Category Archives: Alumni

Dr. Park and Ph.D. alumnus Kyle Holody and doctoral student Xiaoqun Zhang’s article on Virginia Tech Shooting accepted by Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

Dr. Sung-Yeon Park,  Ph.D. alumnus Kyle Holody and doctoral student Xiaoqun Zhang’s article studying the Virgina Tech shooting news coverage, “Race in Media Coverage of School Shootings: A Parallel Application of Framing Theory and Attribute Agenda-Setting,” has been accepted by Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly and will be published later in the year.

Dr. Park and Ph.D. graduate Mark Cruea coauthored article to be published in Media Psychology

Dr. Sung-Yeon Park and Mark Cruea coauthored article, “Gender disparity in video game usage: A third-person perception-based explanation” has been accepted for publication in the refereed scholarly journal, Media Psychology.  Mark Cruea is a Ph.D. graduate of the School of Media and Communication of BGSU and currently an assistant professor at Ohio Northern University.

Shared Governance, Graduate Program Quality, and Diversity at BGSU: A Public Forum

May 3rd, 10:00 A.M. BTSU theatre

Click this link for the video:

10:00 – Dr. Michael Butterworth, Assistant Professor, Dept. of
” Process, Timeline, and Shared Governance”

10:10 – Dr. Alberto Gonzalez, Professor, Dept. of Communication
“Diversity Issues at BGSU”

10:20 – Dr. Sung-Yeon Park, Assistant Professor, Dept. of
“How Not to Lie with the NRC Ranking Data”

10:40 — Mr. Anthony Frampton, School of Media and Communication Ph.D.
“Representing SMC Graduate Students”

10:45 – Dr. David Jackson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Political
Science and BGSU-FA President
“BGSU-FA’s Position and Collective Bargaining Issues”

10:55 — Mr. Michael Hale, American Culture Studies Ph.D. Student
“BGSU Graduate Student Issues”

11:00 – Dr. Michael Butterworth, Assistant Professor, Dept. of
” Closing Statements”

11:05 — Q&A

SMC alum Dr. John Parrish-Sprowl’s guest lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 30th

“Reducing Global Health Disparities through Collaborative Health Communication Partnerships”
Tuesday, November 30 at 7 pm, 107 in Hayes Hall.

Dr. John Parrish-Sprowl received his Ph.D. in Communication from BGSU in 1983. He is Co-Director of the Global Health Communication Center in the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis School of Liberal Arts. Prior to this position he was Chair of the Department of Communication Studies. He is internationally-known for his applied communication research and project consultancies in Belarus, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, and Thailand. He has been honored with awards from universities in Macedonia and Poland for his work. Currently he is contributing to the Community Health Engagement Program of the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute of Indiana and collaborating with World Health Organization to work with Ministries of Health in developing countries to create better health communication to improve health care access and indices.

Sportstime Ohio VP TCOM alum Ed Niemi’s talk to TCOM4630 class

Ed Niemi, a 1996 TCOM alum and Chair of the TCOM Alumni Advisory Board’s Development Committee, will give a talk to the TCOM4630 Telecommunications Programming class this Tuesday 11/16 at 9:30 a.m. WH018 on his experience in launching the Sportstime Ohio Network in Cleveland and careers in sports cable networks.
Ed Niemi is the Vice President of Affiliate Relations & Distribution for SportsTime Ohio (STO). STO is a regional sports network and the TV home of the Cleveland Indians. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Ed is responsible for all aspects of the Affiliate Sales Department including negotiating distribution contracts and developing and maintaining strong relationships with STO’s cable and satellite affiliates. Ed has been in the cable industry since graduating with a BA in Communications, working in local ad sales for Cablevision and affiliates sales and marketing for Fox Cable Networks. While at BGSU, Ed was a member of the Men’s Golf Team.

ESPN VP TCOM alum to speak on Nov 10 at 4:30 p.m. Olscamp 213

Bob Braunlich, VP of ESPN Event Operations, and a 1976 TCOM Alumnus, will speak to Dr. Liggett TCOM4390 class in Olscamp 213 this Wednesday Nov 10 at 4:30 on his career path and work at ESPN. All TCOM students and the public are welcome to attend.

Below is a biography of Braunlich:

At BGSU for Grad School from Fall 1974 to Fall 1978. Masters degree and work towards Doctorate. Extensive work at WBGU radio and WBGU TV, plus was a TA for undergrad TV Production classes. January 1978 to Dec 1981- on the faculty in the Broadcasting Dept at Central Michigan University. Taught classes plus managed two campus radio stations and a campus CATV operation. Started a company with 2 other gentlemen at that time doing industrial and PR oriented video. Also worked for regional CATV company. Packed up and moved from Michigan to NYC in March of 1982. Started at ABC network in April of 1982 as a Production Manager. Did mostly in-house studio type wrap shows for first 2 years, then did field work as a PM for 8 years. Hit over 150 days annually on the road and decided to jump to management side when an opportunity arose. Became a Production Executive at ABC Sports. Involved in the planning and execution of events from idea through completion- Above and below the line. In 2003 became VP of Remote Operations for ABC Sports. In 2006 Disney merged ABC Sports into ESPN. Became a VP in ESPN Event Operations. Now based out of Bristol, Connecticut (ESPN’s headquarters) rather than NYC. Past shows include- 2 Olympics, Pan Am Games from Cuba, Auto Racing, Monday Night Football, 2 SuperBowls, Horse Racing, College Football, Baseball, NYC Marathon, Golf. Present shows under my watch include- College Football, Basketball and Baseball. BCS Bowl Games, College GameDay, Horse Racing, Entertainment events, Golf and any show involving air on ABC.

Cooper-Smith Advertising Agency Guest Lecture – Oct. 7th, 2:30-3:45 PM

Cooper-Smith Advertising Agency Guest Lecture

Time: Oct. 7th, 2:30-3:45 PM
Place: BA 1000
Details: Jim Copper, the President of Cooper-Smith Agency in Toledo, will visit TCOM 4670 Advertising Principles and Practices to talk to the students. He will be accompanied by his three colleagues from the agency, two of whom are recent BGSU graduates (08 and 09 each). Cooper-Smith agency is a highly successful full service advertising agency located in Toledo and serving both national and local advertisers. The guest lecture is open to everyone.

Contact Dr. Park if you have questions.

BGSU Centennial Alumni Award Recipient Dr. David Kenndy’s lecture

BGSU Centennial Alumni Award Recipient Dr. David Kennedy’s lecture.

Radio, Televison and Convergence, Brought to You by the Web

Presenter: Dave Kennedy, CEO of Flycast Inc.

April 23, 2010
Length: 51:00

Link to the lecture:

Lin to the power point presentation: Dave.Kennedy.BGSU Presentation 0410