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MCS-Media and Communication Studies

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October 2007 Archives


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Student Workshops

Identifying Research Opportunities – Getting Started in Research

Open to all

Thursday, October 25

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Commons 329

Wednesday, October 31

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Shady Grove Center

Monday, November 12

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The Commons 332

Monday, December 3

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Administration 911

Program delivered on request for any Council of Majors or other student group.

Full program or specialized briefing available for faculty – group presentation or individual briefing.

Contact Janet McGlynn



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Videoactive Film Festival
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Doors open at 7 PM, Screening begins at 7:30 PM
Center for the Arts Main Stage Theatre
Towson University

The Videoactive Film Festival
Presented by Towson University Division of Student Affairs, Division of Economic Affairs and Community Outreach, and the Department of Electronic Media and Film, and Sponsored by the New York Times.

This collaborative effort will showcase work that uses video for advocacy, activism, and as a tool for social change. Student films surrounding provocative contemporary topics will be featured at this event. Video activism brings real issues to light and we invite you to view the innovative and meaningful work done by area students. Films screened will include the work of Towson University Electronic Media and Film students, students from Kids On the Hill, an after school program in Baltimore City, students from Digital Harbor High School, a Baltimore City Public School, and Wide Angle Youth Media.

Schedule for the Evening
6:30 – 7:30 PM:
Students, community organizations and community members meet and greet. There will be light refreshments. Outside the Main Stage Theatre

7:30 – 8:30 PM: Videoactive Film Screening Main Stage Theatre

8:30 – 9: 30 PM: Debriefing and discussion following series of films. Main Stage Theatre

The Videoactive Film Festival is part of a partnership developed by Towson University, Kids On the Hill, and Digital Harbor High that brings students together to discuss how media can be used to raise social awareness about community, national, and global issues. This partnership fosters interaction between high school and college students who are pursuing degrees and careers in film. A shared interest brings the three groups of students together, while each learns from and is inspired by the others.
The purpose of the Towson University/Kids On the Hill/Digital Harbor High School Media Partnership, and the purpose of the Videoactive Film Festival, is: to foster connections, understanding, and the ability to relate between participants, to promote activism and change through discussions of social issues and the use of media and art in affecting positive change.

Call For Papers, Reviews: "The Commons"

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The first ever MCSCOM meeting will be on Wednesday October 24th from 10-11 a.m. in room 529 of Fine Arts. We will be finalizing the constitution and electing officers.

The Media and Communication Studies Council of Majors is being established for the purpose of creating a better experience for those students majoring in MCS. Participants’ experiences will be enhanced through the organization of meetings and relevant events both on the UMBC campus and in the surrounding community. We welcome students who have declared MCS and those interested in learning more about the major.

Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions about the
event, please contact Donald Snyder at