Every other Wednesday at noon, listen to Professor Karma Chavez’s voice reach far past her classroom on WORT-FM 89.9’s “A Public Affair.” “A Public Affair” is a daily, hour-long segment that “aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance,” WORT 89.9’s website reports, featuring interviews with guests ranging from “local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.”
Communication Arts teaching will go online in summer 2014, thanks to the efforts of Professor Sara McKinnon and Dr. Sarah Jedd. Both instructors won Distance Education Initiative grants from the Division of Continuing Studies/Summer Sessions to develop online versions of their highly successful introductory courses.
Winter in Nottingham, England is on the agenda of Professor Michele Hilmes next year. She is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Research Fellowship to be spent at the University of Nottingham, one of the UK’s top ten universities. There she will work with the faculty in the Department of Culture, Film, and Media as they initiate a new MA degree in Media Industry Studies.