U N I V E R S I T Y
Volume 22 Communication... It's Not Just l a & . .. WINTER 2004
Advancements, Adjustments, and Accommodations
What's new a t PUC
Parking garage scheduled to
options and minors
In This Issue
A Word from Dr. Kamalipour
2 Advancements, adjustments and accommodations have been focal points for
this academic school year. Advancements were made when, in April, 2004, the
3 Curriculum and Education Policy Committee (CEP) approved documents submit-
ted by the Department of Communication and Creative Arts. The LASS University
Senate reviewed more than 80 documents in the 200312004 school year sessions
Spring & Summer 2004 Graduates
4 with 37 of those originating from the Communication Department. Students now
have a more comprehensive package of options to choose from in the Department
Alumni News Briefs The 37 documents approved were designed to clarify course descriptions,
requirements, introduce new degree options with supporting courses, as well as
collaborative options with the Department of Management, Political Science,
Computer Graphic Technology, and Foreign Languages and Literatures. We now
have ten options overall and a wider variety of minors that students majoring in
other fields of study can use to enhance their academic pursuits.
The Department is also making adjustments as the new four story parking
garage reaches the third floor in.its construction next to Porter Hall. Faculty, staff,
and students have had to adjust to parking relocations, shortages, tickets, and rid-
ing a shuttle bus from Woodmar Mall in the first month or so of classes this fall.
Although, initially, parking has been challenging, all involved seem to have adjust-
ed to make this semester a productive one for everyone. The garage is scheduled
. JC alumnus Adal lskanda to open Fall 2005.
I Spgklng TNmtoPolrer Besides noticing the construction of the new parking garage, visitors and alum-
ni will notice the student housing construction taking place on 173rd Street.
Housing accommodations are set to open Fall 2005 with space for 376 students.
There will be 94 four bedroom apartments, each apartment having two bathrooms
I and a full kitchen. Some utilities will be included in the $399.00 a month rent;
internet, satellite TV service, water, gas, trash, and sewer, with students paying for
their own phone and electricity. American Campus Communities is in charge of
Faculty & Staff News I student housing at PUC.
A Few Words from the
Winter 2004 vol. 22
Department Head.. .
Communication,.. it's Not Just Talk! Communication ...
Dr. Yahya Kamalipour Welcome to another informative issue of The it's Not Just Talk!
Communicator. In response to the market It is an exciting,
Managing Editor demands, student interests, and changes in the dynamic, evolving,
dynamic field of communications, the and highly diverse
Department of Communication and Creative field of study. Our
Arts has significantly expanded its degree programs prepare stu-
Heather M. Cook dents for a wide range of career opportunities
offerings. Effective fall 2004, the department
will offer the following programs: in advertising, broadcasting, business, educa-
Editorial Contributor tion, government, journalism, law, marketing,
Associate of Arts, Concentration in
Communication Studies or Media Studies social services, graphic arts, other related pro-
Bachelor of Arts in Communication fessions, or graduate study.
Amy Pilarczyk (Communication Studies), with options in
Communication, Marketing Communication, Please feel free to share this exciting infoma-
Organ~ational Communication, and Political tion with your friends and colleagues and keep
Communication. us posted of your personal and professional
Susan Van Ti1
Bachelor of Arts in Communication achievements.
(Media Studies), with options in Advertising,
The Communicator is published by Broadcasting, Journalism, Media and Culture, With warm regards and best wishes for a
the Department of Communication Public Relations, and Visual Communication Happy Holiday Season and Peaceful New Year!
and Creative Arts at Purdue
and Graphic Arts.
University Calumet. It is a
Minors in Advertising, Broadcasting,
semi-annual newsletter for alumni,
students, and friends of the
department. Its goal is to provide
Communication, Health Communication,
Journalism, Marketing Communication, Media
and Culture, Organizational Communication,
Yahya R. Kamalipour, PhD
its readers with the latest news
and events happening within the Political Communication, Public Relations, Professor and Department Head
department. Any questions or Technical Communication, Theater, Visual
correspondence from readers is Communication and Graphic Arts.
always welcome and should be Master of Arts, Communication Studies.
Heather M. Cook
Purdue University Calumet
Department of Communication
and Creat~ve Arts
2200 169th Street CH & LIS'
Harnrnond, IN 46323-2094
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Alumni & Students Present Papers
Students benefit from
OSCLG and NCA
mi Kl )ski, Rc -Schieb, Amy Pleasant,
Toni Cipriano-Seffenaand Laura DeSMlsa
Dr. Carilli joined undergraduate and graduate alumni in a
Dr. Theresa Carilli and Dr. Jane Campbell accompanied panel presentation at the 90th Annual National
five graduate students to the 27th Annual Conference of Communication Association (NCA) Conference held in
the Organization for the Study of Communication, Chicago, IL, November 11- 14,2004 sponsored by the
Language and Gender (OSCLG) October 14-17,2004. Performance Studies Division of the NCA. Lori
In a Panel discussion entitled "Women's Montalbano-Phelps, Purdue Calumet Alumna
Autoethnographies," Dr. Theresa Carilli facilitated the (MA 1990) and Head of the Department of
presentation of several authoethnographies written by Communication at Indiana University Northwest, was the
Communication Master Degree seeking students at the respondent for the panel.
conference Saturday, October 16, 2004 at Saint Mary's The following Alumni and one undergraduate student,
College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Papers were presented by Ieesha Hearne, participated in "Performing
the following students in that panel discussion: 'Enter/Cultural' Narratives and Autoethnographies":
"I am not contained Between My Hat and Boots: Heather Cook - MA 2004
+ Sarah Lowe - BA 2003
Being 'Lily White' in a Northwest Indiana Steel Mill" by
Ami Kleminski Donna George - BA 2004
'The Myth of Monogamy: An Autoethnography on
Swinging and Open Marriage" by Amy Pleasant
"La Bendicion: A Video Portrait of My Puerto Rican
by Gloria Roldan-Schieb ( ~ ~ ' 2 0 0 0 )
Dr. Jane Campbell facilitated a panel discussion enti-
tled "Women and Film" where Dr. Carilli presented her
paper "Locating Italianita in the Films of Nancy Savoca
and Penny Marshall." The following graduate students
presented papers along with Dr. Carilli in that panel dis-
"Anita Loos: Female Filmmaker of Pre-Hollywood"
by Laura DeSousa One professor in the audience commented that it was impressive
"Am I Different From My Mother? An Examination that the participants were recent graduates, students and not
of the Mother-Daughter Relationship in the Films, "tenure-track" panelists. The Department appreciates continued
'Hysterical Blindness, Reel Women Have Curves, and My alumni support and congratulates Dr.Carilli and all who partici-
Big Fat Greek Wedding"' by Toni Cipriano-Steffens pated in both the OSCLG and NCA conferences.
Bachelor of Arts
ES Denise Brennan
Communication James Drzewiecki Matthew Cieplucha
Maja Businoska Laura Furmanek Charles Dixon
Rachel Clifton Jocelyn Gallegos Adam Hull
Sheila Hearn Donna George Clint Keene
Michelle Hussey Gina Jimenez Karen Kenzie
Theresa Mikula Roberta Kyler Matthew Kodicek
Master of Arts David Owens Kathryn Lannon Sarah Lamoureux
Heather M. Cook Christine Parry Peter Laspas Anthony Nichols
Mary Haynie Jamie Riordan Nicole Mackowski Adam Niebling
Robin Perez Brett Robson Erin Meyer Rosalina Nieves
Marisha Rosenski Ste~hanie Peitrzak Tiffany Wenrich
- Alumni News Briefs -
Regina D. Christine Drapac Keith Berry
Biddings BA 2000 M 1999
MA 1996 Christine is a Contract Paralegal Keith presented four papers at the 90th
BA 1985 Specialist for the U.S. Attorney's Office Annual NCA Conference in Chicago, IL.
Regina was in Hammond, IN. Keith is an Assistant Professor at the
appointed University of Wisconsin, Superior.
Executive Brett Barber
Assistant to the BA 1992 Mike Klawitter
Chancellor for Brett is currently on the Radio/TV BA 1983
Engagement. Academic Standards committee with the Mike is the Public Relations Manager for
- began her Indiana Department of Education. This Duluth Trading Company in Belleville
new position committee is creating the High School WI. In March 2002, Mike sent samples
on June 1. She and Vocational state standards that all the Longtail T to various media outlets.
will represent PUC and the chancellor Indiana programs must follow. Brett This was marketed as the "anti-plumber's
before external organizations and con- teaches Radio, TV and Technical Theatre butt shirt" because it had an extra three
stituencies. She also will support and at Chesterton High School. inches of length. He began getting calls
advance university engagement efforts from all over the world about the shirts.
and assist the chancellor in various other
on and off campus initiatives.
BA 1982 Krista Longtin
Felicia is teaching COM 491A, a special MA 2002
Dena Deanovich-Gasic Topics in Communication Course enti- Krista recently presented "Meetings 101:
MA 1993 tled Broadcast News this Fall 2004 at How to Run a Meeting Without letting it
Dena is a senior consultant at Sungard PUC. Run Away from you" for the Inspired
SCT. She is a consultant for the Banner Leaders Series at PUC. She is currently
Student Information System. Manuel de la Rosa the Lead Academic Advisor for the
BA 1993 Department of Communication Studies at
Rachel Lesniak-Reid Manuel is the Creative Services Director IUPUI. Krista also presented two papers
BA 1991 for KMIR 6 in Palm Springs, CA. He is at the 90th Annual NCA Conference in
Rachel is a media supervisor at the also a film critic for the MIX 100.5 Chicago, IL.
advertising agency A. Eicoffi Company. morning show.
Truth to Power"
By Adel Iskandar
Arab-Canadian, my concern ing myself, an intellectual
about the then-novel myopic mentor, his death was a tragic
loss. I had written my first
thesis of the "clash of civiliza-
of Porter Hall, a newcomer to tion" continued to heighten. I paper on Said during my time
the United States, thoughts felt a strong personal commit- at PUC. As an act of mourn- Adel is currently completing
rushed through my head. I had ment to contest this and other ing and to memorialize his his Ph.D. dissertation at the
just arrived at PUC from similar theses-to dismiss them legacy, I decided to edit a University of Kentucky in
Halifax, Canada with much for their irrationality and anti-
compilation of writings by Lexington. His topic is a
enthusiasm but little under- humanistic consequences. some of the most renowned discourse analysis of the
standing of the path I was Just four years after leav-academics and activists who U.S. government's Arabic
about to take. Overwhelmed ing PUC, these very contesta- knew and were inspired by language radio channel
by a sense of anxiety, I was tions are reflected in all my Said. which broadcasts through-
uncertain about everything. academic writings and public Assembling this book has out the Middle East. He is
Like most graduate students at commentary. Shortly after the allowed me to engage with the recent recipient of a
the beginning of their endeav- tragic events of September some of the greatest minds. A Dissertation Enhancement
ors, the unfamiliarity of this 1lth, with the notion of the few months ago, I sat before Award for his research.
new educational quest was "clash of civilizations" at thelinguist Noam Chornsky in his
thrilling, yet unnerving. Just height of its popularity, I co-MIT office for an interview.
days ago, I was nostalgically authored the first book on Al- A few days later, I met
sifting through some old Jazeera (the Arabic language Columbia post-colonial femi-
papers and found nist Gayatri Spivak
the notebook I
used in my first
semester at PUC.
The very first
I My experience and time at PUC was and then Yale soci-
graduate class attended was
both uplifting and memorable
satellite station emanating
-I ologist Irnrnanuel
from their discipli-
nary differences, they all had
Dr. Cathy Gillotti's seminar on from the peninsular gulf state one thing in common, a His book Al-Jazeera: The
Communication Competence. of Qatar). The decision to do shared respectful reverence for Story of the Network that is
The words at the top of the this was to dismiss the preva- Edward Said. Rattling Governments and
notebook were some rather lent dogmatic arguments about Unquestionably, my time in Redefining Modem
juvenile inspirational words Middle Eastern media and the Department of Journalism has been
which I wrote to help calm my public opinion in the Arab Communication and Creative described by the Sun
uncertainty. world. Fortunately, the book Arts has introduced me to Francisco Chronicle as
Thankfully, this uncertainty would get acclaim from hun- ideas that changed my life. It "required reading for
did not last for long. The next dreds of newspapers domesti- set me on a track which I am Bush's entire cabinet. " The
18 months would prove to be cally and internationally and fortunate to have taken. Said book was also listed among
the most transformative in my help reverse the tide of irra- has left scholars, activists, and Choice's Outstanding Books
educational life. With the sup- tional demonization directed concerned citizens with a in the Humanities. He is
port and mentorship of Dr. towards all Arab media. responsibility we need urgent- currently co-editing Edward
Yahya Karnalipour, Dr. As September 1lth and the ly at this junction in history. I Said: Emancipation and
Theresa Carilli, and Dr. Cathy ensuing wars widened the read it for the first time in one Representation which will
Gillotti, and some of the clos- ridge between the US and the of the aisles of Purdue Cal's be published by the
est friends I made at the uni- Middle East, the world suf- library. A responsibility that University of California
versity, my experience and fered another loss in has become synonymous with Press in 2005. Adel is afre-
time at PUC was both uplift- September of last year, The his name, one which has dis- quent commentator on
ing and memorable. death of the renowned literary solved all the uncertainty I Middle Eastern affairs for
It wasn't long before I critic and Columbia had when I first arrived at national and
developed an interest in issues
of identity, media representa-
tion, and equity in internation-
al communication. As an
University professor Edward
Said left many in the humani-
ties shocked, and I shattered.
Considered by many, includ-
PUC, and one which keeps the
flame inside me lit. "Speak
truth to power!"
Do you recognize
Milan Dakich By Amy Pilarczyk
TIP: "Interested in an I
talk!" 1 His service and research work is
focused in busiiess and technical
communication areas. He is also
the coordinator of the internship
and CO-OP program for over 10 years.
Dakich has been a life long resident of Lake County IN. He
TIP: "I don't really was born and raised in Gary. He received his bachelor's
smoke a pipe much any- degree in 1953 and his master's in 1964 from Indiana State
more ..." University. He has taught at Purdue since 1970. Dakich said
he enjoys teaching because he feels that it is satisfying to be in
a learning environment that brings new challenges. In his free
time Dakich likes to read and attend sporting events. He is
manried to Edith, a ~etired schoolteacher.
He is a board member of the M d v i l l e Conservancy and
the Lake County Dramage Advisory Committee. He is the for-
Cogranrianons, Award Winning Documentary
mer codirector of the Merrillville Community Leadership
The True Story of J.P. Richardson"
Dakich has seen PUC grow over the years he has been
teaching. He believes that although it is exciting to see PUC
*Eric Sera and Peter Aranda for won a growing he enjoyed the smaller campus. 'My fondest memo-
Gold 2004 Aurora Award for sctipt writing.
ries center around the time when we wae a smaller campus,"
The crew won: he said. 'The small size seemed to foster a more closely knit
*Bronze 2004TeHy Award in Low Budget category faculty and student body."
Q004 International Communicator Print MediaAward of Diinction Dakich has published many articles in the IEEE Professiod
forwribins/viScript Communication Journal. He has also presented papers at
*Gold 2004 Aurora Award for Documenbry/B'iraphycategory Speech Association Conferences and the Popular Culture
Association annual meetings. These conferences were a great
Gold 2004 Aurora Award for Low Budget category time for Dakich. "It gave me a chance to see other parts of the
*Award of Excellence 2004 VdeOgqher Award country and meet new friends," he said.
for Vdeo Productions/Documentary
Back from Sabbatical...
FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS
By Amy Pilarczyk
Dr. Lee Artz Over" last semester. The stu- Dr. Cathy Gillotti spent her sabbatical in
presented "Culture and dents each earned a National Spring 2004 studying how doctors give
Hegemony" at the International Credit for their camera work. bad news to patients. Gillotti has been
Humanities Conference in Prato, researching bad news delivery for 10
Italy in July. He also presented Tom Bogucki years. She started researching this topic
"Political Legitimacy, Cultural & Patricia Hales at the University of Kentucky, where she
Leadership and Public Action" have, again, surpassed expec- wrote on the subject. She decided to take
at the Global Fusion 2004 tations in their work with the the next step and go right to the physi-
Conference in St. Louis on Creative Arts portion of the cians to ask how they deliver bad news.
Oct. 30. Artz gave a talk on Department. Under the direction Gillotti worked with the Chicago
of Tom Bogucki, The Purdue Dr. Cathy Gillotti
"Understanding Media Bias" College of Osteopathic Medicine. She
at the Harbor Country Forum Theatre Company won 4 awards wanted the physician's perspective and any training that pre-
in Three Oaks, MI on Sept. 8 at the NW Indiana Excellence in pared them for giving the news. She gave questions to all
and the "Presidential Elections Theatre Foundation Awards. different types of physicians. She received the most respons-
and the Distortion of Democracy" B s Principal Actress in a Play -
et es from emergency medicine physicians.
at a PUC's Political Science Sheny VerWey for Agnes of God Gillotti found that most of the physicians spoke of death
Clum forum Oct. 11. Artz also Best Principal Actress in a when asked to define bad news delivery. When she ques-
presented papers and chaired Musical - Linda Wilczynski tioned one physician about this he said if you're still alive
panels at the 90th NCA for Chess. then it is not bad news. "This doesn't speak to the patients'
Conference in Chicago, IL. Best Principal Actor in a quality of life," she said. "Death is not the only bad news."
Musical-Steven Becker for Chess. While somewhat surprised by the narrowness of this defini-
Dr. Neil Nemeth's Best Orchestral Direction- tion, Gillotti also understood this perspective given the
comments on teaching com- Trisha Hales for Chess. emergency room context.
munication ethics were part of She is taking her results from the study and writing an
an article in The Quill, the Corya Channing article that will be published in a communication or
magazine of the Society of directed Catsplay, Saturday
crossover medical journal. One day Gillotti hopes to study
Professional Journalists in November 13, 2004, as part of
the Building Community the patient's perspective on receiving the bad news.
Aug. 2004. His comments
about news ombudsman were Through the Arts Program at Gillotti is thankful to the participants. "I am extremely
published in The Nation on PUC. The day began with grateful to the physicians.It was generous they participated.
Oct. 11, 2004. He is dong Hungarian Culture Day festiv- Many are very compassionate."
research at the Columbia ities and the Toborzo Folk
University Library in New Dance Troup. Corya will be
York City this fall while on working with the American I PRESS RELEASE !
sabbatical. He is finishing a Heart Association February
monograph on the Bureau of 19, 2005, at the Radisson Star War, Media, and Propaganaa:
Accuracy and Fair Play at the Plaza in Merrillville. A group A Global Perspective
New York World and a biogra- of students, acting as Edited by Yahya Kamalipour and Nancy Snow, this
phical article on Isaac D. Hollywood look-alikes such as
book presents a multif- look at war, media and
White, the bureau's director Lena Horne, Rita Hayward,
and the first news ombudsman. Frank Sinatra, Gertrude Stein, propaganda hminternational perspectives.
etc. will assist the Association Focusing on the media's role in global conflicts,
Professor during an auction. prominent authom,journalists, scholars, and
Mary Beth O'Connor researchers provide and insightful overview of the i p c of globaliza-
developed a new class, Visual Craig Blohm tion on media practices. The processes behind media coverage of war,
Aesthetics in Film. The class published The 1960's, The e t i c a t e d propaganda techniques, the dynamics of public opinion
was offered for the first time Great Society: The War on and the effects on human affairs and communication are covered in the
this past summer. Also, Poverty with Lucent Books, book As t e book moves h u g h theoretical discussions to regional
Professor Mary Beth O'Connor 2004. Craig also became and national views, it explores cultural-politidimplications for the
and students Matt 'Potocki, "Grandpa" to Ethan Andrew
United States and other countries around the world, concluding with
Chad Early, Adam Niebling Blohm, born on November 16,
recommendations and solutions to key problems of media globalization.
and Joe Goldstein shot footage 2004 to Eric and Kimberly
for the NBC show "Starting Blohm. CongratulationsCraig!
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