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Re: [xmca] Events: Assistance requested

I don't know of any intellectual traditions here but at least some people who go into event planning/special events often have a theatre management or theatre production background.  In small organizations, the position is often tied to development (fundraising) and/or public relations/communication. It's a highly stressful, complex job that requires good "relationship-building" and "communication skills" (I've helped a few people obtain these positions).

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On Feb 12, 2013, at 6:57 PM, mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ah! Well, I started to send this note to all of you, then decided to send
> to daughter, but ended up sending to all of you after all, so here is the
> problem. Delete if this is an intrusion on your time.
> I am teaching a class where students are interest in an activity called
> "event planning" for which people are sometime paid enough to make a
> living. The difficulty is that the students do not
> appear to have been taught anything they can remember about
> events and this is a senior class. So I am doing some digging with them,
> and now with you.
> The dictionary is of limited use:
> * *
> *a. * Something that takes place; an occurrence.
> *b. * A significant occurrence or happening. See Synonyms at
> occurrence<http://www.thefreedictionary.com/occurrence>
> .
> *c. * A social gathering or activity.
> A philosophical dictionary lays out the problem territory in greater
> detail: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/events/#EveVsObj
> For events of type c, which the students are most concerned with of course,
> my thought was to turn to the work of Turner, Goffman..... but I cannot use
> an entire book.
> I would appreciate suggestions for sources that would help me and my
> students to think about events, especially as they relate
> to a process called communication.
> mike
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