The University of Maine’s Department of Communication and Journalism is hosting the annual Doctoral Honors Seminar of the National Communication Association, July 18–21 at the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Bar Harbor. For more than three decades, the seminar has brought together the top doctoral students and faculty nationwide to discuss current topics in communication, according to the NCA website. This year, the 29 competitively selected doctoral students includes UMaine Ph.D. student Bridie McGreavy. Among the eight faculty leaders will be Nathan Stormer and Laura Lindenfeld, offering seminars on rhetoric and communication studies, respectively. The National Communication Association is the largest professional communication organization in the U.S. More information is available online. UMaine has had an interdisciplinary doctoral program in communication since 2007.