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Virtual panel at NCA 2020Congratulations to Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus for her contributions to the 2020 virtual National Communication Association convention. Dr. Bell McManus (in photo, top center) and former Business Communication professor Chip Rouse presented "Implementing Opportunities for Student Engagement to Enhance Retention: Communication at the Crossroads of Institutional Survival and Demise" during a virtual panel entitled "Communication at the Crossroads: Disciplinary and Departmental Responsiveness and Resilience." Dr. Bell McManus also presented "Learning Activities for Critical Thinking and Reflection on Communication Ethics" as part of the Communication Ethics Division. (Screenshot photo courtesy of Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus)

Dr. Lee Krahenbuhl on guitarThe Communication Department was thrilled to be able to listen to Dr. Lee Krahenbuhl, chair of communication programs, participate in Stevenson University's Faculty Recital Series, coming to the community via YouTube every Friday.

Dr. K's original lyrics and guitar melody, performed on the stage in Stevenson's Inscape Theatre, often spoke to the isolation that has become so much a part of COVID-19 life. To listen to his recital piece, click here or on the picture.

Dr. Heather HarrisTwo Special Topics in Communication courses are still available for selection this spring. They are both numbered 402, and both offer a special interest of the teaching faculty. Dr. Deric Greene will offer CM 402-OL1 online: Non-Verbal Communication, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. Dr. Heather Harris is offering CM 402-ON2: Communicating Identities, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. in person. Special Topics classes can fulfill a variety of requirements, and the only pre-requisites for either course are a 100- or 200-level communication class. After Nov. 13, both courses are open to all students. Dr. Harris pictured at left, speaking at Commencement.

Stephanie Verni, 20 years of service

Congratulations to two members of the Communication department faculty at Stevenson who are celebrating milestone service anniversaries this academic year. The Human Resources office put together slide shows highlighting these milestones.

Professor Stephanie Verni has reached the 20-year marker in her career at Stevenson University, as a teacher of writing and other communication courses, as well as serving as the faculty advisor to '47 House.

Chris Daley with five years of serviceAdjunct faculty member Chris Daley is celebrating his fifth year of service with the community! Congratulations to all the honorees for their years of service and dedication.

Stephanie Verni at 2131Business Communication professor Stephanie Verni, whose 12-year career with the Baltimore Orioles preceded her start at Stevenson University, recalls the day Orioles star Cal Ripken set the major league record for consecutive games played, with 2131, breaking Lou Gehrig’s hallowed record in 1995.

This priceless photo includes Cal, center, after the historic accomplishment, and the communication professor is indicated by the yellow arrow. Verni's note about the photo says, "This is the best picture I have from that night, in the dugout, with Cal and his parents, and Julie Wagner, thanks to the late, great, wonderful team photographer and friend, Jerry Wachter."

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