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Patrick Merle will share international communications experiences Tuesday

17 Nov Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

user-avatar-picThe Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication welcomes Patrick Merle, Ph.D., to share his international communications experiences in the inaugural lecture of the Drake University Public Relations Distinguished Lecture Series.

His talk, “Notes From the Field: The Secret Life of a Passport,” will be held in Sussman Theater in Drake University’s Olmsted Center at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. The event is free and open to the public.

Audience members will learn from Merle’s first-hand international experience as he addresses relevant aspects that arise when American professionals encounter multinational issues.

Dr. Merle is an assistant professor at the School of Communication at Florida State University. He has worked previously as a professional journalist covering domestic issues and international affairs for global news organizations. He will share his experiences covering definitive world events like 9/11 in New York City, the London subway attacks and the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Merle’s lecture kicks off the Central Iowa PRSA Institute, a daylong seminar for professional communicators in Iowa. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #DrakePR, on Facebook with “Drake PR and MCL” group and on sjmc.drake.edu.

Throughout the week Dr. Merle will visit public relations, politics, and business classes, working with students to recognize how these disciplines intersect and their importance in global communication today. He will also meet with student groups