Communication Professor Publishes Book Chapter

Dr. Jordan Atkinson, associate professor of communication, recently published a chapter in the new book, Casing Conflict Communication. The chapter focuses on intersections between verbal aggression, argumentative skills deficiency, and conflict-handling styles. Dr. Atkinson published this chapter with several co-authors: Scott Myers (West Virginia University), Hannah Ball (Chapman University), and Dana Borzea (Grand Rapids Community College). Casing Conflict Communication helps readers develop a deeper understanding of conflict, as well as reflect on how to engage in conflict so that they are better prepared to meet challenges in interpersonal relationships, professional pursuits, and community undertakings. This book is available for purchase through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. If you have any questions about the book chapter, please contact Dr. Jordan Atkinson at

Students Receive Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference

Students, Madi Taylor, Seth Hogue, Blake Goforth, and Andrew Fox, competed and earned top honors at the Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Chicago. Honors received were first place in Sales Presentation and third place in Business Decision Making along with $1,175 in cash for placing top in their events. Phi Beta Lambda is a student organization focusing on building leadership skills, networking, and competitive events and open to all majors. For more information, please contact Pam Klaus, advisor at

Griffon Greeter New Student Move-In Assistance Needed — Aug. 24

New Student Move-In is between 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Scanlon Hall.  Faculty and staff are invited to assist as Griffon Greeters and help our students connect to the campus community right away.  If you are interested in volunteering please follow this link to complete the form.  

Strategic Plan Focus Group Sessions

Just a reminder – the July 14 Strategic Planning session is now full but there are two remaining sessions available – Aug. 22 and Aug. 24.  To register, scan the QR code below or use this link to RSVP. Please contact Dr. Joel Hyer at with questions. Light refreshments will be provided during the August 24 session and a box lunch will be available after the August 22 session. Attendance will be limited for each session. 

No Web Edits July 5-8

No web edits will be made July 5-8 to allow our team to complete back-end programming work. The website will still be accessible during this time. We will begin making web edits again on July 11. Please email with any questions. Thanks for your patience!

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