News & Events

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Recent COMS Grad Wins National Award For His Film
July 30, 2020

Ryan Harvey, a 2020 graduate of Communication and Media Studies, has won national recognition for the Campus Movie Fest film he wrote and directed during his final year at SSU.

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COMS Professor Shares Her Climate Change Research at a Prestigious National Conference
July 30, 2020

Professor Elizabeth Burch’s manuscript, “A Sea Change For Climate Refugees In The South Pacific: How Social Media—Not Journalism—Tells Their Real Story,” was selected to be featured at the annual A

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Alumni Profile: Aubrie Tolliver (Class of 2016)
February 6, 2020

If Aubrie Tolliver could describe her career in one word, it would probably be “storyteller.”

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From The Clubhouse to the Classroom: Giants Broadcaster "Amy G" Goes To Bat For The COMS Department
October 4, 2019

Amy Gutierrez is no stranger to taking on new challenges. 

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New Faculty Profile: Assistant Professor Gina Baleria
September 17, 2019

The Communication and Media Studies Department’s newest permanent faculty member didn’t start out with an eye toward a career in higher education, but her media background and passion for what she

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Former COMS Professor/Writer Investigates a New Genre
May 23, 2019

Jonah Raskin peruses his newest mystery novel, "Dark Day, Dark Night".

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Alumni Profile: Elliott Rosales (2013)
May 17, 2019

Tell us about your current job and the path you took to get there.

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Thoughts From A Graduating Senior
May 17, 2019
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COMING ATTRACTIONS: Old Meets New in Professor's Exploration of Mexican Culture
February 15, 2019

Assistant Professor Talena Sanders is close to wrapping up filming on a documentary feature exploring a unique spin on an important part of indigenous Mexican culture.