Tag: community

Class Connections

  If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you are already aware that our students are often awarded with opportunities to meet  interesting, influential, and amazing individuals in the community (locally and globally). Yesterday was no exception!  …

Cause for Applause

  Those that have spoken to (or read emails from) our Department Chair, Dr. Richard West, are quite familiar with how proud we (the faculty and staff) are of our students and all that they regularly strive for and achieve.…

Spilling the Beans

  Good crisis communication is one of the most important things for any company or organization to have. When an unexpected disaster leads consumers to question a company, it is vital that a quick, well-thought out response follow immediately. At…

Earning your badge

  When I was little, I belonged to the Girl Scouts. I was a proud member and enjoyed every aspect of what it meant to be a part of that organization: doing community service projects, going on fun and educational…

Beware the Dark Side

In his book, Understanding Interpersonal Communication, Dr. Richard West and his colleague, Dr. Lynn Turner, discuss a common myth that communication is always good. In reality, there is a dark side to interpersonal communication, too. “The dark side of interpersonal…

Student Spotlight: Visit to SOWA

As a visual designer, it was a fantastic experience visiting SOWA’s Open Studios at 450 Harrison Avenue in the South End, with Prof. Cathryn Edelstein and my classmates from Emerson College. SOWA is an artist guild housed in an old…

Transforming the Classroom

Last month, there was an article in the New York Times about a place called the Waldorf School of the Peninsula. This school is unique in that the “teaching philosophy [is] focused on physical activity and learning through creative, hands-on…

Rediscovering Community

“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead This idea resonates with our department and is the reason why we encourage students to…