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2021 News

May 03, 2021
Grant Committee Announces Winners.

May 03, 2021
MCMA Doctoral Student Published in Jumpcut

April 20, 2021
Saluki AdLab Garners District Title

February 28, 2021
Marmaduke Lecture Series to feature Afua Owusu

February 22, 2021
MFA Graduate Releases Documentary Film
Farida Pacha, a graduate of the MFA program and an award-winning filmmaker, has just released her latest work titled Watch Over Me. It is a film about end-of-life care in New Delhi, India. 

February 22, 2021
MFA Graduate Releases Documentary Film

February 21, 2021
Daily Egyptian Garners 18 Awards

February 10, 2021
MFA Student has photo published in Aeonian Magazine

January 27, 2021
Congratulations to three MCMA PhD Alum.

January 27, 2021
A Cinema Professor Publishes!

2020 News

November 23, 2020
Professor Discusses the Future of Film Criticism

November 19, 2020
Bill and Ted’s Warsaw Adventure

November 10, 2020
Oscar®-nominated Cinema Alum Launches New Streaming Series!

November 09, 2020
1st Year Ph.D. Student Presents at Conference

November 05, 2020
Artists' Call for Proposal

October 28, 2020
Students’ Version of “Alice in Wonderland” Presented in Italy!

October 28, 2020
A Professor’s Guest Lecture

October 28, 2020
MFA Student’s Photo Published

October 16, 2020
Graduate Student's Paper is Accepted at Prestigious Publication

August 19, 2020
Top Prize Win for MCMA Student at AEJMC

August 16, 2020
Good News from a Recent MCMA Graduate and Alumni

August 05, 2020
Congrats to 2 MCMA Students on Recent Achievements

August 03, 2020
Cinema and Photography Grad's Sneak Preview of Film

July 08, 2020
Cindy Nelson Remembered

June 17, 2020
Radio, Television, and Digital Media Senior Receives Award for Original Radio Dramedy

June 16, 2020
SIU Video Magazine Series Momentum to Debut on WSIU-TV

June 12, 2020
ASEAN Fulbright Grant Awarded to MCMA Professor

April 21, 2020
Teaching Excellence Award for RTD Faculty Member

March 19, 2020
MCMA Equipment Room Closed Until Further Notice

March 13, 2020
SIU Info for COVID-19

January 27, 2020
School of Journalism Professor on St. Louis' NPR

2019 News

October 16, 2019
MCMA's AdLab Has Many Events Coming Up

October 14, 2019
Visiting Alumnus Robert Dennis Speaks on Career and Film Industry

October 14, 2019
Varsity Theater Hosts Films and Discussion with Dr. Walter Metz

October 11, 2019
The Daily Egyptian Plans for Eight New Hall of Famers

October 04, 2019
Media Arts Night at Chicago

October 01, 2019
Daily Egyptian Goes for 3rd ACP Pacemaker Award

May 23, 2019
Lisa Brooten's New Book on Myanmar Media

May 13, 2019
Student Awarded for Saluki Sports Announcing

April 29, 2019
MCMA Spring 2019 Newsletter

April 11, 2019
Dawn Fields Visits MCMA and Premieres New Movie.

April 03, 2019
Friends, Romans, Countrymen...Let's Watch Julius Caesar!

February 01, 2019
Cinema and Photography Emeritus Faculty Cave Photos in Gallery

2018 News

December 13, 2018
Fall 2018 Newsletter

November 16, 2018
Erv Coppi, Former Broadcaster for WSIU, Passed Away

November 05, 2018
Cinema and Photography Professor Exhibits Latest Work

October 26, 2018
WSIU to Enter Media Partnership

October 23, 2018
Perkins-Buzo Receives Research Grant

September 26, 2018
Metz's "I Love Lysi" Presentation

September 24, 2018
SIU Alumnus Steve Elkins to Speak about Explorations

September 06, 2018
Radio, Television, and Digital Media Associate Professor Lewison is Participant in Museum Exhibit

August 22, 2018
MCMA Students Receive Awards

July 18, 2018
MCMA Student Chosen as NPPA Winner

June 19, 2018
SIU Class of 1968 50th Reunion

April 05, 2018
MCMA Alum is Guest Speaker at NAB 2018

March 06, 2018
MCMA Media Day a Success

February 09, 2018
Big Muddy Film Festival Hits 40 Year Mark

2017 News

November 27, 2017
MCMA Fall e-Newsletter

September 18, 2017
Premiere of Cinema and Photo Alum's Movie about Illinois Landmark

August 16, 2017
MCMA Eclipse Documentary Underway

April 26, 2017
Jennida Chase Receives Excellence Award

March 01, 2017
MCMA and WSIU's Day of Giving

February 28, 2017
School of Journalism Students' Book in the News

February 23, 2017
MCMA 2017 Spring Newsletter is Here

February 20, 2017
Big Muddy Festival Week

February 10, 2017
MCMA Alumna Discusses Refugee/Photojournalism on WBEZ

January 25, 2017
School of Journalism Scholarship Reminder

2016 News

December 05, 2016
MCMA MFA Student has Film Showing at Los Angeles Event

December 01, 2016
MCMA Students' Documentary Work Featured in The Southern

November 28, 2016
Steven Dew Receives Special State Award

November 28, 2016
MCMA's Gateway Journalism Review Mentioned in Saint Louis Newspaper

November 25, 2016
Small Town Documentary Exhibit

September 19, 2016
River Region Evening Edition Nominees Up for Awards

September 01, 2016
Global Media Research Center Hosts 3 Scholars in September

June 28, 2016
Daily Egyptian's Centennial Year

May 02, 2016
WSIU Public Radio Wins Multiple Awards from Illinois Associated Press

April 21, 2016
MCMA Student Film Compilations

April 01, 2016
Dean's National Industry Council Members Hold Panel Discussion

March 18, 2016
WSIU-TV Hosts Youth Jury for International Films

February 22, 2016
School of Journalism Student Makes a Splash for SIU

February 19, 2016
Television News Photojournalist Les Rose Visits MCMA

February 18, 2016
MCMA Student Wins Award for Best Audio

February 17, 2016
Big Muddy Film Festival Kicks Off Soon

January 21, 2016
Oscar Nominated Film Worked on By CP Alums

January 15, 2016
Hoop Dreams Director and MCMA Grad James Gets Grant

January 08, 2016
Cinema and Photography Graduate Has Special Screening of Motion Picture He Scripted

January 07, 2016
H.D. Motyl's Cowboy Christmas Receives Editor's Award

2015 News

December 18, 2015
Radio, Television, and Digital Media Student Chosen for Prestigious Internship

December 09, 2015
CMCMA's River Region Evening Edition Noted for Outstanding Semester

December 07, 2015
Radio, Television, and Digital Media Department Loses Emeritus Faculty Member

December 07, 2015
CMCMA Holds Annual Winter Town Hall

November 06, 2015
MCMA Faculty Member Receives IRTS Fellowship

October 28, 2015
Imagining Geographies and Sparrow Coalition Discuss Regions' Poverty

October 23, 2015
MCMA Graduate Student Presents at Wisconsin Conference

October 20, 2015
College of Mass Communication and Media Arts Student Wins Journalism Award

October 16, 2015
Radio, Television, and Digital Media Professor's Film Featured in Associated Press Article

October 05, 2015
Regional Win for MCMA Student News Show

September 16, 2015
MCMA Students Work on ESPN Coverage

September 15, 2015

September 03, 2015
Convergent MCMA Newsroom Opens

July 24, 2015
Radio, Television and Digital Media Professor's Work in News

July 22, 2015
Radio, Television and Digital Media Major Wins Research Award

June 29, 2015
Alums Gather for WIDB Reunion

June 18, 2015
Alum Ralph Becker Speaks about MCMA Broadcast History

June 15, 2015
Alumni Visits Media Lab He Endowed

June 02, 2015
MCMA Cinema and Photography Faculty Selected For Prestigious Award

May 11, 2015
Department of Cinema and Photography Alum Has Script Credit in Maggie

April 30, 2015 Wins Another Award at this Year's College Television Awards

April 29, 2015
River Region Evening Edition Takes Home 3 Broadcasting Awards

April 29, 2015
Station of the Year for WSIU Radio

April 22, 2015
MCMA School of Journalism Alumna Contributes To Winning Pulitzer

April 21, 2015
Invitation for MCMA Alumni to Meet in Los Angeles

April 20, 2015
Cinema and Photography Student's Images to Appear in Upcoming Lux Magazine

April 20, 2015
Sixth Annual Graduate Student Symposium and Exhibition For MCMA

April 14, 2015
MCMA Graduate Creates Informative Kids' Series

April 10, 2015
Cinema and Photography Student's Image Wins ID Contest

March 11, 2015
CMCMA's in the Running Again for National Competition

February 23, 2015
The Daily Egyptian Wins Big at the Illinois College Press Association

February 12, 2015
KFVS-12 Interviews River Region Evening Edition Students

February 09, 2015
MCMA MFA Alumna Publishes New Book

February 06, 2015
Film Friday at the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts is Back

February 02, 2015
CMCMA Alumnus Film Bought by Sony Pictures International

January 30, 2015
CMCMA Extends Graduate Program Deadline!

January 29, 2015
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to Visit CMCMA

January 28, 2015
Alum Film at Sundance Film Festival (Again!)

2014 News

December 08, 2014
Small Town Documentary Exhibit Article Featured in The Southern

December 01, 2014
GMRC Presents Press Play

December 01, 2014
GMRC/WSIU Event on Dec. 4th

November 21, 2014
Walter Rodgers at MCMA

November 17, 2014
Film Fridays are Back!

November 10, 2014
The Southern Interviews CMCMA School of Journalism Doctoral Student

November 04, 2014
Daily Egyptian Awarded at National Convention

October 10, 2014
CMCMA Students Win News Awards

October 03, 2014
Global Media Research Center Hosts Dr. Caiyun Wen

October 01, 2014
CMCMA's New Media Center Workshops Announced

September 24, 2014
Cinema and Photography Faculty Video in Global Exhibition

September 10, 2014
Dan Overturf's Work on Display at Museum

September 09, 2014
WSIU-TV Staff Member Wins National Award

September 02, 2014
Respected CMCMA Alum Passes Away

September 02, 2014
More Cinema and Photography Film News!

August 26, 2014
Cinema and Photography Faculty News!

August 26, 2014
Cinema and Photography Alumni in the News!

August 15, 2014
Local Paper Highlights MCMA Course

July 15, 2014
CMCMA Alumus Up for an Emmy

July 01, 2014
Cowboy Christmas Doc Airs on WSIU-TV

June 23, 2014
Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Gives Robert Spahr Mention

June 19, 2014
Girls Make Movie Camp: Another Great Year
The intense media workshop proves successful and worthwhile for young women.

June 06, 2014
RTD Students Chat with Warner Brothers Music President

June 04, 2014
RTD Class Visits Nashville Studio

May 29, 2014
SIU Alumnus Presents Visual Work

May 08, 2014
SIU Grads Offered Gift from SIU Alumni Association

May 07, 2014
CMCMA Double Major to Carry College Banner

May 02, 2014
Needham Chosen for Global Media Research Center Position

April 25, 2014 26:46 7 Time Winner!

April 23, 2014
More CMCMA Journalism Winners
Gonzalez and Matzker Take Top Media Award

April 21, 2014
Midwest Photo Summit
MCMA Grad brings back coveted Photo Award

April 01, 2014
Daily Egyptian Takes Home National Award

March 31, 2014
Michelle Citron to Visit

March 26, 2014
Bursell's Films in Festivals

February 24, 2014
Jay Needham to Present a Soundscape
The Global Media Research Center Presents Jay Needham Discussing a Recent Project.

February 20, 2014
CMCMA's Mark Dolan to be Judge in Prestigious Contest

February 17, 2014
Big Muddy Film Festival Opening.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a variety of films!

February 07, 2014
Annual Big Muddy Film Festival
Come join us to watch great films from all over the world.

January 21, 2014
CMCMA Alumni Documentary is up for a 2014 Academy Award
Alumni Edgar Barens' Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall is vying for an Academy Award.

January 21, 2014
Mark Dolan Elected NPPA President
SIU School of Journalism's Assistant Professor Mark Dolan is chosen as National Press Photographer's Association President.

January 21, 2014
CMCMA Alumni Has a Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival

2013 News

December 17, 2013
Alum Swanberg Profiled in Chicago Reader
An Article Features Filmmaker and Alum Joe Swanberg.

December 12, 2013
Downton Abbey Preview Party
Friends of WSIU Downton Abbey New Season Preview Party.

December 11, 2013
Documentary Defending the Koshi Rescheduled

November 26, 2013
Jump Cut Features Two MCMA Contributions
MCMA's Dr. Adam Davis and Dr. Deborah Tudor are Published in Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media

November 22, 2013
Dr. Novotny Lawrence Featured in Southern Illinoisan
Dr. Novotny Lawrence is subject of local newspaper article.

November 21, 2013
Rob Spahr Participates in Refest

November 14, 2013
Dr. Angela Aguayo Has Documentary in Local News Cast

November 06, 2013
RTD's Jim Wall Invited to NATPE 2014

November 04, 2013
Special Screening for Big Muddy 2014

October 31, 2013
Call for papers: “Online Courtship: Interpersonal Interactions across Borders”

October 30, 2013
International Screening of Cade Bursell Film

October 28, 2013
Four Faculty from CMCMA Work Exhibited

October 25, 2013
Assistant Professor Veenstra Has New Article

October 24, 2013
Dr. Jyotsna Kapur's New Book
Dr. Jyotsna Kapur, of the Dept of Cinema and Photography has published her latest book, The Politics of Time and Youth in Brand India.

October 23, 2013
Local Community Cinema Film Screening for Sat, Oct 26 Canceled

October 22, 2013
Film Historian to Speak
Guest Speaker Explores Kennedy's and Officer's Killer.

October 21, 2013
Community Cinema Shows Illegal Immigration Documentary
Tracking the year after Arizona passed Senate Bill 1070, its controversial “papers please” law, The State of Arizona tells the stories of Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue.

October 19, 2013
P.S. Illinois: The Paul Simon Story
P.S. Illinois: The Paul Simon Story covers Simon's life and distinguished career.

October 18, 2013
Peace Studies
Interdisciplinary Courses in Peace Studies.

October 07, 2013
Heart Walk 2013
MCMA Team and SIU Help Make Heart Walk 2013 a Success.

October 04, 2013
Global Fusion 2013 Begins
Guests Arrived for the Start of Global Fusion 2013.

October 01, 2013
Robert Spahr's Cruft Shows at Eyebeam

September 30, 2013
100th Anniversary of the Armory Show
Centennial Celebration of the Armory Show in Carbondale, Illinois

September 30, 2013
WSIU to Air 3 New Series
Business Innovation is Explored in New PBS Series on WSIU-TV

September 25, 2013
Film Fridays at the Varsity
Don't Miss Lost in Familiar Spaces at the Varsity.

September 23, 2013
MCMA Alum to Present at Goldman Sachs Communacopia
Rentrak Vice Chairman and CEO, Bill Livek, To Present At Goldman Sachs 22nd Annual Communacopia Conference

September 20, 2013
Call for Entries in the Big Muddy Film Festival
The 36th Big Muddy Film Festival (BMFF) is proud to announce its call for entries for this year’s festival, to be held February 18-23, 2014.

September 19, 2013
Local Community Cinema Kicks Off Series
The SIU Carbondale College of Mass Communications and Media Arts (MCMA), WSIU Public Broadcasting, and the Carbondale Public Library have joined forces for a third season of Community Cinema.

September 16, 2013
Alum Bill Livek on NPR
Successful MCMA Graduate and Dean's National Council Member Interviewed on NPR

September 11, 2013
Earthflight: A Nature Special Presentation
Features the Birds of North America and Africa.

September 04, 2013
Research Rookies
Freshmen and Sophomore Research Opportunities - Join the Saluki Research Rookies

September 04, 2013
SIRIS Classic Vinyl & Media Sale
Make sure to attend the SIRIS Sale This September 7th and 8th.

September 03, 2013
Film Fridays Begin
Fall semester's first Film Friday's program of experimental films is scheduled for September 27, 2013 at 4:30 -Varsity Center For The Arts.

August 26, 2013
Praise for Alum Joe Swanberg Film
Cinema and Photography Alum's New Film Gets a Great Review.

August 22, 2013
SIRIS Classic Vinyl & Media Sale
Find Your Classic Vinyl, Game, Movie, or Even Media Equipment Treasure at the SIRIS Classic Vinyl and Media Sale

August 21, 2013
Overturf Photo Wins
MCMA Photography Professor Dan Overturf's Work Wins Best in Show.

August 06, 2013
Radio, Television, and Digital Media Graduate Indigo Triplett's Successful Career.

August 05, 2013
Final Showing of Have Book, Will Travel Films
Bryan-Bennett Library in Salem, Illinois Hosts the Final 3 Children's Films.

July 25, 2013
Four Childrens' Films Showing at Benton Public Library
International Film Series for Children Continues With the Have Book, Will Travel event.

July 23, 2013
Children's Film Series at Two Locations This Week
Du Quoin and Pinckneyville Libraries Host Showings.

July 17, 2013
Herrin City Library Hosts More International Films for Children
Thursday, July 18, Children can Watch Another 3 Films at Herrin City Library.

July 16, 2013
Have Book, Will Travel Films
Three International Films for Children to be Shown.

July 15, 2013
Have Book, Will Travel Film
International Films for Children at Local Library.

July 12, 2013
Jan Thompson's POW Documentary in L.A. Museum of Tolerance

July 08, 2013
Associate Professor Motyl Wins Award for Documentary
"Cowboy Christmas" Wins Best Documentary in Spain Film Festival

July 03, 2013
Beverly Love Receives National Award

July 02, 2013
Children's International Films at Local Library
Eldorado Memorial Public Library to Host 3 International Children's Films.

June 24, 2013
Children's International Films at Local Library
Free films for children coincides with local library reading program.

June 20, 2013
Love Free or Die
WSIU to Host Final Spring 2013 Community Cinema Screening on June 29

June 14, 2013
Todd Herreman Chosen for Prestigious Class
Senior Lecturer Todd Herreman Selected for Membership in Historic Music Class

June 12, 2013
Have Book, Will Travel
Summer Reading and Film Fun for Children at Local Libraries

June 06, 2013
Assistant Professor Syed Irfan Ashraf receives Mirror Award.

June 05, 2013
Salt Line by Associate Professor Bursell
Salt Lines, a hand-made film by Cade Bursell is scheduled to screen June 27th at the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

June 03, 2013
MCMA Summer Conferences
Busy Summer for MCMA Faculty!

May 21, 2013
Have Book, Will Travel
Childrens' Film Series Summer Screenings

May 18, 2013
Revolutionary Optimists
WSIU and the Carbondale Public Library invite you to the film, Revolutionary Optimists.

May 17, 2013
Interim Dean Dr. Dafna Lemish's New Book

May 15, 2013
TV News Camp Slots Available

May 14, 2013
Dr. Angela Aguayo Receives Award

May 10, 2013
SIU Grad Grabs a Getty Grant for Photojournalism
Julia Rendleman wins grant for student photojournalism.

May 09, 2013
WSIU-TV Airs Expressions Arts Series

May 06, 2013
Global Fusion Conference 2013
Call for papers and projects for Global Fusion 2013.

May 02, 2013
Illinois Lawmakers TV Series to Tackle Pension Reform, Gun Control
Statewide Public Affairs Series To Air on WSIU-TV Fridays at 7:30pm in May

May 01, 2013
School of Journalism's Mark Dolan New VP for NPPA
Mark Dolan Elected as Vice President of National Press Photographers Association.

April 26, 2013
Featured Film: The Island President
WSIU, Carbondale Library To Present Free Film Screening This Saturday, April 27.

April 22, 2013
MCMA's RTD Wins Big at SINBA!
It was an amazing night for Radio, Television, and Digital Media students this weekend at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association Awards.

April 22, 2013
MCMA School of Journalism Students Win Top Awards at IPPA

April 15, 2013
Buckminster Fuller's World Game
The Global Media Research Center presents Buckminster Fuller's World Game: Achieving World Peace through Sharing Global Resources. Thursday, April 18th at 4:30pm in Communications room 1032

April 11, 2013
Auction Fundraiser for Girls Make Movies
Please make sure to attend the silent auction and refreshments at the fundraising event for Girls Make Movies!

April 11, 2013
MCMA Graduate Stays Busy
SIU Alumnus Thomas Kwiat Stays Active Entering Film Contests.

April 09, 2013
Dr. Hochheimer Receives Award
Dr. John L. Hochheimer has been selected as co-recipient of the Southern Illinois University College of Mass Communication and Media Arts Research Excellence Award for academic year 2012-2013.

April 08, 2013
As a part of the Imagine Geographies series, this weekend there will be an event centered around civil rights history, archiving and community organizing at Thomas School on Saturday, 2-5pm. Please join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary short, 778 Bullets.

April 04, 2013
Central Park Five Film
Central Park Five, the newest film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns and co-directors/producers David McMahon and Sarah Burns.

April 03, 2013
Girls Make Movies
A residential filmmaking experience offered to young women 13-18 by the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.

April 03, 2013
Alumni Wins 1st Place Award for Best Investigative and In-Depth Article at Ippies Award in NYC!!
CONGRATULATIONS to our Alumni Shuman Deng!!!

April 02, 2013
Alloy Orchestra Workshop
ALLOY ORCHESTRA is a three man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films.

April 02, 2013
Kind Hearted Woman
WSIU, Women's Center to Present Film Screening This Saturday. Film and Discussion to Address Childhood Abuse and Domestic Violence

April 01, 2013
Neighborhood of Make Believe
WSIU Public Broadcasting and Cedarhurst Center for the Arts invite you to a free family event.

April 01, 2013
WSIU-TV "Like" Drive

March 27, 2013
WSIU-TV Sunday Drama Night
Sundays are Drama Nights for WSIU-TV

March 07, 2013
SIU Students Shine at the Addy Awards
SIU Advertising Students Bring Home ADDY Awards.

March 05, 2013
Aarti Wani Visits
Aarti Wani, Associate Professor of Symbiosis College in Pune, India, will speak at SIU MCMA College.

March 04, 2013
Imagining Geographies
Special Event Looking at Land and Place Via Photography and Research Strategies.

February 27, 2013
Alum Tom Ulrich Visits SIU
Nature Photogapher and SIU Alum Tom Ulrich to Give Presentation.

February 24, 2013
Local Trivia Contest Scheduled for Saturday, March 2
WSIU Public Radio, a public media arm of Southern Illinois University, invites you to put that quick brain to work in support of the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS) at the first SIRIS Trivia Night fundraiser.

February 19, 2013
The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights

February 13, 2013
Big Muddy Film Festival Opening Night

February 02, 2013
"Love is On the Air", WSIU's Fundraiser

January 31, 2013

January 29, 2013
Film Fridays Starts

January 29, 2013
Gary Knell Visits SIU

January 28, 2013
The 35th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival Announces John Michaels Award Winner

January 28, 2013
2013 Big Muddy Film Festival Program

January 25, 2013
Internship Studies Deadline

January 25, 2013
Deadlines of Note

January 22, 2013
Celtic Connections Announces 2012 Album of the Year

January 15, 2013
WSIU Spring 2013 Community Cinema
WSIU's Spring 2013 Community Cinema film screenings kicks off Saturday, January 26 at 2:30pm at the Carbondale Public Library.

January 03, 2013
"American Experience" documentary "The Abolitionists"

January 02, 2013
WSIU-TV to Broadcast Multiple SIU Men's Basketball Games
WSIU Public Broadcasting is proud to present live coverage of multiple SIU Men's Basketball games for the 2012-13 season.

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