Dr. Uyanga Bazaa presents "Conceptual Definition, Operationalization, and Factors of Value Perspective"
Assistant Communication Professor Dr. Bazaa presented her paper titled "Conceptual Definition, Operationalization, and Factors of Value Perspective" at the 73rd International Communication Association's Annual Conference that will be held between May 25 and 29, 2023. Her presentation explores value congruence, as an antecedent of the organization-public relationships, benefits from a valid measurement scale to predict quality relationships between organizations and the public.
Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Communication's Hays for contributions to the arts
Tonya S. Hays, assistant professor of theater performance in MSU’s Department of Communication, is a recipient of the Dr. Penny Wallin Lifetime Achievement in Arts Education Award for “consistently making meaningful contributions to her art form and advocating for the arts throughout her career.”
CO Connection: Bethany Shipp
Mississippi State University's Department of Communication Head Dr. Terry Likes interviews Bethany Shipp, Marketing and Communication Coordinator for MSU’s Office of Public Affairs. Shipp discusses her varied career path from her days from MSU as an undergraduate student, to working at Disney in Orlando, to the world of Public Relations. Shipp also discusses her love of dance to her leadership role with the PR Association of MS-Starkville chapter.
Communication Department Head receives top honors from state broadcasting organization
The Mississippi Association of Broadcasters—the state’s premier organization dedicated to recognizing the highest standards of broadcast television production—has awarded Mississippi State Professor Terry Likes highest honors for his broadcasting skills during the group’s spring awards ceremony.
Communication students sweep PRAM Awards, Faculty also win PRism awards
At the April Public Relations Association of Mississippi annual conference, MSU swept most categories, with MSU senior communication and philosophy major Zoie Henson from Philadelphia winning PRAM Student of the Year, and MSU senior communication major Reagan Young from Chelsea, AL, winning PRAM Outstanding PR Student.
Speech & Debate Team finishes another successful season
The MSU Speech and Debate Council, led by communication faculty member Cheryl Chambers and Brett Harvey, MSU’s Title IX/EEO director, garnered 209 awards this year, and 52 individual event (speech) honors, both annual record highs.
Faculty & students win broadcasting awards
At the National Electronic Media Association competition in April, MSU Communication Instructor Victoria Helena Bailey won 1st place for a news report, and Bailey and Josh Foreman, a communication instructor, won 1st place in the production ‘other’ category.
Students win multiple awards at MPA
At the annual Mississippi Press Association O.C. McDavid Journalism Summit in March, more than two dozen MSU students won top honors, including “General Excellence” for the third year in a row for The Reflector, MSU’s student newspaper.
Communication professor and students win MAB awards
At the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters awards in April, MSU students won more honors in radio and television than any other college or university in the state, and for the third year in a row, MSU won both the Radio Student Broadcaster of the Year (Jackson Smith) and TV Student Broadcaster of the Year (Eli Thurman).
MSU storytellers’ works highlighted in Story State 2023
Three Mississippi State University students are this year’s winners of Story State, an annual MSU event highlighting the best collegiate storytelling in the Magnolia State.
Dr. Uyanga Bazaa & co-authors publish article in Health Communication
Assistant Communication Professor Dr. Uyanga Bazaa and co-authors published #EndtheSTIgma: An Exploratory Analysis of the 2019 HPV Awareness Day Conversation on Twitter & Instagram in the April Health Communication journal. The current study explores the risk communication conversations on Twitter and Instagram in the context of the 2019 HPV Awareness Day, through the theoretical lenses of the stigma associated with HPV, HPV-related cancer, and the HPV vaccine.
Dr. Melody Fisher presents at 2023 PRAM conference
Associate Communication Professor Dr. Melody Fisher presented "Blurred Lines: Public Relations Ethics" at the 2023 annual PRAM conference. This interactive presentation took a case study approach to address public relations ethical dilemmas. Attendees learned best practices to maintain the integrity of the public relations profession and become responsible advocates for their organization and clients.
Christie Jones Lawrence wins 2023 PRAM Professional Achievement Award
The Public Relations Association of Mississippi honored the achievements of Mississippi’s best public relations professionals and students during their annual awards ceremony last week. The awards recognize outstanding work by Mississippians in the field of public relations and celebrate select individuals for their contributions to the profession. Christie Lawrence, President of Surge Advisors and past president of the Starkville-MSU Chapter is the 2023 PRAM Professional Achievement Award winner, the state’s top honor recognizing excellence in public relations.
Communication faculty member’s newest ‘Hidden History’ publication spotlights the Mississippi Delta
Josh Foreman, an instructor in Mississippi State’s communication department and advisor to The Reflector, has released a new book in his “Hidden History” series, the fifth in a series of works detailing the mysteries and unseen aspects of the Deep South.