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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:
October 2015

Shorter, S. & Watson, V. (2015, October). Inclusive Future Faculty (IFF) Initiative: Field Kit, Pilot, Model, Videos. Presentation made to the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative Meeting, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA.

Invited Lecture
Shorter, S. (2015, October). Remember My Name: The Silenced Voices of Black Women Who Experience Domestic Violence. Presented to The Women’s Center, Inc., at the Remember My Name Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil and Reception in Bloomsburg, PA.

Dr. Erin Brummett, Dr. Kai Kuang, and Dr. Elizabeth Petre conducted hour-long workshops for the Center of Leadership and Engagement titled “Skills Set Series Part 1: Communication and Conflict Management.” These workshops 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 dealing with conflict. Students take eight SSS1 workshops to get their Level 1 Certification.

Scholarly Achievement
Dr. Eric C. Miller performed interviews with notable authors for a pair of web magazines to which he contributes. His conversation with Valparaiso historian Heath W. Carter appeared at Religion Dispatches, and his conversation with Bucknell Religious Studies scholar Brantley W. Gasaway appeared at Religion & Politics.