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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:
November 2014

Publication

Heineman, D. S. (2014). "Does Game Studies have 'Complete Confidence in Its Own Legitimacy?'" New Media & Society, 16, 1332-1337.

Conference Presentations

Hanley-Tejeda, D. (November, 2014). Persons of Color, Using Poetry as Praxis. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Hobson, K. (November, 2014). Using Our Privilege: Queer Femmes and the Politics of Identity Labor. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

King, M. E. (November, 2014). Applying and Understanding Media Effects Theories in the Classroom. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Michalec, B. (2014, November). GoldieBlox & Super Bowl XLVIII: Reengineering the Media Mix and the Marketplace. Panel participant at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Mackenzie, L. (November, 2014). The Effective Use of Situational Judgment Tests: A Teaching Technique By and For Student Veterans. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Miller, E. C. (November, 2014). Same-Sex Marriage and Communication at the 100th Anniversary of NCA: Past Research and Future Directions. Panel participant at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Petre, J. T. (2014, November). The presence of qualitative communication trainers in unexpected contexts. Panel participant at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Petre, E. A. (2014, November). The presence of qualitative communication trainers in unexpected contexts. Panel participant at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Shorter. S. (November, 2014). Strategies to diversify the professoriate. Paper presented at the PASSHE Summit at Millersville University.

Shorter. S. (November, 2014). New and improved: A small group communication project. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Shorter, S., White, S., Hill, T., Brown, N., Jackson, J. (November, 2014). A return to the party of Lincoln? Understanding points of (dis)connection between the GOP and African American voters. Panel Organizer. Presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Scholarly Achievement

Dr. David Hanley-Tejeda cohosted an open mic event called "NCA @ 100 Open Mic Archive," with performance studies colleagues Joe Hassert, Javon Johnson, and Jen Tuder. This participatory event invited all who wanted to share their thoughts on performance studies and was held at the LeRoy Neiman Center of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dr. Kathryn Hobson served as respondent for the Top Paper panel of the GLBTQ division.

Dr. Mary E. King was elected as paper reader for the Family Communication Division and the Interpersonal Communication Division of NCA, and served as Chair of two panels: "Biophysical Indicators of Social Interaction Qualities" and "Health Communication Issues Within the Family Context."

Department Event

On Tuesday, November 11, the department held its annual Speaker's Forum, organized by members of Lambda Pi Eta and supervised by Dr. David Heineman and Dr. Jim Petre. The Forum featured four competitively selected student speeches on the topic of "Invisible Illness," as well as a keynote address by former BU faculty member Nicole Defenbaugh, director of education and medical educator for the Lehigh Valley Health Network.