A Note from the Director

I’m glad you’ve taken the time to visit our site.

Our departmental mission mandates the cultivation of faithful stewardship of communication graces. One dominant, primary grace is the God-given ability to speak the truth in love. It is a grace stewarded not only in conversation, but in an artist’s offerings in the studio, the stage, and on the video screen.

Of course, these opportunities to speak the truth in love are worked out and refined over time, and with the possibility of failure. So we had better be learning the graces of patience and forgiveness.

The events and reports you find on our department’s site are all journeys toward faithful stewardship of gifts bestowed. We celebrate our mandate… and hope you will celebrate with us.

Paul Patton, PhD
Chair, Department of Communication and Media
Spring Arbor University