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Graduate

Damarah BrownDamarah Brown

In my first semester at Bloomsburg University, I enrolled in Interpersonal Communication and Introduction to Communication and quickly fell in love with the major. The communication studies professors taught me how to analyze how and why people communicate verbally, nonverbally, and in various settings such as organizations. My writing and presentation skills have grown tremendously since taking Communication Studies courses.
Since my freshman year I excelled academically in my courses, and I was also active outside of the classroom. I presented a poster at the 2015 Eastern Communication Association conference entitled “Disclosing Sexual History to Romantic Partners: Do Numbers Really Matter?” I also became an active member of the NCASC (Communication Club) as the public relations chairperson and the president of Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Studies Honor Society). As a recent graduate I am starting my career as a Community and Digital Engagement Specialist for dining services at the University of Delaware. Eventually I plan on enrolling in graduate school in an Integrated Marketing Communication program.


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Featured Graduate

Fatima Feldman

Fatima Feldman

I enrolled as a Communication Studies major because I liked the extensive course options. I have accomplished many things that I am proud of. For instance, making Dean’s List every semester, becoming a member of Lambda Pi Eta, and volunteering my time to help others. However what I will take away from my time at Bloomsburg is the impact my professors had in my personal and academic life. Dr. Bodenman, Dr. Turnage, and Dr. Miller are inspiring individuals who truly care. I do not think I would be the person that I am today without their altruism, encouragement, support, and guidance. I will miss them immensely, but I will forever be grateful for all their academic and life teachings. I will be completing my internship with the Bloomsburg University Foundation Inc. over the summer. This September I will be starting my career at Deloitte LLC, in their Human Capital branch as a Solutions Developer. I want to thank all the incredibly talented and kind professors that have made my college experience so far the best years of my life. I cannot wait to start the next chapter of my life!

Department News:
December 2013

Publications

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.