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Western Preview

What is Western Preview? It is an opportunity for incoming students and families to go and listen to department presentations. This gives the students a better understanding for the specific degrees they can pursue at Western Washington University. On April 2nd, 2016 Western Preview was held around campus. Jordan Black, Dr.Tara Perry, Professor Jennifer Hays, […]

Austin Jenckes Visit to WWU! Part I

Austin Jenckes Visit to WWU! Part I

The Department of Communication Studies, The College of Social Science and Humanities, and The Foundation had the opportunity to host a welcome back event for Austin Jenckes, The Voice contestant, Alumni of Western Washington University in January, 2014. Dr. Perry coordinated the event with help from  student leaders, work study students, event planning students, Dr. […]

Make A Difference Day 2013

Make A Difference Day 2013

On October 26th, Dr. Tara Perry’s Interpersonal Communication students and members of Western Washington University’s Comm Club joined Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center for the 23rd annual Make A Difference Day. For over 20 years, Make A Difference Day has been the largest national day recognizing community service. It was founded by USA Weekend Magazine and […]

Disability Awareness Week

Disability Awareness Week

Disability Awareness Week began Tuesday, May 14, 2013, raising awareness of the experience of students at Western living with disabilities. Inspiring events continued for four days; including two motivational speakers and chances for able-bodied students to try a disability simulation called The Wheelchair Experience. Dr. Perry’s Interpersonal Communication students participated as a part of their curriculum for the […]

Communication Scholars Week 2013

Communication Scholars Week 2013

This 2013 Western Washington University Scholars Week presented about 100 students who were recognized for outstanding scholarship. Dr. Perry nominated four student from her Organizational Communication class. Communication Scholars Week showcases selected students in the Department of Communication Studies and their talent in research and critical thinking skills. Dr. Tara Perry acts as a mentor to her nominated students: Elisabeth […]

Interaction Part of Interpersonal Curriculum

Interaction Part of Interpersonal Curriculum

Interpersonal Communication students in Dr. Perry’s Comm 327 course have the opportunity to interact and form relationships with students from Asia University;  as a part of the Asia University America Program (AUAP). Students in Interpersonal Communication became Classroom Volunteers, serving three hours to support students in AUAP by being English conversational partners. Working with Western students […]

Professional communication 318 service-learning

Professional communication 318 service-learning

Professional communication 318 participated in service-learning. 25 students took part in community-based service-learning projects. They served as professional communication consultants. Community Partners: Opportunity Council Re-entry coalition Student Technology Center (STC) Cascade Vocational Services Woodway Senior Living Center