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Dr. Spangler’s book featured in the “Irish Times”

December 18th, 2014 by Anne Marie

A write up of Dr. Matthew Spangler’s book Staging Intercultural Ireland (co-edited with Charlotte McIvor) is featured on today’s Irish Times website. For more on Dr. Spangler’s book, see our previous blog post.


Dr. Todd Receives Research Award

November 24th, 2014 by Anne Marie

Dr. Anne Marie Todd received the Christine L. Oravec Research Award from the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Presented at this year’s NCA conference, the award honors her book, Communicating Environmental Patriotism: A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement (Routledge, 2013). You can read more about the book here.

Dr. Spangler receives Quarterback Club Award

November 17th, 2014 by Anne Marie

Dr. Spangler received an Outstanding Faculty Award from the Academic Affairs Division of SJSU’s Quarterback Club.  He was honored on the field Saturday, November 17 at the SJSU/Hawaii football game.

Congratulations Dr. Spangler!


Dr. Spangler Speaking at Irish Literary and Historical Society

November 10th, 2014 by Anne Marie

Dr. Matthew Spangler will speak on the topic “Staging Intercultural Ireland: New Plays and Practitioner Perspectives.” This talk will be based on Spangler’s new book, a collection of plays, interviews, and scholarly essays, titled Staging Intercultural Ireland: New Plays and Practitioner Perspectives (co-edited with Dr. Charlotte McIvor of NUI Galway; published by Cork University Press).

Dr. Spangler will talk about the impact of the Celtic Tiger era in Ireland (1995-2007) on recent Irish theatre. These 12 years  saw a dramatic increase in the number of transnational migrants entering the country and Irish theatre has responded in a dramatic way to the presence of Ireland’s new immigrant communities.

The talk is November 23, at the UICC  St Francis Room at 4:30pm.

For more information, see


COMM Department Mourns Loss of Professor Doyle

September 22nd, 2014 by Anne Marie

By Monica Peck

(San Jose, Calif.) — On Friday, September 12th, COMM Center faculty joined members of the Communication Studies Department and the Doyle family in the Spartan Memorial Chapel to mourn the loss of our dear colleague, Professor Shannon Doyle.

Professor Doyle was twice an alumna (B.A. & M.A.) of the Communication Studies department, a dedicated teacher, and an enthusiastic member of the COMM Center faculty, where she helped mentor upper-division COMM Center Coaches and all students enrolled in COMM 80 workshops. Her cheerful demeanor and easy smile will long be remembered as will her many contributions to the COMM Center and the Communication Studies Department.

Communication Studies Department Chair Dr. Deanna Fassett announced that the department will honor her memory by naming the study abroad scholarships after her. Professor Doyle was an avid world traveler, as well as a poet and scholar.

(Originally posted on the Communication Studies Center blog.) 

Shannon Doyle

Professor Doyle was an avid world traveler.