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Nov 24, 2014

Grabbing a box of Bill’s doughnuts and Starbucks coffee, Melissa Spirek, Ph.D., hurried to the Cox Media Center in Dayton for a meeting that would transform the mass communication program at Wright State University. Spirek, chair of Wright State’s Department of …

Nov 24, 2014

Kate Hoover Because of the experienced pro-fessors and array of practical courses the communication department at Wright State University offers, my future is filled with incredible opportunities. As an internal and external communication writer for Woolpert, an architecture and engineering …

Nov 20, 2014
Newspaper veteran Ray Marcano is helping the next generation of journalists by teaching digital media to Wright State students.
Nov 15, 2014
Chris Suttle

Q: How would you describe your job and what a typical day is like for you?

Nov 6, 2014
Students in an advanced digital media class sharpen their journalism skills by reporting for a news site called DailyFlipz.
Oct 14, 2014
Fifty years after publishing its first issue, The Guardian has evolved from a four-page black-ink paper to a colorful weekly publication.
Sep 30, 2014
Wright State communication professor Elliot Gaines works to equip science students with the skills to effectively communicate science to the public.
Sep 5, 2014
Wright State students design a scavenger hunt fundraiser during Urban Nights in downtown Dayton on Sept. 12.
Aug 25, 2014
An Instagram photo by 2014 Mass Communication graduate and former Guardian Editor Brandon Semler taken during class time, which is permitted and encouraged using the class hashtag, #DDWSU.

Wright State University seniors enter the Social Media and Personal Branding class thinking they are social media experts but in the first week are shocked by what they do not know. Instructors and social media experts Dr. Ike Brunner and Mr. Russ Shirley’s expertise quickly highlights the students’ void.

Whether the Raider senior is interested in personal or business branding, this COM 4710 class offers insights into an array of...

Aug 17, 2014
Jasmine Higgins

Q: What is the internship you are completing and why did you find it attractive?

A: I am an intern on the MIX 107.7 morning show with Jeff, Gina, & Dave. This internship is perfect for me because it’s local and in a large market size. I was excited to be working with Gina Ferraro because she has worked in...

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Spring 2014 Communication Dept. Activities

Dr. Scott Peterson to Present on the Dawn of Baseball Journalism before Men's Basketball Game on 1/21/14

The dawn of baseball journalism will be the topic presented by Dr. Scott Peterson, Assistant Professor of Communication, for the University Athletics Council’s Pre-game Lecture before the Wright State Raiders’ basketball game Tuesday, January 21st.

Over the past several years the University Athletics Council has sponsored a series of lectures prior to select men's basketball games at the Nutter Center (in the Berry Room). The purpose of these lectures is to use the general public's interest in athletics to draw attention to the scholarly work at Wright State.

Dr. Peterson’s presentation will start about 5:30 p.m. All the student athletes (and their parents) from CoLA will be invited to attend the pre-game lecture and will be recognized. Those who attend the lecture will have ample time to go to their seats prior to the 7:00 p.m. start of the game, a Horizon League contest against U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
 

Annual Dayton Daily News Archives Living Legends Speaker

Every March the Communication Department co-hosts with the Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives the Annual Dayton Daily News Archives Living Legends Speaker. Join us as content experts share the stories behind the stories. All are welcome to attend.
 

Communication Department Awards Ceremony 4/12/14

On April 12, 2014, the Communication Department will celebrate the work of its professors and students by honoring Communication Studies and Mass Communication majors. At the annual awards ceremony the outstanding graduate who serves as a role model to future generations is announced and honored as well. All are welcome to attend.

The scholarships are presented to the majors and students who earn above a 3.5 are celebrated. The scholarships presented are:

  • The Greenwood Achievement Award honors the outstanding Communication Studies or Mass Communication Senior
  • The Spicer-Blake Outstanding Communication Studies Senior
  • The Spicer-Blake Outstanding Mass Communication Senior
  • Craig-Britt Mass Communication Scholarship
  • WTUE Sandy Patt Mass Communication Scholarship

Contact College of Liberal Arts Assistant Dean Jennifer Buckwalter at 937-775-2575 if you are interested in making a donation to the Communication Department or if you are interested in creating a scholarship for the students.