SoC HOPP Social Media Strategy and Engagement Event

No conversation is more top-of-mind for today's students, business and marketing leaders than the impact of social media on the changing face of business in this tough economy. Ever since the invention of social technologies, such as blogs, social networking sites like Facebook, and user-generated sites like YouTube and numerous other online communities now common … Continue reading SoC HOPP Social Media Strategy and Engagement Event


PR Professor Comments on Efforts to Re-Define ‘Public Relations’

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and a number of partner associations have launched today an effort to re-define "public relations." You can read more about it in an article in yesterday's New York Times. Meanwhile, Dr. Tim Penning, associate professor of Advertising and Public Relations in the GVSU School of Communications, has offered … Continue reading PR Professor Comments on Efforts to Re-Define ‘Public Relations’

BLINK! Senior Photography Thesis Exhibition

Fourteen inspiring student photographers from the School of Communications will be featured in BLINK, a senior thesis exhibition, November 28 - December 10. Each photographer has learned to let the shutter do the BLINKing as they capture a unique moment in time. Featured in the exhibition is work by: Elizabeth Bohr, Nakia Bole, Katie Daniels, … Continue reading BLINK! Senior Photography Thesis Exhibition

Professor Interviewed in TV Story About Texting

Dr. Roy Winegar (Advertising/Public Relations) was interviewed in a WWMT TV 3 broadcast about the use of unique language in cell phone texting. Several GVSU students are also mentioned in the story.

Visiting Filmmaker Screens Work

On November 14, visiting filmmaker Kirsten Kelly screened her film Asparagus! Stalking the American Life (co-directed by Anne de Mare) for a group of 80 film and video production majors and faculty. Originally from W. Michigan, Kelly is a threatre director, educator and documentary film director who now lives in New York City. Kelly completed … Continue reading Visiting Filmmaker Screens Work

SOC Student Creates SOC HOPP Logo

            Angela Carollo, SOC student, created the logo for the SOC HOPP (School of Communications Hear Other Professors/Professionals) event series. With its first event taking place on November 29, 2011, PEW campus Room 136E @ 6pm. Michael Yoder, from LinkedUp Grand Rapids, will speak on Social Media Strategy and Engagement. Thank you … Continue reading SOC Student Creates SOC HOPP Logo

Theatre Prof Named to International Board

Roger Ellis, professor of communications, was elected vice president of World Theatre by the International Amateur Theatre Association, at the organization's world congress in Oslo, Norway.