Harry Paidas to Present at LINC Luncheon

March 11, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio- Harry Paidas ‘74 will present “Modern Communication: It’s Greek to Me” at the final LINC luncheon of the spring at noon on March 24 in the East Room of the Hoover Price Campus Center at the University of Mount Union.

How we communicate continues to change at a rapid pace, but how different are the messages? Paidas, chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Mount Union, will provide an overview of the evolution of communication and will discuss whether it is the actual content of messages or the communication delivery systems that have undergone the most significant changes. Citing the in-depth work of his Greek ancestors, such as Aristotle and Socrates, Paidas questions whether their messages would have connected with their audiences via Twitter. In “Modern Communication: It’s Greek to Me,” Paidas will present examples of past communication efforts and what he foresees for the future.

Paidas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Union and a Master of Science in Journalism degree from Northwestern University. Paidas is associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication, and director of the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement. Returning to his alma mater in 1983, Paidas spent the first 25 years at Mount Union as the chief public relations officer before joining the faculty full-time in 2008. His research interests include public relations ethics and the evolution of sports journalism.

LINC (lunch, information, networking and conversation) lectures provide a meal and discussions on relevant topics that faculty members are concerned with as well as interaction between the Mount Union and Alliance communities.

The cost to attend an individual event is $10.  Payment is accepted prior to the event by check via mail; tickets can also be purchased at the door, but advanced reservations are required.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Molly Fulton at linc@mountunion.edu or (330) 823-6063.

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