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The department of Strategic Communications is proud to announce that the two seniors with the top cumulative GPAs who will serve as the Park School class marshals for graduation this year are Megan Devlin (CMD major) and Chenaya Devine Milbourne (IMC major).

Megan is the current Editor in Chief of The Ithacan and has had internships with New Sector Alliance, Meals on Wheels and CoFED...

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An article by Steve Seidman, professor emeritus and lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communication, was published in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, edited by Jacqueline Edmondson.

His article titled, “Rock Concert Posters” chronicles the history of poster styles and the evolution of one-time event notices into collectable artwork and souvenirs.
 

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William Ryan, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, recently presented a paper at Academic Mindtrek in Tampere, Finland titled "Social media and the transformation of brand communication." The paper was authored by Ryan, Assistant Professor Adam Peruta, and IC graduate student Suzanne Chouman.

In August, he presented a paper at Digital Games Research Association conference in Atlanta, GA. The paper was titled "Transforming game narrative through social media: A case study of the Mass Effect Universe in Twitter," which was completed with Zach Gilson '13.

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Cory Young, Associate Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, Aditi Rao, graduate student, M.S. in Communications, and Bob Regan, Director of the Executive Master's program in Communications Innovation, will present a paper at the National Communication Association's annual convention, held November 21‐24, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

The paper, entitled "Media for Social Responsibility Mini Course: Media Coverage of Global Nutrition" addresses food related discourses and the role of media in reporting issues such as body image or food as an industry in a responsible manner. They will also discuss how to repackage the mini-course material into a SPOC, a small private online course similar to a MOOC (massive open online course).

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CMD Alumna Lia Micheels was recently hired in the role of Media Coordinator at PGR Media. She works on a team with a Media Director, Media Supervisor, and two Media Planners to plan national and regional media plans for a handful of accounts. Her daily tasks include following up with clients, organizing media plan flow charts, creating Powerpoint slides, and creating competitive analysis...

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