Category Archives: COMM

The Secrets to Effective Communication

Association For Women in Communications and the Women’s Center invite you to join us for the Sister-to-Sister event “The Secrets to Effective Communication.” This workshop will feature discussions and activities to foster effective communication skills for all college students.

In particular, we will explore verbal and nonverbal communication. We will practice elevator speeches. We will also learn about different types of leadership styles.  The highlight of this workshop will be salary negotiation activity.  All activities and discussion will help build effective communication skills for everyday life, the classroom, job interviews and beyond!SistertoSister

Drew Ashby-King is awarded a Spring Research Grant from the Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship

Drew Ashby-King, a COMM major and Honors student, was awarded a Spring Research Grant from BGSU’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS). Working with co-advisors Dr. Lisa Hanasono & Dr. Krishna Han, Drew’s research project focuses on social media activism, communication skills, and diversity.

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.

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.