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Journalism student interns at KOFY-TV in San Francisco

Posted on: March 24, 2017

leeThis past summer, journalism senior Cynthia Lee accepted an internship with a local TV station in San Francisco called KOFY-TV. She was able to use interview and networking techniques she learned at MSU to prepare for and obtain the internship.

Lee was the station’s only intern, covering promotions and productions. She learned how the television market works and how the industry is changing. She also gained a better understanding of just how important teamwork is, especially in times of change.

“I gained so many valuable skills through my internship, especially being on the other side of the country and having to figure out everything on my own,” Lee said. “For example, I didn’t have design experience, so I just had the mindset of being willing to learn and work hard.”

Being the only intern at the station, Lee had to learn how to connect with and target a different demographic. She used this opportunity to learn from others at the station, who had years of experience.

Lee said her favorite project was helping out with the productions for the Pride Parade in San Francisco.

“It was really different and fun,” Lee said. “We had to stay up for hours to create notecards by hand, but to have had the chance to watch and help out with live events was really cool.”

Her internship helped her to discover what she does and doesn't want to do in her future career.

“I really like being in front of the camera,” Lee said. “I recommend letting the right people at your internship know the intentions of what you want to gain from the internship and to take control of your own learning experience. I wanted to build up my reel, and I told them this. You just also have to be prepared to prove yourself.”

Production appeals more to Lee, as she likes to be active and in the field. She found that working on promotions is more office work, but she is grateful for having both of those experiences in one internship.

“I also learned how life would be post-college and if I got a job out-of-state,” Lee said. “I would be commuting to work every day and I would be in a new area. Learning how to start fresh somewhere and how to adapt was great. It wouldn’t be so scary if I had to do that again.”

Since her internship, Lee has been working to continue to improve her skills through projects.

“I like productions and producing a lot,” Lee said. “I am creating a web series right now and trying to finish that up, as I want to have it done by April.”

The web series is based on her friend group’s experiences in college.

When considering internships and job opportunities, Lee suggests that you express to yourself, and even to the people you’d work with, what skills you are looking to build and what experiences you’d like to have.

“I would just really emphasize to be clear on what you want to gain when you obtain an internship,” Lee said. “Especially when you do phone interviews, always sound enthusiastic; pay attention to those little details about yourself. Above all, use all of the opportunities and resources MSU has to offer.”

By Meg Dedyne

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ADDY Awards 2017

Posted on: March 23, 2017


And the ADDY goes to…

Each year, young creatives from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences submit their work in the hopes of winning an ADDY Award. The annual award ceremony is organized by the American Advertising Federation and the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance and recognizes students and professionals for their work in TV, print, design and digital.

Above: Ad created by Madison Johnson for her brand "Bad Habits Brewing Company," won her a Gold ADDY and Judge’s Choice award. She won 11 awards in total.

The submitted works were judged by a panel of professional advertising creatives, including Andy Azula, the creative director and vice president at The Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia; Silver Guellar III, from Van Winkle + Associates in Atlanta, Georgia; and Melanie Wiesenthal, a partner at Deerfield, a branding and design studio that focuses on fashion and beauty in Brooklyn, New York.

Eric Schwartz, advertising senior and Silver ADDY winner, looks forward to the ADDYs each year, as they promote and reward students in the MSU Department of Advertising + Public Relations and local professionals for their hard work.

The ADDYs to me is such a great way to celebrate the work that students do in and outside of the classroom, and the hard work that professionals are doing in the industry just down the road,” said Schwartz. “The students in the creative concentration within the advertising program are small and few, so having an event to celebrate and bring all of us together is really special – it’s a family reunion of sorts.”

This year’s entries included ads for Fruit of the Loom, Walgreens, Best Buy as well as companies and brands created by the students.

Above: Ad created by Madison Johnson, won a Gold ADDY for TV Advertising and an Excellence in Diversity award.

Students stole the show with stunning work

Recent advertising grad Lauren Cutler was awarded a Gold ADDY for work on a brand she created called Lumberjane, with fellow student Matt Richter. The brief they were given was to create packaging and advertising for a brewing company – for women, by women. Cutler also won a Judge’s Choice award for the brand, which she was excited to receive from judge Andy Azula.

lumberjaneThis year's ADDYs was really wonderful. The student work was exceptional, even compared to last year's,” said Cutler. “The most rewarding part of the whole experience is seeing your classmates and friends be recognized for the awesome stuff they do and to celebrate all our hard work together!”

A total of 60-plus awards were given to students in MSU’s Advertising + Public Relations program this year. However, if this were the Olympics, senior Madison Johnson would be Michael Phelps. She left the ADDYs as the most decorated student of all time. With 11 awards, ranging in color from Bronze to Gold and a Judge’s Choice, Johnson said she felt very lucky.

The awards I am most proud of are my Judge’s Choice and Best in Show for Bad Habits Brewing,” said Johnson. “I created the project over the summer in the Intensive Portfolio Workshop with Henry Brimmer and Lou Schiavone, but kept working on it afterward which is something that I should do with all my projects. Because I spent so much time on it, refining and adding, it was really great to get recognized for the hard work.”

Another honorable mention includes Tiffany Nagy’s “Coming Out” film trailer, which won gold for Television Advertising.

Above: Ad created by Tiffany Nagy, won gold for Television Advertising.

Celebrating creative work

Ross Chowles, professor of practice in the MSU Department of Advertising + Public Relations, compared having an ADDY award on a resume as “ringing a bell” that the student has something special about them.

You could have a nice portfolio, but having an award starts to ring a little bell that this person is different,” said Chowles. “More important, I guess, is that competitive spirit, that belief in their work. The problem with our business is it’s all of gut feel. It helps
acknowledge your gut feel when someone says ‘Yeah, it’s great’, but even then, it’s the judges’ opinions.”

A Gold ADDY allows the winner entrance into a regional competition and, depending on performance, potentially entered at the national level. We wish our Gold ADDY winning students the best of luck in the upcoming competitions!

View all of the ADDY Award entries on the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance’s website.


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ComArtSci Faculty and Alumni Rank Top 5 in AEJMC Competition

Posted on: March 20, 2017

fountain-pen-1851096_1280The votes are in! Two research teams of faculty and alumni from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences came out on top in a quest to receive the 2016 JMCQ Outstanding Research Article Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The ComArtSci faculty team includes Brendan Watson, professor in the School of Journalism, and Steve Lacy, professor emeritus in the School of Journalism. The two were recognized for their article “Three Decades of Reliability in Communication Content Analyses: Reporting of Reliability Statistics and Coefficient Levels in Three Top Journals.” The article details their study of “reliability reporting in content analysis articles in three flagship communication journals.”

The second team includes alumni Brian Bowe, Ph.D. in journalism and media and information, and Jennifer Hoewe, M.A. in journalism. Their work, “Night and Day: An Illustration of Framing and Moral Foundations in the Oklahoma Shariah Amendment Campaign,” studied the “constitutional amendment banning judicial use of the Islamic moral code called ‘Shariah Law,’” and how moral foundations shaped people’s opinions about it.

The individual articles for the two teams of researchers were nominated for the 2016 JMCQ Outstanding Research Article Award and made it to the top five. The articles are now in the running for the outstanding article winner, which will be announced in the coming months by the AEJMC.

To mark their award, the winning articles are now available to read for free until March 31, 2017.

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ComArtSci Senior Combines Passions During Internship at Lettuce Live Well

Posted on: March 17, 2017

During her first two years out of high school, media and information senior Eman Hubbard was a collegiate athlete. When she transferred to Michigan State University her junior year, she found a nonprofit that combined her passion for healthy living and storytelling through graphic design.

EmanHubbard became the graphic design intern at Lettuce Live Well in January of her junior year at MSU and concluded that portion of her internship in July of 2016. She will continue to intern there when summer begins.

Lettuce Live Well is a nonprofit dedicated to leading community health challenges by providing programs to help those in the community live a healthier life. With a minor in health promotion, Hubbard enjoys helping others through the organization’s different programs.

“I really enjoy going to local schools and talking to kids about health and nutrition,” Hubbard said. “A lot of adults don’t realize how to shop healthy either. At the end of our classes and grocery store tours, we give attendees $5 or $10 to put them through a test to buy healthy on a low budget.”

One of the segments Hubbard enjoyed most was the kids segment of Lettuce Live Well called Little Lettuce League. The nonprofit puts together full animation skits where cartoon characters talk about health. She helped make the graphics for these skits. She also created the flyers and graphic work for all of Lettuce Live Well’s events.

“I really like that the internship was with a nonprofit,” Hubbard said. “My boss is very proactive and passionate about the work Lettuce Live Well does. Everyone in the office is extremely health oriented, which is really cool.”

After playing sports during her first few years of college, Hubbard became actively involved in bodybuilding to stay fit and healthy.

“I started eating really well and focusing more on being healthy overall,” Hubbard said. “I wanted to break the stereotypes about bodybuilding. I wanted to explain to women that weight training is healthy and a great way to exercise. Lettuce Live Well personally helped me find balance in my diet, exercise and I feel like I am now more mindful.”

Hubbard said she feels as though many people her age and older want to learn about balancing their wellness goals.

“This internship was so fulfilling. Once I started, I didn't want to leave,” said Hubbard. “At Lettuce Live Well, they help people from every angle surrounding their health. I really like to see people from where they were two months ago in our programs, to where they are now. From this experience, I hope to someday create a nonprofit in Detroit where kids can exercise and gain experience in the health industry.”

Hubbard is also pursuing a minor in Japanese, which came in handy at Lettuce Live Well.

“My interest in Japanese started with growing up in Novi,” Hubbard said. “There is a huge Japanese population and I took Japanese in high school. I wanted to reach out and bridge that gap and learn about a culture that’s not my own. Knowing the Japanese language led me to assisting some people at Lettuce Live Well, who I gave nutrition advice to, because I could speak their language.”

Currently, Hubbard is working on a Flint school project with Katherine Alaimo, a professor in the department of food science and human nutrition. Their group will be talking to sixth grade students in the Flint community and teaching them about Type II Diabetes and the value of nutrition.

“Overall, the internship at Lettuce Live Well made me aware of all aspects of nutrition,” Hubbard said. “It definitely changed my life and I can’t wait to go back.”

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Live from Spartan Stampede: ComArtSci Students Take the Lead

Posted on: March 13, 2017

One class project for juniors and seniors studying media and information required them to get a little rowdy during the weekend of Feb. 17. Students in MI 491: “Live Event Production for Broadcast” grabbed their camera gear and equipment and headed to the 48th annual “Spartan Stampede,” a professional rodeo hosted by the MSU Rodeo Club that features national champions.

Coverage intensifies with addition of new technology

Coverage of Spartan Stampede began in 2014 by a student completing an independent study with Brian Kusch, a broadcast and systems information engineer and instructor. Interest in the topic grew into a full class, which now covers not only the rodeo, but also Big Ten sporting events and award ceremonies like the Albies - an award show for film and media students at the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

Now in its fourth year, students in the class are able to enhance their work with new technology, including live streaming and instant replay capabilities.

“It's something small that an audience finds typical in sports broadcast in this day and age, but very few students get their hands on that tech in a classroom setting,” said Zach Hall, the instructor for the course. “Every year is another step in the right direction, whether large like live streaming or small like a replay system. I'm extremely pleased to say that this was the best Spartan Stampede we've covered so far.”

Executing the plans and getting the shots

Students worked behind the scenes during the time leading up to the event, ensuring the live show was filmed and broadcast without any major issues.

“Covering Spartan Stampede is an adventure in itself. The experience involves an entire weekend of setup, testing and practice spanning over three days,” said Hall. “Our live broadcast was of the 8 p.m. Saturday night show of the Spartan Stampede, but we also utilize the earlier shows for practice.”

For media and information junior Robert Krohn, the class taught him many lessons he believes will be valuable for achieving his future goals of working in live sports production.

“My favorite moment, personally, was seeing the final product come together,” said Krohn. “I think anyone that gets into this business learns to appreciate the time and effort that you put into a broadcast of this scale, and it was just nice to watch as everyone got into their roles and see the show come together after three long days of setup.”

Collaboration across college contributes to experience

The coverage of Spartan Stampede was a cross-college project as students from two other ComArtSci classes were recruited to assist. Troy Hale’s advanced video editing students were asked to create intros and video bumpers for the live production. The student with the best video open had their intro used in the live broadcast, and another student was asked to be the editor and to work further with Hall’s class. John Whiting’s audio class was also involved and provided MI 491’s crew with a sound editor.

Hall revealed one of the most satisfying aspects of the class as an instructor is being able to offer young, growing professionals the opportunity of experiential learning – something the faculty and staff at the College of ComArtSci takes pride in.

“The best part is observing how these students work with each other in the control room and out on cameras,” said Hall. “I could speak on this all day in a classroom, but the best way to teach this balance is to work it, and practice in real life situations. When the broadcast is done, that's why my students clapped and cheered when (the live event) dissolved to black to end the show. They had done it, and done it well.”

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MSU Advertising Students and Alumni Come Together in China

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In early November of 2016, a select group of students from Michigan State University’s Department of Advertising + Public Relations 
arrived in Shanghai for the One Show Greater China Festival, a competition organized by The One Club for young advertisers. However, they were far from being the only Spartans in China.

The green and white blood of fellow alumni in the country runs deep. That fact became evident during an evening at the WPP School of Marketing and Communications.

Global Collaborations and Connections

The MSU students and their faculty leader, Henry Brimmer, were joined by Harrison Dong, the dean of the WPP school, his colleagues and several MSU alumni representing Shanghai’s own MSU Alumni Association.

It was great fun to meet members of the MSU Alumni Association in Shanghai, and to have them intermingle with our students whose work was on display,” said Brimmer. “Everyone was very excited to come together as Spartans so far from home base and to realize how far and tight the bond reaches.”

The reception at the school celebrated the relationship formed between WPP and MSU during Minds (Wide) Open – a unique competition that has taken place annually since 2015 on the East Lansing campus. The reception also showcased work of MSU students.

Some of Dean Dong’s advertising students have visited Spartan territory for both Minds (Wide) Open events to compete with Brimmer’s students and more in the competition framed by work that The One Club has done at its One Shows. He said the experience in East Lansing was life changing for all students involved.

“(The students) started from strangers to partners then to friends – all in seven days,” Dong said. “The experience to my students actually served the real purpose of what Henry designed in the first place – to open their mind, to let them have the bravery, courage … They change, essentially, at the end of the program.”

Spartans Abroad

China is home to many Spartans who are both native Chinese and from Michigan. Nicholas Moritz is among them. Originally from Royal Oak, the 2007 graduate now runs a startup in Shanghai. Moritz moved to Shanghai five years ago. He commended the students for taking advantage of the opportunity to get internationally involved.

“I know there’s a few Chinese students in this group, but there’s really a lot of Michiganders - or Midwesterners - that have decided to fly all the way to Shanghai and get themselves involved,” Moritz said. “I just couldn’t recommend it any more.”

Mo Said, a senior copywriter from Droga5 in New York City as well as an alum from MSU’s Department of Advertising + Public Relations, was selected to be a mentor for students at the One Show Greater China Festival. Maggie Zhang, a recent MSU advertising grad who participated in the 2016 One Show competition, previously met Said during a One Club event in New York City in 2015.

I was not only happy that he was in Shanghai for the competition, but he was there as my mentor,” Zhang said. “It was incredible to work with him especially (because) we had the Spartan bond.”

china2Said stated that the work and attitude of the MSU team he mentored reminded him of what it means to come from the advertising department at the university.

“It was amazing. I couldn't favor them over other teams and they definitely didn't want to be favored either. They wanted to earn their spot, so they worked hard. Really hard. We checked in at 3 a.m. once, I think,” he said. “It reminded me why we're so good, because we have the will to outwork anyone else on the field. It also made me a little jealous because when I was in school we didn't have these opportunities. The camaraderie of a group of really, really great students making each other even better was amazing to see.”

Representing MSU’s Department of Advertising + PR

Despite the fact that both MSU teams left the One Show Greater China Festival without awards, Said explained that Spartans from MSU’s Department of Advertising + PR are made to do great things. To name one, he said: Being the only international competitors at the event.

“Spartans have an innate grit to them. There's no entitlement. Wearing a green and white shirt gives you a stage, but what you do on that stage is up to you. And that's what makes us different,” Said explained.

He continued by saying that every MSU advertising alum that has reached out to him has been a humble, hard worker.  

“They don't use MSU Advertising as a badge they can flash and get into places. And as our name grows in the industry, I hope we never lose sight of that,” he said. “The program also gives me a great sense of pride when I look at the stuff we're doing. We were the only international school at One Show China, which means we've gotten our foot into doors it doesn't usually belong in. And that's us. Nobody else can do that.”

By Savannah Swix


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MSU Science Festival Features Research Event led by ComArtSci Faculty

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Grab your lab coat and put on your goggles. It’s time for the annual MSU Science Festival, April 7- 23 in various locations throughout the state of Michigan. The festival offers a multi-day experience filled with hands-on activities and demonstrations, tours, open houses and so much more.

Check out this year’s schedule and decide what you’d like to see. Explore the MSU greenhouses and learn how to identify plants in Michigan. Discover the importance of clean water and see those affected by the Flint Water Crisis through the work of artist Jan Tichy at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. And if you would like to learn more about the coffee brewing process or discover something new about the trees around MSU's campus, you’re sure to find a workshop, presentation or activity close by. Finally, don’t miss out on presentations from faculty and staff from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

The Science of Effective Communication

Do you want to  to learn more about the science of communication and what it means to communicate effectively?

Three professors from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences will talk about their research through the event “3 in 30: The Science of Communication”, April 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dublin Square.

Presenters are Kjertsin Thorson, assistant professor of advertising and public relations; Dave Ewoldsen, a professor in the Department of Media and Information; and Jingbo Meng, assistant professor of communication. They will each briefly share the details of their latest research before opening the floor for discussion and questions.

Facebook and Politics. Have you ever used Facebook to talk politics? Thorson’s research covers how people share news and information on the popular social media site and studies their willingness to discuss politics through Facebook.

The Effects of Playing Video Games. Ewoldsen’s research targets why people like to play violent video games cooperatively. He will tell more about the results, which show an increase in pro-social behavior during and after play.

Monitoring Health with Mobile Devices. Meng will share the progress of her research about using technology and mobile devices to assist clinicians and health professionals with counseling services for college students. She will discuss the results of interviews with clinicians and describe the behavioral monitoring technology being developed for the project

For more information about the MSU Science Festival, click here.

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Elizabeth LaPensee receives Serious Games Community Leadership Award

Posted on: March 8, 2017

elizabethElizabeth LaPensee, an assistant professor in the Department of Media and Information, was recently recognized by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Serious Games Special Interest Group for her dedication to advocacy and “reaching new communities through serious games.” LaPensee was honored with the 2017 Serious Games Community Leadership Award. She accepted the award in San Francisco, California on March 1.

LaPensee is known for her work with indigenous communities, contributing her talents as a designer, artist, and writer to several games with focuses on promoting language and cultural traditions. Recent releases include Mikan, a mobile game for passing on her language; Manoominike, a motion game about ricing; and Coyote Quest, a game for sharing indigenous science. She also designed the game Honour Water, which brings attention to threats to water and using singing as a way of healing.

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Senior’s love for television production continued with Windy City Live in Chicago

Posted on: February 23, 2017

Media and information senior Valerie Dorn was in the eighth grade when she decided she wanted to go into television production. She started in a closet-sized control room and created her own marketing company to learn more about video production. She did this for three years in her community, where she did local video spots.

“I enjoyed video production so much in high school, that I decided to pursue it in college,” Dorn said. “The first thing I ever did was say the pledge of allegiance on camera in middle school and I thought that was the coolest thing. I never thought I would be someday working at an ABC affiliate station in downtown Chicago.”

Dorn wore many hats as a production assistant for the entertainment show, Windy City Live, including meeting celebrity guests, helping to write blogs and scripts, and managing the live audiences. She also helped the director with seating charts and production schedules.

“I think my favorite part of the internship was that I was working for the top third television market in the entire country,” Dorn said. “It was a humbling experience to be able to work for such a large network.”

Dorn has also worked at WKAR since the spring of her sophomore year at MSU and said it gave her a solid foundation for working in television production.

“I owe everything to WKAR,” Dorn said. “They were the first real television studio that I worked in and they really helped me and gave me opportunities to try everything from lighting to floor directing. WKAR is why I had those skills and was confident enough to apply for Windy City Live.”

Dorn is also pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation with a specialization in television production and media management.

“I’ve always been on the production route, but there’s also a business side to that,” Dorn said. “I heard about the entrepreneurship and innovation minor and figured it was a great opportunity to get a business background.”

She works at WOODTV now as well and handles promotions there.

“I wouldn’t be driving all the way to Grand Rapids every week if I didn’t love it,” Dorn said. “I love how promotions is more hands on and I get to deal with all different departments within a station. I like dealing with clients and the behind the scenes part of it.”

Production is focused on the show, whereas promotions is more creative and out-of-the-box. At WOODTV, Dorn gets to write actual content and do most behind the scenes tasks, which she enjoys.

“I am really looking forward to getting my career started,” Dorn said. “The television experience at Windy City Live was amazing and with television I feel like I have the power to affect someone’s life everyday. Whether it’s making them laugh or feel grateful, it’s just such a powerful medium. It’s amazing what television can do.”

By Meg Dedyne

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ComArtSci Faculty and Staff recognized for success in teaching, administration and creativity

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Join us in celebrating the success and accomplishments of our faculty and staff. Congratulations to all!
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The following individuals were recognized at the 2017 All-University Awards on Feb. 7:

Rabindra “Robby” Ratan

Assistant professor, Department of Media and Information

Teacher-Scholar Award

As a professor, Robby Ratan brings a unique style of teaching to the classroom. He shares with students about the exciting field of digital technology through real-time communication methods, avatar-based forums to facilitate student interaction and more. In his research, he is currently studying avatars and more using virtual reality; gender in video games and online; as well as autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.

Swarnavel Pallai

Associate professor, Department of Media and Information

Teacher-Scholar Award

In the classroom, Swarnavel Pallai teaches students about film production, especially documentary, and the history of it with his expertise in Hollywood and Hindi genre cinema. During his time at Michigan State University, he has taught classes like Introduction to Film and Film Technologies. He is jointly appointed with the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and the College of Arts and Letters, where he teaches in the Department of English.

Mary Bresnahan

Professor, Department of Communication

W.J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award

Mary Bresnahan has been a member of the faculty at the College of Communication Arts and Sciences since 1987 and has produced over 90 published pieces of work, covering research in the area of health and intercultural communications. As a professor, she specializes in teaching her students about cross-cultural communication, interpersonal communication and topics like bullying and stigma.

Ann Hoffman

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Distinguished Academic Staff Award

A dedicated member of Team ComArtSci, Ann Hoffman has grown the student advising program and staff and continues to create new systems that will better student experience at the college. She regularly participates in cross-college collaboration and partnerships to bring in innovative solutions. Hoffman is passionate about guiding and assisting undergraduates through their years at MSU.  

Juan Mundel

Doctoral Student, Department of Advertising and Public Relations

Excellence-in-Teaching Citation

Juan Mundel believes that communicating and building relationships with his students are the keys to success when it comes to teaching about advertising and public relations. He has contributed his insight to the development of the first online version of the Principles of Public Relations course, the Advertising and Society in Europe study abroad program all the while dedicating his time to his own higher education as a devoted Ph.D. student in the Information and Media program at MSU.

Karl Gude

Professor, School of Journalism

Media Sandbox Director

MSU Alumni Association of Mid-Michigan Award

Karl Gude is an advocate for expressing creativity in any and every possible way. With students, his teaching approach attempts to find new and innovative ways to encourage them to create and connect. He is known for his enthusiasm as a professor and imagination in both his in-person and online courses. He believes in providing students with real-world experiences that will motivate them for their future careers and life beyond the college stage.

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Peter LaPine

Associate Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Ralph H. Smuckler Award

Peter LaPine is a longtime faculty member in the department and is responsible for founding the Vocal Tract Performance Laboratory. He is honored with this award for his dedication and work toward advancing international studies and programs at MSU. He will receive it on March 29, 2017.

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