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PhD Student Co-Authors Children’s Book on Positive Self-Image

Jeremy McCool, who is working toward his PhD in Communications Media, recently co-authored Princess & The Power of Melanin, a story of a little African American girl who learns to embrace her uniqueness.

Posted on 11/6/2018 10:45:24 AM

Comm Media Faculty Member’s Film to Premiere at Mexico City Film Festival

The Empty House, a horror film shot in Indiana, Pennsylvania, will premiere at the Morbido Film Festival in Mexico City starting on October 31, 2018. The film, written and directed by Jeremy Waltman, provided experiential education opportunities for IUP students who worked alongside industry professionals.

Posted on 10/18/2018 11:27:14 AM

Comm Media Alumni Return to Campus During Homecoming 2018

Some 300 undergraduate and graduate students attended the Department of Communications Media alumni networking event during homecoming. The event gave students the opportunity to meet graduates of the program, make connections for internships, and gain valuable career advice.

Posted on 10/8/2018 4:20:06 PM

Communications Media Welcomes Frederick Douglass Scholar

The Department of Communications Media is privileged to host the Frederick Douglass Institute Scholars Fellow, Armani Davis.

Posted on 8/27/2018 12:02:36 PM

Faculty Work Exhibited in NYC

Photographic work created by Communications Media faculty member Rachel Fox is on display at the Gallery MC on 52nd St. in NY.  The work is part of an exhibition called Environmental Food Chain, curated by re artiste.  Fox recently completed

Posted on 8/15/2018 8:55:18 AM

Communications Media Students Take Home National Award for Live Events

Students in the COMM 360 Digital Sports Production class have been recognized alongside the best in the media industry with a Telly Awards silver prize. The award-winning video submitted to the Telly Awards is a compilation of IUP’s 2017 football game against Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 7/2/2018 11:58:05 AM

Communications Media Class Takes Students to New York

The streets of Manhattan provided the venue for a summer 2018 photography course taught by Communications Media faculty member Rachel Porter Fox. Fifteen students enrolled in the COMM 408 Media Field Studies traveled to New York to view the city through the lens of their cameras.

Posted on 6/11/2018 1:42:55 PM

Communications Media Faculty Member Chosen for Artist Residency

Communications Media faculty member Rachel Porter Fox will spend a month as an artist in residence at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Posted on 4/11/2018 4:18:03 PM

IUP Film Festival

Come to the KCAC on Saturday, March 31, to see short films from national high schools, IUP’s Student Film Association, and national filmmakers. Guests include artist Livio Ramondelli from Transformers, Star Wars, Star Trek, and DC Universe Online; and IUP alumna Jennifer Lynn Warren from American Horror Story and Conan.

Posted on 3/26/2018 2:25:56 PM

Former White House Photographer Returns to IUP to Meet with Students

Communications Media alumna Amanda Lucidon will return to campus this month to share her experience working in the White House and to discuss her best-selling book, Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer. Lucidon will speak in IUP’s Stouffer Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on March 21 with a reception and book signing to follow.

Posted on 3/7/2018 1:47:49 PM

Want to Spend a Week in New York City Studying Photography?

The Communications Media Department is gauging student interest in COMM 408 Media Field Studies: Experience Photography in New York City, a five-day summer course that would take place in New York City.

Posted on 2/12/2018 1:24:41 PM

IUP Adds Master of Science Degree in Strategic Communication

The Master of Science in Strategic Communication is a 36-credit program designed to serve current and aspiring communication professionals. The program prepares students to effectively communicate goal-driven messages through writing, research, production, and oral presentation.

Posted on 1/25/2018 3:39:06 PM

IUP Basketball Live on the Web

Live web streaming of Crimson Hawks men’s and women’s basketball continues during the spring 2018 semester. The coverage is free, and games are archived after the initial webcast.

Posted on 1/18/2018 2:50:49 PM

Is It Real, or Is It Photoshop?

In the course Fake News, Photoshop and Media Manipulation, offered by the Department of Communications Media, students will be challenged to investigate the veracity of media claims, compare news reports from various media, and determine where truth is blended with fiction.

Posted on 1/11/2018 1:42:50 PM

COMM 143 Media Wellness

How does media affect your well-being? Find out when you take COMM 143 MediaWellness to fulfill your Dimensions of Wellness requirement in LiberalStudies.

Posted on 12/1/2017 1:29:48 PM

Live Web Coverage of IUP Football

If you can’t make it to Saturday’s Crimson Hawks footballgame at Miller Stadium, you don’t have to miss a minute of the action. Watch on your phone, tablet, computer, orsmart TV on the IUP YouTube channel.

Posted on 11/30/2017 10:28:35 AM

Call for Actors

The IUP Center for Media Production and Research is seeking experienced actors to portray young to middle-aged professionals in a series of interactive online training videos.

Posted on 11/16/2017 2:58:20 PM

Media Open House

The Communications Media Department and the College of Education and Communications invite you to attend a Media Open House on Wednesday, November 15, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the basement of Davis Hall.Tour updated production facilities for IUP-TV and WIUP-FM.

Posted on 11/2/2017 9:57:49 AM

Photographic Work by Faculty Member to Be Featured in Vermont Exhibit

Photographic work by Communications Media faculty member Rachel B. Porter Fox will be part of an upcoming exhibition in Vermont. Porter Fox is known for work photographing what she describes as “the perfect mess,” smashing her perfectly baked cakes.

Posted on 10/13/2017 3:39:35 PM

Photographer to Demonstrate Phase One Technology

CommunicationsMedia faculty member Rachel Porter will host Scott Nidermaier, a New York-based commercial photographer, in her classes on Tuesday, September 5.

Posted on 9/1/2017 1:59:36 PM

Interns Create New Content for IUP-TV

Communications Media interns have spent their summer working with local businesses and creating new content for IUP-TV programs “The Swoop” and “Public Pictures Theater.”

Posted on 7/21/2017 8:15:37 AM

Kleinman Presents on Influences on People’s Willingness to Discuss Interpersonal Politics

Communications Media Department faculty member Steven Kleinman is presenting his research on political communication at national conferences during 2017.

Posted on 7/12/2017 8:15:45 AM

Communications Media Faculty Member Shoots Film in Indiana

Award-winning filmmaker and Communications Media facultymember Jeremy Waltman brought his latest project, “Blairsville,” to Indiana this summer.

Posted on 6/16/2017 1:07:54 PM

Comm Media Alumni Event to be Held at Evil Genius Brewpub in Philadelphia

The Department of CommunicationsMedia will host a summer alumni event at Evil Genius Brewpub in Philadelphiain summer 2017. Philly-area alumni from thedepartment are invited to network and see former professors.

Posted on 6/14/2017 8:39:11 AM

Porter Looks to Improve Photography Studios

IUP’s Academic Computing Policy and Advisory Committee funded Communications Media faculty member Rachel Porter’s proposal for the Technological Exploration and Innovation Fund, which will be used to acquire industry standard photographic technology that will provide the photography studio with a digital capture workspace.

Posted on 4/26/2017 1:30:57 PM

Stiegler to Present on Prince’s “The War” at UK Conference

Communications Media faculty member Zack Stiegler will present his interpretation of Prince’s 26-minute conceptual composition, “The War,” at Purple Reign, an interdisciplinary conference that will concentrate on the life and legacy of the innovative musician Prince.

Posted on 4/18/2017 2:08:45 PM

Communications Media Faculty to be Honored

Communications Media faculty member Stephanie Keppich is being recognized by the Center for Teaching Excellence for her work as the director of the Center for Media Production as well as for her mentorship role in the production of IUP football and basketball games.

Posted on 4/14/2017 1:16:17 PM

Comm Media Alumni to Receive Award for Accomplishments in National Media

James Rose ’90 and Colin Helms ’93 will receive IUP’sDistinguished Alumni Award for their success in national media careers.

Posted on 3/27/2017 12:54:44 PM

Comm Media Faculty Member and Graduates Publish on Scriptwriting Systems

Mary Beth Leidman,along with doctoral candidate T.J. Brown and two graduates of theCommunications Media and Instructional Technology PhD program, LauraWilson and Matthew McKeague, recently published a new textbook titledScriptwriting Systems for the New Millennium.

Posted on 2/14/2017 2:36:09 PM

Romantic Comedy to Air Valentine’s Day on IUP-TV

Struggling to think of a romantic date for Valentine’s Day? IUP-TV will air “It Plays Like Love,” a romantic comedy film written and directed by Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman.

Posted on 2/9/2017 12:26:55 PM

Muchtar Publishes on International Journalism

Communications Media faculty member Nurhaya Muchtar published two articles on international journalism in the Taylor and Francis journal Journalism Studies. “Journalists’ Development Journalism Role Perceptions” was published in December 2016, and “Journalism and the Islamic Worldview” was published in February 2017.

Posted on 2/2/2017 3:19:40 PM

Creative Digital Media Manager is Communications Media Guest Speaker

IUP Communications Media graduate Scott Pitts will return to campus on November 16 to talk with students about his background and careers in media production, design, and development.

Posted on 11/7/2016 4:27:39 PM

IUP-TV Fright Night

Public Picture Theater on IUP-TV presents its first-ever Halloween special—two nights of fun, film, and fear on October 30 and 31, 2016.

Posted on 10/27/2016 1:37:05 PM

Communications Media Alumna, Working at Comedy Central, to be Honored

Jonnee Tonsel, a project manager for Comedy Central’s Brand Creative Team, is being honored with one of IUP’s 2016 Young Alumni Achievement Awards for her accomplishments in national media.

Posted on 10/24/2016 10:32:33 AM

Communications Media Homecoming 2016

Some 300 students plus 55 alumni and guests attended the Department of Communications Media Alumni Networking Event during Homecoming Weekend.

Posted on 10/18/2016 10:01:32 AM

Communications Media Students Produce Live Crimson Hawks Sports

Fans of IUP Crimsons Hawks athletics can watch live webcasts of home football games this fall and several men’s and women’s basketball games in the spring via IUP Webcast.

Posted on 10/10/2016 10:12:20 AM

PR Professional to Speak to Communications Media Students

Megan Baker, a 1996 graduate of IUP’s Department ofCommunications Media, will meet with and talk to Communication Media studentsduring Homecoming weekend.

Posted on 10/7/2016 1:37:15 PM

Communications Media Alumni Networking Event

Some 60 IUP alumni, all graduates from the Department of Communications Media, are coming back to campus for IUP Homecoming 2016 to meet with and advise current communications media students on Friday, October 14.

Posted on 9/26/2016 4:24:19 PM

Communications Media Faculty Member Screens New Film

“It Plays Like Love,” an original film written, produced, anddirected by new Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman, will beshown at IUP onTuesday, October 4, at 6:00 p.m. in Stouffer Auditorium, followed by a question-and-answer session with Waltman.

Posted on 9/21/2016 3:03:47 PM

Communications Media Professor Receives Top Paper Award

“Talking Politics: Discussion Partner andGroup Preferences,” was named toppaper in the political communication category by the National CommunicationAssociation.

Posted on 9/21/2016 12:10:05 PM

Communications Media Faculty and Student Publish on Impact of Mobile Technology on Our Culture

Communications Mediafaculty member Zachary Stiegler and PhD candidate Nick Artman have penned achapter in the book ConfrontingTechnopoly: Charting a Course towards Human Survival. Their chapter tackles the effects mobiledevices have had in shaping our cultural status quo.

Posted on 9/19/2016 12:05:22 PM

Bancroft Documentary to Air on IUP-TV September 8 and 9

In a collaborative effort with the National Endowment for the Arts, IUP’s University Museum, and IUP’s College of Fine Arts, Communications Media students have produced a documentary chronicling the life of American painter Milton Bancroft.

Posted on 9/7/2016 8:58:09 AM

CMIT Grad To Be Honored

Bradley Wiggins,associate professor and head of the department of Media Communications atWebster University in Vienna, Austria, is being honored with the 2016 Collegeof Education and Educational Technology Alumni Scholar Award.

Posted on 8/24/2016 11:13:21 AM

Comm Media Students Win National Production Awards

IUP’s Center forMedia Production and Research was honored with two 2016 Telly Awards, onefor Student Video Production of a TV Program and one for Online Video SportsProduction, both for the broadcast of the CrimsonHawks men’s basketball game played on February 17.

Posted on 5/25/2016 11:32:12 AM

Flick, the Fledgling Filmmakers Festival, Held on April 23

Held at the HUB, the Filmmakers Festival screened nearly 140 short films; delivered multiple, well-received film production workshops; hosted Michael Chin (world-famous fight choreographer for stage, television, and film); received 160 registrations; and created real momentum for creating an interdisciplinary film program at IUP.

Posted on 4/25/2016 3:10:42 PM

Laurel Highlands Communications Conference Begins Friday, April 29

The seventh annual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference, housed at IUP’s Kovalchick Complex, is a communication and media-based symposium for regional scholars to gather to discuss contemporary academic breakthroughs and developments in the field.

Posted on 4/25/2016 12:15:19 PM

Flick: The Fledgling Filmmakers’ Festival to be Held April 23

Flick: The Fledgling Filmmakers’ Festival is designed toshowcase the work of new regional filmmakers of all ages. Animation,business-related, documentary, experimental, instructional, and narrative areamong the genres included in the film festival.

Posted on 4/19/2016 3:40:47 PM

Laurel Highlands Communications Conference Coming Soon

April 29, 2016, marks the seventhannual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference, which will be housed at IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 4/11/2016 1:47:37 PM

Seventh Annual Laurel Highlands Conference, April 29

Theannual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference will take place at IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Sponsored by the Department of Communications Media, this conference is a communication- and media-based symposium for regional scholars todiscuss contemporary academic breakthroughs and developments in the field.

Posted on 4/1/2016 2:53:27 PM

Emmy Award Winner Goodling to Visit IUP

IUP Communications Media graduate Joel Goodling, aproducer for FOX Sports West, will share his expertise in sports mediaproduction with IUP students on Wednesday,December 9.

Posted on 11/30/2015 11:54:01 AM

Alumna Stewart Publishes on Crisis Communication and Social Media

Margaret Stewart, a graduate of the Communications Mediaand Instructional Technology PhD program, and Gail Wilson, chair of theDepartment of Communications Media, recently published their original researchin the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

Posted on 11/5/2015 12:22:18 PM

Communication Media Professor’s Documentary Among Winners in National Competition to be Featured in Film Festival

Mary BethLeidman's film "Intersecting Sparks: Art and Science, Research andImagination" will be shown at the National Communications Association (NCA)Film Festival in Las Vegas.

Posted on 11/2/2015 2:47:09 PM

2016 Flick: The Fledgling Filmmakers’ Festival

Flick: TheFledgling Filmmakers’ Festival is designed to showcase the work of newfilmmakers. The 2016 Flickwill be held the Hadley Union Building on April 23, 2016. Filmsubmission deadline is January 22.

Posted on 10/30/2015 12:04:42 PM

Seeking weekend DJs for 90.1 WIUP-FM

Calling all music lovers! 90.1 WIUP-FM is currently looking for dedicated on-air personalities to join our weekend lineup.

Posted on 10/12/2015 6:56:13 PM

Muchtar to Co-Lead Ninth Annual Indonesia Focus Conference

Nurhaya Muchtar, associate professor in the Department of Communications Media, will co-lead the 2015 conference at Ohio State University, October 23–24.

Posted on 10/12/2015 2:53:24 PM

Television Writer to Headline Laurel Highlands Communications Conference

Professor John Tchernev will be the keynote speaker for the2016 Laurel Highlands Communications Conference on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the KCAC.

Posted on 9/29/2015 1:11:08 PM

Communications Media Members to Present at 101st NCA Annual Convention

Steven Kleinman, Mary BethLeidman, Vicky Ortiz, and Zack Stiegler, along with five CommunicationsMedia and Instructional Technology PhD students, will presentat the 2015 National Communication Association annualconvention.

Posted on 9/16/2015 2:13:36 PM

Student Sanders is Finalist in National College Photography Competition

LouisaClara Sanders, a communications media major/photography certificate studentfrom Seward, Pa., was selected as a finalist by Photographer’s Forum magazine in anational college photography competition.

Posted on 9/15/2015 11:28:04 AM

Wissinger and Wilson Publish on Facebook Privacy Policies and Rights

Doctoral candidate Christina Wissinger and B. Gail Wilson,chair and professor with the Department of Communications Media, recentlypublished their original research paper “Student Perceptions of Facebook’sPrivacy Policies and Rights” in the Journal of Social Media Studies.

Posted on 8/19/2015 9:25:11 AM

IndiGO and Communications Media Collaborate on Informational Videos

A unique collaboration involving the Indiana County Transit Authority, the PhD program in Communications Media and Instructional Technology, and the Center for Media Production and Research will help introduce new riders to IndiGO’s bus services.

Posted on 7/6/2015 8:47:32 AM

Musical Trio Album and Video to be Produced

The departments of Music and Communications Media arecollaborating on a recording project with Eastern Standard, a musical trioconsisting of Heidi Lucas (horn), Zach Collins (tuba), and Jacob Ertl (piano).

Posted on 7/6/2015 8:27:30 AM

Communications Media members present at PCA/ACA convention

COMM Media members present at PCA/ACA

Posted on 6/5/2015 9:20:01 AM

Muchtar Invited to Present on Global Journalism Practices

Nurhaya Muchtar, Departmentof Communications Media, will present her research “Global Journalism Practices: a study aboutperceived influence and professional identities of journalism” at the internationalconvention of the Worlds of Journalism Study in Munich, Germany, inSeptember 2015.

Posted on 6/3/2015 9:02:09 AM

Kleinman Presents at ICA Conference in Puerto Rico

Steven Kleinman, assistant professor with the Department of Communications Media, recently presented his research paper “Ideology isn’t Everything the Role of Personality Traits on Informal Political Discussion” at the 65th annual International Communication Association (ICA) conference, held May 20–25,

Posted on 5/29/2015 12:38:06 PM

Six CMIT Doctoral Candidates to Present Work at National Conference

Six CMIT Doctoral Candidates will present their work at the 2014 Popular Culture Association/American CultureAssociation National Conference in Chicago.

Posted on 3/27/2014 9:59:15 AM

Harpo Exec to Speak at Laurel Highlands Communications Conference

Jonathan Sinclair, a 1990 graduate of IUP and the Departmentof Communications Media, will be the featured speaker at the 2014 LaurelHighlands Communications Conference, April 10–11 at IUP.

Posted on 2/6/2014 8:46:43 AM

Center for Media Production and Research Produce Pyrotechnics Safety Video

Producing a training video from start to finish will not only provide Communications Media students with real-world experience, but the subject matter is providing the Indiana community with some spectacular entertainment.

Posted on 10/29/2013 9:57:38 PM

Indiana Lions Club Fall Fun Fest, Fireworks, and IUP Communications Media

The Indiana Lions Club, in conjunction with the American Pyrotechnics Association and IUP, will present a fall Fun Fest on Thursday, October 31, at Mack Park Fair Grounds.

Posted on 10/29/2013 9:23:11 AM

Documentary on Israeli Sculptor and Geophysicist to Air on WPSU

Intersecting Sparks: Art and Science, Research and Imagination is the story of Israeli sculptor and geophysicist Michael Lazar. The documentary was produced by Mary Beth Leidman and doctoral candidate TJ Brown.

Posted on 9/27/2013 1:19:57 PM

Doctoral Student Kormos Receives 2013 Filcik Fellowship

Communications Media and Instructional Technology doctoral student Erik Kormos has received the 2013 Julius Filcik Doctoral Fellowship.

Posted on 4/11/2013 8:31:54 AM

Communications Media Welcomes Alumni Ruscher and Wade as Guest Lecturers

The IUP Communication Media Department welcomes alumni Robert Ruscher and Barry Wade, who will guest lecture in the Television Production classes on March 14, 2013.

Posted on 3/13/2013 1:32:32 PM

Carter Leadership Award Received by Communications Media and Instructional Technology Student

Brian Johnson, a student in the Communications Media and Instructional Technology Ph.D. program at IUP, was recently awarded the Jennie Carter Leadership Award at California University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 10/25/2012 10:45:55 AM

2012 Filcik Fellowship Awarded to Communications Media and Instructional Technology Student

Communications Media and Instructional Technology doctoral student Jennifer Helman has received the Julius Filcik Doctoral Fellowship.

Posted on 9/24/2012 8:15:10 AM

Laurel Highlands Communications Conference Call for Presentations

There is still time to submit a proposal for the 2012 Laurel Highlands Communications Conference, sponsored by the IUP Communications Media Department. The 2012 LHCC will be held at Kovalchick Complex on November 1–2, 2012.

Posted on 7/23/2012 3:10:32 PM

Mock Shooting Exercise Collaboration Between Communications Media and Campus Police

The Department of Communications Media, in conjunction with IUP Campus Police, recently held an exercise to create a real-life scenario involving a shooter and bomb threat on campus. The exercise took place Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the R&P Building.

Posted on 7/23/2012 1:57:34 PM

IUP-TV Student Sports Production Shines at Annual College Sports Video Summit

Two IUP-TV students’ all-sports productions received honorable mentions for “Live Basketball Game Action vs Cal U” and “IUP Men’s Basketball Recruitment Tease” at the 2012 Annual College Sports Video Summit in Atlanta, Ga.

Posted on 6/20/2012 4:16:06 PM

Lind Invited to Participate on Expert Panel

David Lind, Communications Media Department, participated in the workshop “Generation Next: Student to Professional—How to Make the Leap” at the 2012 annual Sports Video Group’s College Sports Video Summit in Atlanta, Ga.

Posted on 6/20/2012 4:10:47 PM

Communications Media Students Win Videographer Award

The documentary titled “Tosi’s Tales,” created by a group of Communications Media and Instructional Technology Ph.D. students, has won the Videographer Award of Distinction from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

Posted on 6/21/2011 9:02:37 PM

Communications Media and Instructional Technology Doctoral Students Have “SITE” Set on Improving Education

Six students from the Communications Media and Instructional Technology (CMIT) Ph.D. program presented their scholarship at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Posted on 3/22/2011 3:38:54 PM

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article to Discuss Ph.D. Second Life Project

Students of the Ph.D. program in Communications Media and Instructional Technologies will be featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about their Civil Rights Movement simulation project.

Posted on 2/8/2011 3:13:41 PM

Doctoral Candidate Couples Sales, Education to Enhance Recruiting Efforts of Coaches

Carrie West, a doctoral candidate in Communications Media and Instructional Technology at IUP and pharmaceutical sales executive, has developed a program that introduces collegiate coaches to sales techniques that have been perfected by large sales organizations.

Posted on 10/25/2010 6:37:40 PM

Doctoral Candidate Keeps Cyberspace Safe

Carol M. Walker, a doctoral candidate in Communications Media and Instructional Technology at IUP and adjunct professor at NCC, is passionate about Internet safety and is committed to helping teenagers and young adults maintain a safe cyberspace experience.

Posted on 10/25/2010 6:35:04 PM

Comm Media Ph.D. Student Wins Filcik Fellowship

Incoming Ph.D. student Patricia Cseh is the 2010–2011 recipient of the Julius Filcik Fellowship.

Posted on 7/29/2010 7:03:45 PM

Doctoral Students Win International Award for Video Game

Six Communications Media and Instructional Technology doctoral students have won an international award for their educational video game, Planet in Peril.

Posted on 6/23/2010 8:10:56 PM

Lauber Wins Two Videographer Awards

Dr. Erick Lauber, director of the Digital Media Institute and station manager of IUP-TV, was notified that two of his television productions were winners in the 2010 Videographer Awards competition.

Posted on 6/17/2010 3:13:34 PM

Three Communications Media Students Selected for McNair Scholars Program

Nineteen new scholars have been selected to participate in the IUP McNair Scholars program for the 2010–2011 academic year, and three of them were chosen from the Communications Media Department.

Posted on 5/3/2010 12:02:29 PM

Tourtellotte Receives Communications Media Volunteer Service Award

Sarah Tourtellotte of the Communications Media Department was honored on April 28, 2010, with the Volunteer Service Award for performing exemplary service learning projects during the 2009–2010 academic year.

Posted on 5/3/2010 11:44:33 AM

Four Students to Present at Pennsylvania Educational Technology Conference and Expo

Four members of IUP’s Communications Media Department will present at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Conference and Expo on February 22, 2010.

Posted on 2/16/2010 1:06:52 PM

PASSHE Grant Renewed for Third Year

For the third consecutive year, the PASSHE Economic Development Grant for Internship Initiatives has been renewed. The 2009–2010 $30,000 grant is codirected by Dr. Richard Lamberski, professor of Communications Media, and Mr. Mark Anthony, director of the Career Development Center.

Posted on 2/16/2010 1:06:11 PM

Doctoral Candidate to Present on Social Interaction at Swiss Conference

Brad Wiggins, a doctoral candidate in the Communications Media Department, is preparing for his trip to Switzerland to present at the Swiss Association of Communications and Media Research Conference on March 26, 2010.

Posted on 1/27/2010 12:19:50 PM

Center for Videoconferencing Marks Ten-Year Anniversary

The Center for Videoconferencing is celebrating its ten-year anniversary of serving the university at large. Contact the center to inquire about scheduling its facilities or a demonstration of its facilities.

Posted on 12/7/2009 2:02:29 PM

Two Student Finalists in National College Broadcasters Awards

Two Communications Media students were recognized for films they produced in the Digital Media Institute. Brandon Roudebush and Erika Knox were honored as the first-ever IUP finalists in the College Broadcasters National Awards for television production.

Posted on 12/3/2009 2:00:57 PM

Student Employee Shows Exceptional Dedication

Sara Lamberson is currently the special projects assistant for Dr. Richard Lamberski, professor in the Communications Media Department. In the year and a half she has worked with him, Sara has assisted with many projects and led many herself. Dr. Lamberski holds her in the highest regards among all of his student workers.

Posted on 12/3/2009 1:57:36 PM

IUP-TV Special Report: “Wounded Warriors: Traumatic Brain Injury”

Traumatic Brain Injury is the topic of an in-depth interview on IUP-TV with Dr. Karl Hursey, a rehabilitation psychologist with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Defense and Veterans’ Brain Injury Center in Johnstown. This thirty-minute special educates veterans and those who care about them to the disparate effects that TBI can have over time and the treatment options available that can lead to recovery.

Posted on 11/2/2009 9:31:00 AM

“Employer’s Corner” Series Produced by Comm Media Dept., Career Development Center, and IUP-TV

Dr. Richard Lamberski of the Communications Media Department worked together with the College of Education and Educational Technology and the Career Development Center in order to produce The Employer’s Corner, a video series of interviews discussing the major points a student should know when searching for an internship or a job.

Posted on 10/26/2009 11:55:03 AM

Laurel Highlands Communications Conference Hosted by Comm Media Department

The annual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference was hosted by the Department of Communications Media on September 24 and 25, 2009. This year’s conference theme was “Communications Media and Instructional Technology in Economically Changing Times.”

Posted on 10/19/2009 3:16:04 PM

Doctoral Student Writes Recipe for Success With New Cookbook

Ryan L. Sittler, a doctoral student at IUP, was recently published with his coauthor Douglas Cook in a highly unconventional, highly educational book. The Library Instruction Cookbook is full of great ideas for classroom instructional activities.

Posted on 10/19/2009 3:12:18 PM

Free Webcast of IUP-California Inaugural Coal Bowl Game

IUP-TV’s student sports production crew and Penn Atlantic will provide a free live webcast to IUP alumni, fans, and D2 fans of the inaugural Coal Bowl Football Game: CALU Vulcans vs. IUP Crimson Hawks. The webcast begins Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 12:40 p.m.

Posted on 9/30/2009 12:18:02 PM

Comm Media Alumnus Wins Emmy

Joel Goodling, a 2004 Communications Media graduate, won an Emmy along with his production team for the Red Bull Air Race World Series. Awarded in the category of Technical Team Remote, Air Race won over several well-known productions, including ESPN Monday Night Football, NASCAR on FOX, and ESPN X-Games.

Posted on 9/30/2009 12:14:03 PM

Alumna Putt Stays Busy While Being Stay-At-Home Mom

A 2001 IUP Communications Media graduate with three young sons is putting her degree to work by enjoying some freelance writing and radio work with Renda Broadcasting, Inc. Christina Putt, a native of Indiana, was a recent host and cohost of the Open Mic program, a live news talk show on Renda Broadcasting.

Posted on 9/30/2009 12:11:48 PM

College of Education and Educational Technology Announces Distinguished Alumni Scholar for 2009

Pattnaik graduated from IUP in the summer of 1996 with a degree in Elementary Education and a specialization in Early Childhood Education.

Posted on 9/21/2009 11:14:21 AM

WIUP-TV Sports Crew Makes It to Final Six

WIUP-TV’s student sports crew’s football production of last year’s double overtime win against Slippery Rock was nationally recognized as a nominee in Live Game Production for the Global Media Sports Award for university video departments.

Posted on 9/21/2009 11:13:20 AM

IUP-TV Features “Best of the Best” Comm. Media Programming

Wednesday through Sunday listings for IUP-TV channel 6 on Comcast Cable and channel 20 on Campus Cable System

Posted on 9/17/2009 11:10:44 AM

Kanyarusoke Receives First-ever Humanitarian Award from College of Education

Dr. Charles Kanyarusoke, a Communications Media Department professor, received the first-ever IUP College of Education Humanitarian Award in August 2009 for his work in implementing educational programs in Southern Sudan.

Posted on 9/16/2009 10:54:13 AM

Annual Communications Conference Launches

The IUP Department of Communications Media will host the first annual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference, to be held September 24–25, 2009. at the Quality Inn and Suites.

Posted on 9/8/2009 3:11:09 PM

Special WIUP-TV Programming Honors Hurricane Katrina’s Fourth Anniversary

With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on August 29, WIUP-TV will be airing two 30-minute specials on the disaster the week of August 31, 2009.

Posted on 9/1/2009 12:57:23 PM

WIUP-FM Summer Organizational Meeting

WIUP-FM has openings this summer for DJs and managers. Come to an informational meeting Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

Posted on 6/2/2009 11:06:07 AM

IUP Communications Media Members Present at Governor’s Conference

Last month, a team of IUP Communications Media students and faculty members presented at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference on Higher Education.

Posted on 4/23/2009 1:05:57 AM

International Communications Media Student Shares Viewpoints

International student Emebet Van Slobbe offered some insight into what it is like to view America as an outsider. Born in Ethiopia but raised in Holland, she came to IUP in August 2008 as a Communications Media major.

Posted on 4/20/2009 1:38:00 PM

Comm Media and Instructional Technology Doctoral Program Flourishing

The Communications Media doctoral program has drawn twenty-one students in its first cohort, greatly exceeding its preliminary estimate of students. This number was well above the sixteen students that officials expected to be enrolled.

Posted on 4/15/2009 12:09:44 PM

IUP Ph.D. Student Publishes Second Article

After having one article published on the effects that distance education can have on third world countries, IUP graduate student George Konetes has published another article focusing on the political forces that effect distance education programs.

Posted on 4/15/2009 11:54:31 AM

IUP Faculty Member Part of Fallen Marine Memorial Run

Doctoral student and professor Karl Roeper has been active with the Fallen Marine Memorial Run, a charity motorcycle event, since it started in 2006. The run honors marines who were killed or disabled in action and helps raise money for their families.

Posted on 3/23/2009 10:14:03 AM

Lind Appointed to National Sports Video Group Advisory Board

David Lind, WIUP-TV operations manager, has been appointed to the national Sports Video Group’s advisory board.

Posted on 3/9/2009 10:00:22 AM

Communications Media Alumnus Wins Achievement Award

Jeff Chiarelli, a December 2006 graduate, recently won an Achievement in Radio Award in the category of “Best Weekday Overnight Host.”

Posted on 2/17/2009 12:12:12 PM

Konetes Publishes Article on Distance Education Impact on Developing Nations

George Konetes, a graduate student in the Communications Media Department, recently published an article discussing the impact that distance education can have on developing nations. The article was accepted in The International Journal of Instructional Media for a 2011 publication date.

Posted on 2/9/2009 10:05:29 AM

IUP Professors Find No Perfect Formula for Political Success

Professors Mary Beth Leidman and Sarah Tourtellotte and student Jaclyn Emershaw presented research on commonalities of female politicians at the 2008 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Women’s Consortium Conference.

Posted on 2/9/2009 9:37:21 AM

Lamberski Receives 2008 Alumni Society Award for Leadership and Service from PSU

Richard Lamberski, of IUP’s Department of Communications Media, received the 2008 Alumni Society Award for Leadership and Service from Penn State University.

Posted on 10/23/2008 11:03:37 AM

Lauber Serves as Faculty Fellow at National Association of Television Program Executives Conference

Erick Lauber served as an invited faculty fellow at the most recent National Association of Television Program Executives conference in Las Vegas.

Posted on 8/26/2008 8:18:51 AM

Communications Media to Offer Ph.D.

The IUP Communications Media Department will soon offer a Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology.

Posted on 4/14/2008 4:08:47 PM

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