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Featured Intern

Molly Payne
Molly Payne

This summer I had the opportunity to work with the Philadelphia Union, a Major League Soccer team. This was an incredible experience for me since I am pursuing a career in the professional sports industry. The internship also helped enhance my communication skills that I have gained at Bloomsburg University. During the internship, I assisted with donation requests, soccer clinics, grassroots marketing, and other promotional events. I also networked with professionals and athletes from all over the country and from around the world. Changing my major to Communication Studies during my sophomore year was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. My internship experience allowed me to apply my skills and knowledge from the classroom into a real world environment.

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Featured Alumna

Kelly Weidner
Kelly Weidner
, class of 2013 - BA Communication Studies - Interpersonal Communication Area of Concentration. Kelly served as a social media intern with Warrior Canine Connection, Brookeville, MD. A non-profit organization breeding service dogs for veterans with combat related injuries. Upon graduating Kelly pursued employment opportunities specifically focused on supporting the war-fighter. Now a defense contractor, Kelly is currently tasked as a Scientific Engineering and Technical Assistant (SETA) for the Contracts Management Office (CMO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Some of the work involves drafting modifications, memos, financial reconciliation, invention reporting, and contract closeout. Work is done both with University and Industry; folks like Caltech, MIT, Boston Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin. You may have heard of DARPA for their invention of the internet or Apple’s “Siri.” Kelly aspires to become a warranted Contracting Officer for the Department of Defense.

Department News:
December 2013


Hobson, K. (2013). Performative tensions in female drag performances. Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research, 12(4), 35-51.

McIntosh, D. D., & Hobson, K. (2013). Reflexive engagement: A white (queer) women’s performance of failures and alliance possibilities. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 9(4), 1-23. 

 Dr. Schreier’s Retirement

Dr. Schreier has been a part of Communication Studies for 32 years – serving as a valued colleague and teacher, Graduate Director, and Chair of the department.  To celebrate Dr. Schreier’s retirement, to share memories, and to wish him well as he begins his next journey, the Department of Communication Studies held an informal reception on December 5th, 2013.  Many of his students and colleagues from various departments joined this reception and honored Dr. Schreier.  He will be greatly missed by students, colleagues, Department, and University.