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Students, faculty and alumni of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University are constantly making headlines. In fact, we can't keep up with all of the good news! Read about some of the amazing accomplishments, events and happenings in Scripps and among its people below. You may want to use the tags above to sort for categories that pique your interest!

Ohio University graduate John Swartz inspired students to start the film company Spin Cycle Films

Nov 24, 2015 Kyle Henke, a sophomore studying screenwriting and producing, is following in the footsteps of John Swartz, an Ohio University alumnus and co-producer of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. Last year, Henke and his friends decided to start their own film company — Spin Cycle Films — after meeting Swartz during their spring break trip to Los Angeles.
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Four COMS faculty honored with National Communication Association Awards

Nov 23, 2015 Four Ohio University Scripps College of Communication faculty, all from the School of Communication Studies (COMS), won awards at the National Communication Association conference this past weekend in Las Vegas.
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Retirement reception planned for Media Arts & Studies’ Don Flournoy

Nov 23, 2015 The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host a retirement reception for longtime professor Don Flournoy from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in the Lower Atrium of Schoonover Center.
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National Communication Association Student Club wins 2015 NCA Club of the Year Award

Nov 23, 2015 The Ohio University National Communication Association Student Club was named the 2015 Club of the Year at the 101st Annual National Communication Association (NCA) Convention.
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Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott passes away at 91

Nov 20, 2015 Ohio University School of Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott, who founded the visual communication program at Ohio University in 1976 and served as director of the school from its founding in 1986 to 2003, passed away Nov. 20, 2015, at the age of 91.
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Scripps College of Communication co-sponsors GIS Open House featuring National Geographic environmental photojournalist

Nov 18, 2015 Award-winning National Geographic photojournalist Dennis Dimick will lead the celebration of International GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week at Ohio University during the second annual GIS Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2015, in the lower level atrium of the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication.
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Scripps College student uses time in Athens to create his own brand

Nov 18, 2015 Marquis Maines, a junior interactive design major in the School of Visual Communication, is using his time in Athens to gain more than an education. Growing up in inner city Cleveland, Maines has always used art as a medium of personal expression.
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MDIA student elected Audio Engineering Society Student Delegate Assembly Vice Chair for North and Latin America

Nov 17, 2015 Michael France, a School of Media Arts & Studies student from the Honors Tutorial College, was recently elected as the new Audio Engineering Society Student Delegate Assembly Vice Chair for North & Latin America at the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention which took place Oct. 28- Nov. 1 in New York City.
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Scripps College of Communication announces student organization funding contest

Nov 17, 2015 Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth will once again award funding to winning student organizations at this year’s College Celebration during Communication Week (March 14-18) on the main campus of Ohio University in Athens.
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VICO students earn 10 awards at College Photographer of the Year competition

Nov 17, 2015 On Nov. 12 the 70th College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) and Still Photography Division winners were announced, which included wins for five students and one alumnus from the Ohio University School of Visual Communication. Daniel Owen, BSVC ’15, was named the Runner-up College Photographer of the Year with a Silver award in the Portfolio category.
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