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Our Ulman Cancer fund for Young Adults 4K for Cancer runner, Business Communication alum Jen Antonelli, has updated her journey across America:

"Day 38: Evansville to Salem, Indiana. Our team is bubbling with excitement to get to Baltimore in only 11 days! Had a wonderful morning run with our awesome Evansville host, Pam. I am continuously blown away by how thoughtful and generous our hosts are Today... I ran for Kitty Kroner and fellow Mustang, Nick Flowers." (In the photo, Jen is crouching, wearing the pink running shoes).

Jen's team run will take 49 days, during which time they will be running, volunteering, sight-seeing, napping in vans, and enjoying the experience. Follow Jen's journey via her blog here. (Photo from Jen's Facebook page)

Congratulations to Business Communication Maya Shipley Tyler, whose dance troupe, TREND, will perform at Baltimore's Artscape on Sunday, July 23, around 2 p.m. at the Station North Lot....Click here to read more.

Business Communication alum and Admissions Officer staffer Jen Antonelli has reached day 34 of her 4K for Cancer run across America through the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.  Along with 30 other runners, Jen started her 49-day journey in San Francisco to raise awareness and funds for cancer in honor of those among her family and friends who have suffered or died from the disease. The Baltimore team's journey has been steady and thrilling.

On day 33, Jen and her team ran between Milwaukee and Chicago, and their run around Chicago's Lake Michigan was a high point before they could grab a day of rest.

"Time is flying by way too fast. 33rd day, 9th state, 7th rest day," wrote Jen. We are all so proud of your grit and commitment, Jen!

Follow Jen's journey via her blog here

Business Communication professor Leeanne Bell McManus has been busy preparing for the Eastern Communication Association's 2018 convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- her own home town. As the association's first vice president, Dr. Bell McManus is responsible for all convention planning before she assumes the role of ECA president.

The 109th convention will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel April 25-29, 2018. The theme, "Building Bridges," speaks to Pittsburgh's "unique topography, being situated at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela, which forms the Ohio River. When a city is located on water, bridges span the horizon. The bridges of Pittsburgh play an important role in the city's infrastructure. Without the 446 bridges interlacing the city, Pittsburgh would be a region of isolated communities. Just as the bridges in the city connect communities, communication has the opportunity to build bridges within and outside of our discipline, creating countless opportunities for research, teaching, and service," according to

Our best wishes to Dr. Bell McManus as she takes on this monumental commitment! (Photo from Dr. Bell McManus' Facebook page)

Jen Antonelli, our Business Communication alum and Admissions Office staffer who is running 4K for Cancer, writes that she has reached Day 28 in her cross-country run. The group enjoyed their sixth rest day, this one in Cedar Rapids, Iowa....Click here to read more.

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