Dean's Blog

New Online M.A. in Strategic Communication is an Example of Spartans Will


On a cold winter morning, roughly two years ago, the leadership team in the college discussed the possibility of an online master’s degree in strategic communication and there was a sense that we could pull it off.
There was room

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Bring Joy to the World Through the Gift of Listening


When the ComArtSci communications team informed me that the theme of this year’s holiday greeting was Joy to the World, I gave it an enthusiastic thumbs-up. Then when they asked me to explain how I had brought joy to the

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Opening Doors to Experiential Learning


The next time you visit the ComArtSci building, I hope you will find your way to the new media center on the first floor. You will be impressed by what you see — an open newsroom with glass walls

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A Teacher's Kindness and a Student's Gratitude


Almost a year ago, in the midst of the excitement of fall football, with the campus at the peak of its countenance, I met John Gruner. John was gaunt. His clothes hung loosely on a frame that had lost

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Catalysts of Communication


Last year, when collecting ideas for our strategic plan, I asked if there was one word that captured the essence of who we are and what we want to be. After various discussions and deliberations, we settled on catalyst.

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