Shorter University's communication honor society hosting guest speaker series
February 18, 2011 - Shorter University’s Lambda Pi Eta chapter will host “More than Talk,” a guest speaker series geared toward raising awareness of jobs available in the communication industry. Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication studies honor society, is hosting the event for current Shorter students; however, the public is invited to attend free of char24
“The goal of the series is for everyone, not just communication majors, to come and hear how communication affects daily life and not just in a verbal or nonverbal way,” explains Danielle Nieznanski, Shorter University communications major and series organizer. “Everyone will walk away with an understanding of each field of communication, the daily task requirements to enter the field and also an awareness of communication over all.”
Mike Dunn, General Manager of the Rome Braves, will be the first featured speaker of the series. His lecture, which will take place in Shorter’s Austin Moses Room on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m., will focus on sports communication and will explain the concepts of sports broadcasting. Dunn is a graduate of Elon College where he achieved degree in sports marketing and corporate communication. In 2002, Georgia Trend magazine named Dunn one of their "40 Under 40," recognizing him as one of the top 40 business leaders under 40 in the state of Georgia. He was also named the General Manager of the Year (2003) for the South Atlantic League, and in 2008, Dunn was named the Executive of the Year by the SAL and the MILB. He has been with the Atlanta Braves for 21 years and resides in Rome with his wife Amanda and twin sons.
On March 10, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Patriots Tea Party will be the featured speaker. Her lecture will focus on the power of social media in American culture. On April 14, Holly Lynch, owner of The Season, a local event-planning business, will speak on event planning.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.