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From the NCA website.....

The convention theme, “Communication for Survival,” is designed to help inspire us to think about the ways communication improves lives, helps people build relationships, sustain communities, change society for the better, and provide peace of mind. As scholars, teachers, students, leaders, and community members, I hope I can count on you to consider the ways communication can help people and the planet to survive. I imagine that convention attendees will be discussing change: the Black Lives Matter movement; the #metoo movement; international relations; apocalyptic rhetoric; driving while black or brown; homo sacer; the prison industrial complex; terrorism; economic crisis; natural and man-made disasters; gun violence; health care; and/or utilitarian and pragmatic approaches to communication. Additionally, the theme might inspire engagement with and innovation of current theoretical scholarship (e.g., social movement theory, theories of social change, neoliberalism, racial microaggressions, biopolitics and necropolitics, racial battle fatigue, queer futurity, integrated communication, negotiation, etc.).The theme is meant to challenge our community to think about the many ways in which communication can help improve our lives and our communities.

~ Kent A. Ono
NCA Second Vice President

Cari Cramer Pierce in her studioBusiness Communication alum Cari Cramer Pierce was recently featured in an in-depth interview in the Carroll County Times, focusing on her business, Flip Yours Fitness and Wellness in Westminster, Md., and Cari's own journey to health and happiness. The newest addition to Cari's business is Change Space Meditation Room & Wellness Lifestyle Supply that opened in November.

Cari explains that her studio "offers semi-private fitness training in a boutique studio setting. Members work individual programming within the shared training environment. It’s a model that champions autonomy yet is underpinned by additional guidance and in-depth support, as needed. Members schedule their sessions so we know when to expect them and can help hold them accountable to their training commitments." A meditation room and wellness store is adjacent to the studio, and it offers help and supplies for creating a home environment that supports total health.

Congratulations, Cari, on your journey to health and your energy in helping others along that path!

To read the full article, click here. (Photo contributed to the Carroll County Times)

Three Business Communication alums togetherStevenson Business Communication alumni Bridget Forney Deise (left) tweeted about her new, talented colleagues who have recently been hired to work with her at Profiles PR -- Alli Winer and Grace Clark, both graduates of the Business Communication program at Stevenson.

Profiles "is a marketing, communications, and events firm based in Baltimore, with a national reputation for crafting and implementing programs that deliver measurable results for our clients," according to their website. The company is located on Chestnut Avenue in Hamden.

The Dodgeball Tribune’s Top 50 male players overall in the United States included the following players--  and named Business Communication graduate Kris Dejesus as #49. Kris helped to establish a dodgeball club at Stevenson during his time as an undergraduate. Congratulations, Kris!

Kris Dejesus named #49-ranked dodgeball player in the USA.

Happy Holidays!From our department chair and associate dean, Nadene Vevea, Ph.D.:

Happy holidays from all your Business Communication faculty; we hope you stay safe and warm and we look forward to seeing you all back in the Spring ready to kick off yet another excellent year at Stevenson!

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