The annual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference was hosted by the Department of Communications Media on September 24 and 25, 2009. This year’s conference theme was “Communications Media and Instructional Technology in Economically Changing Times.”
The purpose of the conference is to promote the sharing of scholarly research and to increase scholarship both within the Department of Communications Media at IUP and among the colleges and universities in the region. Dr. Elzar Camper of East Stroudsburg University presented the keynote luncheon address, “The Importance of Public Policy: Technology, Brain Fitness, and Neuroplasticity.” The general session keynote address was given by Mr. Michael Young, vice president and general manager of CBS Radio, on “The Resilience and Relevance of Radio.” A majority of the seventeen sessions during the day were run by IUP faculty members and students, with other sessions presented by individuals from Robert Morris University and Edinboro University. Dr. Kurt Dudt, Dr. Mary-Beth Leidman, Bradley Wiggins, Jennifer Forrest, Christine Schaeffer, and Matthew McKeague all assisted in planning the LHCC. Attendance totaled more than 150 people.
Content by Zachary Salopek.