Faculty Members Talk about Love

The Speech Communication Society, the undergraduate student organization of the Department of Communicology, sponsored a panel on the topic of love on the eve of Valentine’s Day. Three of the Communicolgy Department’s prominent communication faculty, experts in their respective areas of study, answered students’ questions about love and the maintenance of romantic relationships. The faculty members, Dr. Jessica Gasiorek, Dr. Andrew Zhang, and Dr. Bill Sharkey, offered a mix of research findings, theory, and personal experiences in relationships to answer students’ questions about why many college relationships do not last a long time, what are some tactics used in maintaining successful relationships during conflict, and how students can best manage a relationship in their busy schedules.