CWUCommunication NewsCommunication News - Fall Issue #2, 02 Dec 2016 12:49:47<p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-alt:"Calisto MT"; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-alt:Calibri; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073786111 1 0 415 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;} p {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --></style> </p><p><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Check out the latest issue of the student-run Pulse Magazine. This ambitious&nbsp;issue tackles sexual assaults on campus, the Black Lives Matter movement, reactions to the&nbsp;presidential election, holiday traditions around the world, and more. <a href="">Find it here.</a></span></p></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">CWU Professor’s Film Debuts Internationally, 15 Nov 2016 10:39:45<p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/communication/sites/" style="width: 175px; height: 175px; float: left;">Projections of America</a>, a film inspired by the work of Ian Scott, a visiting distinguished professor at Central Washington University, will air on the PBS International on November 11th in the United Kingdom and on PBS in the United States in December.</p><p>Scott, who teaches in <a href="" target="_blank">CWU’s Film program</a>, also recently co-authored a book about Oliver Stone that gained the acclaimed film director’s attention and garnered positive reviews.</p><p>Projections of America is based upon extensive, three-year-long research by Scott and DOCDAYS Productions. Scott served as the film’s historical advisor and script editor. He is also featured in the film as an historian.</p><p>The hour-long documentary is an account of idealistic filmmakers who during the darkest hours of WWII hoped to reshape the world’s perception. They produced 26 short documentaries romanticizing what America could be. For the past 70 years, however, the films were largely forgotten. Projections of America serves to unearth their historical cinematography for a 21st Century audience.</p><p>In addition to teaching film studies this academic year at CWU, Scott is a senior lecturer in American studies and the former associate dean at the University of Manchester in England.</p><p>“He is currently working with our advanced screenwriting students providing expertise and experience,” said film program co-director Jon Ward. “He’s a tremendous asset.”</p><p>Scott’s biography of Robert Riskin, In Capra’s Shadow: The Life and Career of <img alt="" src="/communication/sites/" style="width: 300px; height: 169px; float: right;">Screenwriter Robert Riskin, served as the spark for the Projections of America project. In fact, it was while writing In Capra’s Shadow and researching Projections of America that Scott developed the idea for his next book — A Better Tomorrow: The OWI and Transatlantic World War II Propaganda.</p><p>Scott’s most recent book, released in August, is, <a href="" target="_blank">The Cinema of Oliver Stone: Art, </a><a href="" target="_blank">Authorship</a><a href="" target="_blank"> and Activism</a>. The work is a collaboration between Scott and Henry Thompson, a former teaching fellow at the University of Manchester, and is based on extensive interviews with the director conducted over more than five years.</p><p>“It’s an original exploration organized around five themes—War, Politics, Money, Love and Corporations. …the writing is clear, lucid and economic, and I’d encourage you all to take a look,” Stone wrote.</p><p>Scott has authored a number of books including, American Politics in Hollywood Film, In Capra’s Shadow, The Life and Career of Screenwriter Robert Riskin, and other works. He also recently contributed the film essay <a href="" target="_blank">“It Happened One Night”</a> as part of the Library of Congress National Film Preservation.</p><p>The documentary film Projections of America appeared on television and at various film festivals in 2014-16. In 2016, it won Best Documentary at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the International Film Festival.</p><p>For television schedules of Projections of America, visit <a href="" target="_blank">PBS International</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">PBS Local</a>.</p><p>Media contact: Dawn Alford, Public Affairs, 509-963-1484,</p>Observer Named Best Of Show At National Convention, 01 Nov 2016 17:06:32<p>Observer Named Best of Show at National Convention</p><p>CWU student journalists who produce The Observer newspaper added another national award to their collection. The first-place Best of Show honor came at the 2016 National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C.</p><p>The Associated Collegiate Press presents the Best of <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/communication/sites/" style="width: 275px; height: 423px; float: right;"></a>Show award to convention participants representing college newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, websites, and multimedia packages that showcase general excellence.</p><p>The Observer won with its second issue of fall quarter, which featured The Weed Limit, a package about driving under the influence of marijuana. In the contest for weekly newspapers — the biggest category — The Observer bested weeklies from colleges with more than three times the enrollment as CWU.</p><p>“The editors and staffers on the paper this fall are all pretty new to their jobs, but they have produced a string of papers that are some of the best I've seen in my 12 years at Central," said Professor Cynthia Mitchell, who advises The Observer. "When we were taking a picture with the first-place trophy, one of the judges stopped to tell us that there'd been 'no discussion' about which paper should win. She said the paper had, cover to cover, done a great job of covering issues that students would want to read about. I could not be prouder of these students!"</p><p>Student journalists who produce Pulse, CWU’s lifestyle magazine, also sent a delegation to the convention. Pulse was one of 22 finalists (out of nearly 100 entries) up for ACP’s national Pacemaker award.</p><p>The Observer’s Best of Show award comes on the heels of a National Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists in May, for its photo of a Black Lives Matter protest on campus. The Observer and Pulse also won several regional awards in the spring.</p><p>The digital journalism program at CWU boasts modern facilities where students can practice every aspect of publishing and broadcasting. Labs are appointed with the latest editing and design software, and broadcast and audio production equipment used in professional newsrooms. The digital journalism degree, with specializations in either writing and reporting or broadcasting, is built on hands-on experience covering real news and features that are published across a variety of platforms.</p><p>Media contact: Barb Arnott, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-2841,</p><p>November 1, 2016</p>“Champagne, Syrah and Coca-Cola”, 17 Oct 2016 11:40:40<p><a href="" target="_blank">CAH Third Thursday Thinks Series continues at the Iron Horse Brewery - October 20, 2016</a></p><p>The CWU College of Arts and Humanities and the Iron Horse Brew Pub Present Wicked Smaht: Third Thursday Thinks from the Iron Horse<br>October 20, 7pm, the back room of the Iron Horse Brew Pub.</p><p>Marji Morgan<br>Chair of the Department of Communication Studies and<br>Professor of History will discuss:</p><p>Champagne, Syrah and Coca Cola:&nbsp; Linking History and Winemaking While Tasting</p><p>Books, journals and courses related to food and drink studies have proliferated recently in history and many other disciplines.&nbsp; But it’s not very common to put these three drink types together, whether in a talk or a publication.&nbsp; What can they tell us about history, culture and winemaking?&nbsp; In this talk, Marji Morgan uses these three drinks to illustrate key aspects of WWI historiography and winemaking.&nbsp; All three drinks will be available for tasting.</p></br></br></br>“Branding the World”, 17 Oct 2016 11:39:11<p><a href="/communication/sites/" target="_blank">Celebrating the Arts and Humanities Series: "Branding the World" by Dr. Garcia</a></p>Distinguished Communication Alumni Honored, 13 Oct 2016 10:15:11<p>The Central Washington University Alumni Association will recognize ten outstanding Wildcat alumni for their professional achievements and their ongoing support and commitment to the university. <a href="" target="_blank">Read more.</a></p>Pulse Up for a National Award, 13 Oct 2016 10:13:32<p>CWU’s student-run lifestyle magazine, Pulse, is a finalist for a national Pacemaker award, considered the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism. It is one of 22 publications in the running, out of nearly 100 entries. <a href="" target="_blank">Read more.</a></p>CWU Advisor Urges Employers to Give Young Applicants a Chance, 06 Jun 2016 08:17:54<p><img alt="" src="/communication/sites/" style="width: 144px; height: 180px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;">In a <em>Seattle Times</em> guest editorial, Corwin King, a retired professor of communication and longtime student advisor at CWU, says employers would do well to remember their own first jobs and extend a helping hand.</p><p>An old family friend liked to tell how he got started in the creamery business. He was looking for a job and saw an ad in the paper for an ice-cream maker. He went down to the local creamery where the manager asked him if he knew how to make ice cream. He said yes, so the manager told him to come back Monday for a tryout.</p><p>Actually, he didn’t know how to make ice cream. But over the weekend, he went to the library and checked out some books. By Monday, he’d learned enough to get by. From there, he rose through the ranks until he himself was managing the creamery, ­ from which he retired many years later, successful and well-off.</p><p>Read more of this story in the <a href="">Seattle Times</a>.</p>First Amendment Festival Features Pulitzer Winner Douglas Blackmon, 06 May 2016 10:17:07<p><img alt="" src="/communication/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 127px;"></p><p>The weeklong First Amendment Festival at CWU will feature a keynote speech from <a href="">Douglas Blackmon</a>, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. He is also co-executive producer of the acclaimed PBS documentary of the same name.</p><p>Blackmon's speech, set for 7 p.m. May 11 in the Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom, is free and open to the public.</p><p>Blackmon has worked as the chief of <a href="">The Wall Street Journal’s</a> Atlanta bureau, and was a senior national correspondent for the paper until 2012. He’s also the executive producer and host of <a href=""><em>American Forum</em></a>, a public affairs program produced at the University of Virginia’s <a href="">Miller Center</a> and aired weekly on more than 250 PBS affiliates across the country. He is the co-founder and former board member of two socially and ethnically diverse charter schools that serve more than 600 students from kindergarten through eighth grade throughout Atlanta’s inner city.</p><p>“This is my first time speaking at the First Amendment Festival,” Blackmon said. “I am honored to be the keynote speaker at an event that celebrates the rights that many of us take for granted.”</p><p>His speech is part of this year's campus dialog called <a href="">Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Live Do Matter</a>. It is also one of several events in the Department of Communication’s fourth annual First Amendment Festival May 9-12, designed to help students learn about and exercise their First Amendment freedoms.</p><p>First Amendment Festival events:</p><ul><li>Keynote Speaker Douglas Blackmon, 7 p.m. May 11 in the SURC Ballroom</li><li>Marketplace of Ideas, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 9-12 in the SURC</li><li>Speak Out Central, noon-1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the SURC Pit</li><li>Free Speech Walls, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday on the east and west SURC patios</li><li>Food For Thought (give up your First Amendment rights for free pizza), 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday on the east SURC patio</li></ul><p>Parking at CWU is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except where marked and at residential halls.</p>Pulse Magazine Selected Best Student Magazine!, 14 Apr 2016 16:53:37<p>Central's student-run Pulse Magazine was selected Best Student Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) this week in its regional Mark of Excellence Awards.<br><br>The student-run publication beat out magazines from universities across a four-state region spanning Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.<br><br>The award from SPJ, the leading professional journalism organization, puts Pulse automatically in the running for national awards against 11 other regional winners.<br><br>Pulse took home two other Mark of Excellence awards, including a first place nod for former student Jess Macinko in the Non-Fiction Magazine Article category for his story chronicling the day-long Office of Legislative Affairs student tour of the State Capitol, "The Gong Show: Lobby Day," with photos by Derrick Clarit.<br><br>Graduate Seth Lonborg was a finalist in the Best Use of Multimedia category for "5,588 Miles, One Love," a profile of The Burg radio host and Kenya native Tim Nakhisa that included an embedded video, photos and a music playlist -- all created by Lonborg.<br><br>Other Central students named in these awards include former Editor-in-Chiefs Brielle Rutledge and Lindsey Wisniewski, former Associate Editor Kyle Kuhn, and Graphic Designers Mackenzie Loete, Vanessa Cruz and Laurel Fisher. Jennifer Green serves as Faculty Adviser for Pulse through the Communication Department.<br><br>In a statement, the SPJ explained that the Mark of Excellence awards "honor the best in student journalism" with judges asked to choose only "outstanding work worthy of such an honor."<br><br>National winners will be announced in late spring, with awards handed out at the fall Excellence in Journalism conference.<br><br>Full SPJ release available here:<br></p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>