by Michael Trevis on December 20, 2013

On the last day of lecture this semester, students in Eric Hoyt’s CA 155: Intro to Digital Media Production course walked out of the freezing cold and into an awards show.

The first-ever Hoyty Awards were held Thursday, December 12th in Vilas Hall. Part screening, part competition, and above all an end-of-semester celebration, the Hoyty Awards recognize outstanding group video projects produced in CA 155.

by Michael Trevis on December 18, 2013

After a brilliant 34 year career as the Head Film Archivist at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Maxine Ducey is retiring effective January 2, 2014.

by Michael Trevis on November 21, 2013

On Thursday, November 14th, Communications Arts alumni Jill Soloway and Jim Frohna visited campus for the screening of the feature film Afternoon Delight. The film was the debut feature for both writer/director Soloway and cinematographer Frohna.

by Mary Rossa on October 31, 2013

The Communication Arts Department would like to thank all of our alumni who completed the survey last spring. Committed to continuing our tradition of excellence, the Communication Arts Department values input from our alumni as we assess the program and plan for the future.

by Michael Trevis on October 23, 2013

From left to right: Scott M. Broetzmann, Vance Kepley, Jennifer Karlson, Carolynne Thomas at the CAPs reception.


by Mary Rossa on October 16, 2013
This story originally appeared in the Vilas Voice


Photo: Logan Covelli.

by Michael Trevis on October 01, 2013
Position: Head Film Archivist, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an experienced moving image
archivist to oversee the film and video collections of the Wisconsin Center
for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR) and, in affiliation with the UW’s
School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), to teach one course
annually in archival theory and practice. The WCFTR is administered by
The UW Department of Communication Arts. In cooperation with the Wisconsin

by Michael Trevis on September 27, 2013

Lea Jacobs, a film professor in Communication Arts, has been named Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities in the Graduate School. As one of the associate deans, she will manage faculty and student issues in thirty-eight graduate programs of study, ranging from matters of research, to education, to administration.

by Vance Kepley on September 12, 2013

The Department of Communication Arts Chair and WCFTR Director Vance Kepley is very pleased to announce the successful completion of a major, year-long effort to systematically reprocess one of the Center’s most important archival collections.

by Michael Trevis on August 20, 2013

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture, Karma Chávez, has been selected to receive this year's Karl R.