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Capstone projects - April/May 2017

@SCSURespect did an amazing job with their Respect Women campaign. By conducting a workshop at a local elementary school, they were able to instill this powerful message in the youth in our community. 

#RespectWomen logo                             Respect Women Q&A

The Life is Ruff campaign created awareness for dogs in need in the New Haven area while obtaining generous donations of pet supplies. 

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7th Annual southern connecticut university film festival (SCUFF)- may 4, 2017 

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Congratulations to the winners! 

Documentary – "George Demaio", Daniel Zumpano
Narrative – "Flicker", Alexis Villa
Experimental - "Nosedive", Alexis Villa
Community - "Rotary", Connor Etter
Best of Show - "Flicker", Alexis Villa





Honors convocation - April 30, 2017

Award for Academic Excellence in Communication: Brandon Brush
Lawrence E. Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement:
     Advertising and Promotions: Shantal Collins
     Film, Television and Digital Production: Brandon Brush
     Interpersonal Communication: Ashley Blackwell
     Organizational Communication: Rose Martin

Congratulations everyone! 

dr. Meg Sargent was awarded the  j. philip smith award for outstanding teacher

This is Dr. Sargent's second time receiving this award (her first being in 2009) and we couldn't be more proud. She received outstanding recommendations from her students for her ability to engage, educate, support, and motivate them. Dr. Sargent's hard work was celebrated during a ceremony with her peers. 

Visit from ESPN - April 2017

We continue to maintain a strong relationship with ESPN. Mike Bay invited members of their Production Staff, including Mo McKeekin (SCSU Alum), Brian Costello, and Keith Monnette to his Studio Production class (COM 359) on May 9th to watch the class record their final news broadcast with Kent Pierce's JRN 311 class. Mike reports the feedback from the ESPN staff was "extremely positive and the best part was that they also interacted directly with the students during the production, which helped support and reinforce the value in what [the students] were learning." Following the recording, the ESPN representatives led a recruitment meeting from 3:30-5:00 in our Digital Production Facility with 21 students from COM and JRN in attendance. The ESPN representatives provided an overview of their "Production Operations Associate" program, answered student questions, evaluated resumes, and provided helpful hints about how students should prepare themselves for careers in the broadcast industry. After further discussion between Mike Bay and ESPN recruiter (and SCSU Alum) Brittany Kelley, the plan is to expand this relationship further by holding this visit each semester and to involve ESPN personnel (especially alumni) in future advisory and assessment activities.

Lobbying at the capital - January 2017

Dr. Sara Baker with some of her students lobbying for public education at our capital. 

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congratulations to alex Ferrarese for winning the logo contest!

Here is the winning design: 

Winning Logo