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Sunday, September 25, 2011


Attention junior and senior Public Relations students.  This is an incredible opportunity to get connected to working PR professionals in the Cleveland area and across the United States.  The Public Relations Society of America is holding their annual Student Day to be held on Friday November 11, 2011 from 8am to 1pm at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University.  The Department of Communication Studies will pay for your $35.00 registration fee and provide transportation to and from the event.  If you are interested in attending, please see Ms. Carolyn Yannayon in the Department of Communication Studies office on the first floor of CFA to complete the registration form.  We must have all of the names and information for those attending by OCTBER 7, 2011. Hoping all of those eligible will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

Call For Abstracts

The Council on Undergraduate Research has issued a call for students to submit an abstract of their research to be considered for presentation at the 16th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event, to be held during the Spring of 2012, will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by providing them the opportunity to interact with the students who are directly impacted by undergraduate research programs.  If you are interested and/or need help preparing an abstract for submission, please see Dr. Avtgis for more information. Abstracts are due by October 18, 2011.

More information on the Posters on the Hill program can be found at:


A recent poll conducted by the consulting firm Challenger, Gray, & Christmas found that the Communication Studies Major is among the most employable of all college majors.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Communication related fields and positions are among the last to be downsized as graduates have  very adaptable and valuable skill sets.


Attention Seniors:  On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Senior Success Day will be held in the Student Center from 3-7pm.  This event is being sponsored by Career Services.  They will be there to assist with all phases of transitioning from your current role as college senior to the workplace or graduate school.  The range of services being offered will include resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, using particular search engines to assist you in looking for a position, among other things.   These resources are free and can make the difference come time for applying for a position or to graduate school. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Golf Anyone??? Exciting Internship Opportunity with the AJGA

The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.  The association is the largest organization of its kind with a membership of more than 5,000 juniors from 49 states and 49 foreign countries.  In 2012, the AJGA plans to conduct more than 90 tournaments and 45 qualifiers across the United States.
The AJGA is looking for talented and well-rounded applicants to work in an entry-level position as communications or tournament operations interns and travel throughout the United States to help conduct national junior golf tournaments.

If interested, see Dr. Avtgis for a brochure and contact information.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dr. Rodrigues has been busy...

 Dr. Pravin Rodrigues recently published a case study entitled "Resistance to Change: Assessing Readiness for the Implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System at Meddev Inc." The case was published in the 2011 book, Cases and Exercises in Organization Development and Change, edited by Donald L. Anderson (SAGE publications). The case referred to the implementation of an ERP system at the North American location of a global manufacturing company.

Dr . Rodrigues also traveled to South America  and presented a keynote paper entitled, "Popular culture at and across Borders: Hazards and opportunities in a new information landscape" that opened the International Popular Culture Association Conference held in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Great Job Dr. Rodrigues!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Projections of the Future Marketplace- Looking Good for Communication Majors

In the September, 2011 issue of Spectra, the official news letter of the National Communication Association, Martin Carcasson, Associate Professor at Colorado State University, states that "the key growth careers communicaton majors should consider are facilitators, mediators, moderators, conveners, and other process-focused experts that improve the overall quality of communication and support collaborative problem-solving in their organizations and communities."

Such positive projections are common as communication majors, whether it be in Strategic Communication, Sports Communication, or Public Relations, are well prepared for applying their communication-skill sets in most organizational and corporate contexts.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


The Department of Communication Studies at Ashland University welcomes you to our new blog.  Here you will find the latest information on happenings, achievements, and other timely events that are occurring in and around the department.  Enjoy and please check back often as we will be posting many new things as our blog gets up and going.