College of Arts and Media News Archive

Public relations academic program earns eight Public Relations Society of America professional awards
Marshall University’s public relations academic program earned eight awards—including top honors for campaigns—at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)-River Cities chapter’s Tribus Awards ceremony held Tuesday evening, May 19, via Zoom.
Virtual Empty Bowls event raises $9,705 for Facing Hunger Foodbank
Marshall University’s and The Pottery Place’s monthlong virtual Empty Bowls sale raised $9,705 for the Facing Hunger Foodbank.
Hollis, WMUL-FM radio station receive Regional Edward R. Murrow Award
Marshall journalism professor Dan Hollis and WMUL-FM, Marshall’s public radio station, have been honored with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for the third time in the past four years by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
Jazz Studies program to offer free, virtual jazz camp
Marshall University’s Jazz Studies program in the School of Music will offer a Virtual Jazz Camp June 8-12, in place of its usual Jazz-MU-Tazz jazz camp this summer.
Art students to host virtual reception for their Atlanta-based exhibit ‘Minimum Capacity’
Students from the Marshall University School of Art and Design will host a virtual reception for their exhibit Minimum Capacity, which will be on display May 8-28 in a nonprofit project space in Atlanta as they await an opportunity to present an expanded version of their work locally later this year, with hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic will be past. The virtual reception will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, and anyone interested in attending can e-mail
Five to be inducted into the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame
Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) Hall of Fame is welcoming five new members. Bill Bissett, Tony Crutchfield, Chris Fabry, Dan Hollis and Susan Nicholas have been selected.
Student Zac Doss wins award in ‘NextGen: The Voices of Tomorrow’
Zac Doss, a fourth-year student majoring in voice and English, has received the Chip Hand Prize for Vocal Excellence at the "NextGen: The Voices of Tomorrow" competition sponsored by the American Pops Orchestra. The award carries with it a cash prize and possible performing opportunities. "Winning the competition turned out to be a really nice
WMUL-FM takes home awards from national competitions
Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, have received a number of awards recently, including earning 19 awards at the 2019 Vega Digital Awards, as well as being honored with seven awards during the 80th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference’s 11th Annual Awards Ceremony in March.
University hires new director of athletic bands
Chris Schletter will step into the role of director of athletic bands and assistant professor of music at Marshall University beginning this fall.
The Pottery Place teams up with Marshall to provide online alternative to fundraiser Empty Bowls
The Marshall University School of Art and Design is partnering with The Pottery Place to sell bowls online as an alternative to the Empty Bowls fundraising event, which was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.