School of Arts and Communication

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Arts and Communication Stories

  • Fall 2018 Communicator takes readers to Oxford, Paris and Carnegie Hall
    Check out The Communicator for the latest news in the School of Arts & Communication (SAC), including plans new Dean Lisa Steelman, Ph.D., has for the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. “We’re in really good shape in our college,” she says. “We have wonderful faculty and great programs. We have all of the building [...]
  • Why we should participate in news engagement every day
    News Engagement Day is Tuesday, October 2 Tuesday marks the fifth annual News Engagement Day.  Sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the event highlights the importance of our participation in knowing what is happening in the world around us. As I advocate for news engagement on my campus and [...]
  • Communication Majors Create Moving Documentary About Indian River Lagoon
    by Lindsay Isaac The most biologically diverse estuary in North America is dying—and Florida Tech students are trying to save it. That became the premise of the 13-minute capstone documentary produced by seniors in Florida Tech’s communication program this semester, Dr. Johnson’s Lab.  I was the director of Dr. Johnson’s Lab, which traces the story [...]
  • Elaine Larsen Gets Fired Up in New Documentary
    Known by some as the Sorceress of Speed, Elaine Larsen can successfully maneuver a 5,000-horsepower, jet engine-powered dragster. She’s traveled at speeds approaching 300 miles per hour in a mere five seconds. And she’s won back to back International Hot Rod Association World Championships. Her motto is “live fast and play hard.” She is bold [...]
  • 5 Fun Facts about Dr. Crofton, Asst. Professor of English
    Curated from “The Communicator,” a biannual publication of the School of Arts and Communication. School of Arts and Communication is home to some dynamic and interesting professors, including Melissa Crofton, Ph.D. Here, she shares some fun facts about herself. I used to be a respiratory therapist before I went back to school to pursue my [...]
  • From Iceland to the Netherlands, A Study Abroad Experience Like No Other
    By Audrey Gangloff, for The Communicator Breathtaking. It’s hard to put that feeling into words, that moment of rapture. Your heart does a little flutter, your jaw may drop, or maybe, a small smile of wonderment hits your lips. You forget to breathe, just for that moment. Ask any student in the School of Arts and [...]
  • How student employment prepared me for my internship
    Mary Ida Spradlin, School of Arts & Communication Student Employee Throughout college thoughts like “where am I going to use this?” and “why is this important?” can come into a student’s mind. So much information is given about how to make a career out of a major and that can become overwhelming. I was given [...]
  • Q&A with Debbie Lelekis
    Debbie Lelekis is an assistant professor of English at the School of Arts and Communication. Lelekis graduated from the University of South Florida with her undergraduate and masters and obtained her doctorate from the University of Missouri. She teaches courses in American literature, British literature, world literature and a variety of composition courses. Lelekis is also the advisor for Kaleidoscope [...]
  • Quality Matters: Q&A with Florida Today Journalist Britt Kennerly
    How do you give people content they’ll actually pay for? That’s something Britt Kennerly and I grappled with as we sat down last week to talk about the state of journalism and the new types of media that constantly surrounds us. Kennerly is the deputy public opinion editor and a columnist at Florida Today. She’s [...]
  • 4 Ways Classic Literature Finds its Way into the Whedonverse
    In the humanities department, Dr. Lisa Perdigao takes a non-traditional approach to teaching classic literature by exploring the works of Joss Whedon’s Whedonvers and how they connect to society and literature. “Whedon’s works are incredibly self-conscious and self-reflexive, constantly revealing their sources and ideas about what storytelling can—and perhaps should—do,” says Perdigao. Brothers Grimm’s According [...]