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All Posts by Karen Lindell

Karen Lindell

Karen Lindell is a writer and communications specialist in Strategic Communications at Cal State Fullerton.

Titan Communicators Help Small Businesses Announce ‘We’re Open’

Posted on: July 14, 2020 in Student Stories

Getting a doughnut fix was the unlikely source of inspiration for a new community outreach effort from Cal State Fullerton’s Public Relations Student Society of America and the College of Communications. In an offhand conversation with the shop owner, Ken Hagihara realized that many mom-and-pop businesses struggling in the face of COVID-19 weren’t communicating well […]

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Getting a Job in a Pandemic

Posted on: May 03, 2020 in Campus & Community Stories

While the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced an unprecedented level of uncertainty into the employment landscape, Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez, director of Cal State Fullerton’s Career Center, says some businesses are still hiring and are staying engaged with the prospective hires and the university. “As a country, we’re at a pause,” said Zavala-Acevez, “but that doesn’t mean students […]

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Titans Spread Health Information to Spanish-Speaking Community

Posted on: April 30, 2020 in Campus & Community Stories

Titans joined forces to share health information and messages of hope with Orange County’s Spanish-speaking community amid the pandemic. The Latino Communications Institute at Cal State Fullerton, a work development program for Latino students seeking communications careers, is no stranger to local outreach and engagement. Since its founding in 2013, it has grown its community connections […]

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Titan Serves Triple Duty as EMT, Entrepreneur, Student Amid COVID-19

Posted on: April 24, 2020 in Student Stories

Orange County emergency personnel arrive at the scene — ready to rush in and start medical treatment. But first, they need to suit up with personal protective equipment. Anxiety is palpable — hanging in the air on every call. No one says it, but everyone is thinking, “what if this is a COVID-19-positive patient?”  “First […]

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CSUF Expert: Pandemic Presents Opportunity for Supply Chain Management

Posted on: April 22, 2020 in Faculty Stories

Americans inevitably have seen or heard about empty store shelves and the rationing of toilet paper amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While people have been panic-buying and hoarding in response to the global health crisis, the situation also begs the question: Is there something inherently wrong with the supply chain? Not really, said Min Choi, assistant […]

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Local Newspapers Hit Hard by COVID-19 Economy

Posted on: April 13, 2020 in Faculty Stories

Jason Shepard believes that the coronavirus didn’t cause the structural crisis in the business model of local news, but it’s making the situation worse.  “Local newspapers, in particular, are facing dire straits as businesses stop advertising as the economy constricts so suddenly,” said Shepard, professor and chair of communications at Cal State Fullerton. “It’s not […]

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Daily Titan Journalists Keep News Coverage Going Amid COVID-19

Posted on: April 12, 2020 in Student Stories

One of the great ironies of the novel coronavirus outbreak is that while the public is hungrier than ever for news, the pandemic is wreaking havoc on journalists and media organizations. “The COVID-19 crisis only accelerated trends that were already hobbling the [newspaper] industry,” explains Walt Baranger, lecturer in communications and faculty adviser for the […]

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How the Coronavirus Is Changing the English Language

Posted on: April 10, 2020 in Campus & Community Stories

It’s an understatement to say that the novel coronavirus has brought a lot of change to Americans’ lives. But one transformation may be less noticeable than working from home or donning a face mask to shop — the English language. A month ago, few people knew what “social distancing” was, and “zoom” was simply an […]

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Fulbright Scholar’s Research on Online Learning Upended by COVID-19

Posted on: April 04, 2020 in Student Stories

Long before COVID-19 compelled faculty and students across the world to pursue distance learning, Denise Stanley was designing, teaching and researching online courses.  Selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to the Dominican Republic for the 2019-20 academic year, the professor of economics intended to expand collective knowledge on distance learning by integrating an international perspective.  […]

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Help for OC and IE Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Posted on: April 03, 2020 in Campus & Community Stories

The Small Business Development Center at Cal State Fullerton is on the front lines of providing relief and support to small businesses impacted by the new coronavirus in Orange County and the Inland Empire. “The effects of COVID-19 on small businesses are devastating,” says Mike Daniel ’99 (B.A. business administration-marketing), regional director of the Orange County […]

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