Christie Jones Lawrence presents "Leading Through Crisis" at State PRAM conference
Christie Jones Lawrence, a communication instructor, presented "Leading Through Crisis" at the 2022 State Public Relations Association of Mississippi conference held in Gulfport, Miss., on April 4. According to Lawrence, managing in a crisis is challenging--even for experienced managers. Her presentation focused on understanding the fundamentals of successfully leading through a crisis, outlining key character traits of successful leaders, identifying crisis management stages, and reviewing John C. Maxwell's seven guiding principles for leading through a crisis.
Dr. Holli Seitz publishes work in partnership with Veterinary Medicine faculty member
Dr. Holli Seitz, an assistant professor in communication and media studies, and Dr. Jesse Grady, an assistant clinical professor in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, recently published their work on veterinary client preferences for information and autonomy in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Holli Seitz
Dr. Holli Seitz, an assistant professor in Communication & Media Studies, presented collaborative work with Dr. Antonio Gardner and Dr. Leah Pylate at the National Communication Association 107th Annual Convention. Their research, titled "Formative research to inform college health communication campaigns about COVID-19 prevention behaviors," reported the results of surveys and interviews conducted with MSU students and parents and guardians to inform the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MSU adds online communication and media studies bachelor’s degree
A new online degree program at Mississippi State is giving new options for students interested in earning a communication bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in communication and media studies.
Dr. Pete Smith receives inaugural humanities fellowship
Associate professor, Dr. Pete Smith, is a recipient of the first humanities fellowship awards from the Institute for the Humanities, receiving $1,000 and one course release this spring to allow dedicated time for humanities-related research.
VIsion TV: Dr. Holli Seitz
Dr. Holli Seitz, an assistant professor in Communication & Media Studies, was featured on College of Arts & Sciences Vision TV discussing her research in health and science communication.
Dr. Holli Seitz accepted into Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research’s Mentoring Academy
Dr. Holli Seitz, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, was accepted into the 2021-2022 class of participants in the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research’s Mentoring Academy.
Dr. Holli Seitz assists with NSF award to research brain development
Holli Seitz, an assistant professor within Mississippi State University’s Department of Communication, and Principal Investigator Andrew Lawton, an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Biological Sciences, recently received over $870,000 to fund research on brain development.
Dr. Holli Seitz co-authors article in The Journal of Rural Health
Together with an interdisciplinary team of MSU researchers, Department of Communication faculty member Dr. Holli Seitz co-authored a recent journal article on research to inform family-based approaches to prevent prescription opioid misuse. Results include specific examples of predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling factors that influence whether family members engage in prevention behaviors. This work is part of the PROMISE Initiative (PReventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast).
Dr. Holli Seitz publishes article in Journal of Human Sciences and Extension
An article by Dr. Holli Seitz and colleagues, “Evaluation of a Health Education Intervention for Rural Preschool and Kindergarten Children in the Southeastern United States: A Cluster Randomized Trial,” was recently published in the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. The article reports on the evaluation of a five-year project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that involved the development and testing of an integrated health education curriculum for young children.
Dr. Melanie Loehwing appointed to National Communication Association's IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force
Dr. Melanie Loehwing has been appointed to the National Communication Association's IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force, a 10-member committee charged with producing a strategic plan for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access for the organization.
Christie Jones Lawrence Chairs 4th Annual Mississippi University for Woman Alumni Association BLUE event, Navigating Career Success
Christie Jones Lawrence chaired the 1st virtual MUWAA BLUE (Building Leadership Understanding & Education) event on Feb. 4th using an innovative, virtual conferencing platform.