Category Archives: Graduate Program

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.

Ph.D. students Ling Fang, Xiao Hu, Kristy Shi and Dr. Louisa Ha won top papers in 2012 Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention

Ph.D students Ling Fang, Xiao Hu, Kristy Shi and TCOM Department Chair, Dr. Louisa Ha, won three debut top paper awards in two divisions of 2012 Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas. 

Ling Fang and Louisa Ha’s paper, “Who are the heavy Facebook Users among College Students?” won the first place debut paper in Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Division.

Xiao Hu and Louisa Ha’s paper, “SNS as the Bellwether in Cyberspace: A Study on SNS Involvement and Online Media Use.,” won the second place debut paper in Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Division.

Kristy Shi, Louisa Ha and Xiaoming Hao’s paper, “3G MVAS Market in China: Analysis of Strategic Alliances from Resource-based Perspective,” won the first place debut paper in Management, Marketing and Programming Division.

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 colloquium and news coverage

SMC colloquium, April 28th.

Click here to see SMC Colloquium , April 28th

News coverage of SMC

Recent SMC doctoral program closure recommendation by the administrators draw some attention from media. Here is a list of media coverage on this issue.

Gajjala to talk at Cambridge, UK


‘Virtually Following the Sari Trail: Fashioning Indian Digital Diasporas through Virtual Worlds’

Prof. Radhika Gajjala

Director of American Culture Studies and Professor of Communication at Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Friday 25th February 2011, 12:30-1:30

Venue: Room 606, Centre for Family Research, PPSIS Faculty, Free School Lane.

All welcome

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.