Category Archives: COMM

Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Degree-Completion Program

Join us for an Open House Information Event!
BGSU @ Levis Commons
Thursday, July 30 | 5 to 8p.m.*
1655 N. Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, Ohio
* detailed information sessions at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

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 blended program that includes online and face-to-face courses
  • Complete the degree in six semesters (averaging two or three courses per semester)

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

Dr. Radhika Gajjala, Fulbright Norway recipient for 2015-2016


Dr.  Radhika Gajjala, Professor in Communication Department and the American Culture  Program at BGSU will be heading Norway (University of Bergen) on Fulbright Professorship for the AY 2015-2-16. During her stay there she will be working on her research project on “Crafting Post-coloniality and Critical Digital Humanities Research (#DHCRIT)” for which she will conduct ethnographic research on two intersecting projects. One looks at mobile technologies and diasporic South Asians and the other looks at fiber/handcrafting  communities and their use of digital technologies globally. She will bring these two topics together in the context of Postcolonial Science and Technology studies and Digital Media/Cultures Research. She will also be co-teaching courses offered through University of Bergen on topics such as Digital Culture, Information Society, History and Philosophy of Computer Technologies, and Gender and Game Studies.

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The Department of Communication seeks applicants for part-time adjunct teaching positions

The Department of Communication at Bowling Green State University ( seeks strong applicants for part-time teaching assignments for the 2015-16 academic year.  Potential teaching assignments at the undergraduate level are in the areas of interpersonal communication, rhetorical criticism, organizational communication, and political communication.  Starting date is August 2015 or January 2016. Candidates with a master’s degree in communication preferred but those with a graduate degree in a communication-related field will be considered. Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level is preferred.

Applicants should submit: 1) letter of application, 2) resume and 3) two current original letters of reference signed and includes; name, address and phone number.   Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts indicating highest degree.  Finalists are also required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Unless they request otherwise, qualified applicants will also be considered for future part-time employment opportunities that may arise.

Submit application materials to: 
Carman Kinney, School of Media and Communication, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.
Applications must be postmarked by June 12, 2015.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

COMM student Drew Ashby-King receives the Board of Trustees’ Leadership Scholarship


Drew Ashby-King, an Honors student who is majoring in communication, was selected to receive one of the 2015-2016 Board of Trustees’ Leadership Scholarships. This highly competitive award recognizes students with a strong record of academic excellence, leadership, and professionalism. From his work on the BG4Unity Service-Learning Project to his leadership roles as a member of the Department of Communication, the Honors College, BGSU’s nationally ranked Cheerleading Team, and BGSU’s Residence Life staff, Drew is an engaged and active member of BGSU’s community.

School of Media and Communication and the Department of Communication Scholarship and Awards Ceremony


Each spring, scholarships and awards are earned by communication students, recognizing dedication and excellence within the field. Many of these awards are made available through the generosity of our alumni and gifts to foundation accounts.

This year’s scholarship and awards banquet will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015. The ceremony will begin with a school-wide reception at 3:30pm in 228 BTSU followed by the graduate student award ceremony from 4:00-4:30pm. At about 4:30pm we will meet in 201 BTSU for the Department of Communication award ceremony.

Please come to support and celebrate our outstanding students.


Dr. Lisa Hanasono is to Receive Outstanding New Teacher Award


Please help us congratulate Dr. Lisa Hanasono for winning this year’s Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Outstanding New Teacher Award. The committee selected Dr. Hanasono after carefully considering many qualified candidates for this award. The awards committee was impressed with Dr. Hanasono’s record of teaching. They said “It’s clear your students are lucky to have you!”

Dr. Lisa Hanasono will  be officially recognized at the Awards Luncheon at this year’s CSCA conference.

We are very fortunate to have Dr. Lisa Hanasono here at BGSU

SMC Faculty and Graduate Students have Research Accepted in Top Journal

Communication professors Dr. Magsamen-Conrad and Dr. Dowd, and graduate students Shrinkhala Upadhyaya and Claire Youngnyo Joa, have their research paper, Bridging the Divide: Using UTAUT to predict multigenerational tablet adoption practices, accepted in the refereed journal Computers in Human Behavior (impact factor 2.273; 5-year impact factor 3.047).

Their paper examined the “Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology” (UTAUT) in the context of tablet devices across multiple generations. They tested the four UTAUT determinants, performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, and facilitating conditions, to determine their contributions for predicting behavioral intention to use tablets with age, gender, and user experience as moderators. 899 respondents aged 19-99 completed the survey. They found consistent generational differences in UTAUT determinants, most frequently between the oldest and youngest generations. Effort expectancy and facilitating conditions were the only determinants that positively predicted tablet use intentions after controlling for age, gender, and tablet use. They also discuss the implications of ageism and gender discrimination of technology adoption. Finally, they argue that their findings can be extended to create effective training programs for the teaching, learning, and adoption of new technologies in a variety of organizational settings. Keywords: UTAUT, technology, adoption, age, training, gender

Full text is available here:

Magsamen-Conrad, K., Upadhyaya, S., Youngnyo Joa, C., &
Dowd, J. (in press). Bridging the Divide: Using UTAUT to predict multigenerational tablet adoption practices. Computers in Human Behavior.


Bob Kline to receive the 2015 President’s Award for Academic Advising

Bob Kline was selected to receive the 2015 President’s Award for Academic Advising! This highly competitive and prestigious award recognizes individuals and units that make significant contributions to support undergraduate students’ educational development and academic success.

From his full time academic advising duties to his extra recruitment and outreach activities, Bob always goes above and beyond to help our students succeed. Please congratulate Bob for receiving this very important honor.