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Deosha AdamsDeosha Adams

I am a graduating Communication Studies major in the Interpersonal Communication Area of Concentration. During my years as a Communication Studies major, I was the secretary of the Helping Others Club on campus (HOC), where I was responsible for sending out important emails, taking attendance at weekly meetings, and keeping track of member’s community service hours. After leaving the Helping Others Club I became the vice president of the National Communication Association Students Club (NCASC) where I presided over weekly meetings, worked closely with the president and helped executive members when needed. This past summer I interned for a Human Resource firm called Biagio Inc. At Biagio, I received training in database and business management, the interview process, new hire paperwork, advertising and job posting. Currently, I am a student staff worker at the Center for Leadership and Engagement (CLE) office on campus. This position has helped me become involved in several community service opportunities and provided insight on what it really means to be a leader.

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Maggie Temmel

During this past summer, I was the Social and Digital Marketing Intern for Ditech Financial in Fort Washington, PA. During the course of my internship, I assisted with the creation of digital content; including social media posts, campaigns, images, and blogs. I also performed research and reported analytics across all social media platforms. In addition to scheduling and monitoring social media, I was trained to respond to customer concerns and questions. One of my largest projects was creating webpages through WordPress for Home Loan Specialists and Ditech Racing. Most importantly, I have learned the value of networking and have been able to apply my knowledge and skills from my Communication Studies classes at BU. After my internship ended, Ditech offered me a part time job while completing the rest of my degree online. I will be graduating this December.

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.