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Congratulations, Capstone Researchers!

Two student-authored capstone research papers have been competitively selected for presentation at the 38th Annual DePauw Undergraduate Honors Conference in Communication at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana (April 12-14).  These papers were completed in fulfillment of “CO309: Senior Research Projects in Communication.”  Given the conference’s 50 – 75% rejection rate, our students clearly rank among the best and brightest undergraduate communication scholars in the nation today.  They are now invited to present their work at this prestigious conference alongside fellow undergraduate communication scholars from across the country.  This year’s visiting scholars for the conference are Sandra Petronio of Indiana University/Purdue Univ. Indianapolis, Judy Sebesta of Lamar University, and Matthew Solomon from University of Michigan.

The original CO309 research projects and authors selected this year include:

Anthony Corso, Christie Fogelstrom, Nicole Laskowski, and Chelsea Pabon

“I Love the Ladies… But They Don’t Belong in the Newsroom”

(produced in Dr. Wills’ fall capstone)

Caitlin Fitzpatrick, Amy Ingrilli, Ashli Kravarik, Kenneth Muti, and Anthony Raymond

“Traditional Media vs. Digital Media: Effects on Short Term Memory”

(produced in Dr. Zhang’s fall capstone)

 

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In the beginning…

We’ll admit that we’re a little partial to words around here: Communication is, after all, at the heart of what we do as human beings.  It defines and maintains our realities, identities, relationships, communities, and cultures.  In our teaching and research, we construct, measure, critique, and analyze communication in all its glorious (and, all too often, not-so-glorious) forms.  Whether it be spoken, written, or broadcast, we’ve got a collective mind for messages and the gift of gab to go along with it.  So you can see why a blog might be an enticing outlet for departmental goings-on.

Thus, we give you: CommBlog, a running record of notable news in and around Fairfield University’s Department of Communication.  Whether it be research publications and conference presentations from our dynamic faculty or student accomplishments in and opportunities for our undergraduate and master’s programs, count on this to be your one-stop shop for all things Fairfield Communication.  If there are events or stories you’d like to see highlighted or linked, don’t hesitate to pass along your tips to: mserazio at fairfield.edu.

We’ll do our darnedest to run all the news that’s fit to print.  Welcome to CommBlog!

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