• Several of our colleagues have recently received wonderful promotion and tenure news.  Marian Meyershas earned promotion to Professor, Carrie Freeman has earned promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, and Ann Williams has also earned promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.  Congratulations!
  • Shirlene Holmes is just back from the Black Lavender Experience conference which was hosted this weekend at Brown University.  Her play, “A Lady and a Woman,” was staged at the conference, and won a standing ovation.  Congratulations!
  • Tony Lemieux published a blog post for Psychology Today on April 14, linked here:http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dangerous-minds/201404/why-isn-t-anyone-calling-terrorism
  • The latest issue of Creative Industries Journal includes an essay by Sharon Shahaf: “Homegrown Reality: Locally Formatted Israeli Programming and the Global Spread of Format TV.”  From the abstract:  A key oversight in the dominant industrial and academic discourses surrounding the contemporary spread of format television “results from the tendency to overemphasize the big-name ‘official’ reality franchises while downplaying the importance of ‘unlicensed’ or locally formatted programming. Nevertheless, unaffiliated local productions, commonly known as ‘clones’, have played a significant role in reality television’s global distribution. Focusing on one key Israeli case study – Lo Nafsik Lashir/We Won’t Stop Singing, a locally formatted patriotic game show that evolved gradually into a Pop Idol ‘clone’ – this article offers an alternative framework for considering the importance of ‘unaffiliated’ programming.”
  • At a ceremony earlier this week for significant GSU years-in-service milestones, several Department of Communication staff and faculty were honored.  They include: Leonard Teel (30 years), Greg Lisby (25),Sheldon Schiffer (15), Roland Stewart (15), Matt Rowles(10), Jennifer Barker (5), Carrie Freeman (5), Bryce McNeil (5), Daniel Robin (5), Marilyn Stiggers (5), andAnn Williams (5).