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Communication student wins BEA Festival of Media Arts award

BOONE—The creativity of a senior in Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication has garnered honors from the 2014 Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.

DeHart named interim chair of Appalachian’s Department of Communication

BOONE—Dr. Jean DeHart has been named interim chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University effective Jan. 1, 2014. DeHart replaces Dr. Janice Pope, who will be returning to the faculty after serving as interim chair from 2007-09 and chair from 2009-13.

McCorkindale elected to Institute for Public Relations board

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) has elected Tina McCorkindale, an associate professor at Appalachian State University, to a three-year term on its board of trustees beginning January 2014. McCorkindale, a member of the Department of Communication faculty, is one of six new members on the board.

McCorkindale awarded 2013-14 social media research grant

BOONE—Tina McCorkindale, assistant professor of communication at Appalachian State University, has been awarded a grant from the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication at Pennsylvania State University for 2013-14. The $6,000 grant will support a collaborative project that focuses on ethics in corporate social responsibility and social media.

Appalachian students take top honors at Broadcast Education Association competition

BOONE—Four audio documentaries by Appalachian State University senior communication/electronic media broadcasting majors have received top honors from the Broadcast Education Association. The students and their work will be recognized at the BEA Festival of Media Arts April 7-10 in Las Vegas.

Multiple messages provide best method for reinforcing positive health practices

BOONE—What convinced you to get a flu shot this season, or engage in other healthy behaviors?

Prior negative experiences with social media increases students’ privacy concerns

BOONE—There is no doubt that college students’ lives revolve around social media. However, are they worried about disclosing too much information about themselves when they post status or profile updates or “like” a product or business? If so, would they take some action to protect their online privacy?

Professor named associate editor for online research center

BOONE—Dr. Tina McCorkindale, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University, will serve as an editor for an innovative online research center focusing on the science of social media.

Appalachian alumnus George Beasley honored at 10th annual Giants of Broadcasting event

BOONE—George Beasley, chairman, CEO and founder of Beasley Broadcast Group, was honored Oct. 18 at the Library of American Broadcasting’s 10th annual Giants of Broadcasting event. Beasley was one of 10 distinguished honorees.