New & Noteworthy
Theatre MSU receives MAC grant to create original production promoting social change
Mississippi State’s Theatre MSU—the Department of Communication’s production division—has received a portion of more than $1.4 million in funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission to support the creation and performance of an original theatrical production.
Hays discusses Theatre MSU season on College of A&S Vision Podcast
Theatre MSU faculty member, Tonya Hays, along with theatre student, Jade Keaton, recently discussed the upcoming 2021-22 Theatre MSU season on the College of Arts & Sciences Vision Podcast with John Burrow. Use the link to listen to the podcast!
MSU student news crew nominated for a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences student production award
Mississippi State University’s student produced weekly newscast—Take 30 News—received a nomination for Best Newscast from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Chapter for a Spring 2021 production.
Philip Poe, a 10-year faculty member for the Department of Communication, is a native of Houston, TX. Poe received his B.A. in Communication-Journalism from the University of Houston, his M.A in Mass Media Studies from the University of Houston, and His Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Texas Tech University.
Jaipur, India native Vidur Katyal is a freshman double-majoring in communication, with a concentration in theatre, and computer science. Katyal is an active member of MSU Theatre, contributing through acting and as a student worker, and he has been named the assistant producer of North Drama Fest.
Hannah Blankenship is a senior double-majoring in communication, with a concentration in print and digital journalism, and Spanish. A native of Huntsville, Ala., Blankenship currently serves as editor-in-chief at The Reflector, plays club soccer and is a part of the Reformed University Fellowship, and she plans to pursue a career as a literary non-fiction author.