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  • Dayle Hardy-Short and Brant Short, professors of communication at NAU, along with John Dittmann, public information officer for West Yellowstone, Montana, presented a workshop, “Communication Skills and Strategies for Leaders in Mining Communities,” at the fourth national Summit of Mining Communities in Butte, Mont., Oct. 13. The summit focuses on sharing experiences that help communities avert or reduce the severe economic cycles associated with mining.
    Brant ShortMichelle Flude, senior public relations major, and LeeDa Miller, senior journalism major, presented a paper at the mining summit: “Telling the Story of Coal Mining in Popular Song: A Rhetorical Analysis of Kathy Matta’s 2008 Recording COAL.” Miller is from Great Falls, Mont., and plans to attend law school. Flude is from Anaheim, Calif., and plans to attend graduate school in social work.