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Laurel Highlands Communications Conference 2015

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Hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Register Now: 2015 Conference Registration or Register at the Event!

Keynote Address: Jennifer Miele
Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Excela Health 

Jennifer Miele

Thursday, April 9, 2015 “My Excela Story”

Miele has more than a decade of experience in news reporting, beginning her career at WDBJ in Roanoke, Va., as a business reporter, then moving to WTAJ in Altoona as a business and general assignment reporter, finally joining WTAE in 2004. 

Click here for more information about Jen.

What is Happening at the Conference:

Brittany Pavolik PresentationPoster Presentations:

This year our poster presentations showcase a range of topics from the portrayal of women in country music to a comparison of animated media in Japan and the United States.

Panel discussionPanel Discussions:

Panel discussions give participants the opportunity to engage with media specialists. An analysis of Jewish characters on television sitcoms and female media portrayals through men’s eyes are some of the topics to be discussed at this years conference.

Media showcaseMedia Showcase:

The showcase features videos, photos—and, this year, a recording of a live radio drama!


Come check out presentations by academic researchers in the communications field. This year’s presentations range from topics from ethics in modern cinema to research on local news coverage. 

Visit the Attending the Conference page for more information.

Questions/Additional Information

Please contact:

Laurel Highlands Communications Conference
Department of Communications Media
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
121 Stouffer Hall
Indiana, PA 15705

  • Department of Communications Media
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 121
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1058
  • Phone: 724-357-2492
  • Fax: 724-357-5503
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.