Communication News/Events

Communication majors at Pitt-Greensburg

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Capstone Presentations

Monday, December 7th 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Powers Hall 117

Brittany Thomas — Fascination, Frill, and Focus: A Cluster Analysis of Lifestyle Blog Posts

Maranda Mull — Blood, Gore, and Horror: An Ideological Analysis of the Opening Theme of American Horror Story: Coven

Kelly Jones — Have You Taken Your Happy Pill Today? An Aristotelian Analysis of Antidepressant Advertisements

Cianna Contestabile — A Cluster Analysis of Bethany Mota’s Confidence Supporting Statements


Wednesday, December 9th 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Powers Hall 117

Megan Hans — Comeback From Ugly: An Image Restoration of Abercrombie & Fitch

Tre Coles — These Strategies Ain’t Loyal: A Look at Chris Brown in the Media

Cameron Kniffen — A Neo-Aristotelian Journey: Find Your Greatness


Friday, December 11th 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. in Powers Hall 117

Vince DeSabatine — Gone But Not Forgotten: A Neo-Aristotelian Analysis of Stuart Scott’s 2014 ESPY Speech

Jakob Schafer — “Don't Give Up” and Other Winning Words: A Generic Criticism of Emotional Sports Speeches

Josh Wojcik — A Narrative Analysis of Ken Dryden’s The Game


Clubs/Honor Society Meetings

Lambda Pi Eta - Epsilon Theta Chapter
Fall term meetings to be held in the Coffee House in Village Hall:

  • Tuesday, Sept 15 @ 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, Sept 30 @ 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, Oct 28 @ 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 10 @ 6:00pm
  • Monday, Nov 23 @ 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, Dec 8 @ 6:00pm

On Monday, December 7th, Lambda Pi Eta will be hosting an animal rescue group on campus from noon-2pm. The rescue group, called SOS Animal Rescue, specializes in rescuing cats and kittens. They are a local group from Jeannette, and are looking for donations to help care for their animals. Below is a list of items they are asking for:

  • Litter- (clumping-lightweight is GREAT/ pine pellets for very young kittens)
  • Canned food
  • Paper towels, Lysol, Antibacterial wipes, bleach, cleaning supplies
  • Unscented laundry detergent
  • Cat toys, scratching pads, catnip
  • Pet store gift cards
  • Ink cartridges HP21 and HP22--for printing flyers/ donation letters
  • Metal litter scoops/ new litter boxes 

Please consider donating to this wonderful cause. You may bring your donations to Chambers Hall between noon and 2pm, where SOS will have adoptable cats and kittens to play with! If you cannot make it during this time, please leave your donations outside your office on the morning of December 7th, and one of the officers of Lambda Pi Eta will be there to pick them up.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email President Lauren McGuigan at any time at



"Race Isn't Real (but we make it real)” — Interdisciplinary Research Series
1st Public Presentation - Thurs, Sept 17th from 11:30am-12:45pm in Smith Hall Lounge
The interactive faculty, staff, and student collaborative research presentation series, "Race Isn't Real (but we make it real)” held its first public presentation on Thursday, September 17th from 11:30am-12:45pm in the Smith Hall Lounge. This first program in the series featured three research stations. A Communication major and student from Dr. Underwood’s Rhetoric and Public Policy course discussed her research project from that course.  Dr. Underwood also covered two additional stations where students gathered and talked about the role that the media plays in defining our expectations about race and racial stereotypes.

The second presentation in the series was held on October 1 at 7:00pm and included Dr. Eric Kimbal's address on historic definitions of race.  The third and final presentation in the series will be held on October 22 at 7:00pm and feature Dr. Olivia Long's exploration of biology of race.