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Meaghan Roche
In this day where issues like fake news, civility, and civic engagement are constant topics of discussion and debate, journalism’s role as the “fourth pillar of democracy” is growing in importance, with technology propelling the industry into the future of communication.   Communication studies remains one of the most popular college majors, with… (Show more)
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Jennifer Mullen
Let’s talk persuasion. In my days as a campus recruiter, I was often called upon to meet with prospective student athletes (and their families) to give them helpful information about the university admissions process. At some point along the way, one of the coaches informed me that 100% of the athletes with whom I met signed with the university.… (Show more)
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Melanie McFadyen
Goal: To get students thinking about ways in which they can advocate for social change. Examples include crafting social media campaigns, researching non-profits and causes, and crafting persuasive messages.   1. Social Advocacy and Social Media This assignment showcases how social media can be used for social advocacy.    Preparing for the…
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Meaghan Roche
Students make the most of their college experiences when they step out of their comfort zones -- which can sometimes mean physically stepping out of the classroom, or even the country. During this past fall semester, I studied abroad in Galway, Ireland (cue Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl) where the entire continent of Europe served as my classroom at… (Show more)
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Jennifer Mullen
“Who do we know?”   This question is frequently asked before any position is posted on a job board in an organization. I have been a member of several hiring committees, and we always start a search by listing out the names of people we know who might be interested in the position and reach out accordingly. Organizations always want the “best… (Show more)
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Sonya Tiratsuyan
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by Marti Gayle Harvey   In my journalism classes, I used to teach using the building-block method. I would set up my class in chunks: present the material, assign a story, require follow up reports and peer reviews, and have students turn in an assignment. This process took about four weeks. Then I would do it again with new material, a new kind… (Show more)
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Melanie McFadyen
What's Your Love Language?   Have you ever received a gift from a friend or romantic partner, only to wish you could spend more time with them instead? Have you ever given someone a hug only to find that physical touch makes them uncomfortable?   According to Dr. Gary Chapman's Five Love Languages, that may be due to a predisposition in how we… (Show more)
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