New Course Part of GR-GVSU Effort to Retain Grads in GR

School of Communication students are invited to be a part of an exciting collaboration between GVSU and the City of Grand Rapids. The partnership is about retaining college graduates in Grand Rapids. It was described in an article in MLive. Now, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and Grand Valley President Thomas Haas invite you to … Continue reading New Course Part of GR-GVSU Effort to Retain Grads in GR

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Film Scholar and Historian to visit GVSU Campus

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Sidney's Lumet's ground-breaking drama, The Pawnbroker, Annette Insdorf will host a free screening and lecture March 18 and 19 (see below for entire schedule). The Pawnbroker (1964) is the story of a concentration camp survivor whose traumatic memories are often triggered by the desperate people who visit his Harlem pawnshop. … Continue reading Film Scholar and Historian to visit GVSU Campus

“Love Your Body” week features SoC alum

Today (Feb 20) through Thursday, Feb 27 the Women’s Center at GVSU will host “Love Your Body” week. This week is dedicated to promoting healthy body image through educational material and recreational opportunities, like yoga. To kickoff this special week, the "Portrayal of Women on Social Media" show opened in the Mary Idema Pew Library … Continue reading “Love Your Body” week features SoC alum

Lambert, Edwards & Associates expands with GV grads

Familiar faces, Megan Sustrich and Valerie Pesonen, have recently been hired by Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) in Grand Rapids. LE&A is one of Michigan's top ranked public relations agencies and the state's largest investor relations firm. Sustrich and Pesonen both graduated with degrees in Advertising and Public Relations. The pair will be working as account associates. … Continue reading Lambert, Edwards & Associates expands with GV grads

SoC Professor Named President of MEA

“Media ecology looks into the matter of how media of communication affect human perception, understanding, feeling, and value; and how our interaction with media facilitates or impedes our chances of survival.” —Neil Postman, “The Reformed English Curriculum.” in A.C. Eurich, ed., High School 1980: The Shape of the Future in American Secondary Education (1970). Neil … Continue reading SoC Professor Named President of MEA

School of COM Alumni Involved in Super Bowl Ads

At least two alumni of the GVSU School of Communications Advertising and Public Relations major are involved in Super Bowl advertising this year. Josh Cassidy, a copywriter at InnOcean in Santa Monica, California, was part of the creative that produced a spot for Hyundai that will air in the first half of the SuperBowl game. … Continue reading School of COM Alumni Involved in Super Bowl Ads