Communication Studies

The Power and Responsibility of Commercial Media Researchers: How They Determine What We See and Hear

Dick Haynes, senior vice president of research at Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., has been directly involved in steering the content and style of major television and cable networks for the past three decades. As head of commercial research at Magid, he  and his team analyze the changing media landscape for corporations and investors in home video, cable TV, direct satellite and the multiple platforms of new media. He is also a leading proponent of research-based brand development. During his talk, he will detail his rigorous research and content analysis process and offer an inside glimpse into the media research profession. Haynes received his Ph.D. in mass communications research from Bowling Green State University and was director of the Mass Communications Department at the University of Mississippi.

Communication Student Association (CSA) Meeting

The Communication Student Association will hold its first meeting of the spring semester. Learn about getting involved on campus, build your resume and meet other students who are searching for jobs and internships. All majors and minors are welcome, however this is a communication based student organization. CSA's mission is to build your resume, present opportunities for success and help the community; email for more information.

CHFA Faculty Excellence Award

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts Senate is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Siddens, associate professor of communication studies, is the recipient of the 2011 CHFA Faculty Excellence Award (awarded prior to the merger of CHFA & CNS).  He will give a lecture titled “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels: Teaching and Researching Comics.”  This event is free and open to the public with a reception following. For more information, call 3-2725.

Carne Viva: Stories of Madres and Monarchs

Written and directed by Jennifer Cooley and Karen Mitchell.

Carne viva in Postville: Stories of Madres and Monarchs is an ethnodrama based on the testimonials of Guatemalan women living in Iowa who seek to survive in the aftermath of the May 12, 2008 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in Postville. Carne viva provides a medium for voices that are often silenced or "undocumented." The play explores the role of women's creative work (such as weaving, cooking, and storytelling) as a constructive force that combats the destructive elements of the workplace environment, gender divisions, racism, and government policies regarding immigration. Creators and actors will draw spectators into the complex and interwoven world of global migration in the 21st century through post-performance talk-backs, where solutions seem as elusive as butterflies...


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