Edelman CCCA Update
October 14, 2021
Welcome! This is the Edelman CCCA Update, our College's newsletter that highlights faculty, staff, student and alumni accomplishments, upcoming events and other important announcements.  Please contact Jessica at with submissions for future Updates. Happy reading!
Student and Alumni Congratulations
The following RTF alumni worked on the new Warner Bros. film "The Many Saints of Newark":
  • Amber Mathes '15
  • Matthew Montalto '13
  • Samuel Taylor '18
Faculty and Staff Congratulations
  • Megan Atwood (Writing Arts) published four new books for children ages 8-12:
  • Julia Chang (Writing Arts, Professor Emerita) was named a finalist in the 2021 National Indie Excellence Awards in the literary fiction category for her story collection The Topography of Hidden Stories. Check out this interview with Chang published on Indie Reader's website.
  • Grace Fillenwarth's (Writing Arts) publication "Context and Communities: Valuing Collectivity in Feminist Rhetorical Inquiry" features in chapter nine of the collection Ethics and Representation in Feminist Rhetorical Inquiry. Fillenwarth's recent article "Remote TPC Internships: Infrastructures for Success" was recently published online in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. ​
  • Neil Hartman (Sports CaM) hosted a telecast for the Pennsylvania Derby on September 25 that was aired all throughout PA, including on PHL 17 channel. It is the biggest horse-racing day in Pennsylvania with nearly $4 million in purses.
  • Celine Hong (PR/ADV), Bokyung Kim (PR/ADV), and So Young Lee's (PR/ADV) publication "Too Close to Like?: How Social Media Influencers Recast Personal Space Between Selfies and Instagram Users" was accepted by Communication Studies.
  • Bokyung Kim (PR/ADV) and Celine Hong (PR/ADV) published "The Integrated Model of Wearable Activity Tracker Use: Exploring Health Beliefs and Obesity Information Seeking Behaviors from a Nationally Representative Sample" in the Journal of Medical Internet Research-Formative Research.
  • Heather Lanier's (Writing Arts) essay, "We Don't Have to Be Superhuman: A Big Lesson from My Daughter's Little League," was published by TIME. Lanier's poem, "Only A Sliver of Love Runs Hot," was featured in the latest issue of the North American Review
  • Keri Mikulski (Writing Arts) published two comedic children's books with Capstone: "My Sister, the Sea Monster" and "Field Guide to Humans and Other Dangerous Beasts." Mikulski also published "Eighties Sitcom Props-Where Are They Now?" in the Weekly Humorist, and won a 2021 Writer's Digest Award for the humorous essay "Bailing on Another Vacation Blues."
Homecoming kicks off on Monday, October 18, and there are several ways to participate this year!:
  • Volunteer opportunities: There are lots of positions to help throughout the week. Sign up here.
  • College Row: Join Edelman CCCA at the Homecoming tailgate on Saturday, October 23, anytime between 11 am-2 pm. Come chat with students, alumni and your colleagues as visitors stop by to win prizes and connect with their College. A limited number of lunch bracelets are available for our faculty and staff who come to represent their departments. Contact Gina at to sign up or for more information.
  • Submit your 90s photos! Can’t make it in person? Honor the '90s theme at Homecoming by submitting photos of yourself from the 1990s to be displayed at our College's table. Search through your photo albums to send us your best looks!
Submit '90s Photo
Update to Website
The Edelman CCCA website's main page now features a Research tab. In addition to the news and spotlights found there, you will also see a "Research Opportunity" section. Check it out periodically for opportunities to submit your papers/projects. 
Register for this event here
New Additions to Bozorth Hall
  1. The RTF Professional Staff has built a new post-production suite for student use. This will allow students access to hands-on tools for the creation of audio and video post-production for media projects (top left/first image)
  2. RTF and Art students have access to the latest technology through the expanded Equipment Room.  This summer, the RTF Professional Staff have tripled the space available for lending and storing valuable equipment (top right/second image)
  3. Professor Robby Gilbert has curated a display from his collection of pre-cinema toys and projection devices.  These are devices and objects created throughout history that led to the advent of film and cinema (bottom/third image)
DEI Spotlight
Introducing: The Center for Neurodiversity! Following an in-person launch in Hawthorn Hall at 3:30, the Rowan community is invited to hear from keynote speaker Dr. Temple Grandin at 4:00 pm either virtually or in person in Business Hall 104. Advanced registration is required. 
Research Spotlight

 Dr. Bokyung Kim (Department of PR/ADV)

The Integrated Model of Wearable Activity Tracker Use: Exploring Health Beliefs and Obesity Information Seeking Behaviors from a Nationally Representative Sample" was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research – Formative Research. The goal of this project was to build and test a theory-driven mathematical model of how different interactions between individual health beliefs (perceived severity, perceived susceptibility, perceived benefits, and self-efficacy) and multi factors (information-seeking behaviors) influence wearable fitness tracker use among both obese and healthy adults. 

Dr. Kim was inspired to conduct research that offers a multi-perspective model and provides empirical evidence of what leads to frequent usage of wearable health technologies from a large, nationally representative survey sample.

In doing so, the paper conceptualized and proposed the Integrated Model of Wearable Activity Tracker Use (IMWAT). This model tested with data collected from a telephone survey . . . read more

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