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Monday, September 30, 2013

2013 Fall Colloquium a Great Success

The Department of Communication Studies (DOCS) hosted a colloquium "Making a Positive Difference" in which students presented their research projects from Spring 2013 to AU students, faculty, and staff.

The colloquium gave the DOCS students a chance to showcase their hard work, as well practice for the upcoming Ohio Communication Association (OCA) conference this Friday and Saturday.

Attendees circulated the room, looked over the posters and listened as the students' presented their work. Attendees were able to ask questions about the research - which gave valuable practice to the students.

The students will head to Marietta College on Friday to attend the 77th annual OCA conference. They will present their posters Saturday morning. During the conference, students will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking, meaningful, and scholarly discussions, as well as participate in many networking opportunities with colleagues from across Ohio and beyond.

Representing AU at the conference will be: Chris Manthey, Andrew Hart, Chrissy Thompson, Kayla Toth, Sarah O'Connell, Megan Salatino, Lauren Fattlar, and Emma Tappel.

AU students, faculty and staff gathered to hear the research projects of DOCS students.

Lauren Fattlar and Sarah O'Connell discuss "Ashland University's Greek Life: Changing Your Thoughts"

Andrew Hart discusses ideas from his group's project: "Young Team Doing Big Things: Campaign for the Lake Erie Crushers".

Megan Salatino answers questions from Dr. Cindy Moseman. Megan's project is titled "Applying Expectancy Violation Theory in Skin Cancer Diagnosis".