Faculty panel to discuss social media's impact Sept. 16
Shippensburg University faculty members will assess the influence of social
media on human behavior and interaction during a Sept. 16 panel discussion on
of Social Media on Behavior and Communication” will begin at 7 p.m. in Old Main
Chapel. Admission is free and the program is open to the public.
college freshmen likely do not remember their world without social media being
part of it; they were in elementary school when Facebook was created in 2004.
In recent years, news of such disparate events as the emergency landing of a plane
in the Hudson River, an earthquake in Virginia and the U.S. attack that killed
Osama bin Laden first reached the public via Twitter.
media have grown from a novel trend to a vital component of human interaction.
They truly have impacted behavior and communication in our modern world,” said
Dr. Billy Henson, assistant professor of criminal justice, who will moderate
the discussion. “In fact, social media’s influence has become so profound that
few of us even notice it anymore.”
members on the panel are Dr. Jamonn Campbell, professor of psychology; Dr.
Cyndi Koller, assistant professor of criminal justice; Dr. Lucian Lu, associate
professor of human communication studies; and Dr. Carrie Sipes, assistant
professor of strategic communication.
information, contact Henson at (717) 477-1608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.