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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 below to sort for categories that pique your interest!


Alumna Kallia Wright receives Distinguished Professor Award

May 5, 2017 Alumna Dr. Kallia Wright, MS ’05 and PHD ’09, was awarded the 2017 Harry Joy Dunbaugh Distinguished Professor Award at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday, April 28. This is considered the highest honor a faculty member can be awarded at Illinois College.
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New culinary studio at Ohio University showcases the broader intersection of food, media and experiential learning

May 2, 2017 Ohio University’s new Jefferson Marketplace — on the ground floor of a renovated residence hall in Athens, Ohio — features a culinary studio with state-of-the art video equipment including cameras, lighting, production gear and live-streaming capabilities.
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COMS seniors hold historical virtual, walking tours of campus

Apr 26, 2017 At the beginning of the semester, School of Communication Studies’ Professor Roger Aden’s senior capstone course started a major project. Students had some help from Ohio University Alumni Relations, who reached out and asked alumni to submit personal stories or memories from their time at Ohio University, such as their favorite or most memorable places on campus.
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Student organizations ImPRessions, Thumbprint will merge to form 1804 Communications

Apr 26, 2017 This fall, a new organization in the Scripps College of Communication will be created. Two student organizations, Thumbprint and the Public Relations Student Society of America’s ImPRessions, are combining to form the new organization 1804 Communications.
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Recipients of the 2017 Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award honored

Apr 17, 2017 On Thursday, April 13, four graduate students were presented with the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award (GAOTA) during the annual ceremony in Alden Library’s Faculty Commons. The GAOTA program was established in 1987 to recognize excellent teaching in graduate teaching assistants at the University. Steve Granelli, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the School of Communication Studies, was one of the four recipients.
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Six faculty members receive Baker Fund support during spring 2017 cycle

Apr 14, 2017 The John C. Baker Fund awarded $67,163 total to six faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during spring semester 2017. The Baker Fund committee received 13 proposals requesting $153,334 total and up to $12,000 is available for each award. Rebecca Sell, associate professor in the School of Visual Communication, received $11,458 in funding for Abandoning the Cut.
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MDIA's Beth Novak named OHIO 2017 University Professor

Apr 12, 2017 On Thursday, April 6, Professor Beth Novak, of the School of Media Arts & Studies, and three other faculty members were presented with the University Professor (UP) award during the 46th annual awards ceremony. The University Professor award recognizes outstanding teaching at the University. Since its founding in 1970, the UP program has recognized over 200 professors for their teaching excellence.
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BNIC, TSMA offer hands-on technology experience

Apr 6, 2017 The Bobcat Network Innovation Center (BNIC) has paired up with the Telecommunication Systems Management Association (TSMA) to present at their biweekly meetings, including the upcoming meeting on Tuesday, April 11. 
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