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MEDIA & SOCIETY NEWS

McDonald Stars in New Miniseries, Texas Rising

Christopher McDonald '77, L.H.D. '13 appeared on "The Rich Eisen Show" to promote his work in an upcoming television event, "Texas Rising," premiering on Memorial Day. "Texas Rising" is a five-part, 10-hour miniseries on the History Channel about the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the birth of the Texas Rangers. McDonald stars alongside many distinguished actors including Kris Kristofferson ...  More >>

Shank '16 with Major League Ultimate

Over this past winter break, Justine Shank '16 was granted an opportunity to contribute to one of the nation's fastest growing sports leagues, the Major League Ultimate (MLU), America and Canada's professional ultimate Frisbee league. This summer, she will rejoin the MLU, working full time as an event coordinator. Shank, a psychology major, with a triple minor in English, history, and media and s...  More >>

Gemmiti '14 Takes 2nd at College Emmys

At the 2015 College Television Awards, Stephen Gemmiti '14 earned second place in the "Best Series" category for "Young Adulterated," a 10-episode series that follows the colliding lives of five college students as they each try to navigate an explosive junior year. Gemmiti and the entire cast attended the 36th annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., on Thursday, April 23. "Achieving this ...  More >>

Lewis '77 Honored at Oregon State

Jon Lewis '77 was recently named as a 2015 Distinguished Professor recipient at Oregon State University, the highest honor afforded to faculty members at the university. He has been a professor of film studies since 1983 and will hold the title as long as he teaches at Oregon State. Profiled in an article from the university, Lewis received the honor for "constantly engaging and challenging stude...  More >>

Participatory Pedagogy: Media & Society in Montreal

At the 2015 Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Montreal, Assistant Professor Leah Shafer and Visiting Assistant Professor Rebecca Burditt, both of the Media & Society Program, took part in an innovative event focusing on collaborative teaching practices. Shafer, who is co-chair of the Media Literacy and Pedagogical Outreach Scholarly Interest Group, initiated the design...  More >>

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