Sunday, March 20, 2011

Brockmann Chosen to Teach in Finland

Bettina Brockmann will be teaching a course in Professional and Public Speaking at Jyväskylä University in Finland this summer. Bettina was competitively selected for this assignment by the Communication Studies Graduate Teaching Associate Teaching Abroad Selection Committee. This is the first of what we hope will be annual program to have a current or former GTA teach a communication course at Jyväskylä University each year. Bettina was a former GTA in the department, where she also earned her MA degree. She has three years experience teaching communication courses at San José State University and Hartnell College, Salinas, giving her a strong pedagogical foundation and intercultural sensitivity required to teach a communication class abroad. Congratulations Bettina!

COMM Major Named Influential Student

Communication Studies major Jeremiah Navarette was named one of SJSU's most 55 influential students by the Associated Students. Congratulations Jeremiah!

Here's the official notification of the honor:

"On behalf of Associated Students, please accept my congratulations on your recent selection to become a member of our very privileged group of influential A.S. 55 recipients.  Your name was submitted to our selection committee and it was determined that your contribution to San Jose State community are ones that should be recognized.

"Every year, Associated Students acknowledge that there are many students who contribute to the betterment of the San Jose State University community and who have a continuous interest in providing their skills to be utilized in doing so. We are happy to have received your name and I wanted to encourage you to continue to use your strengths to make this University and its surroundings a better place."