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Friday, June 29, 2012


The Department of Communication Studies is proud to announce that seven of our students have had their research accepted for presentation at the 76th annual conference of the Ohio Communication Association to be held on October 5th and 6th, 2012 at Kent State University.  The research projects include campaigns for health and risk communication, public relations campaigns for non-profit organizations, and interpersonal deception.  Dr. Theodore Avtgis, Chair of the Department of Communication Studies, said "this is a wonderful thing for our students to be recognized for their research efforts at the regional level.  These students have worked diligently on these projects and should be proud of themselves, I know that the entire faculty certainly is."

Congratulations to:

Stephany Elgin
Adena Seifert
Ashley VanGuilder
Chelsea Mayer
Christina Miadich
Chris Manthey
Megan Wise

Friday, June 1, 2012


Jill Gosche graduated from Ashland University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and speech communication. She currently works at the Advertiser-Tribune newspaper in Tiffin, Ohio as the education reporter and editorial webmaster.
She enjoys many things about her job such as the people and having the opportunity to constantly meet new people. Also the flexibility of her schedule is something Gosche is happy to have.
“I love communication and I of course get to do that daily,” Gosche said. “I also love the feeling that I can help keep the public informed about issues that affect their lives.”
Gosche explains that the AU communications department not only molded her into the journalist that she is today but it helped shape how she approaches situations. “I feel like the professors truly shared their knowledge but also let me explore and make my own choices,” said Gosche. From the experiences that Gosche had, she described her time at AU as life-changing.