This edition of the School of Communication’s newsletter is a first, and it’s about time. Many of our alumni have expressed an interest in knowing what’s going on in the School, and this publication will enable us to stay in touch on a regular basis.

Our plan is to have at one issue published electronically each semester, including summer. The team behind this first issue’s publication is a small group of undergraduate and graduate students, whose work you see here.

Please let us know how we did. And let us know what story ideas you may have or what stories you would like to see. E-mail me directly at

Pete Smudde, Ph.D., APR, Obl.OSB 
Professor & Associate Executive Director