Communication Studies

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Fran C. Dickson EKU School of Communication
Fran Dickson believes in accessibility and taking an active part in her student’s educational experience. She goes above and beyond to ensure her online students have just as much opportunity to interact and build a relationship with her as their on-campus counterparts. Dickson’s personal attention and dedication to helping students feel connected makes her a...
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communications code switching
. Code switching is a communication strategy where speakers vary their use of language in response to their social surrounding and context. For bilingual people, code switching may involve shifting between entire languages during a single interaction. Even speakers of a single language often code switch, by varying their word choice, grammar, and dialect during...
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family communication
With the greying of divorce, we are seeing a larger number of single later life adults (over the age of 60 years). When we think about our single, older family members, we tend not to think about them as socially and sexually active adults. They too need companionship, intimate love and affection. My research has...
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communication studies
It is common for communication students to take an interpersonal and/or family communication class. These classes may be popular because they provide students with an opportunity to apply interpersonal and family communication research to their everyday lives. As a professor in the field of family communication, I try to incorporate some of my own research...
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communication studies london
Study abroad with Professor Kimmel and Dr. Fairchild this winter term! CMS and healthcare majors in the Eastern Kentucky University online program have an exciting opportunity to study abroad over the winter term, and to ring in the New Year in London, England!
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Krista Kimmel Communication Faculty
Krista Kimmel has been teaching at EKU since 2005 and is the 2015 recipient of EKU’s Outstanding Instructor award. She is dedicated to facilitating student success and appreciates the classroom diversity that accompanies online learning.
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communication studies
Communication studies as a degree is often misunderstood. It is easy to look at other professions like nursing, journalism, education or accounting and know exactly what your career is going to entail. It comes as no surprise to us that we often hear questions like, “Communication Studies? What is that even?” Communication studies faculty also...
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psychological safety of teams
Psychological safety can be defined as the “belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes.” Clearly, no one sets out to appear incompetent in the eyes of their boss or co-workers. As a result, workers often avoid asking questions, voicing concerns, admitting to weaknesses, or...
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communication studies
The topic of first impressions is explored extensively in communication studies courses, such as business and professional speaking or interpersonal communication. Research suggests that impressions of others are formed within the first seven seconds of an interaction. This means that before we utter the first words of a presentation or conversation, we are already being...
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sarah kelley communication studies
Sarah Kelly graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Sarah is currently a student services program coordinator for the University of Louisville. She completed her bachelor’s degree online and recently shared her thoughts about her EKU Online experience.
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