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Advertising Dept. instructor integrates #ALSIceBucketChallenge into first lesson

As part of her first Intro to Marketing class of the fall 2014 semester, Sue Fee, an adjunct professor in the Department of Advertising at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, discussed the communications phenomenon that is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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SMC grows with seven new faculty members

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Seven new full-time faculty members have joined the School of Media and Communication for the 2014-15 academic year. Here’s your chance to get to know a little bit about them before the first day of class.

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Professor edits new book on social movements

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A faculty member in Temple’s Department of Strategic Communication has co-edited a new book that can be used as a “how-to” guide for planning a successful social movement.

Jason Del GandioAssistant Professor Jason Del Gandio, along with Anthony J. Nocella II, a senior fellow at the Hamline School of Law, have produced “Educating for Action: Strategies to Ignite Social Justice.” The book, written for classroom instruction as well as real-world guidance, is a collection of work from activists with experience in inspiring others to promote social change. It was published in June by New Society Publishers.

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Prof. Mueller’s designs earn two top awards

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Kathy Mueller, assistant professor of advertising at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, has earned two prestigious awards for design work she completed as part of her MFA in graphic and interactive design at Temple’s Tyler School of Art, a degree she completed this spring.

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Prof. Weatherston saves students money through alternate textbook project

Students in Assistant Professor Kristine Weatherston’s “Genres of Media Production: Documentary” class will be spending $60 less a semester thanks to her use of innovative teaching tools.

WeatherstonWebInstead of using a traditional textbook, Weatherston will teach from the Internet, new media, hands-on training and open-source educational materials.

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SMC remembers PR professor Jean Brodey

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In the 28 years Jean Brodey, EDU ’75, ’79, taught public relations at Temple University, the tough but fair grader renowned for editing with a fierce red pen built strong connections with students who shared her passion for storytelling.

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Book showcases benefits diversity brings to the workplace

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There exists a sentiment in corporate America that diversity in the workplace can negatively impact the bottom line because hiring people from different backgrounds could spark more internal conflict.

Not necessarily so, writes Donnalyn Pompper in her latest book.

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SMC names 2013-14 faculty award winners

The School of Media and Communication announced the winners of the 2013-14 faculty awards May 6 at the annual spring SMC faculty assembly meeting.

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Nancy Morris, professor and chair of media studies and production

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Class analyzes how LGBT community is portrayed in media

Students listen to Adrienne Shaw as she lectures to the class.
Adrienne Shaw points to an item on the print version of the class's digital timeline of LGBT history.

Adrienne Shaw points to an item on the print version of the class’s digital timeline of LGBT history. (photo by Joseph V. Labolito/Temple University)

Alex Jaconski discovered grunge music in the summer of 2004.

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SMC professors earn Provost merit awards

Thirty-nine faculty members from the School of Media and Communication have received awards for meritorious activity from the Temple University Office of the Provost.

Each year, Temple University recognizes faculty for outstanding performance in teaching and instruction, research, scholarship, creative activity and/or service to the university or their individual professions or disciplines. The selection process began in fall 2013, through either nominations by the provost, deans, department chairs and colleagues or self-nominations.

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