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Chapin, Silicki Will Be Presenters At Journalism Educators' Meeting

1/18/2008 —

John Chapin, associate professor of communications, and Jamie Silicki, a senior communications major at Penn State Beaver, will participate in a panel on "Perceptions of Race and Violence in Entertainment Media" at the midwinter meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) on March 1 in Pittsburgh. Chapin and Silicki will give a presentation based on ongoing field research in violence prevention education.

Silicki has been Chapin's research assistant for two years and is expected to graduate in December with a communications degree with a corporate communication option. She is the editor of the campus newspaper, The Roar, and is active in the Student Government Association and numerous other student organizations.  

Silicki has completed internships in U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire's office and with the Penn State Beaver Communications Advisory Board. She plans to complete a third internship this year with WQED media in Pittsburgh. Chapin can be reached at jrc11@psu.edu or (724) 773-3877, and Silicki can be contacted at jvs131@psu.edu.

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