Birds Give Back 2022 results

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Birds Give Back is the annual day of giving for at Illinois State University. The School of Communication received the most gifts and raised more than twice the amount it did in 2021.

Georgia (The Republic of) on our mind

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Three faculty from the School of Communication traveled to the Republic of Georgia in December as part of a U.S. State Department-funded program to bolster media education and democracy among Georgia journalists and university educators. 

A Long-time Voice for ISU Athletics, Lance Lippert

Dr. Lance Lippert has been a long-time voice for ISU athletics with his extensive and reputable PA (public address) announcing background. Lance is also a noteworthy figure within the School of Communication.

Scholarships for School of Communication students

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The School of Communication at Illinois State University offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Applications for 2022 School of Communication scholarships are now available

Three WZND students win BEA scholarships

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The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is an academic media organization, promoting insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. Illinois State University’s School of Communication is proud to have three students who won scholarships in this nationwide competition.

COM faculty and staff award winners announced

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Several School of Communication faculty and staff earned important awards for their work in teaching and in research over the past year. They include Dr. Lindsey Thomas, Dr. Aimee Miller-Ott, Dr. John McHale, Dr. Joe Zompetti, Elizabeth Chupp, and Erianne Thedorf.

Javier Evelyn: Turning an allergy into Alerje Inc.

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When Javier Evelyn ’06 was a student at Illinois State University, he at times felt left out when dining with fellow students on campus. Still, this adversity would later motivate him to launch Alerje Inc., a Michigan-based food allergy management innovation team.