Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Networking Mixer Kicks Off Comm and Media Week


Join us at House of Rock on Tuesday, April 5th at 5:00 p.m. for the Comm & Media Week Networking Mixer! TAMU-CC Communication & Media students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from local organizations. Community members will get the chance to connect with talented Communication & Media students who hold the skill sets for internships and future employment. 

Enjoy good food, conversation, and prizes! 

2022 Movie Screening Announced: CODA


This year's selection for Dr. Bill Huie's Best Picture is CODA, a coming-of-age film about the only hearing member of a deaf family, who struggles to balance her aspirations to become a singer with her responsibilities to help her family. CODA  is nominated for the Academy award for Best Picture, and has already collected a variety of acting and writing awards.

The film will be introduced by Dr. Bill Huie, long-time film professor at TAMUCC. Plan to arrive early! The event is Wednesday, April 6, at the Alamo Drafthouse. A DJ will be spinning vinyl in the lounge starting at 6, and Dr. Huie will introduce the film at 7. Come ready to eat and drink!

Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Reserve a seat with a donation and get a credit on the big screen!




HOW TO DONATE & RESERVE SEATS FOR THE MOVIE

  1. Visit https://giving.tamucc.edu/
  2. In the "Select an Option" drop-down menu, choose "Other area of interest".
  3. Then, in the "Special Instructions" box type "COMM AND MEDIA WEEK".  You don't need to add anything about the movie.
  4. Fill in the rest of the fields with your information. 
  5. VERY IMPORTANT: Send an email to ethan.thompson@tamucc.edu noting your donation amount and the number of seats you would like to reserve, as well as the "screen credit" you would like.   Thank you!

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Keynote Speaker for 2022 Announced

The Department of Communication & Media is honored to host Dr. Steven A. Beebe, who will discuss his latest book, C. S. Lewis and the Craft of Communication, based on a manuscript fragment he identified in the Oxford University Bodleian Library that was written by Lewis. The manuscript was the beginning of a book in collaboration with J. R. R. Tolkien, to be titled Language and Human Nature

Dr. Beebe is Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Texas State University.  He served as Chair of his department at Texas State for 28 years and concurrently as Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication for 25 years. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas State he was a tenured member of the Communication faculty at the University of Miami for 10 years. 

Professor Beebe is author and co-author of 14 books (with multiple editions, totaling more than 80 volumes) which have been used by several million students at hundreds of universities throughout the world. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles and book chapters and 160 professional papers with an emphasis on communication skill development. 
Dr. Beebe has been a Visiting Scholar at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. He has given lectures and conference presentations internationally, including fifteen visits to Russia where he has helped to establish the first communication studies programs there.


Beebe has taught a course titled “C. S. Lewis: Chronicles of a Master Communicator” at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University, since 2005, and has published several articles about Lewis and communication. Last year he discovered an unknown poem by C. S. Lewis—his second unpublished poem discovery.

Dr. Beebe served as president of the National Communication Association, the largest academic professional communication association in the world, and received his university’s top research and service awards. He has also received numerous awards for outstanding teaching at each university where he has taught. The National Communication Association Training and Development Division presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. The National Speaker’s Association has named him Outstanding Communication Professor in America.