Third Thursdays at 3:00

Join the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine/Flux community for informal chats that are focused on a specific topic of interest to members of the community.

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November 17

In our first chat on Nov. 17, we’ll be discussing strategies for self-care related to professional goals and personal experiences with research in the rhetoric of health and medicine.


The chats are mostly informal and are open to any student, faculty member, researcher, or professional who might be interested. There will be a facilitator that will introduce the topic and keep the conversations moving forward, but these chats are meant to give us a time and space to connect outside of the various and dispersed conferences we attend. In some cases, the facilitator may ask a person or two to be there that may have special expertise and experience in the topic. We’ll tweak the format as we go based on feedback and participation.

Time (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

When we say our chats start at 3:00pm, you’ll notice that we haven’t specified a time zone. That’s because the chats will stay open for 3 hours to accommodate our varied schedules! Third Thursdays are designed to run for an hour, but if you only have 30 minutes, feel free to join for the time that you do have.

We’ll begin at 3:00 pm EST, but then for those of you in the central time zone, you log on at 3:00 your time, and the same goes for those of you in the mountain time zone. (Sorry Pacific folks that we don’t have a time just for you. But we felt going 4 hours pushed us beyond our planning and organizing limits.) If you’re not available at 3pm in your own time zone, but can join for one of the other two, then figure out what time that will be for you, and join us then!


The role of the facilitator is to be certain that someone is there at the top of every 3:00pm hour and to keep the conversation moving. In some cases, the facilitator(s) may have specific expertise on a topic, which is why they volunteered (or were asked). In other cases, it’s just someone who wants to see the Flux community be vital and grow. So don’t hesitate to contact one of us and volunteer!! (See Questions below for contact information.)

Log in information for all Third Thursdays at 3:00

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Here’s a list of topics for the first few Third Thursdays at 3:00pm

Date Topic Facilitators
November 17 Self-care EST:Rachel Bloom-Pojar

CST:Lori Beth de Hertogh

MST: Lisa Meloncon

December 15 Framing research for different audiences EST:



January 19 Research methods EST:



February 16 Publishing EST:



March ATTW/CCCC Stay tuned for happy hour meet-up details
April 20 TBD (send us a suggestion) EST:




Questions, Suggestions, and How to Volunteer

Feel free to email Lisa (, Lori Beth (, Rachel ( or Sarah ( if you have any questions, suggestions for a topic, or if you want to help facilitate a conversation.

All those working in the rhetoric and health and medicine and closely related fields are welcome to attend and/or facilitate! Follow @medrhet on Twitter or join the Flux Facebook group for updates. Invite your friends or colleagues who might be interested, and keep the conversation going by tagging related tweets with #medrhet.