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Dr. Jamie Capuzza to Deliver Mount Union Women’s History Month Keynote

March 26, 2021

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union’s annual Women’s History Month Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr. Jamie Capuzza ‘85, professor and chair of the Department of Communication on Wednesday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

Capuzza earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and English from Mount Union. She earned her Master of Arts degree and Ph. D in rhetorical theory and criticism from The Ohio State University. Capuzza has been a member of the Mount Union faculty since 1992.

Along with chairing the Department of Communication, Capuzza also directs the gender studies program at Mount Union. Her work appears in journals such as Communication Quarterly, Communication Education, Women and Language, and the Journal of Children and Media. Her book, co-edited with Dr. Leland Spencer ‘07, Transgender Communication Studies: Histories, Trends, and Trajectories, won three national awards. Capuzza was named Gender Scholar of the Year by the Southern States Communication Association in 2018, and she received the Jane Weston Chapman Award in 1998 and the University of Mount Union’s Distinguished Research Award in 2019.

Capuzza will engage with members of the campus community in-person, while the event will be available to be livestreamed to the general public. Following the keynote, the University will host the presentation of the Jane Weston Chapman Award. During this ceremony, members of the campus community will be recognized for their efforts for promoting gender equity on campus.

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