Category Archives: Strategic Communication

Professor edits new book on social movements

A faculty member in Temple’s Department of Strategic Communication has co-edited a new book that can be used as a “how-to” guide for planning a successful social movement.

Jason Del GandioAssistant Professor Jason Del Gandio, along with Anthony J. Nocella II, a senior fellow at the Hamline School of Law, have produced “Educating for Action: Strategies to Ignite Social Justice.” The book, written for classroom instruction as well as real-world guidance, is a collection of work from activists with experience in inspiring others to promote social change. It was published in June by New Society Publishers.

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Book showcases benefits diversity brings to the workplace

There exists a sentiment in corporate America that diversity in the workplace can negatively impact the bottom line because hiring people from different backgrounds could spark more internal conflict.

Not necessarily so, writes Donnalyn Pompper in her latest book.

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SMC professors earn Provost merit awards

Thirty-nine faculty members from the School of Media and Communication have received awards for meritorious activity from the Temple University Office of the Provost.

Each year, Temple University recognizes faculty for outstanding performance in teaching and instruction, research, scholarship, creative activity and/or service to the university or their individual professions or disciplines. The selection process began in fall 2013, through either nominations by the provost, deans, department chairs and colleagues or self-nominations.

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Study finds hints of social responsibility in top Fortune 500 company mission statements

Wal-Mart wants to “save people money.” Chevron aspires to “be the global energy company most admired for its people, partnerships and performance.” Microsoft’s mission statement says the company’s goal is to “help people and businesses realize their full potential.”

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Study finds hints of social responsibility in top Fortune 500 company mission statements

Wal-Mart wants to “save people money.” Chevron aspires to “be the global energy company most admired for its people, partnerships and performance.” Microsoft’s mission statement says the company’s goal is to “help people and businesses realize their full potential.”

Donnalyn Pompper, associate professor of strategic communication at the Temple University School of Media and Communication, sees these lofty mission statements as indicators of financial success.

In her most recent study, Pompper found that the most profitable companies at the top of the Fortune 500 list are balancing financial success with social responsibility better than companies at the bottom.

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Pompper inducted as honorary member of Golden Key International Honour Society

Zadian Gayle (L) nominated Donnalyn Pompper for the honor.

Strategic communication student Zadian Gayle (L) nominated Donnalyn Pompper for the honor.

Strategic Communication Associate Professor Donnalyn Pompper was inducted as an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (GKIHS) at a Nov. 2 Temple University Chapter ceremony in Mitten Hall.

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New TUTV show promotes self-confidence among college students

As a Temple student, Lisa Bien, JOUR ’91, never crossed the threshold of Annenberg Hall’s television studio.

She would always glance into that world from the hallway, but never took a step in.

“I always wanted to be a broadcast journalism major,” Bien admits. “I remember always walking past the studio and seeing all the pretty girls with blue eyes and blond hair. I never thought that I was pretty enough to be one of those girls.”

But it’s in that same studio that Bien, an adjunct professor of strategic communication and president of Bien Marketing Group, now provides a … Read more »

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New TUTV show promotes self-confidence among college students

As a Temple student, Lisa Bien, JOUR ’91, never crossed the threshold of Annenberg Hall’s television studio.

She would always glance into that world from the hallway, but never took a step in.

“I always wanted to be a broadcast journalism major,” Bien admits. “I remember always walking past the studio and seeing all the pretty girls with blue eyes and blond hair. I never thought that I was pretty enough to be one of those girls.”

But it’s in that same studio that Bien, an adjunct professor of strategic communication and president of Bien Marketing Group, now provides a … Read more »

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Prof. Pompper publishes two articles

Donnalyn Pompper, associate professor of strategic communication, published two articles this summer on her research.

• Volunteerism and corporate social responsibility:  Definitions, measurement, roles, & commitment. In L. Lewis, L. Gossett and M. Kramer (Eds.), Communication and the volunteer experience: Exploring the organizational dynamics of volunteering in multiple contexts (pp. 273-295). New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

• Interrogating inequalities perpetuated in a feminized field:  Using Critical Race Theory and the intersectionality lens to render visible that which should not be disaggregated. In C. Damon and K. Demetrious (Eds.), Gender and public relations: Critical perspectives on voice, image and identity (pp. 67-86). New … Read more »

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SMC faculty earn merit awards

Each year, Temple University recognizes faculty for their outstanding performance in teaching and instruction, research, scholarship, creative activity and/or outstanding performance in university service, or service to the profession or discipline. In the School of Media and Communication, 29 faculty members have received an award of merit. Throughout Temple, a record number of merit awards totaling 2,056 units of $600 each will be distributed to almost 700 individual faculty members.

SMC faculty who have received an award are:

John Edward Campbell, MSP

Amy L. Caples, MSP

Fabienne Darling-Wolf, JOUR

Jason Del Gandio, STRC

Brooke E. Duffy, ADV

Gregg C. Feistman, … Read more »

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