School of Communication professors Soyoon Kim and Clay Ewing are recipients of the Center for Communication, Culture and Change's 2015 Research Award. Their project, which will focus on using an innovative digital game to reduce the use of indoor tanning among young adults, will assess the game's effectiveness on psychological and behavioral determinants of indoor tanning behavior.
Don Stacks, a professor of public relations and a leader in public relations research and education, received the 2014 PRIDE Contribution to Public Relations Education Award from the National Communication Association’s Public Relations Division last week. He was nominated for the lifetime achievement award by five of his doctoral students.
By Nancy Molina, Graduate Student
Collaborating with the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, student game developers in the School of Communication have created Zoo Rush, an award-winning adventure game that aims to increase awareness about sickle cell disease and reduce the stigma often associated with the painful inherited blood disorder that slows blood flow.
Throughout his career, Professor of Strategic Communication Don Stacks has been applying research to the problems professional communicators face. “Often people go to other disciplines when they have a problem, but they’re actually communications problems,” Stacks said. “My focus has been to take the academic and put it into the profession in agreeable jargon that everyone can understand and use.”
The School of Communication honored its outstanding students, alumni, faculty and staff on May 9 at its Annual Awards Ceremony. Dean Gregory Shepherd presented the awards amid family, friends, faculty and staff at a reception at the Student Activities Center.
Jeffrey Stern, an assistant professor of professional practice at the School of Communication, has won an Emmy for his work in the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
The award, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, was announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during the Primetime Creative Arts Awards ceremony, held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.