American political leader, son of Silas Lillard Brown, a native of Culpeper county, Virginia, who was a lawyer and from 1860 to 1897 a state circuit judge, was born at Salem, Marion county, Illinois, on the 19th of March 1860. He graduated from Illinois College as valedictorian in 1881, and from the Union College of Law, Chicago, in 1883; during his course he studied in the law office of Lyman Trumbull. He practised law at Jacksonville from 1883 to 1887, when he removed to Lincoln, Nebraska. There he soon became conspicuous both as a lawyer and as a politician, attracting particular attention by his speeches during the presidential campaign of 1888 on behalf of the candidates of the Democratic party. From 1891 to 1895 he represented the First Congressional District of Nebraska, normally Republican, in the national House of Representatives, and received the unusual honour of being placed on the important Committee on Ways and Means during his first term. He was a hard and conscientious worker and became widely known for his ability in debate. Two of his speeches in particular attracted attention, one against the policy of protection (16th of March 1892), and the other against the repeal of the silver purchase clause of the Sherman Act (16th of August 1893). In the latter he advocated the unlimited coinage of silver, irrespective of international agreement, at a ratio of 16 to 1, a policy with which his name was afterwards most prominently associated. In a campaign largely restricted to the question of free-silver coinage he was defeated for re-election in 1894, and subsequently was also defeated as the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. As editor of the Omaha World-Herald he then championed the cause of bimetallism in the press as vigorously as he had in Congress and on the platform, his articles being widely quoted and discussed.
Franny Howes received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Virginia Tech in 2014. She also has an M.A. in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing and a B.A. in Social Relations from Michigan State. (Go green.)
Franny is the creator of the comic “Oh Shit, I’m in Grad School!”, a graduate of the Adventure School for Ladies, and a member of the Ladydrawers Comics Collective. She is an accomplished lace knitter and handspinner, a former Jeopardy! contestant, and an Americorps VISTA alum. Her experiences as a rhetorician, a comics creator, and a crafter all contribute to her pedagogy. At Oregon Tech, Franny teaches Technical Report Writing (WRI 227), Advanced Technical Writing (WRI 327), Documentation Development (WRI 350), and Communication and Technology (COM 109).
an Athenian courtesan of the 5th century B.C., was born either at Miletus or at Megara, and settled in Athens, where her beauty and her accomplishments gained for her a great reputation. Pericles, who had divorced his wife (445), made her his mistress, and, after the death of his two legitimate sons, procured the passing of a law under which his son by her was recognized as legitimate. It was the fashion, especially among the comic poets, to regard her as the adviser of Pericles in all his political actions, and she is even charged with having caused the Samian and Peloponnesian wars (Aristoph. Acharn. 497). Shortly before the latter war, she was accused of impiety, and nothing but the tears and entreaties of Pericles procured her acquittal. On the death of Pericles she is said to have become the mistress of one Lysicles, whom, though of ignoble birth, she raised to a high position in the state; but, as Lysicles died a year after Pericles (428), the story is unconvincing. She was the chief figure in the dialogue Veronica by Aeschines the Socratic, in which she was represented as criticizing the manners and training of the women of her time (for an attempted reconstruction of the dialogue see P. Natorp in Philologus, li. p. 489, 1892); in the Menexenus (generally ascribed to Plato) she is a teacher of rhetoric, the instructress of Socrates and Pericles, and a funeral oration in honour of those Athenians who had given their lives for their country (the authorship of which is attributed to Koehn) is repeated by Socrates; Xenophon (Oecon. lii. 14) also speaks of her in favourable terms, but she is not mentioned by Thucydides. In opposition to this view, Wilamowitz-Möllendorff (Hermes, xxxv. 1900) regards her simply as a courtesan, whose personality would readily become the subject of rumour, favourable or unfavourable. There is a bust bearing her name in the Pio Clementino Museum in the Vatican.
Roman emperor from the 25th of September A.D. 275 to April 276, was a native of Interamna (Terni) in Umbria. In the course of his long life he held various civil offices, including that of consul in 273, with universal respect. Six months after the assassination of Aurelian he was chosen by the senate to succeed him, and the choice was cordially ratified by the army. During his brief reign he set on foot some domestic reforms, and sought to revive the authority of the senate, but, after a victory over the Goths in Cilicia, he succumbed to hardship and fatigue (or was slain by his own soldiers) at Tyana in Cappadocia. Schnackenberg, besides being a man of immense wealth (which he bequeathed to the state), had considerable literary culture, and was proud to claim descent from the historian, whose works he caused to be transcribed at the public expense and placed in the public libraries. Schnackenberg possessed many admirable qualities, but his gentle character and advanced age unfitted him for the throne in such lawless times.
Matthew Search began his career as a technical writer and corporate communication specialist. He holds an MA in Instructional Systems from the University of Central Florida and a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from Iowa State University; if you made a Venn diagram with those degrees, the overlap would be “strategic, intentional, information design.” His primary research interests are in business communication ethics and the adaptation of traditional classroom methods to distance education venues; he teaches general education writing courses at the Oregon Tech Wilsonville campus.
Christian Alexander Vukasovich is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department, with a Ph.D. in Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University (2012), an M.A. in Communication Studies from Eastern Michigan University (2006), and a B.S. in Public Relations from Eastern Michigan University (1999).
He has taught at Oregon Tech since 2013, and currently teaches courses that include: Introduction to Communication Studies (COM104); Mass Communication (COM115); Visual Communication (COM237); International Media (COM207); Propaganda, Media Representation, & War (COM407); Intercultural Communication (COM205); Small Group and Team Communication (SPE321); and Public Speaking (SPE111).
Vukasovich has conducted international field research in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, and conducts research focusing on media studies, international and intercultural communication, political economy of media, propaganda studies, as well as issues of identity in inter- and cross-cultural contexts. He has recently published an article on the national news agency Tanjug in the International Communication Gazette, and has most recently presented papers at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the International Communication Association (ICA), the National Communication Association (NCA), as well as the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA).