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Perspectives in Communication Studies

Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata

Edited By Ayşe Binay Kurultay and Burcu Sabuncuoğlu Peksevgen

This book brings together friends and colleagues of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata who cherish her as a person as well as an academic. As we have all experienced, Prof. Usluata’s major passion is advancing academia as an interdisciplinary collaboration. Thus, this book’s aim is to bring together current original works in communication studies and business communication fields. This volume is intended to provide an intellectual, multi-faceted and balanced collection of writings from various academic fields with a communication focus. Academic articles in this book range from branding cases to advertising studies and to media education.

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Prof. Dr. Carol Roever & Prof. Dr. Jim Roever - A Personal Tribute to Professor Dr. Ayseli Usluata


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Carol Roever, Professor Emerita

Craig School of Business

Jim Roever, Ph.D., Retired

Vice President of Academic Affairs Missouri Western State University St Joseph, Missouri, USA

A Personal Tribute to Professor Dr. Ayseli Usluata

Professor Ayseli Usluata has many friends and colleagues around the globe. I am fortunate to be among those people who have been blessed to know Ayseli for many years. I have personally and professionally benefitted from her generosity, her hospitable nature, and her graciousness. Ayseli and I were members of the Association for Business Communication. Over the years, we spent time together at the ABC international conventions. I learned that she earned her M.A. in Communication from the University of Kansas where my husband Jim had earned his master’s degree as well. I felt there were many bonds and ties between us. In 2004, Ayseli invited my husband Jim and me to teach at Yeditepe University in Istanbul. We accepted and continue to be grateful to her for an experience that enriched our lives.

Ayseli is an extraordinary ambassador for Yeditepe and Turkey. From the moment we arrived in Istanbul in August 2005, Ayseli became our cultural translator and guide. She generously and patiently shared her time and knowledge with us. As a result, some of our best memories were created by her. These memories include when she

• treated us to a delicious meal by the sea on our first...

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