CCI Study Reveals Hispanic Females Least Happy with Body Image

A study conducted at the Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication (the Center) at Florida State University concluded that Hispanic females are more dissatisfied with their bodies than any other ethnicity. Dr. Sindy Chapa, director of the Center, Dr. Felicia F. Jordan Jackson, Dr. Jaejin Lee and Dr. Kimberly A. Davis conducted the study to discover[…] »

Houck and Students Roadtrip to the Mississippi Delta and Civil Rights Landmarks

Davis Houck, professor in the School of Communication, has been at Florida State University for over seventeen years, researching the history of the civil rights movement and how the civil rights movement moved. A large part of the movement happened in the Mississippi Delta, what Houck calls “the most southern place on earth”. To better understand the history,[…] »

FSU CCI Students Take Home Multiple Student ADDY Awards

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The College of Communication and Information had a strong showing at this year’s local ADDY Awards show, taking home three silver awards and a gold award across several categories of competition. The American Advertising Federation‘s ADDY awards season features a three round national competition that begins at the local level, with winners advancing through a[…] »

FSU Students Take First Place at BEA Documentary Competition

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Students from FSU’s Digital Media Production program (DMPP) won first place at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Student Documentary Competition for 641 Muriel Court. Kyle Jones, Deanna Kidd, Michael Walsh and Elijah Howard are the students behind 641 Muriel Court, a documentary uncovering the 1966 triple-murder of the Sims family in Tallahassee, Fla. The case grew[…] »

Patrick Merle named IMC Division Head

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Graduate students in the Integrated Marketing Communication program will have a new division head starting Fall 2017. Dr. Patrick Merle, assistant professor in the School of Communication has been named division head of the program, effective Fall 2017. Merle succeeds Dr. Jay Rayburn, who served as division head since the program’s inception in 2002. “It[…] »

FSU Professor Visiting Researcher at U Arkansas’ Behavioral Lab

Jinghui (Jove) Hou, assistant professor in the School of Communication, will visit University of Arkansas’ Behavioral Business Research Lab in the Sam Walton College of Business in November. Dr. Hou’s research investigates social and psychological effects of communication and information technologies, ranging from websites, social media, computer games, and personal and mobile media. Her work[…] »

20 Questions with Jay Rayburn

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What was your first job? Lifeguard at Skinner Lake, Providence, KY. If you were to write a personal memoir, what would you name it?  I would never write a personal memoir. First of all, I don’t have that much to say. Second, it wouldn’t be very interesting, and third, nobody would want to read it[…] »