MM&C Program News Archive 2004-2005


  • Publication Party to Celebrate Carolyn Kitch’s New Book [08.30.05]
  • Carolyn Kitch Elected MM&C Director [08.24.05]
  • Welcome Back Party for Graduate Students [08.21.05]
  • Sad News: Robert Reich has Died [08.01.05]
  • Spring 2005 Semester Party held May 13 [05.15.05]
  • Seventh Annual SCT Graduate Student Research Forum [04.01.05]

Publication Party to Celebrate Carolyn Kitch’s New Book [08.30.05]

Faculty, staff and students in the MM&C program are cordially invited to a Sunday afternoon supper to celebrate the publication of Prof. Carolyn Kitch’s second book, Pages from the Past, History & Memory in American Magazines, to be published in September by the University of North Carolina Press. The get-together is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 25th, at the home of Pat Bradley in Jenkintown, directions following. Please RSVP and get directions by e-mailing Pat at

Carolyn Kitch Elected MM&C Director [08.24.05]

The MM&C faculty is very pleased to announce that they have elected Professor Carolyn Kitchto serve as director of the MM&C program for the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 academic years.


Welcome Back Party for Graduate Students [08.21.05]

When: Friday, August 26, 2005 6:00-9:00 PM

Where: 1319 Locust St. Philadelphia PA 19107

Who’s Invited? New and returning Temple Grad Students

What will be there? Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, food and a DJ

This party is hosted by Temple University Graduate Students Association, but you need not be a member of TUGSA to attend – it’s simply an effort to build fellowship across departments, to welcome new students, and to celebrate the new semester.

Any questions? Email Melissa Lenos at

Sad News: Robert Reich has Died [08.01.05]

MM&C is sorry to have to report the very sad news that MM&C alum Robert Reich has died. Bob earned his degree in August 1995; his dissertation was titled “The Role of Emotional Images in the Persuasive Effect of Television Commercials” (Matthew Lombard was the chair of his dissertation committee). Bob left Temple to become assistant professor and department chair at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. He was a warm, gentle, and outstanding person and will be greatly missed.

It’s typical of Bob that after he earned his degree he generously shared his experiences as a new professor with the MM&C community – you can read his “View from the Ivory Tower” column from the spring 1996 issue of the MM&C Newsletter here. The announcement of Bob’s death from the July 30, 2005 editions of The News Leader in Staunton, Virginia follows.

Robert D. Reich, 54

STAUNTON — Robert David Reich died Thursday (July 28, 2005) at Augusta Medical Center. He was born April 25, 1951, at Florida, to William T. and Irene (Dinter) Reich. He was a retired college professor.

Survivors include his wife, Leslie R. (Scheffel) Reich; a twin brother, James C. Reich of Phillipsburg, N.J.; and a brother, William H. Reich of Mount Tremper, N.Y.

Burial will be private. Hamrick Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Spring 2005 Semester Party held May 13 [05.15.05]

Students, faculty and friends of MM&C gathered for the enjoyable, and delicious, spring 2005 “End Of Year Potluck” at Professor Matthew Lombard’s home in Center City Philadelphia on Friday May 13. Thanks to the first year students, who hosted, and everyone who brought food and themselves. If you missed it, plan to join us for the fall 2005 party – watch for postings on the MMC listserv for details.

Seventh Annual SCT Graduate Student Research Forum [04.01.05]

Students, faculty, and friends of the MM&C Program attended the 7th Annual SCT Graduate Student Research Forum on Friday March 25, 2005 (rescheduled from February 25 due to snow) at Tuttleman Learning Center; the presenters and faculty then had lunch together in the Rhoades Room of the Diamond Club in Mitten Hall.

Congratulations to the top paper winners and to all of the presenters, and special thanks to the members of MM&C’s Forum organizing committee: Carolyn Kitch (chair), Jan Fernback andMichael Maynard.

The top paper winners (who received cash awards) were:

Top Paper:

  • Rick Popp, The Narratives of Conspiracy: The Collective Memory of Conspiracy on the History Channel”

Second Paper:

  • Su Hi Choi, “The Contested Memory of a Forgotten War: Textual Analysis of U.S. Newspaper Coverage of the No Gun Ri Incident”

The program and pictures from the event are available at the links below.

  • Forum program

  Photos from the event

Current MM&C Program News is available here.