Scholarship symposium arrives

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 4, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— Pointing out both the benefits and challenges that come with developing communication skills, Bloomsburg University’s Department of Communication Studies sponsors “Teaching Communication Consulting through Client Projects: A Rhetorical Approach.” The presentation by Elizabeth and James Petre, one of three lectures that will be offered as part of the Scholarship Symposium, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m., in McCormick Center for Human Services, room 3237. Admission is free and open to the public.

James Petre received his doctorate in speech communication from Southern Illinois University. He was a presenter and reviewer for conferences of the National Communication Association (NCA), Central States Communication Association (CSCA) and others. In 2015, he served as chair and program planner for the rhetorical theory and criticism interest group at the CSCA conference in Madison, Wis. Petre serves BU’s Communication Studies Program Review Committee, Curriculum and Planning and Assessment Committees, Safety Committee, and College of Liberal Arts Faculty Enhancement Committee.

Other Scholarship Symposium lectures in McCormick Center for Human Services, room 3237, beginning at 2 p.m. are:

  • “ ‘Race Doesn’t Matter’: A Dialogic Analysis of Interracial Romantic Partners’ Stories about Racial Differences” by Erin Brummett, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, Nov. 8
  • “Russian Hegemony in the Black Sea Basin: The ‘Third Rome’ in Contemporary Geopolitics” by Dale Bertelsen, professor in the Department of Communication Studies, Nov. 29

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.