Media and Communication Department News
Students in the Digital Cultures and Technologies (DCT) program will have their work displayed in a student show starting Thursday, March 12, in the Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center. An opening reception is scheduled for that evening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
All week long, campus will be swarmed with local media who will be here for a series of “Meet the Media” panels sponsored by the Department of Media and Communication, the PRIMA Group, and the Public Relations Student Society of America. The panels will take place in the Introduction to PR course, but one panel will be open to the campus community. That panel will take place on Thursday, February 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the Wegmans School of Nursing Room 105.
“Downton Abbey,” a wildly popular British period drama series that has fans buzzing and recapping anywhere they can, has been the impetus behind a show on Rochester’s WXXI-TV called “Talking Abbey Live.” The show airs every Sunday immediately following each “Downton Abbey” episode, and recently, three members of the Fisher faculty have been featured guests on the show, with a slew of Fisher alumni working on the show behind-the-scenes.
Members of the Fisher faculty will be talking about love from their research field perspectives during a panel on Thursday, February 12, beginning at 5:30 in Basil 200. The event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences.
Tom Proietti ’67, Resident Scholar in Media at Fisher, will serve as the first lecturer in the 2015 Spring First Friday Lecture Series when he presents, “The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and its Influence on American Television.” The lecture will take place on Friday, February 6, in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Board Room at 10:00 a.m., and will include a 9:00 a.m. mass followed by breakfast.
It’s that time of year again when seniors start to count down to the big day—Commencement. In honor of that countdown, we always kick off our annual “Countdown to Commencement” video series, where we feature one senior each week who was nominated by a member of the faculty or staff for their accomplishments during their time at the College. Our first featured senior is Trisha Sanfilippo, Media and Communication major, who was nominated by Kelly Powell, Residence Director of Founders and Michaelhouse Halls.
Earlier this spring, two Fisher alumni, Ciera Carhart '12 and Patrick Harney '13, recently produced a music video for a Rochester-based band known as Routine Involvements. The pair worked alongside Aaron Gordon and Optic Sky Production to create a modern and unique music video.
The St. John Fisher College Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will host a weeklong celebration in honor of the AMA from October 6-9. “Marketing Week” gives the collegiate chapter a chance to connect like-minded marketing individuals and provide numerous networking opportunities to the student members.
In the midst of Alumni Weekend, there will be another important milestone acknowledged as the Media and Communication Department celebrates its 40th birthday. Faculty, current students, and alumni will gather for a birthday party in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3. And yes, there will be cake.
If you are headed to the popular First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which is taking place now in downtown Rochester, you’ll see some familiar Fisher faces on stage and behind-the-scenes. Faculty members Dr. Ruben Gomez, M.J. Iuppa, and Jeremy Sarachan are all playing a role in the popular event.