News

Calling all members! We want to hear from you! Our 2017 survey is now live and we want to brainstorm together how to make OCA even better! Please participate in the survey at the link below, and SHARE with others who are current, past, or even future members! The survey closes on October 23, 2017....
Read More
We’d like to welcome our newest board members who were elected during our conference: Elycia Taylor  (M.A., West Virginia University) is our new Central District Representative, and is Lead Instructor of Business and Technical Communication at Columbus State Community College. She also is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.    ...
Read More
Parking is Free at the OCA Conference Complimentary parking is provided during the conference, no permit required, just use parking lots A-E. After parking, please enter through the Sarah T Landess Technology and Learning Center (TLC) building. See the map here for more information. Complete Program is Now Available View the complete conference program here now, and...
Read More
The Ohio Communication Association (OCA) is accepting nominations for the following offices: The Vice-President/President-Elect: Coordinates the general election. Coordinates the Awards Ceremony during the annual conference. Plans special state and regional activities. Performs other duties assigned by the President. Southwest and Northwest District Representatives (2-year terms): Regional representatives may run for re-election and do not...
Read More
University of Dayton Lecturer in Communication The Department of Communication, University of Dayton, invites applications for a full time Lecturer beginning August 16, 2016. This position is a one-year non-tenure track appointment, and has the possibility of renewal. The person appointed to this position will teach a variety of courses within the department, including an...
Read More
Wittenberg University – Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Job Description: The Department of Communication at Wittenberg University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in the area of media studies, to begin August, 2016.  The visiting faculty member will teach three courses each semester, including a combination of media-related courses (Media Literacy and an upper-level...
Read More
Ohio Communication Association 79th Annual Conference October 14-15, 2016    Strong Roots – Branches of Communication PROPOSALS FOR CONFERENCE PROGRAM PRESENTATION The Ohio Communication Association will hold the 80th annual OCA Conference at Ashland University in Ashland, OH. This theme for this year’s conference “Strong Roots – Branches of Communication” was selected to represent the...
Read More
The Ohio Communication Journal publishes original scholarship bearing on the breadth of the field of communication studies. Within this broad purview, it welcomes diverse disciplinary, conceptual, and methodological perspectives, especially scholarship covering a wide variety of topics from every facet of the field and debut papers from undergraduate and graduate students. We encourage you to...
Read More
P.T. Barnum was a master at generating a buzz. Some of his most famous stunts included promoting a 161-year-old woman marketed as George Washington’s nurse and the FeeJee Mermaid. Barnum is perhaps most famous in the public relations world for his use of press agentry. Press agentry emerged in the turn of the 20th century...
Read More