St. Bonaventure University

Communications Day 2023

CommDay 2023, to be held Friday, April 21, is a chance to take a glimpse into your future, a chance to see what aspect of the broad field of communication might be something you’d like to think about. Maybe you’d like to look into being a sports broadcaster or a reporter, like any of the six Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who went to St. Bonaventure.

All schools attending CommDay 2023 must register

Welcome to CommDay, Friday, April 21, 2023

CommDay at St. Bonaventure gives you a chance to learn about many types of communication. We’ve made many changes over the past couple of years and we’ve listened to our participating high school advisers. Here are some key updates:
  • Our CommPetition (optional for all schools attending CommDay) will now allow you to submit your best work and not miss any sessions.
  • We will have several interactive workshops during two sessions in the morning and an optional session in the afternoon.
  • The St. Bonaventure University bookstore will be open! CommDay participants get 20% off.
  • As always, CommDay is free.

For complete details about CommDay 2023 including workshops, CommPetition rules and deadlines, awards, prizes and much more, click on the link below:
CommDay 2023 Info Packet  

Intersport's Shannon Dan to give 2023 keynote address

Shannon DanIn her 16th year at Intersport, Shannon Dan is the executive vice president of Global Partnerships at the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP), the first and largest pickleball league and the only tour sanctioned by USA Pickleball. The APP is majority owned by Intersport.

Prior to her role at the APP, Shannon served as Intersport's head of Innovation, identifying emerging markets, uncovering new revenue streams, and pursuing strategic partnership opportunities. 

Shannon has been recognized as a Forty Under 40 award winner by Sports Business Journal and a Top Women in Digital and "It List" honoree by Cynopsis Media.

A 2001 graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications, and a former college basketball player, Shannon landed at Intersport after spending five years in public relations/communications at the NBA.

The 2023 CommDay schedule

8-9 a.m. Arrive on campus for breakfast and registration in Murphy Professional Building 
9-9:10 a.m. Welcome by Jandoli School Dean Aaron Chimbel
9:10-9:15 a.m. Presentation of CommPetition awards
9:15-9:30 a.m. Keynote by Shannon Dan, executive vice president, Intersport
9:40-10:25 a.m. First workshop session
10:35-11:20 a.m. Second workshop session
11:30-noon Lunch at Hickey Dining Hall. (Schools not staying for afternoon activities can leave when done)
Noon-12:20 p.m. Open time to visit SBU Bookstore (20% discount available with mention of CommDay attendance) or self-directed tour.
12:30-1:15 p.m. 

For those students not leaving campus at 12:30, the following opportunities are available, with advance registration:

  • Campus tour
  • Third workshop session