Things to do near Camp Casey

This is from a sheet Camp Casey puts out – no endorsements on anything, just places to go and explore!

Clinton:

☐   Clinton is located on the south end of the island right after you get off the Mukilteo ferry.

☐   Dining choices include Cozy’s Roadhouse, Island Nosh, Dairy Queen and Hong Kong Gardens. A little up the road is award winning Pickles Deli. read more

Seeking Reviewers for VCQ Book Reviews

Print is clearly NOT DEAD! Every year dozens of books are published specifically about the visual and hundreds more on subjects related to the visual or of interest to visual communication scholars.

Visual Communication Quarterly features book reviews of published works of interest to the Visual Communication community. As the number of pages that can be given over to reviews is limited, the new editor of VCQ, xtine burroughs, and I have talked about an online book review section in the VCQuarterly website. This will have the same standards of quality and attention that the print version gets, however, we will be able to publish reviews of many more books… perhaps one or two a month! That would at least quadruple what we are doing now. In addition, we will be able to use color images of the covers and, if permissions are obtainable, additional images from those books that warrant it. In addition, with the proper tags, these book reviews will likely get better search engine results and, therefore increase reach — good news for both publishers and reviewers. I am even thinking about retro-reviews… books that are being rediscovered. read more

Register for Viscom 31

REMINDER: if you are flying in and taking a shuttle to Whidbey – you’ll get off at Coupeville and we will come get you from the stop in order to get to Camp Casey.

Register through Brown Paper Tickets opens on March 1st. Follow these steps:

1. Click on Register —

2. Click on Enter Password or Discount Code — ENTER Viscom31 read more

Position available…

Forwarded from Maureen Constantino:

It’s real! I’m retiring from CBO at the end of the year. We’re already posting my job because it’s a key position here and finding the right person is important. And I think there is the hope for some overlap for training purposes.

I’m sending this to you and a few other VisCom contacts I collected while at the conference in case you know of an enterprising individual who might be interested in a career with the federal government. The link to the position on the CBO website: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CONGRESSIONALBUDGET&cws=1&rid=321.  read more

2016 Call for Papers and Panels is up!

The Call for Papers and Panels for the 30th Annual Visual Communication Conference is up! Here are the fast Facts:

Deadline for proposals is March 10, 2016
Hosted by:

  • Weber State University Department of Communication,
  • The University of Utah Department of Communication
  • Westminster Department of Communication

June 22-26, 2016 (Wednesday evening through Sunday morning)
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort (about 30 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport)
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We have a Flickr Group!

At last — a place where we can post photos we take at VisCom(m)! I have posted everything that was taken by my Canon camera… I’m going to work on getting through my iPhone pictures as well and post them up there.

Viscomm’s Flickr Group Page

You have to be a member of the group to see these — this is to protect YOUR images, both those OF you and those you have taken. If you upload any images to Flickr that can be shared with the VisComm Conference group, you can also make those viewable by the public. But I don’t want to make that decision for you. read more

Transportation Tips

FROM THE DESK OF TRISCHA GOODNOW:

Northwest Point offers a bus service to Cannon Beach from Portland.  People would have to take a MAXX train to the station and then catch the bus.  It only runs twice a day.  But it’s only $17 one way. 

In addition to this we can try and set up a ride share so if people are renting a car, can they take someone with them?  Ideas on how to make that work would be good. read more