What's New:

The Bloomsburg University Xi Omega chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society, has been named the 2019 Chapter of the Year by the National Communication Association.


 

Congrats to Communication Studies student Kyle Bower for serving as APSCUF’s summer government-relations and communications intern.

 

 

 

Congrats to The National Communication Association Student Club (NCASC)! NCASC was selected as the 2018 Bloomsburg University Student Organization of the Year for their outstanding work in the areas of leadership, programming, and service.


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Featured Student

Kynslee Shepherd
Just a little under four years ago, I received my acceptance letter from Bloomsburg University. Within the past month I received a second acceptance letter from Belmont University congratulating and welcoming me to their Master of Sport Administration program. This acceptance could have not been made possible without the foundation that Bloomsburg University has given me, and in part I owe a huge thank you to the Communication Studies Department. When I was a freshman, I had not a clue in the world what I wanted to pursue professionally, and I bounced between a few different majors until finally declaring Communication Studies. The foundation and guidance that classes and faculty have given me are abundantly appreciated. I see the skills and knowledge that I have developed being a crucial part leading into this next step of my education. After I complete graduate school, I hope to find my place in the professional sports world, hopefully in an Operations position or Fan Development. My goal is to become to become an Athletic Director for a powerhouse Division I University.



Department News:
November 2017


Publications

Miller, E. C. (Ed). (2017). The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States. Lanham, MD: Lexington.

Miller, E. C. (2017). “Not About Discrimination”: Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and the Question of Intent. In E. C. Miller (Ed), The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States (101-114). Lanham, MD: Lexington.

Petre, J. T. (2017). Religious Freedom and the Marketplace. In E. C. Miller (Ed), The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States (115-130). Lanham, MD: Lexington.

Petre, E. A. (2017). Environmental Protection and Religious Freedom: The Case of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In E. C. Miller (Ed), The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States (163-182). Lanham, MD: Lexington.

Presentations

Brummett, E. A. (2017, November). Personal conflict analysis: A lens model approach. Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S.) presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, Dallas, TX.

Brummett, E. A. (2017, November). Constructing interracial couple identities off stage: Social network members as reviewers of interracial romantic relationship performances. Research roundtable paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Dallas, TX.

Huang, S. (2017, November). Beyond the paradigm of same-sex marriage: Performing heteronormativity in queer marriage in contemporary China. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Dallas, TX.

Huang, S. (2017, November). Why does communication need transnational queer of color studies? Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Dallas, TX.

Miller, E. C. (2017, November). “The protestant contention”: Religious freedom, respectability politics, and W. A. Criswell in 1960. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Dallas, TX.

Miller, E. C. (2017, November). Making policy debate more inclusive and relevant for all: The legacy of the Frederick Douglass Debate Society. Panel presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Dallas, TX.

Rumbough, T. (2017, November). Furthering our legacy and our relevance through student success and retention: Best practices for enhancing undergraduate academic advising. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, Dallas, TX.

Shorter, S. (2017, November). From Black-ish to Black Lives Matter: Communicating Blackness in the 21st Century. Panelist on a panel presented to the African American Communication and Culture Division of the National Communication Association convention, Dallas, TX.

Shorter, S. (2017, November). Making policy debate more inclusive and relevant for all: The Legacy of the Frederick Douglass Debate Society. Chair and Panelist of a panel presented to the Cross Examination Debate Association of the National Communication Association convention, Dallas, TX.

Shorter, S. (2017, November). Building debate into the college and university culture: Strategies for growing teams across campus and curricula. Panelist of a panel presented to the American Forensic Association of the National Communication Association convention, Dallas, TX.

Shorter, S. (2017, November). The relevance of service in our careers: A conversation about service among junior faculty women. Chair and Panelist of a panel presented to the Women’s Caucus of the National Communication Association convention, Dallas, TX.

Wang, N. (November, 2017). An examination of the received-desired support discrepancy and congruence in parent-child relationships during emerging adulthood: A response surface modeling approach. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Wang, N. (November, 2017). Received-desired support gaps: The roles of positive communication and perceived support quality in parent-emerging adult relationships. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Wang, N. (November, 2017). Mundane support in personal relationships: A concept explication and measurement validation. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Eric Miller’s interview with historian Stephen Mansfield appeared at Religion Dispatches on November 14.

Dr. Eric Miler chaired a panel titled “Religious Freedom Rhetoric in the United States” at the National Communication Association Convention, Dallas, TX.

Dr. Shavonne Shorter successfully chaired the 10th annual Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference hosted at Bloomsburg University November 3-5th, 2017. The conference hosted 257 student, faculty, staff, and engaged citizen registrants, the most in its history. As a part of her responsibilities Dr. Shorter provided opening remarks that called everyone to participate in activism in response to all that is happening in our world. She also served as the Mistress of Ceremonies at the Keynote Banquet.