Archive for April, 2009

Request for Blog Entries

April 30, 2009
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When I was growing up, one of my mother’s fondest ways of encouraging activity (on our part or hers) was to say “These dishes won’t wash themselves.”  Of course, “dishes” and “wash” were completely replaceable with other word sets like floor/mop, flower/plant, dinner/cook, bills/pay, paper/write.  Now, in honor of my mother, I say “This...
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The Hunt is On! – Job Search Planning and Strategies for Students

April 28, 2009
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As the end of the spring semester approaches, many students are searching for jobs, either for the summer or post-graduation. In this post, I provide some basic job search recommendations to Rowan students and alumni. Define Your Goals – The first step in securing a job is to decide what it is you want,...
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College of Communication Colloquium Report

April 27, 2009
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On April 27th, the CoC hosted a faculty/staff colloquium regarding “new media.”  Organized by Associate Dean Janice Rowan, the event involved six panelists from the college: Dr. Bill Wolff, Dr. Maria Simone, Dr. Ed Moore, Dr. Chandrasekhar Vallath, Dr. Joe Bierman, and Prof. Mark Berkey-Gerard.  Dr. Carl Hausman served as the M.C. for the...
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Academic Integrity

April 22, 2009
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You probably know that plagiarism is unacceptable.  But, are you aware that it can be grounds for failing a course, or even removal from the university?  Did you know that, while giving someone else your material or falsifying sources may not be “plagiarism,” they are violations of academic honesty and can be punished in...
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Budget Issues

April 20, 2009
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I’m sure by now you have heard or read that the university is facing major budgetary concerns for next year.  These issues are serious and they have to be addressed.  Now the question is how to best do that.  There are many possibilities under consideration, and the campus is swirling with information and rumors...
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Rowan Day

April 17, 2009
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Today is Rowan Day – an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the university and its members.  As part of this celebration, there are many exciting things going on in the College of Communication, several of which are highlighted below.  For the complete Rowan Day schedule, go to The Rowan Day webpage. Student Research...
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Social Networking and “Safety”

April 16, 2009
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Many university students (and faculty and staff as well) now utilize social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Xanga, etc. as a way to communicate with friends and family and build their social circles.  Use of online blogs (like this one) and instant update sites, such as Twitter, are also on the rise.  While...
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Welcome to the The Dean Blog

April 14, 2009
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Dear friends, colleagues, alumni, and students, As Interim Dean of the College of Communication, I find that I gain important information by speaking to a variety of members of the Rowan community, including students and past students.  However, my access to opinions and thoughts is limited by who I come into contact with in...
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