It’s a new year at Penn State. Welcome!

Greetings to all the new and returning students, and to those of you visiting this website for the first time. You can use the menu items above to access all the relevant information about the Communications program at Penn State Greater Allegheny, including details about our 4-year B.A. degree, our Communications minor, our faculty, and resources available to our students. While you are here, please feel free to download a copy of the Fall 2014 Communications Program Newsletter, which contains program news and updates, as well as important reminders for communications majors at Greater Allegheny (click HERE for the newsletter).

Additional information about the Communications program is accessible through the menu options to the right, including a PDF of our informational flyer. You can also use the ‘Contact’ link above to email us with your questions – please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

We wish you all the best for the 2014-2015 academic year and we hope to see you on our campus.

Summer 2014 courses taught by our faculty

During the 3-week summer session that runs from May 12-29 (informally known as ‘Maymester’), Zack Furness will be teaching a section of Effective Speech (CAS 100), which is a required course for all Penn State University students. He will also be teaching a course called The Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Kinesiology (KINES 141) that covers material on the history, sociology, and politics of both exercise and sport.

Cliff Manlove will be teaching two online sections of Effective Writing (ENGL 202A & ENGL 202B) during the May session. In addition to being useful to Communications majors who want to improve their writing skills, this course also fulfills university requirements for Writing/Speaking (GWS).

New Communications Program Coordinator

After nearly two years of faithful service as Communications Program Director, Dr. Clifford Manlove has turned the reins over to Dr. Zack Furness, an Assistant Professor of Communications who began work at Greater Allegheny in 2012. Dr. Manlove will continue to teach classes in film for the Communications program as well as a range of courses in the English program, where he works as Associate Professor. The Communications faculty is grateful for Dr. Manlove’s service and would like to extend him a sincere ‘thank you’ for all his hard work.