SoC faculty and students were active at the College Media Association’s National College Media Convention last week in Louisville, KY.
APR student Rachel Syrba, who serves as general manager of student radio station WCKS, led a session called “Getting Your Station Noticed On Campus.” Syrba and station music director Kevin Brennan talked about ways to build enthusiasm for student media in front of a packed room of students and faculty advisers.
Assistant Professors Len O’Kelly and James Ford shared with other faculty advisers their experiences bringing student media into curriculum in a session called “Integrating Student Media Into the Classroom: Two Case Studies.” Prof. O’Kelly also delivered a session on the future of college radio called “Fighting Back: Uniting College Radio To Ensure Its Survival,” which was co-authored with Dr. Rob Quicke of William Paterson University in New Jersey.
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein was one of five GVSU faculty members selected to represent GVSU on an upcoming episode of the Academic Minute podcast. The Academic Minute is produced by the Association of American Colleges & Universities. It features faculty research and keeps listeners informed about what's new and exciting in the academy.
Robin Spring presented a session entitled Perpetual Handbook: Extending Experiential Learning via the Learning Process Method at the 2018 Lilly Conference in Traverse City, MI. The Perpetual Handbook uses the Learning Process Method to motivate students and encourage deeper learning through reflection while preserving important project processes and ideas. For more information on the Lilly Conference, visit the conference website.
Robin Spring recently published a module entitled 15 Steps to Group Project Success: Using the UDL Model to Elevate Team Collaboration on the College STAR website. College STAR focuses on developing initiatives to help colleges and universities better serve students with learning and attention differences.
Tim Penning will be donning one of his wife's wigs as the keynote speaker for the Wine & Wig event, a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in West Michigan. For those skeptical of this story, click here for proof.
School of Communications alumni swept the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce's ATHENA awards, with Jennifer Maxson '94 winning the ATHENA Leadership Award and Lauren McElrath '12 winning the ATHENA Young Professional Award. More information on the awards can be found on grbj.com, and a Facebook video of part of the award celebration can be found here.
Investigative Reporting and the #MeToo Movement. Friday, October 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m., 2270 Kirkhof Center. Co-sponsored by the Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity, and moderated by GVSU multimedia journalism student Allison Donahue, this event will focus on Marisa's role as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, including her work in breaking the Larry Nassar story.
Please spread the word about Marisa's visit, and encourage your students and colleagues to attend her events.
Tim Penning was quoted in an MiBiz article about the acquisition of the Grand Rapids Business Journal by Hour Media. You can read the full article on the MiBiz website.
Adrienne Wallace's CAP 495 students have partnered with GVSU's Annis Water Resources Institute and the Ottawa County Planning Department on a project involving the region's groundwater quality. You can read more in a Lanthorn article that was published this week. A GVNow story from August describes the groundwater project in more detail.
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein was awarded a McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism to "investigate the racial impact of foreclosure within federally-backed mortgage programs designed to keep seniors in their homes." The project is joint work with USA Today reporter Nick Penzenstadler, and several GVSU students will contribute to it. For more information, see the McGraw Center website.