Departmental News – February 2016

Publications, Presentations, & Research News Shauna MacDonald will present “Cyborg Landscapes: A Retrospective Photo Essay & Reflection” for the annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association March 31-April 3, 2016 in Baltimore. Heidi Rose will be a guest artist at Monmouth University, leading a solo performance workshop and performing Mirror Image and Twin, Feb. 17, 2016. She will […]

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Lexi Nahl

Student Spotlight – Lexi Nahl

As an intern with Fox29 in the fall of 2015 and as a Creative Services intern with NY1 in New York City the previous summer, Lexi Nahl ’17 CLAS gained valuable news experience.  Tasks for her creative internship revolved around promotional production which included screenwriting and digital editing. She also worked at the Assignment Desk, […]

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Student Spotlight – Sara Casagrand

Sara Casagrand ’16 CLAS recently participated in her third internship as an Integrated Marketing and Special Events intern at Philadelphia Magazine. She helped create promotional material, maintained RSVP lists and organized collateral to assist the planning and execution of the magazine’s special events. Sara also assisted with set-up, execution, and cleanup on event days, created […]

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Laura Westhoff

Student Spotlight – Laura Westhoff

This fall, Laura Westhoff ’17 CLAS worked as a Marketing and Communications intern for the Women’s Resource Center during the fall 2015 semester. She was responsible for utilizing social media to promote the organization’s programs and events. Additionally, Laura created and distributed a monthly newsletter and sent press releases to WRC constituents and media contacts.

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Valerie Renda

Student Spotlight – Valerie Renda

In addition to her busy Villanova schedule, Valerie Renda ’17 CLAS worked as a Customer Marketing intern at QVC over the course of the fall 2015 semester. She was charged with maintaining and refreshing campaigns by updating ad copy, landing page URLs, keywords, and negative keywords. Valerie was also responsible for launching current and upcoming […]

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Alejandra Gonzalez

Student Spotlight – Alejandra Gonzalez

After a summer internship with Campbell Soup Company Alejandra Gonzalez ’16 CLAS has continued her Human Resources internship throughout the fall 2015 semester. Alejandra was charged with creating an HR portal where employees could access policies, complete forms and other HR activities. Once the portal went live Alejandra had the opportunity to present a data […]

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Nicole O'Donnell

Villanova Communication Students Cover Pope Francis’ Visit to US

Villanova University Communication Majors are covering Pope Francis’ first visit to America in ways many journalists could only dream of. Nicole O’Donnell (CLAS ’16), a senior in the Department and former Intern at the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communication (PCCS), has been accredited by the PCCS as Villanova University’s Student Correspondent for the upcoming visit […]

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Dr. Jie Xu, Ph.D.

Jie Xu Selected as Plank Center Educator Fellow

Jie Xu, PhD, associate professor, Communication, was selected as a Plank Center Educator Fellow this summer. The Fellowship aims to bridge the gap between public relations practice and education. She worked with Deveney Communication in New Orleans for two weeks. Dr. Xu specializes in public communication and campaigns. She is also an expert on international […]

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Vatican Interns Help Build Papal Following On Social Media

The following appeared on on September 7, 2015 Villanova University students are integral to Pope Francis’ U.S. social media team via the college’s Vatican internship program. They were part of the launch of the papal Twitter account and the Vatican’s ongoing social media efforts. Transcript AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: For All Tech Considered today, the […]

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Rise and Shine & Tony Chennault: In Transition Posters

Two Villanova Social Justice Documentaries Selected as Student Academy Awards Finalists

The student documentaries “Rise and Shine” and “In Transition: Tony Chennault” are among seven documentary finalists named by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student filmmakers in Villanova University’s Department of Communication are proving that Hollywood isn’t the only place that produces high-quality films. Two documentaries produced through the University’s social justice documentary have […]

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