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    Michael Abernethy  

Office Phone number - 941-2096

Office Number - LB104E, in the back of the library

E-mail address - Mabernet@ius.edu

   The late, great "Church", the coolest cat that ever was, with the possible exception of "Jobby Dobbin", the new master of my household.

A Few Quotes for Contemplation:

"Poetry, sister, adds starch to the backbone."
                                        - Maya Angelou

"Energy and curiosity are the lifeblood of universities."
                                     - Robertson Davies

"It is significant that whenever the public mind is to be diverted from great social wrong, a crusade is inaugurated against indecency. "
                                      - Emma Goldman

"Life is hard; after all, it kills you."
                                       - Katherine Hepburn

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
                                      - Groucho Marx

"I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer."
                                      - Kehlog Albran

"A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
                                    - Frank Lloyd Wright

"The United States of America should have a foundation free from the influence of clergy."
                                    - George Washington

"He's so well read you can't tell if he's stupid or not."
                                    - "Wuthering! Heights! The! Musical!"


Courses Taught:

Public Speaking

Interpersonal Communication

Introduction to Communication Studies

Historical Development of Rhetoric

Contemporary Rhetoric

Argumentation and Debate

Developmental Composition

Developmental English

Freshman Composition

Writing in the Arts and Sciences

Business and Professional Writing

World Masterpieces I

First Year Seminar


Links of interest for the Communication Studies student can be found on the Department's website.