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Business Communication News

Date: Feb 2019

Please join the Business Communication department and the communication club, 47 House, for this year's BizMix focusing on careers in sports. Over 10 guests with careers in the sports world will speak on Wednesday, March 6, from 6-8:30 p.m. All are invited to this exciting symposium that will also offer the opportunity to network with the guests.

Sports Symposium flyer

Stephanie Verni and Chip Rouse at brand workshop

At the invitation of and in collaboration with the Stevenson University library, Business Communication professors Stephanie Verni and Chip Rouse presented another round of their popular "Develop your online brand" workshop on Feb. 27 in the Brown School of Business and Leadership library.

The two faculty members covered topics including constructing a personal online portfolio through WordPress, using LinkedIn to its best advantage, and managing the brand of your social media. Students spent some time in hands-on training as they worked in WordPress and LinkedIn to enhance their professional online presence. Thanks to library associate Bria Sinnott for the invitation and the photo.

Senior Claudia Tonti and Dr. Nadene VeveaWith a generous grant from PNC Bank, students at Stevenson are teaming up with the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Maryland Historical Society in order to promote the past, present and future of the Baltimore fashion community, and local CBS affiliate WJZ-TV was there to interview two of the Business Communication community, Dr. Nadene Vevea and senior Claudia Tonti.

The focus on Baltimore businesses, designers and retailers is giving new life to the local fashion industry, encouraging emerging professionals to participate in an upcoming show in March. Both Tonti and Vevea are involved with a class at Stevenson called The Mill, an interdisciplinary communication class that works with clients and their marketing needs. Reporter Tracey Leong had the story here.

Presenters at IMPACT

Three current or former Business Communication students, together with two administrators, attended the IMPACT Conference, a large annual national conference focused on student civic engagement, Feb. 22-23 at the University of Virginia.  The conference examines the involvement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.

 

Caroline Izzi, '18 Business Communication '19M Communication Studies (photo center), co-presented a workshop with Morgan Somerville, director of student engagement (left in the photo), and Dr. Christine Moran, AVP for Student Success (right in the photo), on the topic "How to implement an impactful campus wide day of service.” The three shared  lessons and best practices from Stevenson’s Mustangs Make a Difference Day. 

 

Business Communication major Lauren Novsak, '19 (second from left), and alum Emma Ragon, '16 (second from right), co-presented a workshop titled “Campfire Chats: How alumni engagement makes all the difference in Alternative Break Programs.” The session examined how the value of reflection helps students and alumni build lasting connections through programs like Mission: I’m Home. 

 

Novsak revealed that the business communication students nominated and celebrated with Moran as she won the John H. Sarvey Administrator of the Year Award at the 2019 IMPACT Conference. (Photo from Lauren Novsak)

Business Communication alum Devon Hightower is preparing for training camp with the Jersey Flight, a team within the American Arena League (AAL) playing home games at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. The football team is gearing up for its second season, with new head coach Adam Turkel. Good luck, Devon!

Devon Hightower and the Jersey Flight

 
 
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