Tuesday, December 16, 2014








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The School of Communications Annual Fundraising Campaign:
$150 for the 150th HU Anniversary yearly gift until 2017. We are seeking support from alumni and friends of $150.00 yearly to the school’s annual fund. The gift is restricted to the School of Communications for use with student scholarships, study abroad and programs. Your gift can be sent by check payable to Howard University SOC, Office of the Dean, School of Communications, 525 Bryant Street NW, Washington, DC 20059, or online at: 
https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/HWD/onlinegiving/showGivingForm.jsp?form_id=124921


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SOC End of Semester Happenings


Alum Speaks to SOC Students

SOC alumna Jobina Fortson ('14) visits professor Indira Somani's Writing for the Media Class.  A link to her bio at WMDT-47, ABC in Salisbury, MD, where she is a reporter. 
http://www.wmdt.com/story/26143495/jobina-fortson (Links to an external site.)



School of C Brown Bag Talk
Professor Carolyn Byerly, chair of the Communication, Culture and Media Studies  and Dr. Clint Wilson were the faculty speakers at the School of C first Brown Bag talk in November.




SirriusXM Visit

SOC faculty Judi Moore Latta, Vicc Saunders and Jay Holloway led a group of students on a visit to the Joe Madison Show at SiriusXM.





Mid-Term Elections Night on the Beat

School of C faculty in the Media, Journalism and Film department watched students merge classroom knowledge and skills in the field during Mid-Term Election Project 2014. Students were across the covering D.C. mayoral race, Maryland gubernatorial, Virginia and other elections issues. 


Behind the Scene
Professor Jennifer Thomas shared video and audio links of Behind the Scenes of Howard University News Service. The links also connect to Howard's YouTube and SoundCloud pages.




Behind the Scenes of HU News Service Midterm Elections - YouTube
Howard University Students have been working relentlessly to get out media coverage for the 2014 Midterm Elections. Destinee Harrison gets a look at the behi...


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MORE NCA 2014 Photos







Thursday, December 4, 2014

School of C




Bison Strong on #GivingTuesdayHU!

THANK YOU for your generous gifts and all the other encouraging ways you represent and support Howard University!


#GivingTuesdayHU #HowardU





NCA Tribute to Dr. Melbourne Cummings


The National Communication Association (NCA) conference in Chicago included "A Tribute to Melbourne S. Cummings: Celebrating over 40 years as Scholar, Professor, Mentor, NCA Leader, and Colleague." Friends, former graduate students and colleagues were on hand for two wonderful panels; one led by colleagues and her dissertation chair, and one of former graduate students, now colleagues in the discipline. Dr. Cummings retired in June 2014 from Howard; however, she continues to reach all of us who have been touched as student, colleague, mentor or friend.


Book Notes
Dr. Joan Payne, interim chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders was recognized with her new book at the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) conference in Florida.





Monday, December 1, 2014

SOC NOTES


  



Giving Tuesday, Dec. 2nd
Howard Bisons near and far, Dec. 2nd is  Giving Tuesday. Please consider Howard University: #GivingTuesdayHU … Begins at Midnight … Please share … howard.edu/givingtuesday … #HowardU #BridgingtheGap




NCA Tribute to Dr. Melbourne Cummings


The National Communication Association (NCA) conference in Chicago included "A Tribute to Melbourne S. Cummings: Celebrating over 40 years as Scholar, Professor, Mentor, NCA Leader, and Colleague." Friends, former graduate students and colleagues were on hand for two wonderful panels; one led by colleagues and her dissertation chair, and one of former graduate students, now colleagues in the discipline. Dr. Cummings retired in June 2014 from Howard; however, she continues to reach all of us who have been touched as student, colleague, mentor or friend.


Book Notes
Dr. Joan Payne, interim chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders was recognized with her new book at the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) conference in Florida.





Sunday, November 9, 2014

Congratulations, Accomplishments & Updates

#Hashtag Winning Team
Congratulations to Alise Bundage, School of C freshman broadcast major who was on the winning team at the Women’s Hackathon in West Virginia University. Thank you to Professors Yanick Rice Lamb and Ingrid Sturgis for spearheading and taking our students to the competition.
PHOTO CAPTION: Team Ghost celebrates their winning pitch for BioBit, from left to right: Alise Bundage, Carlee Lammers, Valerie Bennett, and Alex Garip. SOURCE: Photo by David Smith/Reed College of Media.
How the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables Inspired Students to Lead http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2014/11/how-the-womens-hackathon-on-wearables-inspired-students-to-lead

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SOC’s German Connections
At the end of October, three SOC students Rachel Solomon (senior, public relations major,) Bianca Brown (senior, broadcast journalism major) and Victoria M. Walker (senior, broadcast journalism major) traveled to Germany for eight days as a part of the German Embassy’s Young Journalists Program.   Nearly 30 students in the School of Communications applied for this opportunity.  The entire trip is funded by the embassy’s public diplomacy office.  While in Germany the students will visit several German cities including Berlin, meet with German journalists, politicians and journalism students.


Victoria and Bianca will produce stories on Germans reaction to the U.S. midterm elections.  The students will also witness the 25th Anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.   All three students will file reports for the embassy’s website and will chronicle the experience via social media using the hashtag: #YJP14 on the following platforms:

 www.facebook.com/GermanCampusWeeks
 www.instagram.com/germanyinusa   @Germanyinusa
 www.twitter.com/germanyinusa   @Germanyinusa
 https://vine.co/GermanyintheUSA
 www.goodreads.com/germanyinusa
 www.storify.com/germanyinusa
 www.buzzfeed.com/Germanyinusa
 www.flickr.com/GermanEmbassyWashington
 http://www.youtube.com/user/GermanEmbassyPress

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Television journalist Nikole Killion
Hearst journalist reaches out
Award-winning television journalist Nikole Killion is a Washington-based correspondent for Hearst Television.  She covers national news and politics for the group’s 29 affiliate stations around the country. She visited Professor Indira Somani’s Reporting



 
 





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

HOMECOMING 2014 
Open House & Alumni Reception
Friday, October 17, 2014