COMM Alumna Jeanne Ford leads Corporate Citizenship at Disney

During a school trip to Europe, a high school girl stumbled into a press room at a pre-Wimbledon tennis tournament. Amidst reporters, post-match interviews and the click of wire services sat Jeanne Ford. The tennis lover saw an opportunity to mix her love for writing and sport. The budding journalist was hooked. Wimbledon took place a few days …

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A Rise in the Ranks: Meet iSchool alumnus: Casey McLaughlin

People should never underestimate the job they are in; it might just lead to better opportunities.  Case in point:  Casey McLaughlin. While working on his undergraduate IT degree, Casey took a class called “Information Studies Practicum” where all the students were required to work at the Help Desk part-time (for free!). “The Help Desk kicked …

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From Libraries to Fires: Meet iSchool alum: Mike Siriwardena

Libraries by day, and Fire Fighting by night; this is the life that Mike Siriwardena chooses to lead. Mike first started working in Florida State’s Strozier Library in the Collection Maintenance Unit while in his undergrad.  Not content with only performing the daily tasks and projects of his assigned department, Mike spent his free time …

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CCI Help Desk to Clinical Analyst: Alumnus Brent Grooms

When was the last time you saved lives using IT knowledge? That’s what Brent Grooms does every day with the Shepherd Center, a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. His path to greatness began at Florida State. While Brent was a student …

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COMM undergrad awarded by Florida Communication Association

Shauna Gillooly, a second-year sophomore at Florida State University, was given the Best Undergraduate Paper award at the 84th Annual Convention of the Florida Communication Association in Orlando on October 16-18. Shauna’s paper, ‘A Media Framing Analysis: The Coverage of Rape in Indian and Western News Sources’  examines the framing techniques news sources used in representing India’s “rape …

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Bruker’s Heirloom & Chase Showcased

Malia Bruker, alumna and Assistant Professor at the School of Communication, teaches media production. What makes Bruker an invaluable piece of Florida State’s faculty is her real world experience. Bruker is a documentary filmmaker and editor, with her films Heirloom, Chase, Let’s Dance, and Spectrum. Two of those films, Heirloom and Chase, have been recently recognized. Heirloom, which follows …

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