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Keppich Wins Teaching Excellence for Temporary Faculty Award

IUP Comm Media faculty member Stephanie Keppich has received the Teaching Excellence for Temporary Faculty award.

“The Veteran” Teaser Scene Released

A teaser scene from Jeremy Waltman's movie "The Veteran" has been released.

Stiegler Publishes Book on Musical Intimacy

IUP Comm Media faculty member Zack Stiegler and IUP media communication studies doctoral program graduate Todd Campbell co-authored a new book titled "Musical Intimacy."

Sulaiman Presents Paper at NCA Conference

Nafisah Ahmad Sulaiman, a comm media third-year PhD student, presented her paper, “Understanding Facebook Crisis Communication in the Context of Dialogic Theory of Public Relations: A Case Study of Twitter Ban in Nigeria,” at the National Communication Association's 109th annual conference in Washington, DC.

Third Crystal Pillar Award for COMM 360 Class Crew

IUP Comm Media's COMM 360 Live Sports Football class won their third Crystal Pillar Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the student productions category, awarded on October 14, 2023.

WIUP FM Airs Programs on Diversity

WIUP FM airs programs on diversity and inclusion every Tuesday and Friday from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Waltman's Movie Previews in Norway

IUP Comm Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman recently directed "The Veteran," which was invited to preview at the Nordkapp Filmfestival in Norway on September 14, 2023.

Lights, Camera, Passion: Lindsay Ward ’08

From a young age, Lindsay Ward heard the call of the city, but she wasn’t sure how to get there. At IUP, she developed the skills and network to eventually land her dream job as a news anchor in Pittsburgh.

Designing a Business: Dan Rugh ’95

Dan Rugh ’95 took what he calls his “broad and weird foundation” from IUP and formed a printing company that handles many kinds of projects. He approaches them with a creative eye and work ethic that solve problems for clients.

IUP PhD Propels Student to Professor

IUP's doctoral program in the Department of Communications Media included theory, research, production work, and teaching experience. It was the perfect combination to propel Jeremy McCool from an Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate student to a professor at West Chester University.

Waltman Creates New Video Game

Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman recently published Weatherworn to the Steam gaming platform. 

IUP-TV at Winter-Warmup Event

If you want to try a hand in video editing, on-air talent, or camera equipment, we offer hands-on studio training for all levels of knowledge. Join us for IUP’s Winter Warm-Up event, where you can learn more about IUP-TV and other organizations at IUP.

Comm Media Alumnus Lambert to Receive IMPACT Award

The 2021 College of Education and Communications IMPACT Award for the Department of Communications Media will be presented to 1992 graduate Tim Lambert, multimedia news director for WITF-FM in Harrisburg.

Communications Media Students Nominated for National Production Award

College Broadcasters, Inc. selected the IUP-TV Sports production of the IUP Crimson Hawks football victory over Edinboro on November 9, 2019, as a finalist in the Best Live Sports Broadcast category. 

Alumna Bradburn Shares Radio Experiences with Communications Media 101 and Journalism 105 Students

Communications Media graduate Melanie (Monaghan) Bradburn changed up her morning routine to spend time talking to students in COMM 101 and JRNL 105.  Radio listeners in Pittsburgh know Bradburn as Melanie Taylor, one member of the Star 100.7.

Communications Media Students Win NATAS Production Award

Work produced by students from the IUP Department of Communications Media was recognized for excellence when the Mid Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented their regional Emmy awards on September 19, 2020.

Stiegler Publishes on Beatles, Musical Intimacy

Communications Media faculty member Zack Stiegler recently published “‘We are a fly on the wall listening’: Constructions of Musical Intimacy in the Beatles’ Anthology” in the journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies.

Comm Media and Dance Collaboration Gets International Screening

The dance short film Ordnung has been selected to screen at the Paris Play International Film Festival. Ordnung is a collaborative project between faculty members in the Department of Communications Media and the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance.

Waltman's “Troubadour” to Screen at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

A film directed by IUP Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman has been selected to screen at the 2020 Nightpiece Film Fest, part of the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival.

Kleinman Appointed Editor of Journal of Communications Media Studies

Steven Kleinman (associate professor, Communications Media) has been appointed to serve as editor of the Journal of Communications Media Studies. Kleinman follows colleague Zack Stiegler, who served in the position for seven years.

Communications Media End-of-Year Awards Presentation

The Department of Communications Media celebrated the accomplishments of students and student organizations with end-of-the-year awards presented in a mega-virtual party.

Faculty Collaboration Blends Dance and Film

A collaborative project between faculty members in the Department of Communications Media and the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance has resulted in a film project.

Communications Media Senior Nixon to Intern at Veterans Employment Trajectory Initiative

Senior communications media student Joshua Nixon will spend his summer interning in Washington, DC. From a pool of nationwide applications, Nixon is one of 20 students selected and is the first student from IUP accepted into the Washington Center’s program.

Comm Media Alumnus Pitts Makes an Impact

Department of Communications Media alumnus Scott Pitts ’92 was one of six recipients of the College of Education and Communications’ Impact Awards for 2020. Pitts spent time with students on Friday, talking about his career as an Emmy-award winning producer of multimedia graphics.

Comm Media Student Dorsey Shoots for NBA

While most IUP students are hanging out on campus, junior communications media major Autumn Dorsey is hanging out with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and professional athletes Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard.