Department News

Survey Helps Comm Studies Professor Find Silver Linings in Dark Clouds

Bethany Mutter survey seeks to find answers to tough questions
Bethany Mutter, visiting assistant professor of communication studies, conducted a survey over the entire 2016-17 academic year to learn how people handle difficult experiences in their lives. The results are proving to be an eye-opener for her and have provided a voice for those who need someone to listen.

Quinn, '03, Uncorks a New Online Business

Audra Quinn, '03

The first game was Read Between the Wines. The new game is Brew Ha Ha! And the third game, currently in the midst of some serious research and development, is called Whiskey Business. And they are all part of an online startup, Uncorked Games. Sense a theme? Audra Quinn (left), '03, laughs. She knows how it looks. But the Royal Oak native isn't as interested in alcohol and the consumption thereof as she is camaraderie and fun and, yes, perhaps making a few bucks.

Kneisel, '17, Lines Up Successful Internship with Parade Company

Evan Kneisel, '17
"When you say you work for the Parade Company to someone who lives in Detroit, expect a handshake and a long conversation," says Evan Kneisel, '17, who as a fall-semester intern performed a wide variety of important tasks related to sponsorships for Detroit's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. "People are really interested and are grateful for what we do."

Cox, '16, Empowers Customers with Info as Consumers Energy Intern

Thomas Cox, '16, completed an internship experience at Consumers Energy in Jackson, Mich., during summer 2015.
A communication studies major at Albion College, Thomas Cox, ’16, used his summer internship with Consumers Energy to learn more about customer service. The senior from Parma, Mich., worked at the utility’s Jackson headquarters and compiled data for a daily report about the operation of smart meters, which are designed to give customers the opportunity to go online to check energy usage, compare bills to previous months, and compare their bills to those of other customers in their area.

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