by Amy Schultz on April 04, 2013

There are many ways to spend one’s retirement. Some buy a timeshare in Palm Springs, some sign up for weekly bridge games, but if you are UW-Madison graduate Donna Remmert, you self-publish a trilogy of coming-of-age novels instead. Author of “The Littlest Big Kid,” “The Jitterbug Girl,” and “Head Over Heels,” Donna Remmert has found a new career as a memoirist, drawing on memories of her time here at UW-Madison. Ms.

by Amy Schultz on March 27, 2013

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.”

by Amy Schultz on March 20, 2013

Loring Mandel (at far end on right) with fellow boarders and landladies on North Lake Street in Madison, circa 1946.

by Amy Schultz on March 13, 2013

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.

by Amy Schultz on March 06, 2013

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.

by Michael Trevis on February 21, 2013

Saturday, January 27 marked the end of Sundance Film Festival 2013 and the announcement of the prizewinners. Among them was Communication Arts alumna Jill Soloway, class of ’87, who received the Directing Award in the Dramatic Competition for her debut feature Afternoon Delight

by Amy Schultz on February 05, 2013

Can social media networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn help you find a job? In a workshop in mid-November, a group of undergraduates heard from Com Arts Advisor, Amy Schultz, and Historical Humanities Career Advisor, Lindsay Williamson, about how to best use these social media networks as they begin their internship and job search. If you missed the workshop, here are some highlights:

How do employers use social media?

by Amy Schultz on January 23, 2013

Each year, the Center for the Humanities provides graduate students an opportunity to take their work in academia into the Madison community. Through the Public Humanities Exchange Program, partnerships are created that reflect both the needs of the community organization and the students’ research interests.

by Zhongdang Pan on January 23, 2013

Three PhD candidates in Communication Science started the New Year with single-authored journal articles.


by Sarah Jedd on January 02, 2013

On the evening of December 12, the top 21 persuasive speakers enrolled in the fall semester of Communication Arts 100 competed in the CA 100 Speech Contest.