+ U Live Strong A Service Learning Group Committed to Curing Cancer one Blanket at a Time Presented by: Russell Jackson Emily Christison Shiona Howard James Philipps Samantha Jackson + Statistics 1 in 2 people diagnosed (National Cancer Institute) timmonsmusic.com 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2012 (American Cancer Society) 577,000 Americans will die of cancer in 2012 1500 people per day + Parameters Service learning project for Communication 1010 fall 2012 Formed groups Determine a community partner Plan how to offer our services U Live Strong members: Sam, Shiona, Emily, Rusty, and Jimmy Community partner: Huntsman Cancer Institute Personal experiences and Sam’s affiliation + The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) HCI is located at 2000 Circle of Hope Dr. SLC, UT. 1995 $100 million pledge from John M. Huntsman Empty space in cancer treatment His inspiration HCI instills hope into cancer community through: Research Education Care mesotheliomautah.com “We will place into society assistance for those who suffer, hope for those who may need inspiration, and education for those who may feel the challenge but do not have the means.” -J.M. Huntsman + Verbal Communication Communication expressed through words Utilized everyday between best friends or role limited situations Between Meeting U Live Strong and HCI with volunteer director: Blanca Raphael Ways to offer services Blankets + Verbal Communication Group communication in and out of class What were the advantages and disadvantages? The purpose of communicating Park City Blanket Tying Tied 14 fleece blankets for HCI Spread the word about HCI + Synergy Was synergy an advantage or disadvantage to our group? Group members strengths and talents contributed + Interpersonal Communication What is interpersonal communication? + Bill Rawlins Six Stage Model of Friendship What does this picture symbolize? What are the different types of friendships? How did these relations play a part in our project? + Relationship Dialectics “The fabric of our personalities and lives becomes richer as others weave through it the threads of their experiences,” (Hales, 2010). Autonomy/Connection Novelty/Prediction Openness/Closed-ness Neutralization Separation Segmentation + Supportive Climates What is a supportive climate? Description Spontaneous How have supportive climates affected us? + Between group members + The Huntsman Cancer Institute + Group Communication Culture “Communication is closely linked to culture because communication expresses, sustains, and alters culture,” (Wood, 2011). Characteristics of Culture Learned Transmitted intergenerationally Symbolic Dynamic Potential Type Ethnocentrism of Culture Affiliation + How Culture Affects Communication Increased contact results in decreased stereotyping (Jones, 2001) Sensitivity Notes “We in language for blankets feel sorry for you…” vs. “With love…” Unified effort to serve patients + That’s a Wrap U Live Strong Verbal Communication Interpersonal Relationships Synergy Supportive Climates And… Culture Thank you Blanca and HCI for this opportunity! With love, U Live Strong + Questions?