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Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Graduate : boy and girl graduate  Stock Photo

Congratulations to our 2012 graduates who on May 5, 2012 joined the growing ranks of the Ashland University Alumni nation.  We are proud of all of you:

Angelique Veronica Cunningham
Emily Dianne Day
Sarah Hutson
Molly Holderman Leonard
Christina Linn Neely
Marcus James Walsh
Cody William White

Thursday, May 10, 2012


If you enjoy reaching out to others and communication is one of your stronger skills, consider pursuing an in-demand career in public relations.
Working with clients - that could range from businesses, nonprofits associations, universities, or hospitals - public relations specialists can help their clients build and maintain positive relationships with the public, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Responsibilities might include writing press releases, speaking to media contacts, and planning PR programs.
Hot Factors: Employment for public relations specialists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, says the Department of Labor. Growth could be driven by the need for organizations to maintain their public image in this Internet age and with the growth of social media, adds the Department.
"Companies need well-qualified people that understand social media," says Shapiro. "Some companies are hiring in-house positions, while others are hiring outside companies to manage their communications."
Education Options: A bachelor's degree in a communications-related field like public relations or communication is generally required to prepare to pursue a career as a public relations specialist.


Dr. Theodore Avtgis was recognized as a Research Fellow at the annual conference of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) held in Boston (April 24-29). The Research Fellow is the most distinguished research honor of the association and is representative of significant scholarly contribution of research and theory to the field of Communication Studies throughout one's career. ECA is the oldest communication association in the United States. At that same conference, Avtgis presented six papers on a variety of topics including physiological measurement techniques for aggressive communication, communication competence, humor communication in medicine, and positive communication structures in healthcare.    

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Communication Studies Major Named Resident Assistant of the Year!

The Department of Communication Studies is proud to announce that Angelique Cunningham received the award for Resident Assistant of the Year! The Residence Life Department recognized Angelique for her dedicated service to her residents during a banquet earlier this month.
We are also excited to announce that Angelique will be attending Graduate School at the University of Akron coming up in the fall and she also received a graduate assistant position at the University!
We are extremely proud of Angelique and her hard work not only in the classroom, but also in the Ashland University community.
If you see Angelique, send some congratulatory praise her way!