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Professor Reed Smith co-authored the fifth edition of Broadcast Announcing Worktest. Read more here.
Associate professor Elizabeth Desnoyers-Cola co-edited an academic journal. Read more here.
Bryce Hargrove was selected to be one of eight students nationwide to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National meeting in Washington, D.C. as a part of the ASPIRE program. Read more here.
Assistant professor of Multimedia Film & Production Abbey Hoekzema’s film “Mentor,” which is based in Savannah, was picked up by Reel South and will run on PBS. Read more here.
Click here to watch it on PBS.
20th annual Patti Pace Performance Festival to be held on Armstrong Campus
Alumna Mikayla Chess was crowned Miss Black Ohio 2019. She will now move on to compete in Miss Black America 2020. Read more here.
Assistant professor of Multimedia Film & Production Matt Hashiguchi’s documentary, “The Only Doctor,” received a 2019 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Award from the Tribeca Film Institute. The story takes place in Clay County, one of Georgia’s poorest and unhealthiest counties, and follows Dr. Karen Kinsell as she struggles to keep her rural clinic open to provide the only local healthcare in the entire county. For more information on the award, and other recipients, click here.
The Georgia Southern Department of Communication Arts recently received an “A” grade for its commitment to providing its students with coursework in mass communication history from the American Journalism Historians Association.
Alumna Ibi Owolabi selected as part of the Weird Sisters Theatre Project. Read more here.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Georgia Southern presents ‘The Addams Family’ on Armstrong campus
Everyone’s favorite spooky family — The Addams Family — is coming to the Armstrong Campus this Halloween
Sarah McCarroll, assistant professor of theatre, is highlighted in the Statera Member Spotlight. Read the story here.
Congratulations to Brendan Ward who received a Dow Jones News Fund Internship with the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
“Émilie” wins several awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Georgia Southern theatre majors Mary Flott (senior) and Joey Hukin (sophomore) attended the National Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Both women were a part of the theatre program’s award winning fall production of “Émilie: The Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight” by Lauren Gunderson. Read more.
Congratulations to alumna Kelley Bradshaw Brock! She and her co-hosts, Ken and Daniel, at WUSY in Chattanooga who won the 2018 CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year award in a medium market. Click here to read the list of all winners.
Dean Cummings, assistant professor in Multimedia Film & Production, has been selected as one of AEJMC’s Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors for 2018-2019. Dr. Cummings will be working with WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida. For more information on the visiting professor program, click here.
Associate Professor of Communications and Africana Studies Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, received the National Communication Association’s 2017 Black Caucus Rex Crawley Outstanding Service Award. Read more.
Assistant Professor of Multimedia and Film Production Matt Hashiguchi’s film “Good Luck Soup” broadcast nationally on PBS recently. Read more about this airing here. For more information on Hashiguchi’s project, click here.
The Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance Program received several national awards in April from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for their production of “She Kills Monsters.” Read the story here.
Assistant professor Matt Hashiguchi served as the director of photography for a short documentary, “A Stakeholders’ Strike,” which The New York Times recently published. Click here to watch the film.
Alumnus James Kicklighter “Publicity, My Public Relations Degree and Film
“Shaky Ground,” a short-form documentary produced by Multimedia Film & Production Applications students, places third at the Georgia Communications Association annual film festival. In collaboration with the Okefenokee Swamp Park and the Public Relations program in Communication Arts, “Shaky Ground” begins with the historical facts surrounding the formation of the Okefenokee Swamp. Then, the documentary shifts to the different types of events, natural and unnatural, that can drastically change the ecosystem that is the Okefenokee Swamp. Finally, the film ends with climate change theories and a snapshot warning for the future. In what will likely be one of his last interviews in his official position, 82 year-old retiring Okefenokeeologist and professor, Don Berryhill, is featured. View the video here.
Theatre and Performance Program Receives Full Membership in NAST
Theatre students perform “Do Not Open” at the Fringe
Alumnus James Kicklighter “Publicity, My Public Relations Degree and Film
Five Georgia Southern students joined the list of honored filmmakers and celebrities this summer at Cannes Film Festival in France. Read more.
“Shaky Ground,” a short-form documentary produced by Multimedia Film & Production Applications students, places third at the Georgia Communications Association annual film festival. View the video here.
Georgia Southern students to present oral history of world famous Vidalia Onion
Vidalia Onion oral history project story on WTOC
Professor Matt Hashiguchi served as the director of photography for a short documentary, “A Stakeholders’ Strike,” which The New York Times recently published. Click here to watch the film.
Communication Arts alumni named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2014
Alumnus James Kicklighter featured in South Magazine
Georgia Southern instructor and student place second in 2013 Discover You Can Learn Make Share℠ program with the Main Street Farmers Market in Statesboro, Ga. See their entry video here
After the Curtain Call We Want To Make A Difference
University to air presidential debate in conjunction with DebateWatch initiative
Georgia Southern University Alumnus Beau Turpin Heading to Hollywood
Alumnus Beau Turpin mentioned in NY Times article regarding film shot in Savannah

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