BSU Professor inducted into Hall of Fame

Dr. Donna Pawlowski, Bemidji State University professor of communication studies, was one of two honorees inducted into the Central States Communication Association Hall of Fame.

Pawlowski was inducted during the association’s annual convention earlier in the spring.

The Hall of Fame is the highest award bestowed to an association member.

Hall of Fame membership is given to those who have been members of the association for 25 years or more and who have contributed to the discipline of communication through scholarship, teaching and mentoring, participation at conventions and service to the association.

“As a discipline, communication studies revolves around human connection and the shared meaning of communication; how do we create messages for each other and how do we understand those messages,” said Pawlowski.

“We create messages for different contexts like relational, organizational or applied contexts.”

Pawlowski presented during two panel discussions at the convention, “Re-Connecting to Campus Post-COVID-19: The Tangible and Intangible needs of institutions,” and “Creating Curricular Connections: Building Health Communication Curriulum Within and Beyond the Communication Discipline.”


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