Danette Johnson, Professor of Communication Studies, has been named a Distinguished Research Fellow by the Eastern Communication Association (ECA). Distinguished Research Fellow status is given in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement over the course of one’s career, in conjunction with a record of ongoing service to ECA, and is ECA’s highest award for scholarly achievement.
Dr. Johnson’s scholarly contributions include over 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her service to ECA includes a term as Executive Director, multiple terms on editorial boards for the association’s journals, and service as chair for the Interpersonal, Instructional, Nonverbal, and Organizational Communication Interest Groups. She is presently ECA’s First Vice President and will begin a term as President next April.
An Ithaca College team has been selected as one of six national finalists in The Case Competition, which focuses on budgeting and advice for a fictional political campaign. The submission from Ryan Bince (Communication Studies '13) and Alec Mitchell (Communication, Management and Design '12), was selected from among 200 proposals, evaluated in three rounds of competition. The finalists will present their work in Washington, D.C., after a week of networking and training with media professionals from POLITICO, NBC, Google, and Twitter. The winning team will earn scholarships.
Sophia Chawala (2015), and Kelson Goldine (2015) from the Communication Studies Department in H&S will present their research Tuesday, Feburary 21 at 12pm in the Clark Lounge. Here, both students will give a campus presentation of their work before departing to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in March. Sophia Chawala’s essay, titled, "Eradication of the Notion of the Past- The Impacts of Communication Technology on Our Perceptions of Memory and Time," along with Kelson Goldfine's essay, titled, “The Walmart Community,” will be the featured presentations. Both works took form in their Introduction to Culture and Communication course, taught by their advisor, Dr. Donathan Brown.
Submitted on behalf of Laurie Arliss
Rory Cooper (2012), Sophia Chawala (2015), and Kelson Goldine (2015) from the Communication Studies Department in H&S will present their work at the 2012 NCUR conference. Their scholarship was chosen through a blind review process at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where the conference will be held in March.
I am very pleased to announce that Danette Johnson, Professor in Communication Studies, has accepted the position of Director of the Core Curriculum. Dr. Johnson brings to this position extensive experience in general education administration (at a previous institution), a deep understanding of best practice in learning assessment, and knowledge of Ithaca College administrative procedures surrounding curriculum approval and associated activities. Most important of all she brings enthusiasm and commitment to the liberal arts and to the success of a new Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) here at Ithaca College.