MSUM faculty and staff participate in Academic Advising Conference

Amy Sannes, Director, Academic Support Center, Dr. Theresa Hest, Professor of Communication Studies, and Jayne Washburn, Admissions, are participating in […]

Hest talks on storytelling, marriage at dean’s lecture March 4

Dr. Theresa Hest, Communication Studies, will present a Dean’s Lecture from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Thursday, March 4 in MacLean 181. Her topic is “What is the role of storytelling in a marriage?” Based on data collected from 177 married couples, this presentation will explore the forms of marital stories, the functions of these stories, and the key role of storytelling in relational maintenance. The event is free and open to the public.

Communication Studies Research Published

Dr. Theresa Hest, Communication Studies, is co-author of “Weather-Talk, Cynicism and Agriculture” in the current issue of Qualitative Research Reports in Communication. This study explores how farmers talk about nature by discussing the results of ethnographic interviews conducted with farmers. Dr. Tim Borchers, Interim Dean of Arts and Humanities, is the co-author of another article in the same publication, “Communities of Cornhuskers: The Generation of Place through Sports Fans’ Rituals.” Click headline to read more.

“Talent is Overrated” topic of Dec. 2 Faculty Development Book Talk

One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called “What It Takes to Be Great.” Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field—from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch—are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn’t come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades. Read more about the upcoming book talk by clicking on the headline.