Discovering ‘the third Rome’

For Immediate Release:  Nov. 17, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— Dale Bertelsen, professor communication studies, will focus on the post-Cold War political landscape in his lecture, “Russian Hegemony in the Black Sea Basin: The ‘Third Rome’ in Contemporary Geopolitics.”

The final lecture in the Communications Studies Scholarship Symposium, Bertelsen’s talk will be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. in McCormick Center for Human Services, room 3237. Admission is free and open to the public.

Co-author of “Analyzing Media: Communication Technologies as Symbolic and Cognitive Systems,” Bertelsen also published articles in journals such as Communication Education, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Communication Quarterly, The Speech Communication Teacher and Qualitative Research Reports in Communication.

He served as newsletter editor and editor of publications for the Kenneth Burke Society, president of the Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania, book review editor for critical studies in Media Communication and editor of Communication Quarterly. Bertelsen’s awards include the Kenneth Burke Society’s Emerging Scholar Award, Dean’s Salute for Excellence Award at BU, and the Eastern Communication Associations’ Everett Lee Hunt Award for outstanding scholarship.

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.