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Communications Days is chance to explore careers

April 6, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Some 350 Western Michigan University students are expected to attend the fourth annual Communication Days from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, on the second floor of the Bernhard Center.

The free conference, which is open to all WMU students, will begin with registration at noon Wednesday. It is being sponsored by WMU's Department of Communication and will give those attending a chance to explore a wide variety of communication-related careers.

Some 25 communication professionals from West Michigan will participate in the event, including Judy Markee, WWMT Channel 3 news anchor, and Glen Dillon, WKFR-FM 103.3 radio personality.

Both Markee and Dillon will lead one of the conference's more than two dozen informational and advising sessions. These sessions will focus on specific communication fields as well as on such topics as interviewing, resume writing, portfolio building, networking, finding an internship and getting a graduate degree.

A highlight of Communication Days 2004 will be an induction ceremony and awards presentation from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 208 of the Bernhard Center. During the ceremony, eligible junior and senior communication majors will be inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association's official honors society. In addition, WMU's Department of Communication will present its two annual teaching excellence awards. One award will be given to a full-time faculty member and the other to a part-time faculty member.

A complete schedule of Communication Days 2004 sessions is available online at <www.wmich.edu/communication>. For more information, call Marilyn Kritzman, communication department undergraduate advisor, at (269) 387-3136.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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