School of Communications

Kelly Lowenstein named new civil discourse professor

The new faculty member to be named as Padnos/Sarosik Professor of Civil Discourse will bring his knowledge of global journalism and the impact of "fake news" to the position.

Dec 2, 2019


FOIAFest to feature graduate who helped break Nassar sexual abuse story

The November 5 event is part of Grand Valley's Big Data Month.

Nov 4, 2019


Capitol Hill hearing draws from USA Today project investigated by faculty member, students

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, assistant professor of multimedia journalism, shared the byline on the story.

Sep 25, 2019


GVSU faculty member, students play key role in USA Today investigation

A Grand Valley faculty member is at the center of a national story about failed reverse mortgages and the toll they have taken on senior citizens, particularly African American borrowers in large cities.

Jun 14, 2019


School of Communications students earn recognition

Several students in the Multimedia Journalism program received statewide awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters� College Division at the Great Lakes Media Conference on March 5-6.

Mar 22, 2019


Grand Valley professor inducted into prestigious public relations organization

The Public Relations Society of America recently inducted new members into its prestigious College of Fellows, one of which was a Grand Valley faculty member. Along with 10 other professionals, Tim Penning, professor of advertising and public relations, was inducted into the organization during a special ceremony on October 6 at the PRSA International Conference in Austin, Texas.

Oct 15, 2018


Alumni to share Laker Effect stories, professional experiences during multiple presentations

A mathematician who works for Disney and the investigative reporter who broke the Larry Nassar sex abuse story will be among 10 alumni from Grand Valley's College of Liberal Arts of Sciences who will return to campus to speak about their professional experiences. The CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence will participate in presentations, lectures, Q&A sessions and meet-and-greet opportunities on the Allendale Campus October 1-5.

Sep 28, 2018


Big Data Month event to focus on understanding the FOIA process

The Freedom of Information Act has been used as a way for the general public to encourage transparency from governments, corporations and organizations. An upcoming event on September 27 will explore the mechanics of writing and submitting a FOIA request. FOIA-Fest is one of this year's Big Data Month events occurring at Grand Valley throughout the month of September.

Sep 20, 2018


Lecture to explore technology's impact on Generation Z 

Social media and other contemporary technologies have impacted societies around the world, most notably in the arenas of politics, religion, race relations and journalism. An upcoming presentation will explore how Generation Z is impacted by these technological changes. Edward Tywoniak, professor of communication and media studies and director of the W.M. Keck Digital Studies Lab at Saint Mary's College of California, will present "Fighting the Politics of Illusion" during this year's James W. Carey Memorial Lecture on Septe

Sep 19, 2018


Big Data Month events to focus on FOIAs, health care, climate change and more

The benefits of data analysis in areas such as journalism, climate change, health care and even analyzing ancient Greek texts, will be examined during multiple Big Data Month events at Grand Valley throughout September.

Aug 31, 2018