Alumnus David Crider Wins Kenneth Harwood Award

SMC Media and Communications PhD program alumnus David Crider has been awarded the Kenneth Harwood Dissertation Award for his dissertation titled, “The Construction and Performance of an On-Air Radio Identity.” The $1,000 prize is awarded annually by the Broadcast Education Association for the best dissertation in broadcasting and electronic media. He was nominated for the […]


Art Direction Track now requires portfolio review and acceptance

By Dan Meyers The Department of Advertising has announced new requirements for the Art Direction Track. Starting in Spring semester, 2016, students interested in the Art Direction Track for the following semester will need to go through a portfolio review process and be accepted before they can take upper-level art direction track courses. For incoming […]


New Advertising curriculum includes focus on digital skills for job market

By Dan Meyers To prepare students for the evolving job market, the Department of Advertising is rolling out a new curriculum that increases the emphasis on the digital side of advertising. The Department will now also offer a new concentration in media planning. The department will continue to teach the core communication skills and advertising […]


New Advertising chair focused on helping outstanding program compete at highest level

By Dan Meyers The new chair of the Department of Advertising, Osei Appiah, PhD, says he is eager to continue the department’s thriving education program and expand research. Appiah also wants to expand connections to the Philadelphia community — especially young people who remind him of himself a few decades ago, growing up in poverty, […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Kauffman

From the marching band to the boardroom, Metropolitan New York chapter chair Michael Kauffman, SMC ’86, has managed to pursue his dreams in music, media and communication while still giving back to the university that helped him get his start. I chose to attend Temple University when I learned about a program called Radio, Television, […]


Scott Gratson selected for 2015 Graduate Scholar Award

Scott Gratson will be honored at the International Conference on the Arts in Society, held in London in July. He will be recognized for his research related to cadaver tombs in England and Germany. His study investigated how rhetorical images of the body interconnect with changing concepts of memory, theology, and viewership.


Student spotlight: Logan Beck

By: Jordyn Kreshover Major: Journalism Expected graduation: May 2017 Dream job: My ultimate dream is to work for Cosmopolitan. Why did you choose Journalism as your major? I’ve always had a passion for writing, so when I got to high school I signed up for a journalism course and the rest is history. I knew that […]


Advertising Alum Named Finalist in Young Ones Competition

By Logan Beck May 2015 graduate and advertising alumna Heather Kasprzak was named a finalist in The One Show Young Ones Competition, one of the most renowned  international advertising competitions for young professionals. After being invited by advertising professor Kathy Mueller to join a group of students entering the competition as an independent study, Kasprzak was ready […]


Alumni Spotlight: Kelsey Dubinsky

By Logan Beck Kelsey Dubinsky walked across the stage at graduation to receive her degree in journalism after a truly dynamic Temple experience. Dubinsky has taken her talents into the magazine industry, accepting a position as a photography assistant at Parents Magazine. With a primary interest in photojournalism, Dubinsky explored multiple organizations to hone her […]


Alumni Spotlight: Robert Eibach

By Logan Beck Robert Eibach, (SMC ‘04) spent his time at Temple working and playing lacrosse, not knowing that one day he would go on to be a Grammy-award winning record producer. He began his Temple career as a biochemistry major, but quickly realized he wasn’t connecting with the science profession. After hearing about SMC the then-named School of […]