Broadcasting Professor Inducted into Honor Society

Len O’Kelly, visiting professor in the School of Communications,  was inducted into the Michigan State University chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA), an honor society for journalism and mass communication scholars.  KTA is one of the oldest such honor societies in the nation, founded in 1910.  There are 95 journalism schools with KTA chapters, and … Continue reading Broadcasting Professor Inducted into Honor Society

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Ad-PR Students Recognized for ‘Superior’ Work

The third annual Superior Awards were held this week to recognize the outstanding work done by Advertising and Public Relations students in their various classes. The Superior Awards are named for the fact that the Advertising and Public Relations program, one of 8 major programs in the School of Communications, is in Lake Superior Hall … Continue reading Ad-PR Students Recognized for ‘Superior’ Work

GVSU’s National Student Advertising Team Places First at Districts

Grand Valley State University’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team took first place in the American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 6 competition on April 10. AAF District 6, the largest in the nation, had 20 teams from Michigan, Indiana and Illinois vying for a chance to move forward to the finals at the AAF National Convention in Las Vegas … Continue reading GVSU’s National Student Advertising Team Places First at Districts

SOC Professor’s Documentary to be Aired on WGVU

Professor Vandana Pednekar-Magal's documentary, From Somewhere Else, will be aired on WGVU/PBS on Sunday, April 19th at 3 pm. The documentary was produced by Pednekar-Magal and Keith Oppenheim and focuses on immigrant communities, global media, and transnational identities. The film portrays transnational life and identities of recent immigrant communities in Grand Rapids, and describes how the many communities – Indian, Bosnian, Chinese, … Continue reading SOC Professor’s Documentary to be Aired on WGVU

Film/Video Students Collaborate with Ad/PR Students

School of Communications Professors Frank Blossom (Advertising & Public Relations) and Suzanne Zack (Film & Video) challenged their students to combine their skills to create a communications plan and video for West Michigan's Grand Little Big Band. The students also helped them with their Facebook page and website. Zack explains that both the students and … Continue reading Film/Video Students Collaborate with Ad/PR Students

Theatre Honor Society to Host Team at Relay for Life

The GVSU Theatre Department's honor society, Alpha Psi Omega, is hosting a team at the 2015 Relay for Life on Friday, April 10. The team will be attending as fundraisers, caregivers, survivors, and warriors. If you are interested in signing up, donating, or dedicating a luminaria, visit APO's Relay for Life page. Email Jake Jager with any questions.

Ad/PR Professor to Receive Sustainability Award

Professor Michael Charles De Meyer has been selected to receive the Sustainability Champion Award for his support of GVSU Sustainability. De Meyer selected GVSU Sustainability to be a client in his sections of CAP 220 (Fundamentals of Public Relations) and CAP 400 (Advertising/Public Relations Campaign). Students in these classes were able to get hands-on experience while … Continue reading Ad/PR Professor to Receive Sustainability Award