine Arts. He has received numerous awards
on both sides of the Atlantic for his work as an actor and director since
graduating from Oxford University and then moving to the U.S. and earning his
doctorate in Theater Arts at the University of Pittsburgh.
In the USA, Rick has received grants from sources such as
the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Heinz
Endowments for work that has been presented regionally, nationally, and
internationally. His book, Embodied Acting: What Neuroscience Tells Us
About Performance, was published internationally by Routledge in 2012.
At IUP, Rick has received the 2009 Academic Excellence and
Innovation Award, the 2010 Distinguished Faculty in the Creative Arts Award,
the 2013 College of Fine Arts Outstanding Researcher Award, and the 2013
Research Institute New Investigator Award.
Note: Please wear
comfortable clothing, and be prepared to remove your shoes for some exercises.
Call Sharon Aikins
at 724-357-7800 or e-mail SAIKINS@iup.edu.
Center for Teaching Excellence