WILKES-BARRE, PA. – Three Wilkes University communication studies faculty members from Wilkes University presented a panel discussion on “What Small Programs Do Best—A Discussion of Effective Strategies for Strengthening Each Student’s Writing” at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Orlando, Fla.
Jane Elmes-Crahall chaired the panel and discussed “Integrating the Student-Run PR Agency into PR Writing Courses.”
Evene Estwick discussed “Using Reflective Writing to Create Dialogue in the Freshmen Foundations Course.”
Loran Lewis discussed how he incorporated multi-media packs into the newswriting course in his presentation, “Teaching Multi-Media Journalism at a Smaller College.”
Joining the Wilkes faculty on the panel was Lindsey Wotanis, assistant professor of communications at Marywood University, who discussed “Using Facebook for Editing the Campus Newspaper” as a way to provide immediate on-line discussion of news stories.
The panel was sponsored by the Undergraduate College and University Section of NCA. NCA is the oldest and largest professional organization in the communication studies field with 6,000 people participating at the Orlando conference.