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The university's competitive Mock Trial team that is associated with AMTA (American Mock Trial Association) is entering its fifth year of competition, and for the first time, the team held tryouts open to all majors. Congratulations to BizComm Lindsay Somuah who earned one of nine spots on the team! They will attend their first invitational tournament at Temple Law School Nov. 5-6 and then will host an invitational tournament at Stevenson in the Brown School of Business and Leadership the weekend of Jan. 28-29 with 16 teams participating.  UMBC, Stevenson, Maryland, Washington & Lee, Hopkins, Georgetown, Patrick Henry, Seton Hall, North Carolina, Haverford and American are the fortunate participants.  Melanie K. Snyder, Esq., professor of law, writes, "We are envisioning Lindsay to be a lead attorney in several trials, and we are thrilled to have her on board!" Way to go, Lindsay!

Two Lambda Pi Eta members, Jackie Cooper and Kim Hahr (l-r), stepped up to help Business Communication faculty members Chris Noya and Chip Rouse cover the Majors and Minors Fair on Sept. 22. The two students answered questions from those curious about the major and interacted with a number of students still trying to decide on a major. Lambda Pi Eta students perform service to the university and to the department as part of their membership. Thank you, ladies!

Once again, the Business Communication students from Lambda Pi Eta and '47 House pitched in during Mustangs Make a Difference Day to staff a station where students from every major could create cards to be sent to members of the Armed Forces as well as to young children with cancer. The day of service attracts leaders from many clubs and organizations who want to show their commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. Thanks for your selfless efforts! (Photo by Emma Ragon)

Business Communication faculty members (l-r) Chip Rouse, Stephanie Verni and Leeanne Bell McManus presented a session about event planning at Stevenson University's student leadership development workshop, Leaderstang. Using their event planning textbook, the three faculty members spoke to students about the importance of listening to a client and developing strong interpersonal skills to help reduce anxiety when meeting someone new. The two-day workshop was sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Residence Life.

Professors Christine Noya, Leeanne Bell McManus and Chip Rouse from the department of Business Communication are entering their fourth year as part of the "Faculty in the Halls" program. To kick off the semester for the freshmen in their residence halls, the faculty helped to plan a tailgate held on Saturday, Sept. 16. Students came out in full force, enjoying music, grilled fare, nachos, and desserts. The program is overseen by the Office of Residence Life.

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