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Alec Hosterman presents 48 Hours of Chaos: Charlottesville at the Front Lines

Alec Hosterman, an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, will be giving a public presentation entitled 48 Hours of Chaos: Charlottesville at the Front Lines on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Wygal Hall auditorium. Alec was in Charlottesville to photograph and document the torch rally on Friday, August 11th and the events […]

Hosterman Publishes Book Chapter on Journals in Comics Studies

Dr. Alec Hosterman’s chapter entitled “The Journals” appears in a new edited collection called The Secret Origins of Comics Studies by Mathew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, published this month by Routledge. The chapter examines the journals that gave rise to the scholarship and field of comics studies.

Happy Hallo-wine! with Illyria Theatre Company

Halloween candy, wine pairings, and a scary play reading- Oh My! Assistant Professor of Acting Lacy Klinger, and publicity manager Chris Klinger have founded a new non-profit theatre company in Farmville, VA. Illyria Theatre Company joins forces with the Virginia Tasting Cellar to offer a one-afternoon only event in the spirit of Halloween. Come enjoy the […]

Brett Hursey’s plays win awards

Brett Hursey’s original plays were produced 25 times in theatres across the United States in 2014, earning 23 awards. The venues included four off-Broadway sites in New York.

Jurors Award for Excellence Received by Leslie Cook-Day

 Leslie Cook-Day, Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology, was recently notified that her work, a design rendering in pen, ink, and watercolor as well as the realized original costume, has received one of three Jurors Awards for Excellence. The submissions were chosen in April for inclusion in the “Across the Ages” exhbition at the Boyden Gallery in Saint Mary’s City, […]

Professor Laura Farrell Scholar of the Year Award & Psychology Progress Featured Researche

Professor Laura Farrell, Lecturer of Communication Studies, earned the 2013 Scholar of the Year for the Communication, Speech, and Theatre Association of North Dakota. Professor Farrell received this honor for a combination of award-winning research and service over the last year.  This work included earning the Top Published Manuscript of the Year for 2012 (published in […]

Jeff Halliday speaks on ‘With Good Reason’

Communication Studies Assistant Professor Jeff Halliday appeared on the 1/19/13 episode of ‘With Good Reason’ to discuss the future of local television sports coverage.  Featured during the second half of the podcast, the interview discussed Halliday’s article “Dinosaurs Approaching Extinction: Local Television Sports Threatened by Job Losses, Cuts in Time and Changes in Newsroom Philosophy,” printed […]

Jeff Halliday

Communication Studies Assistant Professor Jeff Halliday is featured in the latest edition of the ‘Journal of Sports Media,’ Volume 7, Number 1.  Halliday’s article, entitled “Dinosaurs Approaching Extinction: Local Television Sports Threatened by Job Losses, Cuts in Time and Changes in Newsroom Philosophy,” detailed the results of his recently completed mixed-method study.  He surveyed local […]

Ramesh Rao

Ramesh Rao presented a paper, “Spirituality and Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophy of Transcending Human Capabilities,” at the annual National Communication Association conference in San Francisco, on November 14, 2010.  Ramesh also had the following op-eds published – “India’s name in the mud, literally” (The Pioneer, New Delhi, 08/28/2010); “A bleak outlook, but so be it” (The […]

Ramesh Rao

Ramesh Rao’s paper titled “Talking to the Dying: Hindu Views, Hindu Ways” submitted for presentation at the Southern States Communication Association Convention (April 2010) has been adjudged the top paper in the Intercultural Communication division. Ramesh presented a paper titled “Finding Space for Hinduism in the Public Square: Breaking Barriers, Creating Opportunities,” at the National […]