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Monday, November 12, 2012

Dr. Polack’s Presentation Now Available Online!

If you weren’t able to attend Dr. Polack’s Presentation on Communication Costs, Communication Kills: Its Role in the Future of Health care, we have the solution for you. The Department of Communication Studies recorded the presentation and Part 1 and Part 2 of Dr. Polack’s speech are now available through YouTube.

Please click the links below to view the presentation at your leisure!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dr. Polack Presents to Ashland University Students and Staff

The Department of Communication Studies was honored to invite Dr. E. Phillips Polack speak to students and staff about the importance of communication in the Healthcare field. His presentation: “Communication Costs, Communication Kills: Its role in the future of healthcare” was held in the Student Center Auditorium.  Approximately 80 students, faculty and staff learned about the vital importance of communicating in a cohesive and insightful manner when lives are on the line as well as the devastating impact that ineffective communication has on patient safety and quality of care. 

Monday, November 5, 2012


Five students majoring in Public Relations traveled to Cleveland for a networking event hosted by the Public Relations Society of America.  Ashley VanGilder, Kayla Ray, Chris Manthey, Jill Guseman, and Stephany Elgin spent the day listening to various panels of public relations professionals from both profit and nonprofit organizations, had an opportunity to receive career advice, resume feedback, and enjoyed a networking luncheon.  This is the second year in a row that students from the Department of Communication Studies have attended such an event.