Submissions are now being accepted for the Department of Communication's 5th Annual Student Showcase & Awards event, to be held on Wed., April 6. Comm majors are invited to submit their creative/academic work in any of the following five categories: Audio-Visual, Civic Engagement/Community Service, Speech/Rhetoric/ Performance, Writing, and Research. The deadline for all submissions is Tues., March 1, and works in progress are welcome.
Jan 14, 2016
Thanks to a generous gift provided by alumna Elaine Nord, Communication majors planning to do mass media-related internships during the summer may now apply for funding through the Elaine E. Nord Internship Fund for Creative Communications. Nord, who graduated from UMass Amherst in 1981 with a degree in what was then called Communication Studies, established the competitive fund to help one Comm student per year to cover some of his/her expenses associated with an internship.
Jan 13, 2016
Prof. Kevin Anderson and Comm alumnus Alex Kamb ’15 are collaborating on a feature-length film, titled Running Embers. Working with a cast and crew consisting mainly of UMass Amherst students, Kevin and Alex recently produced a “Proof of Concept” trailer for Running Embers. To learn more about their film, please click here.
Jan 6, 2016
Dec 23, 2015
Dec 17, 2015
Patrick Sabbs, a 1984 UMass Amherst graduate who majored in Communication, has been nominated by Gov. Charlie Baker for a Springfield District Court judgeship. Patrick, who began his post-UMass career at WWLP-TV in Springfield, earned a law degree in the mid-1990s and served for many years as an Assistant District Attorney in Hampden County. Read more about him by clicking here.
Dec 8, 2015
Dec 3, 2015
Marina Qutab, a Communication junior from Rutland, Mass., was awarded second place in this year's Project Green Challenge (PGC), a competition that attracted entries from nearly 4,000 students from around the world. The PGC is an initiative of Turning Green, a student-led movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices.