Interviews & Media
CO Connection: David Hintz
Mississippi State University Broadcast & Digital Journalism Instructor Victoria Bailey interviews Junior Theatre Major David Hintz. Hintz discusses his experiences as co-director of Pants on Fire, the Theatre Department Children's Show, and serving as stage manager on the production Puffs. Hintz talks about his time in MSU’s comedy improv group, Lab Rats, the inspiration behind his comedic style, and the importance of learning the craft of improv. Hintz talks about what we can expect from the Theatre Department in the Spring and the hard work it takes to get these various shows up and running.
CO Connection: Marcus Hunter
Mississippi State University Department of Communication Head, Dr. Terry Likes, interviews associate professor of practice, Marcus Hunter. Hunter discusses his career in television news and sports that has spanned nearly 20 years working professionally in Columbus, Memphis, and Jackson. Hunter talks about his transition from the newsroom to the classroom and offers advice for students seeking a media career.
CO Connection: Victoria Bailey
Mississippi State University Department of Communication Head, Dr. Terry Likes, interviews instructor of Communication, Victoria Bailey. Bailey discusses her career in television news, why she transitioned to higher education, and how she strives to keep up with industry trends and technology. Bailey is working on her doctorate, offers advice for students, and shares a story about a pending program on A&E for which she was recently interviewed.
Roussin receives three awards for photographic artwork
Wendy Roussin, an associate professor in Print & Digital Journalism at Mississippi State, received three awards at the International 20th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Competition for her encaustic photographic artworks. Roussin's artwork was recognized in the Professional Category: Alternative Processes Single Image Category. Each piece earned an Honorable Mention.
Matt Webb collaborates with Playhouse on the Square
In his first collaboration with Playhouse on the Square, Memphis' professional regional theatre, MSU Assistant Clinical Professor Matt Webb has created the lighting for The Scottsboro Boys, a vaudeville-style musical retelling of the landmark trial of nine falsely accused black teenagers that gave way for the Civil Rights movement.
Matt Webb creates lighting design for The Nutcracker
Assistant Clinical Professor Matt Webb recently created a new lighting design for an established production of The Nutcracker, seen by over 2000 patrons over a two-day period and featuring soloists from Houston Ballet and New York City Ballet.
Matt Webb designs lighting for Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Assistant Clinical Professor Matt Webb created the lighting for Arkansas Repertory Theatre's new production of Broadway and regional staple Guys and Dolls, which reviewers at broadwayworld.com called "Broadway level entertainment" and the Arkansas Democract-Gazette called "a sure bet."
Lecturer presents at state conference
Long-time industry professional and lecturer, Christie Lawrence, gave a presentation about grant writing at the October Leadership Conference of the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits & Philanthropy.
Fisher featured in A&S Faculty Book Talk Series
Dr. Melody Fisher, an associate professor in Public Relations, will be featured at the MSU Faculty Book Talk series Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Grisham Room at the Mitchell Memorial Library. The book talk is to highlight academic books written by the MSU faculty. Melody’s book, “The Untold Power: Underrepresented Groups in Public Relations” will be read aloud and have a book signing.
Seitz presents research at ICA
Dr. Holli Seitz, an associate professor in Communication & Media Studies, attended the International Communication Association annual conference in May. She shares, “I was able to give an oral presentation of my research, co-authored with recent graduate Sarah Rendon, ‘Effects of Community-Engaged Learning on Student Perceptions and Outcomes’ and received excellent feedback.”
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.
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.
Dr. Holli Seitz & co-authors publish article in Health Promotion Practice
Associate Professor Holli Seitz and colleagues Antonio Gardner and Leah Pylate recently published a scholarly article on formative research they conducted with MSU students and parents to inform COVID-19 health communication efforts. The article, "Formative Research to Inform College Health Communication Campaigns About COVID-19 Prevention Behaviors," was published in Health Promotion Practice.
Sarah Rendon presents at Undergraduate Research Symposium
Communication and Media Studies student Sarah Rendon presented research at the MSU Undergraduate Research Symposium on community-engaged learning. Her work, "Examining Student Perceptions of Community Engaged Learning through Reflection," was supervised by Dr. Holli Seitz and was recognized as the Social Sciences Category Winner in the Community-Engaged Research Track.
Take 30 Student Newscast
November 18, 2022, Take 30 Newscast--News Team: Anchor 1 Olivia Beck, Anchor 2 Heather Harrison, Weather Anchor Barrett Vinson, Sports Anchor Ben Shannon. Reporters: Jake Moore, Ben Shannon, Jacquez Terrell, Jenny Huff, Teirrah Tidwell, Olivia Beck. Production Team: Director Zachary Calhoun, Technical Director Jacquez Terrell, Audio Jenny Huff, Prompter Eli Thurman, Video playback Jackson Smith Floor Director Ben Shannon, Brooklyn Burgess.
Public Relations student Marisa Laudadio defends senior thesis
Marisa Laudadio successfully defended her senior honors thesis, “Examining the Intentional Use of Rhetoric in Legal Argumentation to Advocate for F
MSU Student wins 2019-20 International Public Debate Association Debate Champion
Freshman Mia C. Robertson, a political science major from Starkville, was named overall-long national champion in her International Public Debate Association division out of 305 qualified debaters from 84 schools.