Dr. Gary Hicks Presents on Recognizing Stigma in Media’s Portrayal of the Mentally Ill

What do films like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Psycho” and “Shutter Island” have in common? Each of the films contain fictional characters who suffer with mental illness. Through his research, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Gary Hicks, PhD, professor in the Department of Mass Communications, sought to recognize the stigmas placed upon people with mental illnesses through in-depth content analysis, interviews with the … More Dr. Gary Hicks Presents on Recognizing Stigma in Media’s Portrayal of the Mentally Ill

Mass Comm Week Explores Complex Media Landscape

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mass Communications presented global perspectives from nationally and internationally recognized speakers on today’s complex media landscape, during Mass Comm Week held April 3-6. “With this week’s theme of “Diversity Amidst Adversity,” we wanted to shine a light on the unusual and complex dynamics … More Mass Comm Week Explores Complex Media Landscape

SIUE Mass Comm alum finds success with The Westminster Kennel Club

With more than 35 years of experience in dog sports as a handler, trainer, spokesperson and now as the face of the Westminster Kennel Club, Gail Miller Bisher serves as analyst for the iconic Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on FS1. Bisher, a 1991 graduate of the Arts & Sciences department (Mass Comm TV/R), is now … More SIUE Mass Comm alum finds success with The Westminster Kennel Club

SIUE Mass Comm Professor to present on Mental Illness Stigma in the Media

Dr. Gary Hicks, Professor in the Department of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will share his sabbatical research on the critical role that media play in perpetuating stigmas associated with marginalized groups, including the mentally ill. “Media, Stigma and mental illness” WHEN: 1:30- 2:45pm WHERE: Morris University Center Maple-Dogwood Room This will be a scheduled … More SIUE Mass Comm Professor to present on Mental Illness Stigma in the Media

Professor featured in I AM ESTL magazine

Dr. Mark Poepsel is featured in the February issue of  I AM ESTL; a quarterly published magazine in the Greater St.Louis Area. Poepsel profiles Staci Yandle, a U.S District Court Judge from East St.Louis, Ill. In the article, Poepsel recalls events such as her January 2014 Nomination by President Barrack Obama, being openly gay, and growing … More Professor featured in I AM ESTL magazine

SIUE Marketing and Communications wins bronze award in social media marketing & website design

The SIUE University Marketing and Communications Department received seven awards from the 2016 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition. SIUE enhanced its standing from a year ago when it received five total awards, including four gold for the 2015 competition. With entries judged on creativity, layout/design, typography, production, quality and overall effectiveness, SIUE earned gold awards in … More SIUE Marketing and Communications wins bronze award in social media marketing & website design

Apply for 2017 MASS COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

SIUE Mass Communications department has announced the following scholarships for students for the 2017 academic year. Students apply online at siue.academicworks.com Prospective Students: If you are considering applying to SIUE, please click the Show Filters button to the right and indicate that you are a prospective student to learn more about our prestigious opportunities for incoming freshmen … More Apply for 2017 MASS COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

“Sanctuary” Q & A with director Cory Byers

The documentary Sanctuary has won the 2016 Fusion Doc Challenge at the Slamdance Film Festival. The film by directors Ashley Seering and Cory Byers profiles an abandoned church that was given a second chance. We were able to talk with Cory Beyers, the SIUE Mass Comm. Instructor to discuss Sanctuary and how teaching at SIUE has impacted his work outside the … More “Sanctuary” Q & A with director Cory Byers

“Sanctuary” wins Fusion Doc Challenge at the Slamdance Film Festival

The documentary Sanctuary has won the 2016 Fusion Doc Challenge at the Slamdance Film Festival. The film  by directors Ashley Seering, and Cory Byers profiles an abandoned church that was given a second chance. Cory Byers is an Instructor in the Department of Mass Communications, the Director of Video Services, the faculty advisor for the Advertising Club, and … More “Sanctuary” wins Fusion Doc Challenge at the Slamdance Film Festival