Communication & Theatre

“These Four Years” premieres on campus April 28

These Four Years, MediaLab’s newest documentary, will have its on-campus premiere Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the Studio Theater. The film has recently received both the Award of Merit from the Accolade Competition of Southern California and a National Broadcasting Society Award in the documentary category. It is the final event in the 2016 SOAC FOCUS Series on Storytelling. The…

Student travels to NYC to speak on media convergence

Samantha Lund is a senior Communication major with an emphasis in Journalism. Her studies focus on multimedia journalism. In March, Lund gave a presentation in New York City regarding her capstone research on media convergence. Every year, the College Media Association holds a national conference in New York City bringing students from across the country together to learn, mingle and share…

MediaLab recognized for latest documentary on higher education

MediaLab received two awards for its most recent documentary film, These Four Years. The documentary, which premiered in Seattle in November 2015, has earned an Award of Merit from The Accolade Competition of Southern California, and the Grand Prize in the documentary category in the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) Electronic Media Competition. NBS Grand Prize winners were be announced at a Hollywood awards…

Dancers learn new moves under guest choreographers

Once a year, dancers and dance lovers come together for an incredible show in Eastvold Auditorium that features both artistry and grace. This year, Dance Continuum on April 8 and 9 features more than 50 dancers and a variety of styles including modern, jazz, step, swing, contemporary jazz and contemporary modern. The performance will feature faculty and student choreography along…

Women’s debate event fosters community and mentorship in male-dominated competitive debate

Eight teams of two women each competed in the inaugural T.O.H. Karl Forensics Forum’s women’s round robin this Friday, March 11, 2016. The goal of this round robin debate was for these women to develop and nurture relationships. According to senior debate team member Angie Tinker, the debate community has been historically male dominated, which impedes mentorship opportunities for female debaters.  A…

Studio Theater production plays with theatricality and scholarship

Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies get a second look in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) at Pacific Lutheran University. The Shakespearean-inspired production runs in Studio Theater on March 10, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30pm and March 20 at 2pm. Constance, a quirky professor, attempts to go against the grain and prove her controversial theory about the heroines of Othello…

Speech and Debate wins big at Willamette

After competing against 52 teams comprised of students from all over the nation, as well as against international teams from Vancouver, B.C., Austin Ballard ’16 and Angie Tinker ‘16 were named the 2016 Mark O. Hatfield Memorial Debate tournament champions. “I never thought I would do collegiate Debate,” Ballard said, “but I went to a tournament on a whim my…

Tacoma News Tribune continues support of MediaLab in their 10th year

The success of MediaLab has given students an opportunity to gain valuable skills in a real-world setting. It’s been a goldmine of experience, leading students to internships and jobs and winning them an Emmy and multiple nominations. In addition to faculty and university support, outside organizations have helped make the program what it is today. The Tacoma News Tribune was…

Quick, tasty and healthy? ‘Food & Narrative’ explores the foodie possibilities

About five years ago, Donovan Conley realized his passion for cooking and good food was something more than a pastime. As an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at University of Nevada, it dawned on him that food had everything to do with his scholarly work. Food touched everything that mattered, from the environment to labor practices, from federal policy to…