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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 2015

Conference Presentations
Arora, A. (2015, November). Family violence in the everyday. Panel chair and presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Arora, A. (2015, November). Experimental Tourism: Mapping and Performing Las Vegas. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Arora, A. (2015, November). Women who work it: Embracing ‘trailectical’ tensions of working women. Panel respondent at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.  

Arora, A. (2015, November). Birth Control, Positive Birth, and Surrogacy: Competitive Papers in Health and Birth Issues. Panel respondent at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Beerman, R. J. (2015, November). Big Butt but Not Big Racism? Michelle Obama, Let’s Move!, and Post-Racial Health Identity. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Beerman, R. J. (2015, November). “And Justice for All”: Rhetorics of Freedom and Equality. Panel chaired at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Brummett, E. A. (2015, November). Not Everything is Black or White: Negotiations of Race Talk Among Interracial Marital Couples. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Brummett, E. A. (2015, November). Emotional Expressions as Privacy Disclosures: A Reframing of Communication Privacy Management Theory. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Connaughton, S., Kuang, K., & Yakova, L. (2015, November). Liberia’s Pen-Pen Riders: A Case Study of a Locally-Driven, Dialogic Approach to Transformation, Peacebuilding and Organizing for Social Change. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Esquibel, E., & Hanley-Tejeda, D. (2015, November). Performing Race, Performing Culture: Interrogating Intercultural Performance. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Hanley-Tejeda, D. (2015, November). Identifying Borderlands: Mestizo Performance Poetry-in-Context. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Hanley-Tejeda, D. (2015, November). “Embrace What You Despise?” Empathy, Difference, and Forgiveness in the Critical Communication Classroom. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Hanley-Tejeda, D. (2015, November). Ass Wars Are Heating Up: The Contemporary Western Cultural Fascination with Butts. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Miller, E. C. (2015, November). The Perfect Victim: Barronelle Stutzman’s Religious Liberty. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Petre, J. T. (2015, November). The Rhetorical Criticism Classroom: An Opportunity to Develop Critical Tools for Communicating in Professional Contexts. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Shorter, S. (2015, November). The New Voices of Debate: A Closer Look at the Frederick Douglass Debate Society. Panel presentation at theNational Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Shultz, K. (2015, November). Blade Runners, Cyborgs and the Articulation of Otherness in Contemporary Dis/Abled Body Politics. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Turnage, A. K. (2015, November). The “Art Pill”: Visual Metaphorical Empowerment and Disempowerment in Social Philanthropy. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Invited Lecture

Petre, J. T. (2015, November). The Basics of Investing. Presented to the National Communication Association Student Club, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.