Carl Brown has been elected Vice Chair-Elect of the Communication Centers Section of the National Communication Association. Congratulations, Carl!
Tim Penning's research on CCOs and high performance was named one of the top 10 PR research insights of 2018 by the Institute for Public Relations. You can read more on the IPR website.
Robin Spring shared with me a new podcast that may be of interest. Here's some information from the publisher of the podcast:
Think UDL is the Universal Design for Learning podcast where we hear from the people who are designing and implementing strategies in post-secondary settings with learner variability in mind. Our host Lillian Nave interviews people around the world who are bringing UDL to university and real-world contexts.
Our first episode is entitled:"Why Learn?" The episode features an interview with Dr. Eric Moore from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and includes a discussion about the affective networks of the brain in learning (why learn anyway?) and what is going on in UDL in the Higher Ed world nationally and internationally. Click here to listen to episode 1: www.thinkudl.org
Lorie Jager has been selected as this year's recipient of GVSU's Outstanding Academic Advising and Student Services Award. This is a well deserved recognition of all the work Lorie does for our communication studies and health communication majors. Please be sure to offer your congratulations to Lorie the next time you see her.
Adrienne Wallace was recently elected as the Chair-Elect of the East Central District of PRSA. The East Central District includes 17 PRSA chapters from seven different states. Congratulations, Adrienne!
Adrienne Wallace has signed a book deal to co-author a book entitled "Introduction to Social Media" with Regina Luttrell and Kelly Gaggin from Syracuse University. The book will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2021. More information is available on Syracuse's website.
Robin Spring and Alex Nesterenko recently published an article, "Liberal vs. professional advertising education: A national survey of practitioners," in the Journal of Professional Communication.
GVSU students and faculty associated with the Speech Lab recently published two articles in the NACC's Communication Center Journal.
The first article, "Stronger together: Nonsummativity and the Grand Valley State University Team" was written by Carl Brown, Jennifer Torreano, Jeannine Lane, and GVSU/SoC alum Skye Gregory-Hatch. The second article, by Speech Lab Student Directors Jeannine Lane and Justin Sims, is a review on Nancy Duarte's book slide:ology.
Adrienne Wallace, along with GVSU PRSSA chapter president Trevor Bryan, presented a session at GVSU's Teach-In on November 8. An article about their presentation, "Intentional Inclusion: How to Improve Your Student Organization’s Efforts for Inclusion," was featured on the national PRSSA website.
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein was part of a team that won a Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award for the Western Cape Region. Jeff and his colleagues took top honors in the data category for their "Gaming the Lottery" project. According to the citation, the project "combined skillful story-telling, in-depth analysis, deep insight and enterprising journalism to uncover a story with both local and global implications, in the process setting a benchmark for media coverage of allocation of funding of any kind." You can visit Vodacom's website for the full citation.