GVSU Ad/PR major Drien Kihn (center) was on the winning team at the Planck Center's Challenge for Emerging Leaders. For more information, read this post by the team captain.
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein's session at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference was featured in Wits Vuvuzela. You can read the story here.
Carl Brown has been awarded the NCA's Von Til Outstanding Newcomer Award. The award is presented to a communication center administrator who has been in their role for at most five years and shows evidence of innovation, scholarship/intellectual work, mentoring, and effectiveness, as well as participation in NCA’s Communication Centers section and the NACC conferences. Please be sure to congratulate Carl the next time you see him!
From Melissa Baker-Boosamra in the Community Service Learning Center:
Please share this incredible opportunity for a PAID CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP with students you know who may be interested. The College to Congress program is accepting applications for students who are Pell eligible through November 24th.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 20 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet the following criteria:
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Media Projects Grants
AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
ITEM: Notice supporting film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Funds support two types of projects: Production; and Development
ACTION: Applications for both project types are due January 10, 2018, Approximately $40,000-75,000 per award is available to support multiple Development grants. Approximately $100,000-650,000 per award is available to support multiple Productions grants. Cost-sharing is greatly encouraged.
LINKS: Grants.gov, Solicitation
CONTACT: Division of Public Programs, 202/606-8269. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melba Veléz Ortiz and Corey Anton will be presenting next week at the National Communication Association annual convention. The abstracts for their sessions are included below.
A Credo for Ethical Small Group Communication: An Ethnographic Case Study of a Long-term Virtual Department
Melba Veléz Ortiz
This panel presentation enacts NCA's theme of "Our Legacy, Our Relevance" by first looking inward to ask ourselves as a discipline if we are adequately addressing the ethical dimensions of small group communication. It then asks us to look "outward" by providing a substantive tool, a Credo for Ethical Small Group Communication, to help facilitate discussions within virtual or face-to-face small groups across academia and professional contexts. This panel will be a combination of presentation and interaction:
Presentation: Each panel member will present their area of expertise in group communication ethics to provide a foundation that describes the need for a credo for ethical group communication. The panel members will also describe the results of an ethnographic study that examined a highly functioning virtual group. The results include a preliminary draft of a Credo for Ethical Small Group Communication.
Interaction: Based on the process used to build the NCA Credo for Ethical Communication, panelists and attendees will work together to further develop the Credo for Ethical Small Group Communication. The goal is to gain multiple perspectives and insights in the development of ethical group communication for both virtual and face-to-face teams.
Relationship, Responsibility and Rhetoric: Exploring Intersections of Communication Ethics and Disability
Melba Veléz Ortiz
This panel presentation will explore the intersection between communication ethics and disability, examining the relational impact of visible and invisible disabilities, questions of ethical responsibility, and negative rhetorical framings of disability in our everyday life. Panelists will share lived experiences of disabilities they possess or experiences as partners and caregivers, and the impact of disabilities on their relationships. Panel presents ideas on how communication ethics can and ought to consider issues of physical, invisible, and communicative disabilities. Levinas, Hyde, Buber, Nussbaum and others form the basis for ethical touchstones throughout the discussion.
Taking Up McLuhan's Cause: Perspectives on Media and Formal Causality
This lively panel both spotlights the role of formal cause in the thought of Marshall McLuhan and also reviews some of the latest scholarship in media ecology that extends and develops that thought. Focusing on the recently released co-edited book, Taking Up McLuhan's Cause: Perspectives on Media and Formal Causality (2017, Intellect Publishing, UK, carried in the US by The University of Chicago Press, panelists will discuss how the book came into being, overview some of its main contributions, and will further clarify how this line of thought can be used methodologically in future media ecological research. Time will also be set side for questions and audience interaction. Attendees can anticipate to learn about an exciting new vista within media ecology.
Marvis Herring, an SoC alumnus from 2013, will be featured at this year's Venderbush Leadership Reception, which is scheduled for November 14th, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm in the Pere Marquette Room of the Kirkhof Center. Here's some information from the organizers of the event:
Marvis Herring earned a Bachelor’s in Broadcasting from GVSU in 2013, and he currently works in Grand Rapids as a News Reporter for Wood TV8—we think the talk he'll have about his journey as a leader and how he applies leadership in his career field will be very relevant to you and your students! We also have one speaker who works in Business/Marketing, and another in the Health/Social Work Field. Venderbush will feature short speeches by each of our speakers, a panel discussion where students can ask questions, and a reception afterwards with light appetizers served.
For further details or for your students or you to RSVP, please see the event page HERE.
GVSU's 2017 Teach-In is on Thursday, November 9, and several sessions feature SoC faculty: