Couch-Stone Symposium 2019 – De Moines (May 16 – 18)

Fellow Interactionists:

The Couch-Stone Symposium in Des Moines is just two weeks away (May 16-18). Our theme is “Teaching & Symbolic Interactionism.”

Highlights will include:

• Nancy Berns’ address on “Helping People Grieve: Teaching Theory as a Matter of Life and Death” (Thursday afternoon)

• Maxine Atkinson’s address on “Keep it Active: Teaching Symbolic Interactionism in Introductory Courses” (Friday morning)

• Kerry Ferris’ address on “Teaching with Symbolic Interaction: Meeting Them Where They Are” (Friday afternoon)

• SSSI Banquet (Friday evening)

• Paper sessions related to teaching and to general topics

If you’re planning on attending but haven’t yet reserved a room at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown, please do so by Wednesday, May 1 using this link:

Also, if you are attending but haven’t been in touch with the organizers, please let us know at

We will be contacting all attendees later this week to ask what meals you will be attending.

Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College
David Schweingruber, Iowa State University

Student Directors:
Steve Beeman, Iowa State University
David W. Wahl, Iowa State University


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