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Congratulations to the Lambda Pi Eta 2014 inductees

On Saturday, March 17th the Department of Communication inducted over 20 students into the national communication undergraduate honors society – Lambda Pi Eta.  The ceremony was a beautiful one and fittingly included remarks from our colleague Dr. Robbin Crabtree, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who will be leaving Fairfield this summer.  Congratulations to all the LPE inductees.1907987_10152088994285913_6724469438238799508_n

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Farewell Dean Crabtree

Dean Robbin Crabtree, a Professor of Communication and former Chair of the Department of Communication, will be leaving Fairfield for our sister school, LMU in Los Angeles this summer.  It is difficult to say goodbye to sic a wonderful colleague.  Below the Communication Faculty (and special guest star Dr. David Sapp) are toasting farewell to our colleague Dr. Crabtree.  Dr. Crabtree was a favorite teacher when she was serving as chair of the Department and served for six years as the chair of what is now the largest major in the College.  She presided over a period of growth for the major, the hires of several new faculty and the development of graduate program in Communication.  Good luck Dr. Crabtree from all of us in the Department of Communication!

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Congratulations Kaitlyn Banazynski

Senior Communication Major Kaitlyn Banazynski was named the Outstanding Achievement in Communication Award Winner and is pictured here receiving her award with Departmental Chair Dr. David Gudelunas.  Congratulations!042814_CAS_Awards_77

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Dr. Barbie Zelizer on Campus

Dr. Barbie Zelizer from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania was on campus last week to deliver a very popular lecture on “Remembering to Forget: Images from the Holocaust” for an event sponsored by the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and the Department of Communication.  Dr. Zelizer was an advisor to both Dr. Gudelunas and Dr. Serazio and her lecture proved very popular with the campus community.

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Congratulations to CAS Award winners from Comm!

The Department of Communication was well-represented at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Awards night on April 28th, 2015.  Graduating Senior Kaitlyn Banazynski was honored with the Award for Achievement in communication and Michelle Lesko was presented with the James Keenan Award for Graduate Studies in Communication.  Bellow are Kaitlyn (in a #selfie moment with Dr. Gudelunas) and Michelle with grad director Dr. Zhang.  Also honored last night was Comm major Jess Mendes with the Ella Baker Award in Black Studies.  Way to go graduate and undergraduate Communication students!

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Congratulations to the Graduate Winners of the Student Achievement Awards!

The 2014 Student Achievement Awards also honored some very deserving graduate students in Communication!  Michelle Lesko, who is currently the Communication program assistant at Fairfield, has received the James Keenan Award.  Angela Rudas has also been honored with The Graduate Student Service Award.   A huge congratulations to these two!

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