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Please see our Communication Studies Newsletter - Spring 2017

 

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Featured
Graduate

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:
March 2016

Publications
Miller, E. C. (2016). The Politics of Resentment: A Genealogy, by Jeremy Engels. (Book Review). Southern Journal of Communication,81, 123-124.

Petre, E. A., & Petre, J. T. (2016). Teaching Communication Consulting Through Client Projects: A Rhetorical Approach. In C. Engstrom & J. Frye (Eds.), Qualitative communication consulting: Stories and lessons from the field (pp. 325-347). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.


Presentations

On Tuesday, March 15th, 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:

Professor Aarti Arora
Department of Communication Studies
“Female Feticide and its Disappearing Daughters: Unveiling the Dark Side of Reality”

Mr. Matthew Barcus and Panelists
LGBTQA Resource Center
“The Importance of Sexually and Gender Inclusive Language”

Bloomsburg Frederick Douglas Debate Society
“Join the Revolution! A Roundtable Discussion Making the Case for the Frederick Douglass Debate Society Model”

Dr. Janet Bodenman
Department of Communication Studies
“Knock ‘Em Dead at the Interview”

Dr. Erin Brummett
Department of Communication Studies
“Communicating and Relating Across Racial Boundaries: When it Comes to Personal Relationships, Does Race Matter?”

Dr. Dennis Frohlich
Department of Mass Communications
“How People with Chronic Illnesses Create Online Support Communities”

Dr. David Hanley-Tejeda
Department of Communication Studies
“MeSo Mestizo”

Dr. Mary King
Department of Communication Studies
“Dating Workshop: Communicating Effectively for Satisfying Romantic Relationships” and “Communication and Physiology: Implications of Communication on the Body, and How Our Bodies Shape Communication”

Dr. Heather Kirkwood
Department of Management and Marketing
“Marketing Communications: Influencing Consumer Behavior”

Dr. Kai Kuang
Department of Communication Studies
“Uncertainty in Risk and Health Communication: A Meta-Analytic Examination of Uncertainty’s Effect on Information Management”

Dr. David Magolis
Department of Mass Communications
“Why and How College Students Should Professional Network While in College”

Dr. Eric C. Miller
Department of Communication Studies
“The Rhetoric of the Spanish American Revolutions”

Ms. Karli Miller
Department of Communication Studies
"Queering Marital Typologies: A Modern Recreation of Fitzpatrick’s Typological Approach Using Queer Couples"

Mr. Jamie North
Office of Marketing and Communications
“How to Use Social Media to Land a Job”

Dr. Timothy Oleksiak
Department of English
“Toward a Listening Language in the Writing Classroom”

Ms. Mary K. Orzolek
Department of Teaching and Learning
“The Importance of Learning to Fail Well”

Dr. Jim Petre
Department of Communication Studies
“The Rhetoric of Entitlements”

Mrs. Lauren Polinski
Center for Professional Development and Career Experience
“Marketing Yourself Through Transferable Skills”

Mr. Alex Wilson
Department of Communication Studies Alumni
“Who Wrote My Reality Check?”

Mr. Josh Yetter
Department of Communication Studies
“Exaggeration is All Around Us: It Becomes What We Know and See Everywhere”

Awards

Dr. Ruth Beerman and Dr. Shavonne Shorter were recognized as 2016 Outstanding Women at Bloomsburg University. Congratulations to both!

Workshop

Dr. Elizabeth Petre conducted an hour-long workshop for the Center for Leadership and Engagement entitled “Skills Set Series Part 1: Communication and Conflict Management” on March 14. This workshop provided an overview of effective communication skills to emerging student leaders here on campus. Students participated in individual reflections and small group discussions about their everyday communication interactions, ways to improve their listening habits, and strategies for managing conflict effectively. Students take eight SSS1 workshops to get their Level 1 Certification.