Communication and Media Studies Department
Professors Shedletsky and Beaudry to Teach Visual Literacy Webinar
Communication Professor Lenny Shedletsky and Associate Professor of Education Jeffrey Beaudry will present a webinar on the topic of visual literacy to faculty of the University of Maine System. The webinar will introduce faculty to visual literacy and concept mapping and will provide opportunities for collaboration on classroom applications. The event time is Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Professors Shedletsky and Beaudry have recently edited the publication, Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking Through Visual Representation Strategies, with IGI Global. Several contributing authors of this text will participate in the webinar. A tech grant from University College Faculty E-Learning funded this endeavor.
Professor Ebben Contributes to USM's Cyber Security Research Cluster
Maureen Ebben, PhD, Communication and Media Studies, is acting as Faculty Research Associate with USM's new Cyber Security Research Cluster where she contributes to research, education, and outreach efforts.
Service Learning Project Makes Lasting Impact
Marie Sheffield, multicultural coordinator at the Center for Grieving Children and program participants discuss their work with Your Song, Your Story, with 98.9 WCLZ's Ethan Minton. USM media studies alum Billy Libby founded the non-profit, Your Song, Your Story, after working with the Center during his media studies service learning practicum course. The full interview is available on the 98.9 WCLZ website.
Kathryn Lasky Award for Public Service Winners Chosen
Media Studies majors Ayrie Calhoun-Lang, Derek Goodrich, Heather Guaciaro, and Michael Maurice have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Kathryn Lasky Award for Public Service.
University of Southern Maine to Present 2014 Academic Film Showcase
University of Southern Maine (USM) media students will present next month a public showing of their best digital shorts, video character studies and dramatic scenes in the “2014 Academic Film Showcase.”
Heath Bouffard, Media Studies Senior, Aids in Telling Veteran Stories
Heath Bouffard, senior media studies major and 2014 Maine Association of Broadcasters Award recipient is working with Portland artist Marty Pottenge on a project with funding from National Endowment for the Arts. The project, “All the Way Home: Veterans Story Exchange”, seeks to tell the story of 100 active duty military personnel and veterans. Read about it on the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal.
Why We Love Breaking Bad: Work, Austerity and Autonomy
David Pierson, associate professor of media studies and editor of Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Context, Politics, Style and Reception of the Television Series, will respond to a lecture by Jason Read, associate professor of philosophy. Why We Love Breaking Bad: Work, Austerity and Autonomy will take place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 2:30-4:00 PM in the Glickman Library 7th floor events room on the Portland Campus.
Ariel Rogers to Participate in Maine Jewish Film Festival Talk
Ariel Rogers, Assistant Professor of Film Studies, will introduce Brandeis University Professor of Film Studies Thomas Doherty in a talk about his highly acclaimed book, Hollywood and Hitler, 1933 -1939. The talk takes place Friday, March 25, 6:00 PM at the Patriot Cinemas Nickelodeon in Portland. The talk is part of the Maine Jewish Film Festival's 2014 offerings.
Ebben and Murphy Publish Article
Drs. Maureen Ebben and Julien S. Murphy have published "Unpacking MOOC Scholarly Discourse: a Review of Nascent MOOC Scholarship" in Learning Media and Technology published by Taylor & Francis. The article can be viewed on the Taylor & Francis Online site.
Maine Association of Broadcasters Award Reception
Reception for Heath Bouffard, the Maine Association of Broadcasters Award recipient: Monday, December 16, 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Communication & Media Studies Production Center 21 Durham Street, Portland Campus Faculty and Students are welcome!