ComArtSci Celebrating Its Own March Madness

The excitement of March Madness extends beyond the hardwood. ComArtSci Spartans have enjoyed March Madness of their own. Add up these awards and I'd say we had some March magic brewing in our backyard. Here are some recent wins:

  • 22 SPJ awards
  • 54 ADDYs
  • 12 BEA awards for WKAR
  • Game design programs named among the top by Princeton Review – undergrad program ranked seventh, grad program ranked 15th
  • Susan Wyche's NSF CAREER award
  • Pat Leidl's recent book, Hillary Doctrine, published by Columbia University Press
  • Joanne Gerstner's SXSW panel on sports concussions
  • Bruno Takahashi's selection as Lily Teaching Fellow
  • Shelia Cotten’s selection as CIC ALP Fellow​

​The list does not include other recent successes, such as Anna McAlister's teacher-scholar award, or future awards, such as student Emmys we are likely to pick up in April.

​Nicole, Kim, Tony and Stacy from our communication office do a great job telling these stories, which are posted on our website. I hope we can collectively embrace the challenge of extending the reach of these stories to our students and other audiences.

​I use Twitter @prabudavid to brag about our successes. Perhaps you would consider Twitter or other social media, such as Facebook and Instagram, to tell the story of our college. At its core, our story is about collective success that can be best told through crowdsourcing. And if you tweet, remember to use #ComArtSci, our new brand to emphasize the increasing convergence of arts and sciences in the college.

​The College of Communication Arts and Sciences website and the recent issue of the My ComArtSci newsletter highlights many successes in communication arts and communication sciences. Good luck to the Spartans in the Final Four. Go GREEN!

By Prabu David