CWUCommunication NewsCommunication News Annie Yang - "What's Love Got To Do With It?", 14 Feb 2017 09:21:49<p>Join us on Thursday at 7p.m. in the back room of Iron Horse Brew Pub (412 N Main Steet) for another <strong>Wicked Smaht: Third Thursday Thinks</strong>!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>CWU COM Department Professor Annie Yang will be giving a talk called “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” She will take listeners on a tour of intimate relationships through pictures and lessons learned from her international voyage.</p>Cornerstone Pie Takeover, 06 Feb 2017 13:25:00<p><img alt="" src="/communication/sites/" style="width: 580px; height: 230px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Treat yourself while supporting a local student organization at Cornerstone Pie.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>CWU's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is hosting a "takeover" fundraising event at <a href="" target="_blank">Cornerstone Pie</a> on Sunday, February 12 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Up to 20 percent of proceeds received on Feb 12 will benefit CWU PRSSA, assisting them in their mission to supplement student development.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><u><em>Upcoming events for PRSSA members include:</em></u></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Feb 10: Tour of <a href="" target="_blank">Field Group</a>; Yakima based marketing, advertising and public relations firm.</p><p>Feb 21: Leadership worksh</p><p>op hosted by the <a href="" target="_blank">Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE)</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>For more information, visit their <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> or <a href="" target="_blank">website</a>.</p>Communication Department Chair Candidate Public Presentation, 31 Jan 2017 16:59:17<p>Please join us for the Leadership and Research presentation that will be given by Dr. April Trees at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3rd in Black Hall 151. Dr. Trees is a candidate for Chair of the Department of Communication. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.</p>Communication Department Chair Candidate Public Presentation, 31 Jan 2017 16:53:33<p>Please join us for the Leadership and Research presentation that will be given by Dr. James O’Connor at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30th in Black Hall 151. Dr. O'Connor is a candidate for Chair of the Department of Communication. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.</p>Our PR Alum is a Miss Washington Semi-Finalist, 10 Jan 2017 10:15:25<p><img alt="" src="/communication/sites/" style="width: 480px; height: 600px;"> Riley has been doing some incredible work since she graduated and is now a semi-finalist for the Miss Washington Pageant. You can read more about her <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p>Communication + Art = Collaborative Success in Action, 15 Dec 2016 12:45:59<p>As Dean of the CWU College of Arts and Humanities for almost two years, I have come to appreciate the distinctiveness of each of our eight dynamic departments and four innovative interdisciplinary programs in serving the needs of our nearly 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Read the <a href="" target="_blank">entire story here</a>.&nbsp;</p>Pulse - 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>