Media And Communication

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May 6, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Jock ’20 Published by INSP News Service

Print communications major Kaitlin Jock ’20 published “The United States has a hostile architecture problem. Is public space becoming private?” with International Network of Street Papers (INSP) News Service on April 26 and Spare Change News on May 3. Jock’s article is critical of a recent movement...

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Apr 30, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Deshpande Serves as Judge at 2019 Indian Film Festival

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande, professor of Media and Communication, served as a judge on the Narrative Film Jury at the 2019 Indian Film Festival of LA (IFFLA) from April 11 to 14. The IFFLA, a non-profit organization that has been running for 17 years, is devoted to cultivating a greater appreciation...

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Apr 26, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Establishes Public Relations Student Society

Chris Mullin, instructor in the Department of Media and Communication, helped establish Arcadia’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The society has over 300 chapters nationwide, with almost 10,000 members. Mullin, joined by Communication and Media Studies major...

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Lashanna Bryant Apr 9, 2019 3:22 pm

Double Major—Double Trouble?

When I first started attending Arcadia, I was an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing. For most of my life, I believed that that was the only thing I was good at. It was what I was known for, so I stuck with it. At first, I enjoyed it in its singularity. I was okay...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 1, 2019 2:15 pm

No More Taking Professors for Granted

It was the first day of class in my sophomore year. I was spending the semester abroad at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. The campus was gigantic; it was home to a dentist’s office, more than 40 restaurants, and almost 60,000 students. It took a full 20 minutes...

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Mar 15, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Buscher Named Program Director of Fleisher Art Memorial

Rob Buscher, adjunct professor of Japanese cinema and Asian American studies, was named program director of the Fleisher Art Memorial on Feb. 25. As program director, Buscher will oversee Fleisher’s exhibit programs, community outreach operations, and educational opportunities for adult and student...

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Mar 12, 2019 Caitlin Burns

On BBC Mini-Series, Dr. Dwyer Talks About America’s Self-image in the 1980s

Dr. Michael Dwyer, associate professor of Media and Communication, appeared in the BBC Four documentary mini-series "American History's Biggest Fibs" on Feb. 1. On the show, Dwyer discussed the importance of the 1950s to America's self-image in the 1980s. The mini-series is hosted by the British...

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Jan 23, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Clark ’99 to Release Second Novel, Hands Up, with Wido Publishing

Stephen Clark ’99 is preparing to release his second novel, Hands Up, with Wido Publishing. In Hands Up, Clark explores the story of three protagonists who witness a police shooting. Clark describes this book as a “socially conscious thriller” that draws upon themes of racial tension and mutual...

Nicole Gieselman Dec 21, 2018 10:07 am

Professor Alan Powell, Studio 190 Advocate

Media and Communications professor Alan Powell is a leading figure in Studio 190, an art outreach program within the larger nonprofit DelArc, which focuses on promoting personal growth and creativity in people with disabilities. How did you get involved with Studio 190? I got involved with...

Nov 14, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Peterson ’09 Publishes Poetry Collection on Blacklisted Men

In October, Print Communications alumna Elishia Peterson ’09 visited her alma mater to celebrate publishing Blacklisted: 12 Men Facing Stigma and Success, a collection of 126 poems that dissect the reality of being a black man in America.   The collection was inspired by Peterson’s thesis...

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Oct 9, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Bryant ’21 Goes Hollywood

Good fortune may have led English major Lashanna Bryant ’21 to Philadelphia’s Wizard World Comic Con, as she won, through a Facebook contest, a four-day event pass, prize pack, and tickets to meet Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa. But it was talent that earned Bryant a meeting...

Lashanna Bryant Oct 3, 2018 5:07 pm

Arcadia Meets Hollywood

When you go to the dentist or doctor’s office as a kid, there’s always the same question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You make a yucky face at the phrase “grow up” because being an adult sounds gross. As the dentist brushes your teeth, you muster up an answer along the lines of...