Julie Johnson


The study examined the communication channels that professors, graduate students, and undergraduates use to learn and tell others about special academic events on college campuses, as well as individuals' motivations for attending academic events and mentioning them to others. Broad similarities emerged among the groups. Email announcement was the most common way to learn about academic events, and face-to-face communication was the most common means of telling others. Beyond the similarities, significant differences emerged. Overall, students showed more diversity in channels of communication for learning and sharing information about academic events, as well as in motivations for attending events and mentioning them to others. The study offers recommendations for marketing special academic events to professors and students.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Special events--Marketing; Universities and colleges--Marketing; College teachers--Attitudes; College students--Attitudes

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Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

Department of Communication (CLA)


Austin, Bruce

Advisor/Committee Member

Scanlon, Patrick

Advisor/Committee Member

Perotti, Victor


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