Is It Something I Did? Cues and Taboos from around the World

August 16, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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UCO Boathouse
732 Riversport Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
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The global economy means the United States is more diverse than ever, and an international influence can be found everywhere, including Oklahoma City. This increase has led to sizable demographics comprised of people unfamiliar or uncomfortable with norms of the United States. Join us for this session to learn about the cues and taboos of some of Oklahoma City’s largest international populations and how to better interact with them. At the end of the session, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about these cultural differences.

About the Speakers

Dr. Chad Perry, APR, Fellow PRSA

Dr. Chad Perry is an assistant professor of strategic communications at the University of Central Oklahoma. He holds a B.S. in journalism from Kansas State University, a M.F.A. in creative writing from Wichita State University and a Ph.D. in communication from the University of New Mexico. Chad is accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA); he served two terms on the PRSA’s Universal Accreditation Board and was involved with developing a computer based examination for the APR test. Because of his contributions to PRSA and his involvement in numerous professional and social activities in New Mexico, Dr. Perry was inducted into the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows in 2013. Dr. Perry conducts research on intercultural communication. His dissertation was a three-year study of an adult ESL program in New Mexico.

Jared Scism

Jared Scism works as the manager of International Programming at the University of Central Oklahoma where he is also working toward his master’s degree in education with an emphasis in bilingual education. As the manager of International Programming, Jared is responsible for helping international students, American students and community members understand different cultures by executing a number of events each month and overseeing the UCO International House. Outside of UCO, Jared serves as the president for the World Experiences Foundation and the Japan America Society of Oklahoma and also participates as a member of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team, the Asian Society of Oklahoma and the International Visitor’s Council. Before working at UCO and after graduating with a bachelor of arts at Oklahoma Christian University, Jared spent his time working in Japan as an English teacher in a missionary. Since moving back to the United States, Jared and his wife continue to travel internationally and have visited several countries in all six major continents and hope to travel to Antarctica someday.




$22.00 PRSA Members

$32.00 Non-PRSA Members

$17.00 PRSSA Students

$22.00 Non-PRSSA Students