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CMC Offers Diverse Array of Electives
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New in 2013… Business Communication: Developing Leaders for a Networked World from Prof. Pete Cardon

Coming in 2014… Profs. Robyn Walker and Jolanta Aritz will publish Leadership Talk: A Discourse Approach to Leader Emergence for Business Expert Press. The book will provide an overview of elements of communication that are involved in the construction of leadership, as well as a discussion of leadership practices and their effect regarding gender and cultural differences.

Jolanta Aritz and Robyn Walker: Recent Publications
Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication (Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press, 2012) brings together researchers from the social sciences and humanities to look at discourse and how it shapes organizations and their social actors. Unlike others in the field, this book assumes that language creates and constitutes reality, rather than simply mirroring or describing it. This collection illustrates the variety of organizational phenomena that might be studied and the range of epistemological and methodological approaches that might be used in discourse analysis techniques.
How Does Communication Shape Organizations?

Revised Editions of Texts from Prof. Robyn Walker
BCOM5 (Cengage, 2013) provides business expanded coverage on technology and social media, abundant real world examples, and model documents to guide student's writing practice. Walker collaborated with two Carol Lehaman and Debbie DuFrene on this revised edition, which also addresses the high cost of college textbooks by being priced at less than half of most business communication textbooks.

Walker has completed the third edition of Strategic Management Communication for Leaders (Cengage, 2014), which is designed for advanced undergraduate courses and MBAs.

CMC joins forces with IBM for "The Great Mind Challenge"

Pete Cardon's Op-Ed in The Huffington Post

Communication Scholar Robert Shuter: CMC Visiting Professor in Spring 2013
Dr. Shuter is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Marquette University, Director and Founder of the Center for Intercultural New Media Research, and Chair of the International and Intercultural Communication Division for the National Communication Association. A pioneer and leader in intercultural communication studies, Dr. Shuter has written widely about communication and culture with more than 60 articles published in leading journals including Journal of Social Psychology, Communication Monographs, Journal of Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Management Communication Quarterly, and Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. He recently edited a special issue on intercultural new media research for the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research.

On April 12, 2013, Prof. Shuter spoke on “New Media, Culture, and International Business – The New Frontier for Multinational Corporations.”

Marshall Again Takes Tops Honors at State Farm Competition

Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship Program Involving CMC Faculty

Faculty Panel at LA Times Festival of Books Addresses "New Paradigms for Leadership in a Global Economy"

"Crossing Boundaries" Attracts International Scholars
In March 2012, CMC Professors Jolanta Aritz and Robyn Walker co- chaired "Crossing Boundaries: Working and Communicating in the Asia-Pacific Region." This conference drew 60-plus researchers, faculty, and business professionals from more than eight countries. It was the first US-based conference of the Asia-Pacific Language for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication – this young organization held its first two bi-annual meetings in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. The focus of this conference was on English as a vehicle for global communication in business and other professions.

Professor Emeritus Paul Frommer Continues to Develop Avatar’s Na’vi Language
See Dr. Frommer at TEDx

Prof. Steve Byars Investigates the Business of Ethics

Background on the Development of BUCO 260 "Business communication Across Cultures"

Vice Dean Sandra Chrystal Takes Students on Journeys Using Technology
Dr. Chrystal was awarded the 2012 Provost's Prize for Teaching with Technology.