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Students in Vegas: A story not of luck, but hard work. By: Hannah Taylor
Third time’s a charm for East Carolina University journalism professor Glenn Hubbard.  Since 2016 he has been taking a group of School of Communication students to the annual Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The four day festival awards both students and faculty for their work in areas such as audio, news and non-fiction

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ECU alum and WITN co-anchor Lynette Taylor is the SOC Graduation Recognition Ceremony Keynote Speaker on May 4th at 3 p.m. in Wright Auditorium by Mariah Smith
Lynette Taylor calls herself a “drama queen.” Her love for acting and theater throughout her high school years in Durham, led her eventually to broadcast journalism at East Carolina University. She graduated from ECU with a degree in electronic journalism and immediately started working with WITN as an associate producer. Later that year, she accepted a position at WITN as

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Broadening Horizons with International Exchange Programs
Dr. Linda Kean, Director of the School of Communication, traveled throughout the United Arab Emirates in March promoting the College of Fine Arts and Communication Summer Program during Summer Session II 2018.   Kean visited Abu Dhabi University, the University of Sharjah, the American University of Sharjah, and Higher Colleges of Technology to recruit students to ECU for the summer.

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ECU Communication Professor Engages Students and Expands Horizons by Jordan Koonts
A professor’s love for communication studies has a global reach and a lasting impact. Dr. Rebecca Dumlao of East Carolina University’s School of Communication has found a unique way to share her innovative studies with students across the globe. And now, some will get a chance to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside her. Dr. Dumlao has a passion

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SOC Annual Career Panel & Opportunity Fair is February 14
The annual SOC Career Panel and Career Opportunity Fair is February 14, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. in Mendenhall. The Career Panel is from 1-2 p.m. in Mendenhall 244. This year’s panel guests include Melissa Abrahamsen, News Director at WITN; Stephen McNulty, Public Information Officer for the Town of Cary, NC; Gray Williams, Sports Sales Manager at Greenville Pitt County Convention

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ECU alumna and Air Force Major Natassia Cherne will speak as the keynote speaker for the December 2017 Graduation Recognition Ceremony. By Emory Saia
Talented East Carolina University alumna Natassia Cherne will make her way back to ECU as the keynote speaker at the December 2017 School of Communication Graduate Recognition Ceremony. Natassia Cherne graduated from ECU in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. A major in the U.S. Air Force, she has served her country at home and abroad, including during

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School of Communication journalism student, Emory Saia, travels to Berlin on Fulbright Scholarship
ECU School of Communication senior, Emory Saia, is one of 14 young professional journalists and students to receive a Fulbright Scholarship for the Berlin Capital Program in Germany. The Berlin Capital Program is a weeklong seminar from November 12-November 19 in Berlin, Germany. The Germany and U.S. Fulbright Commission ran program provides an opportunity for journalists and students to better

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School of Communication Beach Clean-Up by Emory Saia
The School of Communication faculty and staff travel to Fort Macon State Park Beach to participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanup. This event supports Chancellor Staton’s strategic plan to serve the public. SOC instructor, Barbara Bullington says it’s important that ECU, more specifically the SOC contribute to serving the Eastern NC community. “Helping to build a stronger

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Magazine Editor Chosen 2017 Professional-In-Residence by Emory Saia
Each year ECU’s School of Communication, in partnership with the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, provides hundreds of regional high school journalism and yearbook students the opportunity to learn news skills with area journalists and faculty. More than 15 separate sessions cover topics from yearbook design to the latest trends in social media for journalists. This year’s event will take place on Thursday,

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ECU junior Erick Jenkins to participate in a prestigious leadership program this fall.
East Carolina University junior Erick Jenkins is one of five students from across the country selected to participate in a prestigious leadership program this fall. Jenkins received a partial scholarship for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s Leadership and the American Presidency program dedicated to developing the next generation of citizen leaders. The program is made possible in partnership with