Writing Professional Emails

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 email … Read more

Summer 2009 – Read a “Banned” Book

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 speech.  … Read more

Commencement 2009

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, because … Read more