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Ashland University’s Department of Communication Studies Makes Strong Showing at Regional Conference

Ashland University’s Department of Communication Studies Makes Strong Showing at Regional Conference

The Ashland University Department of Communication Studies made a strong showing at the 107th annual Eastern Communication Association (ECA) conference this past weekend in Baltimore, Md.

ECA is the nation’s eastern regional conference in communication that has a history of achievement in research, criticism, communication, theory and excellence in teaching. It is the oldest professional communication association in the United States.

Ashland University Department of Communication Studies Student Wins Top Award for State of Ohio

Ashland University’s Department of Communication Studies Student Wins Top Award for State of Ohio

Ashland University’s Megan Salatino, a senior who is triple majoring in public relations/strategic communication, health and risk communication, and sport communication from Follansbee, W.Va., has been recognized as Ohio’s Distinguished Undergraduate Student for 2015 by the Ohio Communication Association (OCA).

Salatino was recognized as one of three students receiving the award at the 79th annual conference held at the University of Dayton on Oct. 2 and 3.

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

Ashland University’s Department of Communication Studies Makes Strong Showing at Regional Conference

Ashland University’s Department of Communication Studies Makes Strong Showing at Regional Conference

The Ashland University Department of Communication Studies made a strong showing at the 106th annual Eastern Communication Association (ECA) conference this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pa.

ECA is the nation’s regional conference in communication that has a history of achievement in research, criticism, communication, theory and excellence in teaching. It is the oldest professional communication association in the United States.

Ashland University to Sponsor Talk on 'Priorities in Public Health in Latin America'

Ashland University to Sponsor Talk on “Priorities in Public Health in Latin America”

Dr. Guillermo Mendoza, a regional officer for the Americas of the World Health Organization, part of the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, D.C., will speak at Ashland University on the topic of “Priorities in Public Health in Latin America: Why Languages Matter in the Aspirations for Universal Health Coverage.”

The lecture, which is sponsored by the AU departments of Communication Studies and Foreign Languages, is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 22, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ashland University Student Awarded National Scholarship

Ashland University Student Awarded National Scholarship

Madison Paige Wright, an Ashland University junior from Lakewood, Ohio, was named one of 35 students nationwide who will receive the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students.

Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, national president of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, made the announcement of the $1,000 scholarship that Wright will receive.

Sport Communication Club to Host Concussion Forum

Sport Communication Club to Host Concussion Forum

Ashland University’s Sport Communication Club will host its first ever Concussion Forum titled “A Panel on Concussions” on Monday, March 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

This panel will feature coaches, trainers and professionals in the medical field around the Ashland area to discuss the problems of concussions, the myths associated with them, specific treatments and preventative measures to take if a concussion is sustained.

Ashland University Alumna Named to AICUO Post

Emily Pettigrew Tully, a 2005 graduate of Ashland University, has been appointed the new director of government relations for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO).

Prior to joining AICUO, Tully worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, where she spent three years as the Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Bob Gibbs. While working for Congressman Gibbs, she helped pass the 2013 Farm Bill out of the House of Representatives.

AU Department of Communication Studies ‘Leaves No Doubt’ at Ohio Communication Conference

Megan Salatino, winner of the Outstanding Undergraduate Poster award, poses with Dr. Ted Avtgis. sociation's annual conference

“Leave No Doubt” has become the adopted motto for Ashland University’s Department of Communication Studies, and the students in that department were able to do just that with their showing at the 77th annual Ohio Communication Association conference this past weekend at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.

After the impressive showing at last year’s conference, AU set out this year to continue gaining notoriety around the state and certainly left no doubt in the minds of those attending the conference.

Ashland University Develops Unique Undergraduate Communication Program

Ashland University Develops Unique Undergraduate Communication Program

Ashland University has developed a new undergraduate degree program in health and risk communication and, according to an AU professor, it is the only program of its kind in the nation.

”What we’re doing here at Ashland is truly unique because it is the only undergraduate health and risk communication program in the U.S.,” said Dr. Theodore Avtgis, chair and professor in the Department of Communication Studies. “People interested in health and safety careers will gain the necessary skills to effectively message to publics who are vulnerable, at risk or in crisis situations. These skills sets are critical in modern day society and as natural and man-made crises will continue to occur, effective messaging is critical to keeping the public and organizations safe.”

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