The special issue of the Journal of Family Communication, Critical Approaches to Family Communication Research, Dr. Faulkner coedited is now published

Message from Dr. Faulkner

I am pleased to share the news that the special issue of the Journal of Family Communication, Critical Approaches to Family Communication Research: Representation, Critique, and Praxis, I coedited with Beth Suter is now published. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hjfc20/current

I have an editorial in the issue. The fun is that the editorial is in the footnotes of the creative nonfiction piece. If you can’t download it, message me for a copy.

You will find groundbreaking pieces by Keith Berry and Tony Adams, Caryn Medved, Kristina Sharp and Lindsey Thomas, Dan Strasser, Erika L. Kirby, Sarah E. Riforgiate, Isolde K. Anderson, Mary P. Lahman & Alison M. Lietzenmayer.

This issue is terrific! 

COMM Scholarships and Awards 2016

1423485718622Each spring, scholarships and awards are earned by Communication students, recognizing dedication and excellence within the field. Scholarships and awards are conferred each spring at the annual school and department honors ceremonies: This year the ceremony is scheduled for April 8, 2016. Application deadline for the scholarships and awards is 5pm, Friday, February, 19, 2016. Application packet can be downloaded here.

Dr. Faulkner’s new book in the Teaching Writing series, “Writing the Personal: Getting Your Stories onto the Page”

Writing the Personal: Getting Your Stories onto the Page (Sense Publishers, 2016)

Sandra L. Faulkner and Sheila Squillante

Here’s the inaugural book in the new Teaching Writing series. This series publishes user-friendly writing guides penned by authors with publishing records in their subject matter. Through detailed exercises, exemplars, and a breakdown of the key elements and considerations of personal writing, Faulkner and Squillante provide a lively introduction and guide for writers to the art and craft of personal writing. Their conversational tone about audience, point of view, form, structure, ethics, research, and finding and making time for writing practice is a not-to-miss primer and reference. This book is appropriate for classes focused on poetry, creative nonfiction, ethnography, qualitative research, memoir, narrative inquiry, and other types of life writing, as well as individual writers honing their craft. Writing the Personal invites us all to find our stories and instructs us how to shape them for an audience and for ourselves.


The last SMC colloquium of this semester: Friday (Dec. 4, 2015) 3:30-4:45 PM

SMC Research Colloquium
December 4, 2015, Friday, 3:30-4:45 PM,121 West Hall
Space, Place, and Method

Presenters: Drs. Josh Atkinson & Clayton Rosati, Associate Professors, School of Media and Communication

This presentation explicates different methods and approaches to the study of space, place, and material environments. Drawing on past research and their own research experiences, the presenters illustrate the ways in which scholars can utilize interviews, focus groups, and textual analysis to explore these important topics. Before this presentation, the first 15 minutes of the colloquium will be devoted to a SMC graduate student Dinah’s NCA research paper, “The Breast Cancer Fanfare: Embracing Opportunities of Feminist Scholarship for Women’s Health in Ghana.”

“We Are One Team” (WA1T) – Speaker Event


On this year’s International Day for Tolerance on Monday, November 16, WA1T will host a speaker presentation titled “What Does It Mean To Be A Transgender Athlete? The Story Of An Athlete In Transition,” from 6 to 8 PM in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Room 201. At the event, a transgender student-athlete will share his experiences with the audience.












For more information about WA1T speaker event please see:


“We Are One Team” (WA1T) – Official Kickoff Event



“We Are One Team” (WA1T) is an umbrella initiative for multiple minor projects that promote social justice through sport at BGSU. If you want to learn more about WA1T and support their cause, please join them for their official kick-off event on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at BTSU 201. The event will be a panel discussion with representatives from WA1T, BGSU Athletics, student athletes, coaches and faculty.

For more information about WA1T please see:

Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Degree-Completion Program

Join us for an Open House Information Event!
BGSU @ Levis Commons
Wednesday, August 12| 6 to 8 p.m.*
1655 N. Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, Ohio
* detailed information sessions at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

New Opportunity: Take Classes at Levis Commons & Online

Bowling Green State University is offering a new opportunity to finish your degree in a program that includes a combination of one night a week evening classes at the BGSU Levis Commons location and online.

Communication Skills in Demand

In the workplace, the ability to communicate is one of the skills most sought by employers, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employment Job Outlook survey. Students enrolled in the Bowling Green State University Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree-completion program will strengthen their professional communication skills.

BGSU’s program allows nontraditional, adult learners to finish a degree previously started or transfer an associate degree or credit hours earned from an area community college to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree.

  • Gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in communication that can easily be applied in a variety of work environments
  • Enjoy the adult-learner friendly environment with courses designed to accommodate busy, working adults’ schedules
  • Benefit from our program that includes face-to-face and online courses
  • Complete the degree at your own pace

It’s time to take your career to the next level.

For more information visit us online or contact:
Claudia Owens
Instructor, Communication
(419) 372-7420

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