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