BU communications students present research

For immediate release: May 11, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Three Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania seniors who are majoring in communication studies presented original research during the recent Eastern Communication Association (ECA) convention in Providence, R.I.

They are: Rachel Ayers, from Grove City, who presented "Factors influencing sibling disclosure: Effect of age and gender on amount of disclosure and sibling satisfaction," and Janelle Herman, from Sunbury, and Rachael Strycharz, from Lawrenceville, N.J., who presented "Marital dissolution: An examination of father-daughter relationships after divorce."

The trio completed the research, which was competitively selected for presentation at the conference, as part of the Communication in the Family course, taught by Janet Reynolds Bodenman, associate professor of communications studies and theatre arts.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology