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 NPR.org 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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One is No One Poster

Villanova University Social Justice Documentary Examines the Everyday Struggles of an Impoverished Family in Costa Rica

“One is No One” Premiere to be Held April 28 at The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia; April 30 “Beyond the Lens Conference” Tackles the Social Justice Challenges Facing Costa Ricans Villanova, Pa. – Set against the backdrop of an impoverished Costa Rican community, a family struggles against systemic poverty. That is the subject of “One is No […]

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Vatican Interns Get a View of History

This semester, three Communication majors, Juniors Danielle McMonagle, Sean Hudgins and Lauren Colegrove were selected to represent our Department and University in the role This semester, three Communication majors, Juniors Danielle McMonagle, Sean Hudgins and Lauren Colegrove were selected to represent our Department and University in the role as interns in our prestigious program with […]

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