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The academic year for faculty and students is coming to an end. If you’re like me, you’ve likely disappeared from your family friends to grade final projects, organize files, and bring order back to your office! Yes, the last two weeks of the term are filled with long hours and stress. In the midst of...
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I have always been a person who prefers work that has a beginning, middle, and end. Life in The Academy is a great fit for people like me. Each semester we cycle through these phases as we teach, mentor, serve on committees, and move towards graduation. Normally, I feel excited as the countdown to the...
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OCA President, Tammy Bosley For faculty and students, Spring semester is in full-swing. Students are balancing multiple assignment deadlines, work commitments, and family life. Faculty face these same issues. I believe one of our responsibilities during intense times of the semester is to balance support versus challenge for the students in our classes. Yet, knowing...
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  Hi Everyone— Welcome to my February blog. Yes, I should have posted a January entry, but life and work prevented me from uploading my thoughts as we moved into Spring semester. Choosing a new textbook for the basic course at my institution (Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio) was one of the biggest...
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It’s not too early to mark your calendar for the Ohio Communication Association’s 83rd annual conference on October 4th and 5th, 2019. In fact, submissions for the conference will open in just a few weeks! The theme for the 2019 conference is Enhancing Our Communities Through Communication. This theme was selected to represent the evolution of...
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As I write this blog, I feel the stress of several competing demands. There are research papers to finish, final grades to enter, student assessment reports to complete, faculty development requirements, and the list could easily fill this entire blog. We all do this same dance at the end of each semester in academia, but...
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Are you on the job market? Check out a list of job openings in our state below! 1. The University of Akron has three tenture-track assistant professor positions open in converged media, social media, and business & organizational communication. Full details can be viewed on their website: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. 2. Kent State University is hiring an...
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With the end of another annual conference brings some changes to our board. We’ll be highlighting our new board members over the next few weeks, starting with our new President, Tammy Bosley. Below is a message from Tammy: I’m so proud to serve as president of OCA. One of the oldest state associations in the...
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Attention undergraduate students: We are looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Ohio Communication Association conference. Why not get “more bang for your buck” by attending the free Undergraduate Pre-Conference as well? This series of professional development sessions are designed with you in mind to help you learn more about marketing your major, careers...
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