Category Archives: Current Students

Dr. Mazey visits the Afternoon Rush

Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, President of BGSU will be a featured guest on the Afternoon Rush the daily afternoon drive show on WBGU-FM April 9, 2012. Craig Sullivan and Rebecca Priebe will have the opportunity to talk with the President about BGSU, her experience as President and other fun topics!  You don’t want to miss this program!  If you are not in the BG listening area you can listen to the program at

March 19 TCOM Career Day Schedule, at Bowen-Thompson Student Union & West Hall


First BGSU TCOM Career Day, March 19 Monday Bowen-Thompson Student Union
(organized by the Telecommunications Student Association, Department of Telecommunications, and the BGSU Career Center)

TCOM 1030 Alumni Guest Lecture 9:30-10:20 (WH121) : Dave Dobson (Producer, ESPN), Ryan Zangrilli (Vice-President Mid-West, blip.TV), Bill Forthofer (Station Manager, WKFM/ WLKR Radio)

Alumni Career Panel 10:30-11:20 (BTSU201) : Ryan Zangrilli (blip.TV), Elissa Henry (Associate Media Director, Marcus Thomas Advertising, Cleveland), Tom Farmer (Vice-President of Programming and Executive Producer, Fox Sports Ohio), Bill Forthofer (WKFM/ WLKR Radio), Jay Schell (IT Engineer, WTOL-TV). Faculty Moderator: Mr. Stephen Merrill

Company Feature Presentations 11:30-12:20 (BTSU 201): CJ Hoyt (News Director, WTOL, Raycom Media), Tom Farmer (Fox Sports), Joe Jensen (Executive Vice-President, Block Communications, Inc.,- Cable & Telesystem; CTO, Buckeye Cablesystem), Jennifer Hilzner (Recruiter, Disney), Dan Mellon (Group Manager, Sinclair Broadcast Group), Mike Holman (General Manager, WFIN-Radio). Faculty moderator: Dr. Gi Woong Yun

Minority Hiring and Challenges Panel 11:30-12:20 (BTSU 207): Bethany Kereszturi (OCTA, Regional Manager, Talent Acquisition and Movement, Time Warner Cable West Region), Jillian Wiggs (Sales Manager, Urban Broadcasting), Melyssa Knight (General Manager, WMNT-TV), Keilon Ratliff (CEO, Bottomline Management), Terence Sigers (on-air personality POWER 107.5, Columbus, Ohio). Faculty moderator: Dr. Tom Mascaro

Luncheon 12:30-1:20 (BTSU 228) – pre-registered attendees only: Keynote speaker OAB President Christine Merritt: “Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Generation of Broadcasters”

Tour of West Hall Facilities (1:30-2:00)

Interview, Demo and Career Fair Tips Panel 2:00-3:00 (BTSU 207): Dave Dobson (ESPN), Lee Conklin (News Anchor, WTVG-TV), Ryan Zangrilli (blip.TV), Bill Forthofer(WKFM/ WLKR Radio), Andrea Domachowski (BGSU Career Center). Faculty moderator: Mr. Ken Garland

On-site Interviews (3-5 p.m. BTSU 228, BTSU208, WH310, & WH023): Pre-registered students will interview with employers on campus for internships and job openings.

Networking Reception 5:30-6:30 p.m.(BTSU 228) : Open to all School of Media and Communication faculty, TCOM/RTVF alumni, current students and employers registered for the BGSU Career Center Spring Expo

WBGU-FM and BG24 Collaborate to Produce Live Music Show

WBGU-FM and BG24 have teamed up to produce a live music show for radio and TV. This program is called Live Wire, an original concept developed by WBGU-FM and features some of the top musical talent in the Bowling Green area. This program is emceed by TCOM student Paige Dunham. 8 Episodes were taped at the Clazel Theatre in Bowling Green on February 2nd, and 16th. The final taping for the inaugural season will take place at the Clazel Theatre on Thursday March 22nd.  The final taping will feature performances by Morgen Stiegler with the BGSU Jazz Faculty Rhythm Section, Tree No Leaves, Sarah Donnelly, and Joey and the Traitors.

BGSU Chapter of the Association for Women in Communication (AWC) Featured on the National AWC Home Page

Association for Women in Communication (AWC) welcomes the newly formed student chapter at Bowling Green State University by featuring a story about the mission and goals of the chapter on their home page.

Special congratulations to Dr. Cheongmi Shim, AWC advisor and an instructor in the Department of Communication, and Courtney Seel, a senior and chapter president, for doing a wonderful job leading this organization!

TCOM + WBGU-FM Students to Present at CBI

The 2011 College Broadcasters Inc conference is October 27th – October 30th in Orlando, Florida. In all, 5 students will attend this years convention that focuses on highlighting and improving college media operations. Craig Sullivan and Rebecca Priebe will present a panel about developing a daily drive time radio show, John Prebul will lead a session on understanding station website metrics and Stephen Merrill, WBGU-FM Faculty Advisor, will contribute to several panels about webcast only stations and developing student personalities.

Ha and doctoral student Ling Fang’s article on displacement of traditional news media by Internet to be published in Telematics and Informatics

TCOM Professor and Chair Louisa Ha and doctoral student Ling Fang’s article  will be published in Telematics and Informatics, a refereed scholarly journal on new media technology and theory. This is the first journal publication out of the Blade research project in addition to five other refereed conference papers based on the Blade project accepted by AEJMC Annual Convention in the past year and this year .

Ha, L. & Fang, L. (in press) Explaining Time Displacement of Traditional News Media Use by the Internet: Niche Breadth, Overlap, Competitive Superiority and Internet Experience, Telematics and Informatics.

2010 Fall TCOM development fund announcement

This fund is made available to qualified Telecommunication majors to aid them with their professional development activities and facilitate sharing of knowledge gained from these activities. An applicant can request up to $400 and thus the number of total recipients may vary depending on the amount awarded to individual students.

Use the link below to view the development fund information.

Kodak’s latest “Higher Definition” presentation – Oct 4th. 105 Hanna Hall from 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m

Mr. Jose Cardenas, lecturer of the TCOM department who is on leave this year, organized this one-day presentation on October 4 Monday in conjunction with the BG Reel Productions and the TCOM Student Association, will start off at the Gish, 105 Hanna Hall from 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. with discussions on current trends as well as look into the future of high definition visual acquisition.

Cost factors, speed, reliability, and quality will be addressed looking into Kodak’s latest “Higher Definition” stock.

With technology changing at an exponential rate – what is a good equipment investment?

There will be a hands-on portion In the afternoon, this is scheduled at South Hall’s Film Studio on 4th floor (weather permitting we may do this outside). The day will conclude at 018 West Hall with the total post work-flow in High Definition. Areas discussed will include equipment investment, time, lab, total cost factors and final product delivery not only domestic, but international requirements as well.

There will also be a variety of “give-aways” throughout the day with opportunities to network and ask questions regarding production work flow

The guests will be: Scott Stevens from Kodak and Bill Pivetta from First Avenue Films Inc.

For more information, contact Brad Wocnicki  at or Mr. Cardenas at

Dr. Gajjala hosts Research Seminar May 20, 2010


Thursday 20th May 2010

14:00-16:00, Room U103 (First floor, Tower 2)

“Laboring to Produce Agency:
Marketing Empowerment through Online Networks”

Professor Radhika Gajjala

Bowling Green State University

Presentation Abstract: Online Social networking tools in recent times are increasingly being used by non-profits and NGOs who are reaching out globally to find connections and networks to empower various marginalized groups in specific locales. This leads to advocacy issues being taken into global spaces where the local context is displaced and re-presented in an effort to garner material and social support for the causes that are taken up by the non-profits. Individuals who train in “social entrepreneurship” skills, mostly using online networking tools, work in these non-profits thus labor continuously  to communicate across diverse contexts. The individuals form a particular kind of labor force in these online settings that are in a sense both “IT professionals” and  “social workers” that perform “communicative labor” (Dempsey, 2009).  In my presentation I will discuss the notions of “empowerment”, “voice” and “agency” that emerge in these online spaces.

About Professor Radhika Gajjala: Radhika Gajjala is Director of Women’s Studies and Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Her book Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women (2004) was published by Altamira Press. She co-edited South Asian Technospaces and Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice and is currently working on a couple book length projects – one is on “Technocultural Agency: Production of Identity at the Interface” and the other examines “Affect and Placement in Indian Digital Diasporas.”