The Shield

Averting Crisis

Instructor of communications Mary Beth Reese (left) and members of the student committee of the event Katie Schmitt, a junior advertising and public relations major (middle) and Natalie Theriac (right), a senior advertising and public relations major, listen as keynote speaker Glen Nowak, Director of the Center for Health and Risk Communication at the University of Georgia, discusses with them after the Social Media Symposium Monday in Carter Hall.

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016

One third of Americans believe that genetically modified mosquitoes caused the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil.

Life-saving social media

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

Public Relations Instructor Mary Beth Reese’s friend was in Nepal when the earthquake hit last April. Reese asked herself, “Is she OK? How do we connect with her?” as she saw graphic pictures of the earthquake’s effects on the news.

Natural disasters pose concerns, too

James Vaughn

January 15, 2014

What if a student were to come face-to-face with a gunman? What if a tornado set its sights on the university? What if the campus began shaking traumatically? The above scenarios are ones Associate Professor of Geology James Durbin and Public Safety Assistant Director Stephen Bequette think st...

Active year leaves students, faculty questioning their safety

James Vaughn

January 7, 2014

What if a student were to come face-to-face with a gunman? What if a tornado set its sights on the university? What if the campus began shaking traumatically? The above scenarios are ones Associate Professor of Geology James Durbin and Public Safety Assistant Director Stephen Bequette think st...

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