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Dr. Raymond I. Schuck’s essay published

Dr. Raymond I. Schuck’s essay “Babe’s in Tourland: How Babe Ruth was Well-Suited for Barnstorming” was published in the edited volume Baseball and the ‘Sultan of Swat’: Babe Ruth at 100, which was released in fall of 2008.  Also in the fall of 2008, two other of Dr. Schuck’s manuscripts were accepted for publication.  His essay “Bob Dole and the Brooklyn Dodgers” was accepted for publication in an edited volume on politics and baseball and his essay “From Politics to Personal Expression:  Representations of Sport in Walter Dean Myers’ Young Adult Works” was accepted for publication in an edited volume on young adult literature.  Additionally, in October 2008, Dr. Schuck gave a presentation on “Ancient Greece and the Origins of Rhetoric” as part of the Western Civilization Speaker Series at Ohio Northern University and he presented the paper “When ‘Mazings converge:  Contextualizing ‘Mazing Man’s trip to Shea Stadium” at The Comic Book in Popular Culture Conference at Bowling Green State University.

Yoon Paper Selected for AEJMC Conference

Ki sung Yoon will present his paper on Catholic priests’ participation on a social movement in Korea, at a conference this March.

It was selected by the Religion and Media Interest Group, and will be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication’s Midwinter Conference. The paper had been written for Dr. Gorsevski’s “Rhetoric for Globalization” class.

Congratulations, Ki sung!

Internship Opportunity

My name is Angie (Zwiebel) Gable, a TCOM grad of 2002!  I was also the GM of BG24 News, and one of Dr. Ha’s students.  I am working at West Central Ohio’s News Center, WOHL FOX 25, WLMO CBS 38, and WLQP ABC 18 in Lima, Ohio.  We are in need of an intern(s) for the news department.  Preferably someone who wants to report and can run camera.  There will also be a chance for some on-air work.  This is a non-paid position, but great experience.  If you could pass this message on to anyone that may be interested we would appreciate it!  You can give them my email address and contact info. below, and I can get them in touch with our news director.

Thanks so much, and Happy New Year!


Angie Gable
National Sales Manager
West Central Ohio News Center
419-224-8867 ext. 111
419-224-3167 fax

WFAL Shatters Own Records

Tim Reynolds

In a record-setting night, WFAL Falcon radio hosted a twelf-hour marathon this month, featuring Tim Reynolds from the Dave Matthews Band.

In a new high for the student-run station, more than 1,100 online listeners tuned in to hear Reynolds chat by phone about his musical career and the new Dave Matthews Band album. Some listeners to the show hailed from countries such as Brazil, Australia, Ireland and the Czech Republic.

“In my three years here, this completely annihilates any ratings I have ever witnessed,” WFAL General Manager Richard Ehrbar said in a press release. “On our analytics page, the numbers just kept going up, it never stopped, and it remained steady from the first hour to the last.”

Based on the response to the marathon, a similar show is planned for the future. The show was hosted by Tim Kilkenny, Matt Leininger, and Patrick Dougherty. The station can be heard online at

The press release can be read by clicking…HERE

Invitation to attend Final Presentations for IPC 411 (Instructor: Gajjala)

Hi all,

You are invited – but if everyone actually comes – standing room only;-)

Needless to say I am excited about the businesses my IPC 411 class groups built on Secondlife this semester as part of their grade for the course
on “Performing Digitally Mediated Identities”.

Important to note is that most of these students absolutely new to 3D virtual worlds
(when I asked who among the class had ever even played computer games I only got about 2 or 3 hands raised)
and non-exposed to anything technical and software related. But you wouldnt know that to see their projects.

MORE importantly – most of their group analysis, blogging and the group business plans show that many of them do understand the literacies
and digitally performative and  cultural skills that go into such building of virtual/real businesses. I would say the best of the groups in the lot learned
about virtual economies and their the virtual-real communicative and material interdependences of such economies quite well:)

Thanks also goes to the various graduate student researchers who worked with me to help and record the process as we all together work to write up reports and publications based on such building of identities.

The winning team has also been awarded a slot on the facebook application called Cyberdivalive Creations. Feel free to gift your friends on facebook and show off.

An additional note that select creative and hardworking the students from this class engaging the Gender and Race frameworks will be working with me on a women’s studies History month Narrating Cyberselves Project to be presented in March 2009 at the Women’s Center.

Here is a link to an image of a Swim up bar that one of the group’s built (the other groups did a great job – but visually they are not all as showcaseable in 2 D images). Click on the link below.

Swim up Bar on Secondlife built by a Student group in IPC 411: Performing Digitally Mediated Identities

Graduate Program Alumni and Current Student Brag Items from NCA

At the recent NCA convention, I met several of our Alumni, all of whom are doing very well.

Following are a couple items for sharing.

These are only a few, and I am sure there are more and as they come to my notice I will add on.

Faculty Profile of Natalia Rybas

Hsin-I Cheng publishes her first book – “Culturing the Interface”

Brett Barnett published his first book – “Untangling the Web of Hate” – in 2007.

At NCA, several of our currently enrolled graduate students presented and some won best paper awards.

Precious Yamaguchi was one of those won a best paper award – Top Paper for NCA’s APACSD division.

Bridget Long and Samara Anarbaeva also won a best paper award.

and Bridget Long was interviewed about her paper …

– posted by Radhika Gajjala, Graduate Coordinator, School of Media and Communication (formerly School of Communication Studies).

Student to Win Indie Award

Brent Walton, a current telecommunications senior, is a winner of the 2008 Indie Gathering Award for his movie trailer, “Keys to the Kingdom.”  The work, a project produced in Dr. Mascaro’s TCOM 468 class, was showcased in the Indie Gathering Film Festival.

The “Indie” Gathering Film Festival exists to showcase the independent filmmaker. Its mission is to inspire and encourage film makers through a competitive showcase of independent features, documentaries, shorts, music videos and trailers. Filmmakers participate in their screenings and after the films speak with audience members who seek a closer look into the creative.

Tunisian faculty, students coming to BGSU

Dr. Catherine Cassara-Jemai has some good news to share. I could summarize it, but she said it best in an e-mail:

“…the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education has given our colleagues there the go-ahead to continue their work with us.

“This means that the Tunisian faculty and students have approval now for participation in a summer workshop at BGSU.

“And, it also means that Nancy Brendlinger and I leave next week with a group of BGSU students for environmental workshop in Tunis … which will be attended by the Algerian faculty who visited BGSU last summer.

“The Algerians will be bringing students to Tunis. They have invited us to come to Algiers in the spring for a workshop with their students. They, too, are now agreeable to bringing students to BGSU for a summer workshop.

“The State Department has given its approval for us to get on with our work even though the workshops this fall and spring are shaped slightly differently that the grant had initially envisioned them.

“Next year we will hope to be traveling to North Africa with a group of teachers, journalists and others who have BGSU connections.”