Media And Communication

Apr 30, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Guest Lecturer, Author Talks Nation Branding With Students

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 “Nation” may conjure a multitude of images: a country’s flag, food, subcultures, patriotism, innovations—any number of things that define experiences within its boundaries. The word “brand” is often associated with clothing, electronics, fast food franchises, even...

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Apr 7, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Nollywood (Cinema from Nigeria) Expert Lectures at Arcadia University, April 9, 11

Akpor Otebele, an expert on Nollywood (cinema from Nigeria) and director of the Arusha African Film Festival, will lecture at Arcadia University on an overview of African cinema using specific examples of Nollywood features, practices, and culture. Wednesday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in...

Jan 13, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Frances Dumlao ’15 Helps Launch Magazine

The challenge of launching a magazine thrust Frances Dumlao ’15 into the world of graphic design and allowed her to see London through the eyes of Londoners. This was all thanks to a course at the University of Westminster, where Dumlao currently is studying abroad, that inspired the global media...

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Jan 2, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Retter ’16 Has USA Today College Writing Cited in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recently quoted Jennifer Retter ’16 in its Nov. 15 University Directory article, “Living at Home Not As Bad As Some Students May Think.” On Nov. 12, Retter contributed a piece to USA Today College, “My mom is my R.A.: 10 perks of being a commuter student” in which she...

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Sep 30, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Huffington Post: Atkins Explores a Troublesome Aspect of the Federal Media Shield Law

Larry Atkins, journalist and adjunct professor of media and communication, explains and critiques an amendment to the Free Flow of Information Act, the third federal shield law that Congress has considered, in an article for Huffington Post, “Federal Media Shield Law Should Extend to Unpaid...

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Jun 27, 2013 Purnell Cropper Besser ’15 Awarded the Provost’s Prize

As she prepared for her upcoming study abroad experience at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, Amy Besser ’15 was awarded the Provost’s Prize, given to the Arcadia University sophomore with the highest cumulative average in three semesters. The video communications major’s...

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Jun 27, 2013 Purnell Cropper

USA TODAY College: Dumlao ’15 Teaches Internship Etiquette through ‘Mad Men’

If you’ve had trouble deciphering right from wrong at your internship, you might benefit from watching the televisions series Mad Men. Frances Dumlao ’15, a Global Media major with a concentration in new media journalism, explains how she’s mastered proper office etiquette—not through seminars on...

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Mar 25, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

USA Today College: Issac ’14 Speaks Out About Poverty Among College Students

On March 20, USA Today College published an article by Print Communication major Christopher Issac ’14. “My journey: Going to college while going into poverty” focuses on Issac’s struggle to maintain emotional and financial stability in the wake of his parents’ divorce. I never became homeless, but...

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Mar 20, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Moves Like Madison: An Interview with Band of Artists

Sutie Madison ’11, Director of Band of Artists, studied painting throughout college. However, a course with Alan Powell inspired her to focus on another expressive medium—video—and challenged her to think about dance and disability differently. In her first assignment for the class, Madison, who’s...

Mar 15, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Professor Presents Free Lecture on Tacita Dean and the Soul of Film, March 20

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande, Professor and Chair of Media and Communication at Arcadia University, presents “Tacita Dean, Celluloid, and the Soul of the Film: Analog and Its Other”on Wednesday, March 20. The free lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Commons Great Room, with a reception at 6 p.m....

Feb 15, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Deshpande Puts Tacita Dean’s ‘JG’ in Context

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande, Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, recently posted a reflection on Arcadia University Art Gallery's current exhibition, JG: a film project by Tacita Dean. Having briefly spoken with the artist before her the film's debut and lecture on Feb. 7, Deshpande provides...

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Feb 4, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Deshpande on ‘FILM’: Dean Keeps the Celluloid Medium Alive

On Jan. 31,  Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, published "Tacita Dean-The materiality of the signifier" on His Blog,  World Cinema . The article addresses  FILM , Tacita Dean's 2011 installation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, and the artist's return to...