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by Michael Trevis on September 17, 2014

Eric Rusch (BA ’05) spent last summer touring the country to film his new show Wayward Nation. The show, co-hosted by Mikey McManus and Ethan Amarant, searches for young people across America who are changing the world in some small way.

by Michael Trevis on September 08, 2014

The Hamel family has been a benefactor to Comm Arts for many years. This past winter, they made another substantial gift to the department that greatly improved the equipment resources for advanced film production courses at UW-Madison. The following are the highlights from the gift: 

by Michael Trevis on August 29, 2014
Professor Rob Asen

Communication Arts professor Rob Asen has been given the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award by the Rhetoric and Communication Theory (RCT) Division of the National Communication Association (NCA).

by Michael Trevis on August 25, 2014

Two Comm Arts grads, Aaron Cohen and Gabe Gronli, won Emmys for their writing on The Colbert Report! The Creative Arts Emmy awards were presented on Saturday, August 16th and aired last night, August 24th on FXM. Communication Arts congratulates Cohen and Gronli, as well as Comm Arts alumni Erica Forstadt, Hunter Gross, and Chato Hill, who received nominations of their own.

Here is this year’s list of Comm Arts alumni at the Emmys:

by Michael Trevis on July 10, 2014

Professor Eric Hoyt’s course, CA 609: Internet TV and Video, has been busy producing content this summer. 

The students were asked to produce 30-60 second web commercials that demonstrate the value of a liberal arts or Letters & Science education and college degree. The assignment resulted in a wide range of perspectives and target audiences that utilized poignancy, humor, statistics, and more to make the case for liberal arts.  

by Michael Trevis on July 03, 2014

"Broadening Public Communication in the New Media Age," Soochow University

by Michael Trevis on June 23, 2014

Among the items on the impressive résumé of newly appointed federal judge James D.

by Michael Trevis on June 05, 2014

Maegan Parker Brooks recently published her book A Voice that Could Stir an Army. She received her PhD in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009 and was an advisee of Sue Zaeske. We congratulate Dr. Brooks on her accomplishment, and include her book announcement here:

by Michael Trevis on May 30, 2014

Alex Bonus and Alanna Peebles, Communication Science graduate students in Communication Arts, have been named Early Career Fellows by the Fred Rogers Center!

by Michael Trevis on May 20, 2014

Photo: Jessica Zednicek

On the evening of May 7, the top 12 persuasive speakers enrolled in the spring semester of Communication Arts 100 competed in the CA 100 Speech Contest. 

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