BY: Maura Olek (’17)
One thing I really like about the Communication Arts Department at Marywood is the various classes offered to students. It is such an exciting feeling to be done with your required general classes and to get to dive further into your major. This fall semester is definitely something Comm Arts students can look forward to.
Something new being added to next semester’s schedule is the special topics course called Crisis Communications taught by Mr. Paul Sevensky. If I wasn’t graduating this semester, I would be first to enroll in this course. I think this course is a great addition to this department because whether you are the public relations consultant directly dealing with a crisis or a videographer tasked with filming a timely statement, it is very likely we will all be in a crisis situation in this field.
Feature Writing is not a new course, but is one not offered too often. This course “introduces fundamentals of writing and editing feature stories for newspapers and magazines, including personality profiles, human interest, in-depth analysis, investigative reporting, and trend stories.” Dr. Lindsey Wotanis will offer this course. Since news writing is a required course for Comm Arts majors, having a course for a different style is a great opportunity for students.
Also next spring, Dr. Lawrence will take over teaching Media Performance, which is usually taught by an adjunct professor. And Mr. Bill Murphy will be back offering Motion Graphics II.
With all these new offerings, one things is certain–the Marywood Comm Arts Department continues to provide great learning experiences for students.
Maura OlekMaura is a senior advertising and public relations major. She is the social media editor for The Wood Word and Her Campus Marywood. She is on the secretary for Marywood PRSSA and AAF. Her favorite things are dogs, traveling and coffee.