Fall 2013 Communication Department Newsletter!

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ABC Philadelphia Networking Night at Triumph Brewery in Old City!

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                 IABC Philadelphia is gearing up for an exciting fall season of programming!

Kick off the new program year, reconnect with colleagues and meet new people with a night of networking at Triumph Brewery in Philadelphia.

This is a great opportunity to build relationships with fellow members and local communicators.

Register now for this fun night of networking! We look forward to seeing you!

The registration fee will include a drink ticket and appetizers.

For more about the venue and parking, click here.



Thursday, September 19, 2013

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Triumph Brewery

117 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106


For more information and to register, please click here.

Tina Kelley, author of “Almost Home…,” to visit the Communication Department!

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As part of her University visit with co-author Paul Ryan, Tina Kelley, co-author of Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, is coming to the Communication Department!

Ms. Kelley, a former New York Times reporter, a regularly published author, and Pulitzer Prize-winning team member will speak to students about working in the media.



When: Friday, September 20, 2013

Where:  The TV Stdio – St. Thomas Hall, Room 4112. (fourth floor, Communications Wing)

Time: 12 PM

Free pizza and soda will be provided.

All students are welcome!

Please RSVP to Dr. Kim Pavlick (kimberly.pavlick@scranton.edu) by September 18.

IABC Networking Party – June 19

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June 19: Networking Party

Time: 6-8 p.m. 

Location: Landmark Americana Restaurant, Wayne

Join IABC Philly as we bring our program year to a close with a night of networking at Landmark Americana Restaurant in Wayne. This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow members and local communicators before summer begins.

Register now for this fun night of networking! We look forward to seeing you!

The registration fee will include a drink ticket and appetizers.

Register Here

The 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

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*Opening Minds to the World®***

The 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is now open.

   The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.
  The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2013.  U.S.
citizenship is required.

This year, there are over 100 awards available to those studying the fields of Communications and/or Journalism.  Moreover, All Discipline awards offered in all regions of the world welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects.

In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to better accommodate the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-2015 program, including:

  • Fulbright Flex Awards
  • Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards
  • Salary Stipend Supplements
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards

For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at
http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/ or contact us at scholars@iie.org.

2013 Tom Bigler Journalism Conference – April 12, 2013

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When: April 12
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Henry Student Center, Wilkes University

Wilkes University’s 13th annual Tom Bigler Journalism Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 12.

Much has made of Second Amendment rights during the past year, but for those of us involved with student journalism, the First Amendment is still No. 1. And so, the theme for the 2013 Bigler Journalism Conference will be “The First Amendment: Student Rights and Responsibilities.” Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, in Arlington, Va., will address the conference on the state of student media.

Immediately after the keynote address, LoMonte will talk with advisers about their roles and responsibilities as well as answer questions about situations specific to their school.

In addition to our keynote speaker, we are planning workshops on InDesign (open to faculty and students), social media, photography, TV production, public relations and speech & debate.

We will continue to have speakers from local media talk to students about issues and problems in print, broadcast and online.

Conference Schedule:
  • Registration: 7:30 to 8:50 a.m. Henry Student Center Ballroom; 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Welcome & Keynote Address: 9 to 9:45 a.m. (Ballroom)
  • Session A: 10 to 10:45 a.m. (varied rooms)
  • Session B: 11 to 11:45 a.m. (varied rooms)
  • Session C: noon to 12:45 p.m. (varied rooms)
  • Lunch & Awards Ceremony: 1:00-1:45 p.m. Henry Student Center Grand Ballroom 2nd floor

ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/BiglerConf – ON TWITTER at @Biglerconf

For more information and registration documents, please visit http://wilkes.edu/Bigler.