Featuring work from students and faculty from the communications department, the new exhibit in the Mary Idema Pew Library is an interactive space focusing on helping students at GVSU feel connected.
Located on the atrium level of the library, the exhibit showcases watercolor paintings of various GVSU students along with quotes from each respective student and audio recordings of interviews done with students.
The exhibit was a collaborative project gathered together for the exhibit “Connected: An Exhibit of Shared Laker Experiences.” The watercolor paintings were done by GVSU alumna Ellie Lubbers, the interviews were conducted by students from the School of Communications running the Humans of Grand Valley project, and the audio was edited by Assistant Professor Len O’Kelly.
The exhibit also contains an interactive portion which allows visitors to the exhibition space to paint watercolor circle representative about how their feeling about the upcoming school year.
The exhibit will be open through Sept. 22. For more information, visit the GVnow article or contact Library Program Manager, Erin Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org. The full audio interviews can found at gvsu.edu/library/connected.
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 on the Allendale campus.
This year there were more than 50 entries, with 20 receiving recognition as “superior” by a panel of professional judges. The Superior Awards are not a competition but a recognition of quality work in Advertising and Public Relations assignments done in class as judged by local professionals in the field.
The winners included:
- Melissa Brink, Television
- Carly Johnson, Television
- Kyle Flannery, Magazine
- Spencer Walker, Billboard
- Georgia Madison, Magazine
- Daniel Goubert
- Ashley Handy
- Georgia Madison
Strategy-based Media Plan
- Melissa Brink
- Zach Salisbury
Cost-based Media Plan
- Mark Engstrom
Public Relations Case Study
- Kayla Foster
- Lindsey VanDenBoom
- Nichole Wood
- Kelsey Martin
- Jailyn Glass
Public Relations Campaign
- Lindsey VanDenBoom
- Nichole Wood
- Hunter Zuk
- Emelie Milnikel
Judges were selected from area professionals to judge the public relations and the advertising entries.
* = alumni of the School of Communications
- *Adrienne Wallace, Director, 834 Design & Marketing
- *Derek DeVries, Digital Strategist, Lambert Edwards & Associates
- Joe DiBenedetto, Senior Director, Lambert Edwards & Associates
- Matt Jackson, Senior Director, Lambert Edwards & Associates
- *Kim Bode, Owner, 834 Design & Marketing
- Chantell LaForest, Project Manager, 834 Design & Marketing
- *Rick Jensen, Media Relations Specialist, Spectrum Health
- *Lyndsie Post, Director of Communications, Davenport University
- *Austin Langolis, Public Relations Associate, Amway
- Heather Halligan, Marketing Specialist, Hungerford Nichols CPAs
- *Leah Twilley, Communications Specialist, GVSU
- Tom Crimp (AUXILIARY Advertising Design)
- Rob McCarty (The Image Shoppe)
- Clayton Boothe (Boothe Creative)
- Stephan Hokanson (Do More Good)
- David Kettler (Media Place Partners)
- Michael Colasanti (Synergi Media)
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.
The festival will be kicked-off by a children’s summer camp called “Will Power.” The feature performance this year is William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, and will be directed by Karen Libman.