Face to Face

Face to Face is a course designed to help students improve direct verbal communication skills by understanding elements of various audiences, whether talking to friends, team mates, professors, bosses, co-workers, strangers, class mates, special interest groups or potential employers.

College Connections Faculty: Margaret Parker

Margaret ‘Margy’ Parker often teaches the capstone course in the public relations sequence in UO’s School of Journalism guiding students through research, writing, presenting, and implementing strategic public relations campaigns for a diversity of organizations and industries in Oregon.  She also teaches courses in Strategic Writing for the Media and Google Analytics and Adwords.  Margy owns and manages her own public relations and strategic communication business covering a variety of clients and projects. She has a long career in public relations, advertising, marketing and community affairs along with a master’s degree in communication. Her research emphasis has been on cultural representation. Throughout her professional career Margy has traveled extensively, made numerous presentations and has coached colleagues, employees and students on direct communication and presentations in a variety of settings.

FIG Assistant: Madison Martichuski

Email: maddiem@uoregon.edu

Summer Assignment

DUE via Canvas submission as a WORD DOCUMENT by September 18th, 2017.

To access Canvas, go to canvas.uoregon.edu and sign in with your webmail username and password. Click on our class, find the summer assignment link, and submit. Email me at maddiem@uoregon.edu if you have any questions.

Watch the movie, “Rocket Science” Here are links to the film: Link 1 or Link 2  Please note that these links may not work by the end of the summer, as occasionally movies on YouTube get taken down. Also, the quality is definitely not great, so if it doesn’t work or you want it to be a higher quality picture, it can be found on iTunes, Amazon Prime, etc.

Write a paragraph of 100 to 125 words in answer to each of following questions in a Word document. If your document-writing software is Pages, convert to Word before sending. Pay attention to your spelling, grammar and punctuation.

1. Describe your comfort zone in speaking directly to people and how you could benefit from stepping outside of it.

2. What holds you back from being confident when directly talking to others, particularly those you don’t know? What makes you feel confident?

3. What is the significance of Hal’s desire to order pizza? Has there ever been a time when you wished to speak up or said something differently? What stopped you?

4. What role did rejection play in this film? Do you think rejection can be positive or solely negative?

5. What changed in Hal? Think about how much you have changed from the beginning of your high school career up to now. What further development would you like to make here at the UO (in regards to speaking directly with those you don’t know such as professors, strangers, fellow students, employers, organizational contacts or anything else)?


Include your first and last name, the title of the assignment and page number on each page (using headers or footers makes this easier).

Margins 1 to 1.25 inches, font 10 to 12 point, paragraphs – single spaced, double spaced between paragraphs. Include question number and question before each answer.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 11:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.