MPC student launches Delighted to Write blog?
August 2012—Crystalee Beck, a second-year student in the Master of Professional Communication program, has launched a blog about writing at http://delightedtowrite.com/. In the blog titled Delighted to Write, Beck shares her enthusiasm for writing, communication, and social media as she celebrates the art of words. Her blog features also Saturday Spotlights with Q&A’s with professional writers. Beck hones here writing skills in her job at MarketStar where she works with words for some of the world’s most admired tech companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Schneider Electric, and Sony. Her blog is filled with helpful tidbits, grammar tips, marketing insights, publishing experiences, and more. She writes about writing.
Two MPC students present project management research in Ireland
July 2012—MPC students Cory Cunningham and Carrie McCloud presented their research paper, Overcoming the Computer-Mediated-Communication (CMC) “Hump” in Project Management Teams, at the Project Management Institute (PMI) Research and Education Conference 2012. The international conference will take place at the University of Limerick – Limerick, Ireland, July 15-18, 2012. The research project applies social information processing theory and focuses on the extra time necessary to implement an online communication tool. The research project was completed as an assignment for Dr. Sheree Josephson’s MPC 6700 Research Methods class. Selections for the conference were made by blind peer-review. Cunningham and McCloud were honored with acceptance to the general track for a 45-minute presentation.
MPC students create plan for a business to benefit local photographers
July 2012—A group of Communication master’s students have created a business plan to establish a photo studio space that semi-professional photographers in Northern Utah could rent as needed. The proposed business is called Blink Studios. The project, created in an MBA Entrepreneurship class, was featured on Weber State University’s website over the summer. A video about the proposed business can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/44882762. The MPC students involved in the project are Zachary Williams, Cory Cunningham, Shelisa York, Carrie McCloud and Lori Bodily.
Six master’s students to present research at national VisCom conference
MPC student presents to National Orientation Directors Association