Today the Roy H. Park School of Communications houses more than 1,500 students, but its beginnings date back to 1931 when the first radio course was taught. In 1973, the School of Communications was founded, later named after Roy H. Park.

Please join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary as a school.

These following Alumni Weekend events are open to the Ithaca College community:

Skip Landen Golden Doorknob Awards and Screening
Friday, October 11
7 p.m.
Park Hall Auditorium 

See "classic" doorknob films along with this year’s winners.

Alumni-Faculty Roundtables
Saturday, October 12
10:30 a.m.-noon
Park Hall Classrooms

Topics include:


Death by doorknob? The Golden Doorknob Awards are a tradition at the Roy H. Park School of Communications, dating back to the 1970s. Back in those days the films were silent, black and white, and all film students had the same assignment: make a short film that presents the most imaginative way to kill someone with a doorknob. The contest was revived in 2009.

The 2013 Golden Doorknob Awards and Screening will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, October 11 in the Park Hall Auditorium at Ithaca College. Cash prizes total more than $2500.

See who will take home this year's top prizes.


Claudia Costa Pederson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, has published a feature interview entitled "The Veterans Book Project: A Conversation with Monica Haller" in Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 41, no 2 (September, October).

This feature interview examines Monica Haller's project, The Veterans Book Project (2007-2013), a 50 volume series of books authored by veterans and Iraqi refugees. An investigation of the archive and its intersections with personal and social trauma, each book in the series consists of digital photos and texts.


 The Ithacan has once again been named a national Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist by the Associated Collegiate Press. This is that organization’s top honor, commonly referred to as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.” The award is for work produced during the 2012-13 academic year (Kelsey O'Connor, editor in chief).
The Ithacan is an Online Pacemaker Finalists as well. The winners of both awards will be announced at the fall National College Media Convention in New Orleans, October 24-27.


ITHACA, NY—Carl Potts, a former executive editor of Marvel Comics, will discuss the art of visual storytelling in a master class at Ithaca College on Tuesday, Oct. 1. His 6 p.m. presentation in Park Hall Auditorium is free and open to the public.

Potts is perhaps best known for creating “Alien Legion,” the longest-running original Marvel Comics/Epic Comics original...


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