Communication students win six national news, production awards
Several communication students at Mississippi State University are winners of six national awards from the Broadcast Education Association for “exceptional media work,” and will be honored for their achievements at the October BEA On-Location conference at Colorado State University.
Bringing theater to all: Theatre MSU holding special performance for foster kids, families
Many say theater has a way of reaching kids and changing their lives. This is true for Tabitha Hewitt-Rafferty, a freshman at Mississippi State University and former foster child who found solace in the performing arts.
CO Connection: Neil Price
The MSU football and basketball radio play-by-play announcer joins host, Dr. Terry Likes, for a discussion of Neil’s announcing career, a preview of the 2022 football season and what advice he has for students who aspire for careers as sports announcers.
MSU communication student newscast brings home top regional award
Mississippi State University’s student-produced weekly newscast, “Take 30 News,” is the winner of a Best Newscast award from the Student Production Awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Southeast Chapter.
CO Connection: Victoria Bailey
Mississippi State University's Department of Communication Head Dr. Terry Likes interviews Victoria Bailey, an instructor who teaches News Writing and serves as the faculty advisor for Take 30, the student tv newscast. Bailey discusses her career in television, her efforts to remain active in the media, her MAB faculty fellowship and more.
CO Connection: Marshall Harris
Mississippi State University's Department of Communication Head Dr. Terry Likes interviews Marshall Harris, a 2000 graduate of the MSU Communication program, discusses his path to working as a sports anchor in Chicago, how his work at WMSV, internships and networking helped him up the career ladder, and what a day-in-the-life of a major market sports anchor is like.
CO Connection: Cheryl Chambers
Mississippi State University's Department of Communication Head Dr. Terry Likes interviews Cheryl Chambers, an instructor in communication, adviser for Speech and Debate Council and director of MSU's new Speaking Center , about the award winning Speech and Debate team’s recent success as well as the grand opening of the MSU Speaking Center.
MSU Speech & Debate Council wins multiple awards throughout season
MSU's Speech and Debate Council has had a successful season. The debate team won 2nd place sweepstakes in 3 tournaments and 1st place in two tournaments, including the regional championship.
Theatre MSU hosts world traveler, Shakespearean clown as actor-in-residence
Mississippi State’s Theatre MSU is hosting former student and Shakespearean and commedia clown actor Jarrod Bates on campus April 18-22 for a week of performances, acting lessons and lectures as actor-in-residence.
Two PRISM client projects win awards at 2022 PRAM Conference
Two MSU Public Relations & Integrated Student Media Agency client projects won awards at the 2022 PRism Awards Banquet as part of PRAM’s 2022 Conference in Gulfport, Miss. PRISM students won an Award of Excellence and a Best of Show award.
MSU Communication students win annual prestigious awards at PRAM conference
For the fifth year in a row, an MSU Department of Communication public relations concentration student has won the honor of Public Relations Association of Mississippi Student of the Year. Flora Dedeaux, a communication major double concentrating in public relations and broadcast & digital journalism, from Gulfport, Miss., received the 2022 PRAM Student of the Year.
Josh Foreman and co-author present during "Literature at Lunch" at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration
Josh Foreman, an instructor in print & digital journalism, and his co-author, Ryan Starrett, spoke during "Literature at Lunch" at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration. They told the story of John Blommart, who was a retired Royal Navy captain who settled in Natchez in the late 1700s. He ended up fighting off an American assault during the Revolutionary War. A couple years later, after the Spanish had captured Natchez, he recaptured the city using an army of British loyalists and Choctaw warriors.