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Invitations to join the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society were mailed out on November 18. To be eligible, you must have a 3.25 GPA in the major, a 3.0 overall GPA, and have completed 14 credits in communication. If you believe you qualify but did not receive an invitation letter, please contact the communication department office.


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Study abroad this summer!

The Communication Department is offering two summer programs in 2017. The Celtic May Term: Northern Ireland and Scotland, led by Professors Johnston (COMM) and Nemeth (SOC), and the Korea June Term: Life Together - Faith, Race, and Community led by Professors Choonghee Han (COMM) and Davd Cho (ENGL). Applications are now being accepted.

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Student Documentaries

Prof. Han's fall Documentary class (COMM357) produced nine documentaries with topics ranging from an investigation into the 1980 VanRaalte Hall fire to the famous (infamous?) and distinctive culture of Durfee Hall, to the passionate members of Vanderprov, the “College’s one and only improvisational comedy group” to name just a few.

Click here for a sneak preview and a behind-the-scenes look at the student-produced pieces.

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Do you want to earn a degree that's attractive to future employers?  

A degree in communication will serve you well. "With the unemployment situation the way it is right now, I would be considering what degree to get more closely than any other time in history," says Susan Heathfield, About.com's Human Resources Guide. "If you want to be employable in this economy and the future, you have to have valuable skills." Click here to read the Yahoo.net article.  


 

Congratulations to Noah Jurik and Tony Byrne for taking first place in the Mini-Documentary category at the 2016 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards with their production titled "Shaped by Flames." Produced as a class project in the Documentary course in Fall 2015, "Shaped by Flames" explores a chapter of Hope College and the City of Holland history through the lens of the well-known VanRaalte Hall fire in 1980 and its continuing impact on the community. Watch it on YouTube.