SoC Launches ‘Cinesthesia’ Film Journal

The School of Communications has launched a new journal, Cinesthesia, featuring exemplary student essays about film. The journal is online and can be found at The journal invites submissions from all students interested in writing about film. Essays can be entered in three categories: Spotlight on a Theory, Cinema and Discourse, and Current Cinema. The … Continue reading SoC Launches ‘Cinesthesia’ Film Journal


Alumnus reflects on time at GVSU, offers students advice

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Communications, selected Dr. Jeff Brand as their Outstanding Alumnus, 2012. Brand graduated in 1986 with his BA in Journalism with a Broadcasting emphasis.  He later received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  He now lives in Australia, and is recognized as an international expert. He traveled back to … Continue reading Alumnus reflects on time at GVSU, offers students advice

School of Communications travels abroad

Beginning in Summer 2013, Professor Danielle Leek will be leading communication students on a study abroad program in London, England. The program is six weeks long, with tentative dates from June 27 through August 6, 2013. The program allows students to earn a total of six credits in either Communication or Anthropology while overseas. The … Continue reading School of Communications travels abroad

Student film wins “Best Michigan-Made Short Film” award

“Message Sent,” the 2011 Summer Film Project (SFP) film, won the Audience Award for “Best Michigan-Made Short Film” at Hell’s Half Mile Film Festival.  The film was directed by Professor John Philbin, who has been a part of the SFP since 1998. Philbin has extensive experience in film and video, with roles including narrative filmmaker, … Continue reading Student film wins “Best Michigan-Made Short Film” award