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Holly Davis
The end is quickly approaching but as I reflect on my time here, I could not be more thankful for the experiences and memories I have accumulated over the past four years. Majoring in Communication Studies, with an Organizational Communication track and having a minor in Human Resources, has opened many doors for me and has prepared me for the professional world. I also have to give special thanks to the National Communication Association Student Club for giving me great advice and even greater friends. I am sad to leave Bloomsburg, but I am eager to start my next chapter at a biopharmaceutical company called Trevena in King of Prussia and show off all the skills I have acquired at Bloomsburg. I will be interning in their HR Department where I will train the new employees on their compensation and benefits packages.

Featured Graduate

Boe Kline

I have always wanted to speak publically as a career, especially on topics of inspiration and purpose. Being part of the Communication Studies program has helped me to “know my audience,” their needs, as well as equipped me with strategies to best address these needs. I have used these strategies often, as I have been asked to speak on nearly 20 occasions, with audiences ranging from at-risk students like myself, to clubs, students and faculty at a national conference, as well as women’s issues. I plan to continue speaking, studying purpose, and creating ways to help others find it.

Department News:
December 2014


On Thursday, December 4th, 2014, the National Communication Association Student Club and the College of Liberal Arts sponsored Communication Day, with presentations held in the Kehr Union Ballrooms. Presentations included:

Prof. Beth Michalec
Department of Communication Studies
"Reengineering the Pink Aisle: GoldieBlox, Super Bowl XLVIII and Coordinated Management of Meaning"

National Communication Association Student Club
"Get to Know NCASC"

Dr. Lauren Mackenzie
Department of Communication Studies
"The Communication of Respect Across Cultures"

Dr. Michael Martin
Department of English
"An Ethnographic Study of Texting"

Dr. David Magolis
Department of Mass Communications
"Professional Networking through Social Media"

Dr. Shavonne Shorter
Department of Communication Studies
"The Art of Networking"

Dr. Mary King
Department of Communication Studies
"Our Body Reacts: How Communication Impacts our Health and Well-Being"

Mr. Jamie North
Marketing Specialist and Web Editor
Office of Marketing and Communication
"How to Get a Job in Social Media"

#BUResponsibly Team
"Alcohol and Drinking at Bloomsburg University"

Mr. Brian Johnson
Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute
"Reel Talk: The Movies as Community Builder"

Ms. Boenelle Kline
Student in the Department of Communication Studies
"Attached to Your Perspective: Attachment Styles and Nonverbal Communication"

Invited Lecture

Dr. Lauren Mackenzie was an invited guest lecturer on Dec. 18th, 2014 at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. Her presentation was delivered in in the National Security Affairs Department, and her audience consisted of senior U.S. military officers as well as three officers from the nations of Oman, South Africa and Mexico.