Author: drcjgerendas

Assistant Professor Communication, Texas Wesleyan University

ASE 1111 Students

My new ASE 1111 students are awesome, and I am amazed at how industrious and hard-working they are!  Six of them work 15 to 40 hours a week.  Seven of them commute–some commute from as far away as Plano!  All of them mentioned wanting to make great grades and make new friends—GO FOR IT!   And, six of them mentioned they chose Texas Wesleyan University because it was smaller and gave them access to their professors–   My guess is that YOU will all have a fabulous semester!

Twitter Violation

Yesterday, Twitter sent me a message about my account saying it might have been “hacked.”  It was hacked!  And it was hacked by someone who sent nasty-mean messages to all my followers.   One of my followers sent me a message saying she had received a rude message, and that I might want to change my password (she could tell it wasn’t me!).  This whole experience upset me.  I’ve never been hacked before.  I hated seeing my picture next to a nasty or mean message.  I sent a message to all my followers apologizing and explaining the situation.  My Twitter account seems to be stable now, so I will move forward with using this communication medium–but with great caution.  AND–I have received messages from others saying their accounts have also been hacked–so this is a social media we must monitor regularly.

Welcome Students!

As I begin the fall 2013 semester, I do so with much excitement and joy!  This will be my first semester to integrate Twitter in my courses, and I am excited to see what kind of research and communication tool it becomes for all of us.  Please join me by bringing your many talents with technology, your spirit of adventure, and your critical-thinking skills.   We are going on a wonderful journey together as researchers, writers, speakers–and thinkers!

A New Year’s Resolution

This new year brings us an opportunity to examine our lives, our goals, our blessings, and our losses. My new year’s resolution is to be ever vigilant about the time I share with others–to always treasure that time as if it were a valuable jewel–for, in an instant, time shared together may be but a fleeting dream. Good bye, Neko–you are dearly missed.

Dating Violence

I just attended a “dating violence” seminar for young freshmen women at Wesleyan.  I learned some really important information about date-rape drugs as well as current statistics concerning rape and abuse towards women 16-24 years old.

Women, be aware of your surroundings.  Do not take an open drink from anyone nor leave an open drink on the table unattended.

Men, be aware that a woman who is drunk or drugged is not considered a consenting adult–and in Texas–it is a felony to use her sexually while she is in this condition!