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Duquesne Professor Named Page Legacy Educator, Enrichment Voyages Expert Speaker

Dr. Giselle Auger, assistant professor of journalism and media arts in Duquesne University's McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, has been named a Page Legacy Educator by the Arthur W. Page Center Arthur W. Page for Integrity in Public Communication and an expert speaker by Enrichment Voyages.

The Page Center of research at Penn State University is dedicated to the study and advancement of ethics in public communication. As a Page Legacy Educator, Auger has been awarded $2,500 to develop a teaching module and instructor's guide on organizational transparency. The module will be available to the public for free via the center's website.

Auger's teaching model will integrate research by Brad Rawlins that explores the characteristics of transparency, including accountability, consistency, provision of substantial information in a timely manner, availability to media and allowing feedback from stakeholders.

"The goal of the module is to help students understand how transparency works," Auger said. "I'm also hoping it creates more interest in the topic of transparency, as there's not a lot of research being done on it right now."

As an expert speaker for Enrichment Voyages, Auger will be presenting lectures to cruise passengers as part of a shipboard enrichment program this summer.

"The people who travel with Enrichment Voyages want to be enlightened. They want to learn about the history, flora and fauna, and art and culture of their destinations," Auger explained.

Her series of five lectures will offer passengers insights imto literature of destinations such as Monaco, Italy and France.

"We'll read scenes that describe the people, landscape and culture of those countries," she said. "For example, for Italy we'll do both A Room With a View and John Grisham's Playing for Pizza. I want to leave the passengers on a high note feeling like they know a little more about the places they'll be traveling."

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