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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:
September 2016


Foote, J. G., Butterworth, M. L., & Sanderson, J. (2016). Adrian Peterson and the “Wussification of America”: Football and Myths of Masculinity. Communication Quarterly.

Miller, E. C. (2016). “Randall Terry’s Liberal Prophecy: National Sin, Activist Redemption, and the Death of Freedom.” Pennsylvania Communication Annual,72, 39-58.

Miller, E. C. (2016). “Civil Religion as Christian Religion: Francis Schaeffer’s Liberal Fundamentalism.” In J. Edwards and J. Valenzano (Eds.), The Rhetoric of American Civil Religion: Symbols, Sinner, and Saints (pp. 111-128). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Invited Lectures

Dr. Eric C. Miller gave the first lecture in this year’s Communication Studies Scholarship Symposium Series. The talk, based on his article “Randall Terry’s Liberal Prophecy: National Sin, Activist Redemption, and the Death of Freedom,” was given on September 13.

Dr. Shavonne Shorter was invited to speak at the 4th Annual Hispanic Student Meet and Greet, and to participate in the Career Intensive Bootcamp Networking with Professionals Reception, both at Bloomsburg University.

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Eric C. Miller’s interview with religious studies scholar Kristen Tobey appeared at Religion Dispatches on September 7.