New Curious Crew Cast to Debut This Month

Posted on: November 11, 2015
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Dominique Pruitt-Wright (center) and team attempt to build a structure for the "Curious Crew" engineering challenge.

Whether they had dreams of becoming a television star, a scientist, or just wanted to have fun, kids from across mid-Michigan traveled to Michigan State University in May for a chance to be part of the WKAR original television series, "Curious Crew." Later this month, selected cast members will have their television debut when two new episodes of “Curious Crew” air back-to-back at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, on WKAR-TV.

Returning in 2015 for its second season, "Curious Crew" takes a hands-on approach to investigating principles of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with host Rob Stephenson and a cast of inquisitive kids.

The Audition Challenge

Preparation for the new season of "Curious Crew" began in earnest in the spring of 2015, with an open casting call held on a sunny Saturday in May.

More than 100 kids came to the casting call at the WKAR-TV studios in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building on MSU’s campus. One portion of the tryout placed potential cast members into small teams and given an engineering challenge to build the tallest structure that could hold a golf ball. The challenge was the kind of activity Stephenson and the Curious Crew work through in each TV episode.

“There are kids who are going to be stars, other kids who are going to invent something wonderful, and then you have kids who have no desire to be an actor or scientist but are really great, outgoing kids who do a great job of interacting and learning,” said WKAR Producer Mike Mihalus. “I think that’s what our strength is based on, the fact that we have all types of kids on the program.”

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Tyler Harding with family after auditions took place.

Tyler Harding drove with his family 60 miles from White Lake, Mich., to audition. Harding said the audition experience was extremely fun and he found that although "your first idea isn’t always the best idea," he persevered and completed challenges to the best of his ability.

Lansing native Dominique Pruitt-Wright came to the audition as a fifth grader who was already a fan of “Curious Crew.” She said she hadn't put much thought toward a future in television, but her love of science drew her to the casting call.

"I felt really excited, but at the same time kind of nervous because I didn’t know what was going to happen and if I was going to be able to accomplish this challenge," Pruitt-Wright said.

Cast Selection and Production

Within a few weeks of the casting call, Mihalus and Stephenson chose 45 students to be part of “Curious Crew” for the second season, including both Harding and Pruitt-Wright. To give as many students as possible the opportunity to participate, the cast rotates throughout the season, with each nine-member cast appearing in two episodes.

Production with the new cast members took place on location at Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing over several weeks in June and July.

The full 10-episode season begins with topics "Vision" and "Levers" and includes "Refraction of Light," "Digestive System" and more.

Airing in November and December

Mid-Michigan viewers can get a sneak preview of the second season of “Curious Crew” during the week of Thanksgiving. Back-to-back episodes air Monday, Nov. 23, at 5 and 5:30 p.m., and again on Friday, Nov. 27, at 5 and 5:30 p.m. The full 10-episode season begins its run Monday, Dec. 21, in its regular time slot on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., with encores at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

"Curious Crew" is also seen on PBS stations across Michigan (check local listings).

All eight episodes from season one are available now for on-demand viewing in the PBS channel on most devices including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, iPad/iPhone and online at wkar.org. Season two episodes will become available on-demand as each is broadcast.

Supported By

Season two of Curious Crew is supported in part by Fifth Third Bank, TechSmith, Capital Area District Library, LAFCU and The John E. Fetzer Institute Fund of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Alumni and organizations wishing to be part of this award-winning production are invited to contact Melissa Nay (517) 884-4761 or MNay@wkar.org.

By Kayman Whaley, MSU Journalism student, and Bill Richards, WKAR Communications Manager

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Studio Crawl Exposes Students to Local Agencies

Posted on: October 29, 2015
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This year’s Studio Crawl offered by the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (ComArtSci) and the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance (MMCA) took place on Oct. 22 and featured 12 agencies showcasing creative talent right here in the Lansing area.

With 130 students participating, the itinerary included Ahptic Film & Digital, Ciesa Design, Gennara Photography, Gravity Works Design & Development, Güd Marketing, Harvest Creative Services, InVerve Marketing & Web, Luke Anthony Photography, M3 Group, MessageMakers, Piper & Gold, and Redhead Design.

Students who participated said that everyone was excited to pass their knowledge onto the next generation of designers, marketers and copywriters.

"Participating in events like the Studio Crawl have helped me achieve my professional goals so it's great seeing other students participating and taking those steps," said Communication senior Jordan Sweat.

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The Studio Crawl gives students an opportunity to be exposed to agencies in the Lansing area.

“Even if they aren’t interested in settling in the Lansing area, this gives students perspective on smaller market opportunities that could help them make decisions about the direction of their own careers in the coming years,” said Jef Richards, Chair of the Department of Advertising + Public Relations.

A networking event was held at the MICA gallery after the Studio Crawl.

“The afterglow networking event allowed students to further connect with professionals after the crawl," said Julie Hagopian, Academic and Career Advisor for the ComArtSci Center for Careers and Internships office. "This year, a number of participating agencies were gracious enough to give back to students by raffling off career coaching sessions, mock interviews, portfolio reviews, professional headshots, and even a job shadow with everyone at their studio. These are invaluable opportunities for students to hear feedback from industry professionals and learn how they can stand out to employers.”

Creative Advertising senior and student board member for the AAF/Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance Shayna Gross said, “I am very excited to be the student representative this year for all the incredible creative opportunities available right here in Lansing."

Gross added that being a ComArtSci student requires passion, and the AAF/Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance wants to recognize that. “We know that as a student, whether fresh out of high school or even a senior, you have work that spent countless hours on perfecting,” Gross said.

Gross recalls her freshman year at MSU as a time that was intimidating, thinking that career activities were only available to upperclassmen. However, “now that I’m a senior myself, I am seeing what amazing opportunities I could have participated in as young as a freshmen,” she said.

MCAA is the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and is not exclusive to people in the advertising industry, but is for all creative professionals and students. For more information, see the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance website.

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Successful Premiere Held for Student-Produced Films

Posted on: October 28, 2015


The "Beneath the Banyan Tree" premiere Oct. 22 was a huge success with several students, faculty and family members there to see the worked produced by ComArtSci students during the "Beyond Bollywood: Taste of Indian Media" four-week study abroad trip this past summer, which was led by Amol Pavangadkar, Senior Producer and Teaching Specialist in the Department of Media and Information.

"I feel incredibly successful," said Media and Information senior Jonah Lang, who co-directed “Beneath the Banyan Tree. "Being able to go there and have all my expectations fulfilled, it was a very emotional and amazing experience."

Beyond Bollywoo filmingAfter the premiere of the 15-minute short film, a screening of the documentary produced by Media and Information senior Aaron Snyder was shown, followed by a dance video the students created and starred in during the trip.

"I thought the work they did was really amazing," said Media Sandbox Director David Wheeler, adding that experiences like this are transformative for the students themselves. "You can kind of see that happening. I think they go there as one person and come back another."

Besides Lang and Snyder, the other students who participated in the 2015 Beyond Bollywood: Taste of Indian Media study abroad, include: Carly Chaben, Lily Chatterjee, Elise Conklin, Chelsea Cowan, Michelai Graham, Jessica Niskar, Kody Peters and Junwei Tao.

Media and Information senior Bobby Taylor attended the premiere and said "it made me wish I studied abroad because it looked like a blast."

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‘Beneath the Banyan Tree’ to Premiere Oct. 22

Posted on: October 20, 2015

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The short film produced by ComArtSci students on the “Beyond Bollywood: Taste of Indian Media” four-week study abroad trip this past summer will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. in Studio D of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

Beyond Bollywood is MSU’s only production-based study abroad, led by Senior Producer and Outreach Specialist in the Department of Media and Information Amol Pavangadkar. For the first three weeks of the program, students met some of India’s most respected television and cinema professionals and professors, who spoke on different elements of production.

The focus was placed on the misconception of Bollywood media and the importance of regional media in India. The group also analyzed the differences between India and America’s media.

Beyond Bollywood main 2Media and Information junior Elise Conklin said the group applied everything they had learned to produce a 15-minute short film, “Beneath the Banyan Tree,” as well as a three-minute music video and a few other small projects at the end of the trip.

Conklin was the lead actress in the short film. She also edited the final piece along with Media and Information senior Aaron Snyder.

“It was one of the most physically exhausting things I’ve ever done in my life, but I loved every second of it,” Conklin said. “It was so rewarding and everyone was working so hard. I loved seeing our team come together and work toward a common goal.”

Conklin said she has never worked on a project this large before, so it was a new experience and tensions were high with a one-week deadline.

“Everyone stepped up and I think we made something really amazing – something we can really be proud of,” Conklin said.

Besides Conklin and Snyder, the other students who participated in the 2015 Beyond Bollywood: Taste of Indian Media study abroad, include: Jonah Lang, Jessica Niskar, Chelsea Cowan, Lily Chatterjee, Carly Chaben, Junwei Tao, Kody Peters and Michelai Graham.

For more information on the program, see the Beyond Bollywood Facebook page.

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Spartan Sports Journalism Classic Returns Oct. 23

Posted on: October 7, 2015

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The Spartan Sports Journalism Classic (SSJC) will return to the College of Communication Arts and Sciences on Friday, Oct. 23, bringing back MSU alumni to share career experiences and advice with aspiring sports journalists.

The SSJC gives students interested in sports journalism careers an opportunity to hear from and network with alumni who are working as professional journalists at leading sports media outlets.

“This is a great day for students, faculty and alumni to connect about sports journalism,” said Lucinda Davenport, Director of the School of Journalism. “More than 40 alumni will return to campus from around the world to share their experiences with 127 excited MSU students, who registered for the event. Everyone looks forward to the Spartan Sports Journalism Classic.”

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MSU Athletics Hall of Fame, NBA All-Star, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA TV sports analyst Steve Smith is co-hosting the daylong event with Prabu David, Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

Like in years past, sports media professionals (writers, editors, bloggers, photographers, broadcasters, commentators, etc.) will share their expertise during guest lectures, speed coaching and a panel discussion.

Senior journalism student Andrea Urban attended the SSJC for the first time in the spring 2014 and was thrilled with her experience.

“I had the opportunity to sit in the same classroom as Detroit Free Press writer Joe Rexrode and MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis,” Urban said. “They told us about how much work it really takes to be in this field.”

2015 SSJC Events

This year’s event will begin with “Meet the Pros” sessions, where alumni from a range of sports media positions will talk about their careers and offer advice. These sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in various locations throughout the ComArtSci Building.

Speed coaching then begins at 1:30 in the North Lobby, followed by open networking from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The event will end with a panel on social media, titled “Tweet This! How Social Media is Changing Sports Coverage,” scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. in WKAR Studio A. Smith will moderate the panel, which will include Mark Hollis, MSU Athletics Director, B.A. Communication ’85; Becky Hudson, Senior Editor espnW, B.A. English ’00; Mario Impemba, Detroit Tigers Play-by-Play, FOX Sports Detroit, B.A. Telecommunication ’85; and Kelly Thesier Schultz, Director of Media Communications at the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), B.A. Journalism ’05.

This is the third Spartan Sports Journalism Classic and the first time it is being held in the fall.

“Holding the event in the fall, instead of in April as in years past, gives us an opportunity to engage alumni who work in different industries and cover different sports,” said Meredith Jagutis, Senior Director of Development for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

For more information on the SSJC, see the Spartan Sports Journalism Classic web page.

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Many Activities Planned for Homecoming Week

Posted on: September 28, 2015

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Spartan alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to celebrate MSU's Homecoming Sept. 28-Oct. 3.

Many activities are planned throughout the week, including the Homecoming Parade, Grand Awards Dinner, Green and White pre-game brunch, and the Homecoming football game versus the Purdue Boilermakers.

WKAR and Curious George will be part of the parade as will two College of Communication Arts and Sciences students who are members of the 2015-2016 Homecoming Court:

  • Nathaniel Strauss, double major in Journalism and Comparative Cultures and Politics
  • Kenneth Williams Jr., Communication major

ComArtSci Homecoming Bash

ComArtSci alumni and friends are invited to watch the parade from the best view in town at the ComArtSci Homecoming Bash, which begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at Beggars Banquet, 218 Abbot Road, East Lansing. The Homecoming Parade begins at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the ComArtSci Homecoming Bash are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 years old and younger if purchased before noon on Oct. 2 through the store.cas.msu.edu. Tickets also will be sold at the door for $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 years old and younger.

Your ticket purchase includes appetizers, cash bar and a prime spot to watch the MSU Homecoming parade as it passes by on Abbot Road.

For more information on the ComArtSci Homecoming Bash, contact Alumni Relations Coordinator Rachael Ruis at casalum@msu.edu or 517-432-7207.

For more information on MSU’s Homecoming, go to the MSU Homecoming website.

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Spartan Women in TV Production Panel Set for Oct. 2

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spartan-women-prducers1Five Michigan State University alumnae, four of whom have College of Communications Arts and Sciences degrees, are returning to East Lansing this week to be part of the Spartan Women in TV Production panel.

The panel, which takes place Friday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building Studio D, is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen and inquire about how these women broke into the competitive television production industry.

Those who are planning to attend the panel are asked to RSVP by completing this online form.

Following the panel discussion, students from this year's “Beyond Bollywood: A Taste In Indian Media” study abroad program will premiere the film they produced based on their experiences abroad.

The Spartan Women in TV Production panelists include:

Cathy Daniel
Daniel, B.A. Journalism ’95, has worked on projects including “The Dr. Oz Show,” “What Not To Wear” and currently “The Meredith Vieira Show” where she recently was promoted to supervising field producer.

Lisa Farrell
Farrell, M.A. in Telecommunication ’88, has worked for CBS News in several capacities including producer, writer and editor.

Melanie Paul Reardon
Reardon, B.A. Advertising ’99, has worked on projects including “Chopped,” "Deep Sea" and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.

Carol Yancho
Carol Yancho, B.A. Journalism ’96, has worked on shows including “House Hunters International,” “After the First 48” and “Trading Spaces.”

Soren Miltich
Miltich, B.A. Interdisciplinary Humanities ’99 with a specialization in Film Studies, has worked in both directing and producing roles on projects including “Black Swan,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “The Humbling” and “Unforgettable.”

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FCC Chief Information Officer Presents Quello Lecture

Posted on: September 23, 2015

MSU Quello Center presents CIO of the FCC Dr. David Bray , "the importance of publc service in exponential times

Discussing the importance of public service in a world of exponential technological growth, David Bray, Chief Information Officer of the Federal Communications Commission, presented the first of three 2015 Quello Lectures.

“Technology that used to be only available to nation states and corporations is now available to citizens,” he said.

The lecture titled, “The Importance of Public Service #ChangeAgents in Exponential Times,” focused on the explosion of online data and prompted discussion about the rapid increase in technology and access to complex data.

“It is not about machines replacing humans, it is about making us both better as a result,” Bray said. “We need to pair humans and computers together.”

Public service can be adapted to match the changes in our society, Bray said.

“Technology itself is amoral. Its how we use it that makes it good or bad,” he said.

Access to technology should be part of the way we approach helping others, he said. In particular, he discussed websites and apps that allow the public to opt in on opportunities to help the government collect data, and help connect innovators with the most venerable in our world.

Bray completed a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Emory University and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard. In 2012, he became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, and later received the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013, and currently serves as term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and as an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow. In 2015, David was selected as a recipient of the Eisenhower Award and was named as the most social CIO by Forbes.

The lecture, open to all MSU faculty, staff and students, took place Sept. 21 in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

Other Quello Lectures Scheduled for 2015

A second Quello Lecture on “The Destabilization of Internet Governance” by American University Professor Laura DeNardis, who is a globally recognized governance scholar, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. at MSU’s Washington, D.C., offices at 1100 New Jersey Ave. Southeast #735.

The third Quello Lecture for 2015 on “Who Owns the World’s Media? Media Concentration and Ownership in the digital Age,” will be presented by Columbia University Professor Eli Noam on Monday, Oct. 12, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 191 of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

The Quello Lecture, held each year since 2006, is hosted by the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law, which is part of the Department of Media and Information. The lecture brings leading researchers from around the world to campus to speak on a variety of topics related to telecommunication management.

Established in 1998, the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law is a center for research, teaching and the development and application of telecommunication management policy. It is named after James and Mary Quello, both alumni of MSU. James Quello was a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission and, at the time of his death in 2010, he was chairman of the Quello Center.

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AD+PR Hosting International Competition Sept. 14-18

Posted on: September 11, 2015

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An international advertising competition, which will bring 44 students from China to Michigan State University and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences to compete with MSU students is set to take place Sept. 14 to 18.

Hosted by MSU’s Department of Advertising + Public Relations, “Minds (Wide) Open: Communication Problem Solving From Two Sides of the World” will offer a unique opportunity for 16 MSU students to work collaboratively with the Chinese students and show off their creative advertising skills to some of the industry’s top professionals, who will serve as mentors and judges for the event.

“To my knowledge, no other university outside China has organized an event of this magnitude, so the students chosen to represent us are among our best,” said Jef Richards, Chair of the Department of Advertising + Public Relations.

The competition will be similar to the One Club China Youth Creative Festival held in Beijing, China, where six MSU students competed last November and came away with the Silver Pencil award.

minds-wide-open-preview2“We’re going to do exactly the same thing The One Club does there, except our competition is going to be a lot smaller,” said Henry Brimmer, Assistant Professor of Advertising, who orchestrated and is leading the planning of the event.

The competition will include eight teams, each consisting of five to six Chinese students and two MSU students. Team assignments will be announced at the opening ceremony on Monday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. in Room 145 of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building. Nancy Vonk, Co-Founder of Swim, will deliver the opening’s keynote address.

Also during the opening ceremony, teams will receive a problem to tackle. The teams then will work on an advertising campaign to address the problem and will present their campaigns to a panel of judges. Throughout the Communication Arts and Sciences Building, visitors will notice several red doors, which indicate the rooms where the Minds (Wide) Open teams will work throughout the week.

The winning team will be announced at the closing ceremony on Friday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in WKAR Studio A in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

The Gold Pencil-winning team from the Beijing competition is being brought to East Lansing to compete at the Minds (Wide) Open event. The WPP School of Marketing and Communications in Shanghai and Shanghai Normal University also are sending students to the competition, accompanied by the deans of those schools.

MSU Students Competing

The MSU students who are participating were hand-selected and include:

  • Nicole Farina, Advertising
  • Congyi Han, Advertising
  • Audrey Hanna, Economics
  • Tyler Kochanski, Advertising
  • Kelly Langton, Advertising
  • Ka Lee, Advertising
  • Caitlin Leppert, Creative Advertising
  • Patrick Marvin, Media and Information
  • Briana McNamara, Advertising
  • Nicole Nalazek, Advertising
  • Margeaux Phillips, Advertising
  • Amy Ruimveld, Advertising
  • Patty Szczepanski, Advertising
  • Rachel Tang, Journalism
  • Danielle Wright, Advertising
  • Maggie Zhang, Advertising

Mentors and judges include top professionals in the advertising industry and are coming from China, Canada, South Africa and all over the United States.

Women in Advertising Panel

A “Women in Advertising” panel discussion, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Room 145 of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building, is being held as part of the events planned for the week.

Panel members include:

  • Nancy Vonk, Swim, Toronto
  • Jennifer Estill, Redhead Design
  • Therese Randall Brimmer, Brimmer Family Design
  • Chong Locksin, Serviceplan, Beijing
  • Celia Wen, One Club of Greater China

After the panel discussion, copies of Vonk’s book, “Darling, You Can’t Do Both: And Other Noise to Ignore on Your Way Up,” will be raffled off to 20 students in attendance.

Minds (Wide) Open is being organized as part of “The China Experience: An MSU Exploration of Arts and Culture,” an 18-month university-wide initiative focusing on the arts and culture in Greater China. MSU's Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives awarded Brimmer a $45,000 grant to help support the event.

For more information, including a full schedule of events, visit the Minds (Wide) Open web page.

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New Course Explores Environmental Sounds

Posted on: August 27, 2015

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School of Journalism faculty member Stacey Fox developed and taught a new online course this summer, “Music of the Earth’s Biomes,” introducing students to skills concerning environmental sounds. It was the first such class of its kind at MSU.

Fox also is a professional percussionist and composer whose creative works have been funded by the American Composers Forum, National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Department of State and the Smithsonian Institution.

During her seven-week Music of the Earth’s Biomes class, students learned about field recordings – what they are and how to produce them. The audio-capture devices used ranged from iOS and Android mobile devices to laptops and old-fashioned microphone and recorder technologies, depending on what students had.

Students also learned what sound really is, as well as the effects of sound pollution on physical characteristics of animal and plant species and people. They looked at different effects of positive and negative sound frequencies on water, plants and animal life.

“The environmental music course was my first journalism course and nothing like any course I've taken before,” said Valencia Smith, who is majoring in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science. “I enjoyed it because it was different and allowed me to see the earth in a different light. I was so used to taking classes that involved how species in the Earth work and interact and not how the Earth or the species sound. So it was very interesting.”

Students were given a field-recording sheet to download and fill out each week. For the first five weeks, they captured field recordings based on that week’s sound focus (weather, water, animals, humans, trees) and filled out a field-recording sheet for each recording. Recordings had to be at least 1 minute or longer. Students also had to make visual observations, which are just as important when capturing audio recordings in the field.

“This course asked students to practice the art of listening not just with their ears but with all their senses,” Fox said. “That is why their field observation notes included observation as well as listening details.”

Students were exposed to professional composers and musicians creating and performing musical scores based on or using environmental sounds such as tree rings and water drums, as well as human throat singing and performing on instruments crafted from natural materials.

Using Garageband and Audacity software, the students then were asked to use their field recordings to create their own environmental sound compositions, including singing, chanting and playing found earth instruments, such as items like dried gourds used for rattles, logs excavated by termites used for drums or didgeridoos, ice sheets played like chimes, bones made into flutes, and pockets of water that were splashed.

For the final week, students composed a sound score to best represent Earth to a species in the Andromeda Galaxy that had never been to Earth.

The results varied. Some students submitted everyday sounds from around their yards, while others sent in field recordings from China, including Beijing city streets and sound pollution from Beijing International Airport. Several experimented with the field recording techniques by varying the audio capture devices they used or by changing the placement distances of microphones.

“The students did a great job recording as well as composing new original works incorporating their field recordings as well as their own vocals,” Fox said. “By listening to the soundscapes of our environment we can gain a deeper connection and understanding of what is going on around us. Only then can we as a species truly be the responsible caretakers the Earth requires us to be.”

Fox hopes the recordings submitted by the students, along with their field recording sheet data, will be the beginnings of an online Environmental Sound Archive set up through the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. More recordings will be added from future offerings of the course, and a website will be developed for people around the world to submit environmental field recordings.

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