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

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. 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

SIUE’s Poepsel Featured on MediaShift Following Visiting Professorship

SIUE’s Mark Poepsel, PhD, assistant professor of mass communications in the College of Arts and Sciences, shared his major takeaways from a two-week visiting professorship at DigitasLBi in Chicago, in an article, entitled “What Happens When a ‘Dinosaur’ Goes Digital First at DigitasLBI-Chicago.” The piece is featured on MediaShift.org. Poepsel was one of six educators … More SIUE’s Poepsel Featured on MediaShift Following Visiting Professorship

Faculty updates from Summer 2016

Dr. Baasanjav and Dr. Li presented papers to the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, a premier conference for media research communication.  The conference was held in Fukuoka, Japan. Dr. Baasanjav presented paper titled Affirming language diversity rights in international domain names to to the theme session of the Law and Policy Division, and Dr. Li presented paper titled “From Propaganda … More Faculty updates from Summer 2016