Faculty and Graduate Students Present at Global Fusion conference

Faculty members–Mark Poepsel, Musonda Kapatamoyo and Jason Yu, and graduate student – Miles Davis, present their global communication research at the 2017 Global Fusion Conference in Athens, OH. The conference is held every year in Oct by the consortium of universities –Texas A & M, University of Texas, Temple, Southern Illinois and Ohio.   Advertisements

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 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

“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

SIUE Mass Comm. professor emeritus Jack Shaheen featured in Los Angeles Times

Dr. Shaheen contributed to a weekend release of an article named, “Exploiting fear of Muslims? The far right has nothing on liberal Hollywood”. The article shows how Hollywood productions have capitalized on the fears of the mainstream public by portraying Muslims as terrorists. By using this fear, Muslims are viewed by the public as religious … More SIUE Mass Comm. professor emeritus Jack Shaheen featured in Los Angeles Times

SIUE Mass Comm. Professors present at 2016 Global Fusion

Temple University in Philadelphia, PA  hosted the 2016 Global Fusion conference. In light of Philadelphia’s recent naming as the United States’s first World Heritage City, this year’s conference theme is media and the global city. The theme encompasses — but is not limited to — considerations of urban (sub)cultures, patterns of media engagement in urban spaces, … More SIUE Mass Comm. Professors present at 2016 Global Fusion