Marywood to Host Communications Week: “Bringing the Vision of the Future”

Published on Wed, April 14, 2010


Marywood University is holding its first annual Communications Week, starting Sunday, April 18, 2010 beginning at 9:00 AM.

To kick off Communications Week, the student chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will be hosting a PR Boot Camp on Sunday, April 18 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the Media Center, Room 160. Students will have a chance to attend information sessions given by local communications professionals in areas such as social media, personal branding, and graphic design.  The event is free and open to both area college and high school students. A free lunch will be provided. To register for the event, contact the PRSSA by email at:

The second event in Communications Week will be the much anticipated panel discussion, The Changing Art of Communication: "Bring the Vision to the Future". This unique seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 21 at 3:00 PM in the Media Center, Room 160. The panel, which will be moderated by Dolores Nolan '77, Vice President/Membership Radio Advertising Bureau, will feature distinguished Marywood University alumni, faculty, and friends with a wealth of experience in the communications industry, including keynote speaker Gary Arlen, President of Arlen Communications, Inc.

Panelists for the discussion include Christopher Ell '03 an artist from DreamWorks, whose works include Shrek Forever After; James Loftus '81, Vice President of CBS Radio; John Kilker, the filmmaker/producer of the movie Bonneville; Tricia Richards, the President of The PR Dept.; Dr. Michael Mirabito, Professor of Communication Arts at Marywood University; and William Lynett, Marywood University Trustee and Publisher of The Scranton Times-Tribune.

A social networking reception will take place directly after the event in the Media Center lobby.

Friday, April 23 will cap off the week's events with Senior Seminar, a presentation of senior projects by Marywood University students in the Communication Arts Department . Presentations will include documentary films, websites, public relations campaigns, and media performances that showcase students' skills as well as fulfill graduation requirements. The event, which begins at 3:00 PM in the Media Center, Room 160, will also include a reception with light refreshments for attendees to enjoy.

For more information on Communications Week, contact the Marywood University PRSSA at


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