Tina Coffelt, lead author of the study and an assistant professor of communication studies and English, says one-third of employers surveyed identified strong verbal skills more than written, visual or electronic communication skills. The results do not diminish the need for these other skills, but more likely reflect usage.
What do young people in a purple state think about religion and politics? Amy Erica Smith, assistant professor of political science, and her Political Science 370 (Religion and Politics) class uncovered some intriguing answers in their Cyclone Religion and Politics Survey, published this May.
Schmaltz (political science, ’17) is the president of the Political Science Honor Society, an undergraduate research assistant, and a teaching assistant. Looking back at her first year of college, she describes her freshman self as shy and afraid to take the first step toward her goals.