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WELCOME

Dear Spartans,

We live in a time of great possibilities for communication arts and sciences. As the discipline of communication evolves, our college is poised to ride the tides of change.

 

Indeed, it is an exciting time to be a Spartan, especially in our college. Dr. Whitten, over the last few years, and recently, Dr. Lacy have guided the college admirably and we are now in a position to embark on a new journey.

 

Through innovation, dedication and collaboration, our faculty continue to offer world-class training to our students who continue to impress with notable accomplishments. Our faculty and students are agents of change, actively engaged in translational research that influences health, environment and public affairs in our region and around the world.

 

In 2015, we will continue to invest in opportunities that capitalize on the fusion of communication arts and sciences in research, teaching and service. We will build on our interdisciplinary partnerships with our friends in Agriculture, Engineering, Nursing, Arts and Letters, Social Sciences, Business and other disciplines across campus.

 

Even in these days of virtual connectivity, groundbreaking work also requires an inspiring physical environment. In the coming months, we will see investment in innovative labs designed to nurture collaborations and experimentation with new ideas. We will place our bets on areas that build on our strengths and advance the priorities of Michigan State University.

 

WKAR celebrates its 61st year in 2015 and we celebrate their successes with programs, such as “Curious Crew,” “Forte” and “Current Sports,” that make us proud. I am looking forward to opportunities to further integrate the college and WKAR in our teaching, research and creative work.

 

In the 60 years since our college was founded, our faculty have been among the foundational scholars in the field of communication. This trend continues. The numerous recognitions from professional and scientific organizations highlighted in this issue of The Communicator serve as a testament to the high quality of work by our faculty, students, staff and alumni.

 

In 2015, our faculty, staff, students and alumni will continue to make a difference. That is our tradition – making a difference in our communities and around the world. And I have seen abundant evidence that we do this very well. That is the Spartan spirit and thank you for championing it.

 

Go Green!

NEWS

COLLEGE WELCOMES NEW DEAN

ALUMNI

 

Dear Spartans,

 

Today’s students are experiencing college in a new way. They are participating in top-notch research projects, new academic programs, and some are even starting their own businesses. They’re forward thinkers with networks around the world, literally at their fingertips.

 

As I end my first year serving as President of the college's Alumni Board, I am proud of the progress the college has made as it transitions to new leadership. We are confident incoming Dean  Prabu David will continue momentum and grow the college in new ways to best prepare students for a changing and connected world.

 

Last year, I encouraged board members to think outside the box and put forward a strategy that will, first and foremost, benefit our students. In the fall, we heard Dr. David’s vision for the future of communication and we were able to hear from ComArtSci students about their experience and saw some great opportunities for our board to be instrumental in furthering their success.

 

Looking ahead, we will work closely with Dr. David in continuing to help the college by using our collective strength to support our extraordinary Spartans so they may continue to have an impact on the world.

 

W. Clark Bunting

President, Alumni Board

B.A. Advertising ‘77

M.A. Communication ‘84

 

 

2015  ALUMNI BOARD

 

CLARK BUNTING, President

(B.A. Advertising ’77, M.A. Communication ‘84)

 

PHIL BERTOLINI, Vice President

(B.A. Telecommunication ‘85)

 

MERRI JO BALES

(B.A. Communication, Honors College ‘77)

 

APRIL CLOBES

(M.A. Advertising ‘00)

 

TOM CULLIGAN

(B.A. Advertising ‘67)

 

M.L. ELRICK

(B.A. Journalism ‘90)

 

JEFF GENTHNER

(B.A. Telecommunication ‘80)

 

SUSAN GOLDBERG

(B.A. Journalism ‘84)

 

CHELSEY KANTOR

(B.A. Advertising ‘07)

 

ANDREW MACMILLAN

(B.A. Telecommunication, Honors College ‘99)

 

SHAWN MORGAN

(B.A. Communication ‘91)

 

ROGER TREMBLAY

(B.A. Advertising ’70, M.A. Advertising ‘71)

 

In appreciation for their dedication and service to MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences Alumni Board, thank you to our 2014 outgoing board members:

 

SKIP DRAYTON

(B.A. Advertising ‘80)

 

BRIAN HAMRICK

(B.A. Telecommunication and Honors College ‘92)

 

JEFF LAMBERT

(B.A. Advertising ‘83)

 

MATT MARTYN

(B.A. Communication ‘96)

 

ERIKA MYERS

(B.A. Journalism ‘97)

 

ED SWIDERSKI

(B.A. Telecommunication ‘02)

 

2014 ALUMNI AWARDS

The 2014 Alumni Award winners were recognized at the college’s spring commencement ceremony and presented with their awards on May 3 during The Celebration, the college’s annual awards dinner and ceremony that celebrates outstanding alumni, students, faculty and friends.

CONTACT ALUMNI OFFICE

 

Advancement office phone: (517) 432-6514

UPCOMING EVENTS

FEB

28

MAR

1

MAR

2

MAR

6

MAR

7

MAR

9 - 13

MAR

10

MAR

12

MAR

20

APR

10

APR

12

APR

15 - 19

MAY

8

APR

19

MAY

9

JUNE  30

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JULY 2

Sparty Ball in Chicago

Winter University in Naples, Florida

 

For information or to register, see the MSU Winter University and Brunch webpage.

Bettinghaus Lecture

 

Presented by Professor Charles Salmon, Chair of Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, and former Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders Student Awards Ceremony

The Communicative Sciences and disorders department is honoring students for their outstanding work.

 

 

Herbert J. and E. Jane Oyer Lecture

Herbert J. and E. Jane Oyer Lecture presented by Professor Kenn Apel, Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Carolina, and Associate Professor Cynthia Puranik, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh.

 

For more information, see the Herbert J. and E. Jane Oyer Lecture webpage.

Dean Prabu David guest coach at MSU Hockey vs. Wisconsin

 

 

To purchase your tickets for the MSU Hockey vs. Wisconsin, see the Spartan Athletic website.

 

Spring Break

Student New York Field Experience Class

Media Sandbox Street Team Out-of-the-Box Journey

Empower Extraordinary Campaign Event at Disneyland, Los Angeles

Green & White Event

 

Green & White event featuring Ned Brandt Endowed Chair, New York City

Department of Advertising + Public Relations Student Awards Ceremony

 

 

University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF)

 

The annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) provides Michigan State undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity. Held each spring in the historic MSU Union, UURAF brings together an intellectual community of highly motivated students to share their work with faculty, peers and external audiences. UURAF provides a unique educational opportunity for aspiring researchers. MSU undergraduates gain experience in presenting their research, answer questions about their work from audience members and guests, and receive constructive feedback from judges. UURAF 2015 will be held on Friday, April 10, in the MSU Union.

 

For more information, visit the UURAF web page.

Fourth Annual Ring March

MSU Science Festival

 

 

To learn about this year's festival, see the MSU Science Festival website.

Spring Commencement Ceremonies

School of Journalism Student Awards Convocation &

Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony

COMARTSCI Alumni Board Meeting  &

The Celebration: Alumni Awards Dinner and Ceremony

Grandparents University

 

MSU Grandparents University is an opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to come together for a three-day educational experience while spending time together on the MSU campus. Participants enjoy the college experience of living in the residence halls, attending classes across campus and sampling the many highlights of MSU. Grandparents University gives alumni a chance to relive their college days while exploring campus and creating lifelong memories with their grandchildren.

 

For more information or to register, visit the Grandparents University website.

POINTS OF PRIDE

International Communication Association (ICA)

Six papers by faculty and graduate students from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences received top paper awards at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA).

MSU Trifecta

Shelia Cotten, Professor of Media and Information, was named the first Director of Trifecta as well as Interim Director of the MSU-Sparrow Center for Innovation and Research (CFIR).

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POINTS OF PRIDE

CONTACT

Michigan State University

College of Communication Arts and Sciences Building

404 Wilson Road

East Lansing, Michigan 48824

 

 

 

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