Comm Alumni: Where Are They Now? Featuring James Kelley

James Kelley graduated from the department in spring of 2016. For the last 2 years, he’s been working full time at WVDM, a TV station in Hagerstown, Maryland.

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COMMmon Myths: Episode 1 What exactly is going on in the basement of Knutti?

Anyone close to the us knows the Communication Department is Shepherd’s BEST kept secret, but many others don’t even know we exist. In this installment of COMMon Myths, we asked some non-Comm majors to tell us: “What do you think is in the Knutti Basement?”. We asked Kevin Williams, one of the Shepherd Communication professors, to read some of the responses:

 

No, the basement of Knutti is not a dungeon, or a cave. It’s actually a much less threatening series of hallways and doors. Students can be found working in the Mac Lab, creating projects in the studio, or simply relaxing on the couches. We may not have any windows, but that doesn’t mean the Comm department is dark and brooding. Everyday, students fill the halls with their creativity and can-do attitude. There’s always a surprise around every corner of the basement.

Join us again in two weeks for the next installment of #COMMonMyths. Keep up with Shepherd Comm on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! #ShepComm

Ever Wonder if Women Reporters are Treated Unfairly in the Sports Industry? I Did.

Tess Hyre

Tess Hyre is a Spring 2017 graduate.

Before I begin, I think it is appropriate to introduce myself. My name is Tess Hyre and I double-majored in Communication & New Media as well as Recreation & Leisure with a concentration in Sports Communication. As a double major, it was imperative to have my capstone completed in the Fall of 2016 due to requirements I had to meet in the Recreation & Leisure Department. However, I did not foresee that my capstone project would eventually carry on throughout my entire senior year.  Continue reading

Baby, it’s Cold Outside – Bundle Up! With #ShepComm

Winter is here and the Shepherd Communications department could not be more thrilled.

School is out and laying around all day doing (almost) nothing is on the agenda, what more could you want? We know how to spend our break the right way, and if you’re looking for some tips on how to stay comfy and cozy…look no further! Check out how the awesome members of our department spend their holiday break. Continue reading

Finals Have You Stressed Out? Take a Break With Our De-Stress Tree!

The time has finally come… finals week. Holiday break is just on the horizon, but before we can taste the sweet freedom, we all must conquer finals. It can be a very stressful time! To combat this, the comm department has created this activity to help students manage their stress.

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De-Stress Tree: Located in the Lower Level of Knutti

The De-Stress Tree is meant to give students the opportunity to share with each other different ways they kick their stress to the curb. Simply take a leaf from the cup, tell us how you de-stress, and pin it to the board! It may not seem like much, but short breaks can actually help retain information and reduce stress.

The De-Stress Tree is open to all students in and out of the communication department. While you’re busy studying or finishing up that final project, take a trip down to the lower level of Knuitti and fill out a leaf! You can discover ways that your fellow students are coping with stress and maybe even help someone else out.

Check out our Instagram page where we’ve been highlighting creative and fun leaves each day.

Where to find the tree:

Don’t know where the communication department is? It’s in the lower level of Knutti.

  1. Enter Knuitti.
  2. Go to the elevator and select “LL” for Lower Level
  3. Exit the elevator, go through the doors and BAM! The tree will be right in front of you.
  4. tip: While you’re down here, check out the TV studio and meet some friendly comm students and faculty.

What’s Cooking? Comm Students’ Favorite Fall Recipes!

It’s finally fall! And we’re all getting into the swing of the season, changing our wardrobes and bundling up next to cozy fireplaces with a hot cup of cocoa (or, if you’re like me, coffee). Tis’ the season to eat your heart out and totally not regret it. We asked our Communication Department students what their favorite recipes were, and we’re loving what they’ve told us!

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