Archive for May, 2009

A Little Silence

May 27, 2009
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As individuals who are part of many relationships, from work to private, dyads to large groups, most of us spend a large proportion of our time in conversation with others either face-to-face or in a mediated format.  Added to that, we listen to music or talk-radio, we watch TV, we text and message, etc. ...
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Writing Professional Emails

May 20, 2009
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In today’s highly techno-focused culture, we are becoming accustomed to the speed and ease of sending instant messages or texts as a way of communicating with others.  And, the use of emails in professional settings is ubiquitous.  Unfortunately, the style of writing often utilized in instant/text messaging seems to be gradually sliding into workplace/academic...
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Summer 2009 – Read a “Banned” Book

May 18, 2009
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As communication scholars, we take the right to free speech pretty seriously, and that includes the issue of censorship.  While we often confuse acts involving private companies (e.g. an online forum has a policy against profanity) with censorship, true censorship involves efforts by the government or governmental agencies to restrict the rights of free...
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Commencement 2009

May 16, 2009
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Commencement 2009 was quite a success.  The weather threatened and wavered and graduate commencement had to be moved inside, but the undergraduate ceremonies were held on the green, and in the end, Mother Nature cooperated and we had no rain and reasonable temperatures.  Being able to have the ceremony outside was quite a bonus,...
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A Thank You to our Retiring Faculty Members

May 11, 2009
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At the end of this academic year, four long-time faculty members in the College of Communication will be retiring from their positions at Rowan:  Dr. Cindy Corison, Department of Communication Studies; Dr. Richard Grupenhoff, Department of Radio/Television and Film; Dr. Diane Penrod, Department of Writing Arts; and Ms. Mary Lee Donahue, Department of Writing...
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Surviving Final Exam Week

May 4, 2009
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Final exam week creeps up on all of us (students and teachers alike).  Before we know it, all of those projects, presentations, and tests are due and we head into a frenzy of work to round out the semester.  We’ll all get through it, though it may not seem that way at the time. ...
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CoC Student Accomplishments for April 2009

May 3, 2009
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The month of April was another exciting month for student accomplishments in the College of Communication. During this month, several students were honored for their work: * WGLS students and alumni received honors at the National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS/AERho) 18th Annual National Student Audio/Video Scriptwriting and 46th Annual Audio/Video Production Awards Competition....
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Communication – Not “Communications”

May 2, 2009
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In written and spoken discussions of our field, it is common to hear people talk about the study of “communications.” And, there are even departments and colleges across the country that utilize that word choice in their names. But, many of us who study and work in the field, believe that there is an...
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