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Happenings: 24th Annual Comm Week

Hear us roar: Comm Week 2012 invites Bobcats to find their voice

By Catherine Harper

How important are strong communication skills for your career? How does music communicate emotions to make us laugh and cry? And why are good first impressions so important?

From Feb. 27 to March 2, answer these questions — and more — at Texas State’s 24th Annual Comm Week featuring speakers from all over the nation.

From hard-hitting issues — such as humane animal treatment, homosexuality and 9/11 — to obstacles we encounter everyday, Texas State’s 2012 Comm Week invites Texas State students, faculty and the community to speak out on topics of communication with a  full schedule of events.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Rising Stars: Priscilla Davis

Criminal justice major honors father,
Port Authority hero who died on 9/11

Photo of Priscilla DavisBy David King

Priscilla Davis was just 12 years old when her father, policeman Clinton Davis, was killed in the collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. Today, she is a senior criminal justice major at Texas State, following her father’s footsteps and bearing a permanent memorial to him.

“I don’t look like the kind of person to have a tattoo on my arm or anything,” she says with a shrug. But there it is, prominent on her right forearm: The twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, sun beaming between them, showering rays in multiple directions. Below them, a badge: Port Authority Police, No. 1719.

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