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Monday, November 18, 2019

Rural Transportation and Communication (Grad Scholars - Group 4)


The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.


Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Add Rural Communication Week to Your Schedule - November 18-22, 2019

This year, the Texas Social Media Research Institute is helping the Rural Communication Institute promote Rural Communication Week at Tarleton State University (and beyond). Check out their schedule and add it to yours! Most of the events are online.

Share this Schedule with Others - https://tinyurl.com/ruralcommweekschedule

RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE!
Community Members, Students, Faculty, and Staff are Invited to participate in the events below! You can also receive a Rural Communication Summit - Certificate of Participation!
Download this form and send a PICTURE of the completed passport (6 sessions) to jtedwards@tarleton.edu. - https://tinyurl.com/thinkruralcommpassport

Monday, November 18th
Nov. 18th at 8:30am - 11:30am https://videocast.nih.gov/
Inaugural National Institute of Health Rural Health Seminar (Sponsored by the National Institute of Health)
Nov. 18th at 10:00am on Twitter 
#ThinkRuralComm Twitter chat at 10am - An Overview of Rural Communication Week, How You Can Become Involved, Ways to Earn a Rural Communication Certificate of Participation -  Participants should search for the #ThinkRuralComm hashtag on Twitter and follow @ThinkRuralComm to see the tweets.
Nov. 18th at 12:30pm in OA Grant 393
Rural Communication Week Event - EcoTourism - Mike Scott (CEO/President of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce), Tracy Crowe (General Management of the Granbury Hilton Garden Inn), Tammy Dooley (Director of Visit Granbury)
Nov. 18th at 2pm in OA Grant 238 
Rural Communication Week Event - EcoTourism - Mike Scott (CEO/President of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce), Tracy Crowe (General Management of the Granbury Hilton Garden Inn), Tammy Dooley (Director of Visit Granbury)
Nov. 18th at 6pm on Facebook Live
Rural Transportation and Communication (Grad Scholars - Group 4)
The presentations will take place on the Rural Communication Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/THINKRuralComm/
Nov. 18th at 8pm on Facebook Live
Rural Education and Communication (Grad Scholars - Group 1)
The presentations will take place on the Rural Communication Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/THINKRuralComm/
Nov. 18th at 7:30pm on Twitter 
#ThinkRuralComm Twitter chat at 7:30pm - Rural Emergency Management (Important Things for Individuals in Rural Areas to Consider) -  Participants should search for the #ThinkRuralComm hashtag on Twitter and follow @ThinkRuralComm to see the tweets.
#ThinkRuralComm Scavenger Hunt
Use the letters in #ThinkRuralComm to Highlight Rural Life. This means 14 different posts over the next three days. :) 
**There is a prize for the most creative.**** Use #ThinkRuralComm on Twitter and tag @ThinkRuralComm

Tuesday, November 19th
Nov. 19th at 11am on HRSA Connect
Dial-in: 888-989-5313; Participant Code: 6171831
Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities: Leveraging Technology Innovations to Support Maternal and Child Health Care (Sponsored by the National Institute of Health)
Nov. 19th at 1pm on HRSA Connect
Dial-in: 888-989-5313; Participant Code: 6171831
Agriculture Workers Mental Health Twitter Chat (Use the #AgMentalHealth and #ThinkRuralComm hashtags)
(Sponsored by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)
Nov. 19th at 2:30pm 
Dial-In: 888-989-7695; Participant Passcode: 6473800
Rural Suicide Prevention in Farm and Ranch Communities
(Sponsored by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)
Nov. 18th at 7:30pm on Twitter 
#ThinkRuralComm Twitter chat at 7:30pm - Does the U.S. Census Matter for Rural Populations? -  Participants should search for the #ThinkRuralComm hashtag on Twitter and follow @ThinkRuralComm to see the tweets.
Nov. 19th at 8pm on Facebook Live
Rural Money, Jobs, and Communication (Grad Scholars - Group 6)
The presentations will take place on the Rural Communication Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/THINKRuralComm/
Nov. 19th at 9pm on Facebook Live
Rural Healthcare and Communication - (Grad Scholars - Group (2)
The presentations will take place on the Rural Communication Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/THINKRuralComm/
#ThinkRuralComm Scavenger Hunt
Use the letters in #ThinkRuralComm to Highlight Rural Life. This means 14 different posts over the next three days. :) 
**There is a prize for the most creative.**** Use #ThinkRuralComm on Twitter and tag @ThinkRuralComm

Wednesday, November 20th - The Rural Communication Summit
The Rural Communication Summit will be held in the Dick Smith Library Multipurpose Room and Online! Submit a proposal! - https://tinyurl.com/RuralCommWeekProposals
The presentations will also take place on the Rural Communication Facebook page - facebook.com/THINKRuralComm/.
Nov. 20th at 9am - 10am (and Facebook Live
Texas Communities Count - Why the Census is Especially Important for Rural Areas of Texas (Dr. Jennifer Edwards - Communication Studies)

Rural Legal Deserts - Defining Rural Legal Deserts AND FREE Legal Resources and Legal Help for All Texans (Dr. Charles Howard - Communication Studies)
Nov. 20th at 10am- 11am (and Facebook Live
How to Plan a Small Town Event (Dr. Karley A. Goen  - Communication Studies)

Promoting Small Town Businesses Through Event Swag Bags (Dr. Karley A. Goen  - Communication Studies)
Nov. 20th at 11am - Noon (and Facebook Live

Caring for Rural Seniors and Veterans - Navigating Medicare and the Veterans Health System (Facilitated by - Dr. Jennifer Edwards - Communication Studies)

You Mean I Can Talk to a Doctor Through an App? Simple Ways for Rural Individuals With and Without Insurance Can Connect with a Doctor (Facilitated by - Dr. Jennifer Edwards - Communication Studies)
Nov. 20th at Noon - 1pm (and Facebook Live
Rural Hackathon - Addressing Rural Problems with Innovative Solutions (15 Minute Solutions) - Join In (Communication Studies Department)
Nov. 20th at 1pm - 2pm (and Facebook Live
Rural Entrepreneurship and 50 Rural Small Business Opportunities and Rural Real Estate (TREC Invited)
(Facilitated by - Dr. Jennifer Edwards - Communication Studies) 
Nov. 20th at 2pm - 3pm (and Facebook Live
Texas Main Street Program CLG grants, the Texas Heritage Trails Program, courthouse grants, TPTF grants, CHC support. (Texas Historical Commission) 
Nov. 20th at 3pm - 4pm (and Facebook Live
Rural Communication Hotline and Rural Communication Journal - Launch Event

Have a Question about Communicating With Individuals in Rural Environments and/or Best Practices? Call or Text - ‪(903) 265-4116‬
Rural Virtual Job Fair
(On the HRSA Site)
HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce will host a Rural Focused Virtual Job Fair, a free, interactive event held online to allow primary care providers a chance to talk about their National Health Service Corps (NHSC)- or NURSE Corps-approved site.
Scavenger Hunt
Use the letters in #ThinkRuralComm to Highlight Rural Life. This means 14 different posts over the next three days. :) 
**There is a prize for the most creative.**** Use #ThinkRuralComm  on Twitter and tag @ThinkRuralComm

Distinctive Communication Members - Click here to submit your experience points for each session - https://forms.gle/W44CrEeJumwtPirUA
If you would like to join the Distinctive Communication Program, click here - http://www.tinyurl.com/distinctivecommunication


Thursday, November 21st (National Rural Health Day) #powerofrural
Nov. 21st at 9:00am
(Available on HRSA Webcast)
Keynote with HHS Deputy Secretary, Eric Hargan
Round table: Why is Rural Health Important?
- Thomas J. Engels — Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration
- Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee — Principle Deputy Director of the Indian Health Service
- Dr. Francis D. Chesley, Jr. — Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations & Director, Office of Minority Health of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Nov. 21st at 10:30am
(Available on HRSA Webcast)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Rural Innovations presentation with CMS Office of Minority Health
- Cara James, PhD
Director, Office of Minority Health- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Mark Boucot, MBA, FACHE
- President and CEO of Garrett Regional Medical Center and Potomac Valley Hospital
- Janice Walters (Chief Operating Officer Consultant
Rural Health Redesign Office\PA Department of Health)
Nov. 21st at Noon on Twitter 
Twitter Chat on Access to Funding for Rural Health
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) will host an “Access to Funding for Rural Health Twitter Chat” discussion on funding opportunities available to rural organizations, including how to overcome barriers, where to find funding, and what factors make rural communities successful. 
Use the #PowerofRural, #ThinkRuralComm, and #RuralHealthChat hashtags to participate in the Twitter chat.
Nov. 21st at 1pm
(on the HRSA Webcast)
Remember to Register
“The Art of Telling Your Power of Rural Story featuring the Award-Winning Documentary Film, The Providers” and Discussion
During this extraordinary National Rural Health Day session, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) CEO, Teryl Eisinger, will lead an insightful and inspiring discussion with Anna Moot-Levin and Matt Probst, PA-C. Together, they will offer participants a window into the world of making the film, and discuss what they hoped (and has been) the outcome of telling the El Centro story.

Using the discussion guide, and by submitting questions in advance of the live session, participants can tap into the expertise of the film’s creators and the experience of a rural primary care provider facing what many would consider to be insurmountable challenges.
Nov. 21st at 8:30pm on Twitter 
#ThinkRuralComm Twitter chat at 8:30pm: What are innovative ways that organizations in rural areas can use social media market themselves and search for careers? Participants should search for the hashtag on Twitter and follow @ThinkRuralComm to see the tweets.
Storytelling Contest
Use Social Media to Tell Your Rural Communication Story (What IS Rural? Why is Rural Important? Are YOU from a Rural Area? If Not, How Will You Work With People in a Rural Area in the Future?
**There is a prize for the most creative.**** Use #ThinkRuralComm on Twitter and tag @ThinkRuralComm

Friday, November 22nd
Nov. 22nd at Noon on (and Facebook Live
Friday’s event will focus on FREE resources for individuals in rural areas and will take place on the Rural Communication Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/THINKRuralComm/. 
Nov. 22nd at 2pm on Twitter 
#ThinkRuralComm Twitter Chat focused on  Rural Universities - Supports and Barriers for Students Participants should search for the hashtag on Twitter and follow @ThinkRuralComm to see the tweets.
Storytelling Contest
Use Social Media to Tell Your Rural Communication Story (What IS Rural? Why is Rural Important? Are YOU from a Rural Area? If Not, How Will You Work With People in a Rural Area in the Future?
**There is a prize for the most creative.**** Use #ThinkRuralComm on Twitter and tag @ThinkRuralComm


For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards at jtedwards@tarleton.edu or 254-307-1375 or Dr. Karley A. Goen at kgoen@tarleton.edu.


The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.


Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com
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