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Nelson and students
Professor of advertising Michelle Nelson and College of Media graduate students traveled to Dallas, Texas, to present research at the annual conference for the Association for Consumer Research this October. For their film, Teaching Consumer Resistance in Jamaica: Subvertising in Action, Nelson, along with doctoral students in the Institute of Communications Research (ICR) Kathy Tian and Yanyun (Mia) Wang; Illinois assistant professor of human development and family studies Gail Ferguson;...
Illini Days
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who attended this event! You can watch a video of the Women in Media panel here.  As part of Illini Days in Chicago, the College of Media invites you to attend a panel featuring University of Illinois alumnae working in media and a journalism faculty member, moderated by Niala Boodhoo, host of Illinois Public Media’s...
Nick Ciffone
By Arielle Kramer, Communications and Marketing Intern Nick Ciffone (BS ’10 advertising and English) received the Illini Comeback Award during Homecoming Week last week. The University of Illinois Alumni Association invites back a group of successful alumni each year for Homecoming in order to meet with current students to talk about their careers, their challenges, and how the University of Illinois has positively...
  Advertising senior made the most of her college days   By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing Intern Alexis Simmons is a true Illini leader. The senior from Danville, Ill., has already done it all: She’s the president of Student Alumni Ambassadors, a media intern at the Division of General Studies, Fred H. Turner Fellow in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and much more. But at her core, she’s an Illini. As an advertising student with a minor in public relations,...
Former astronaut Terry Virts
University professors and guest experts explore storytelling and data visualization, screen IMAX film   By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing Intern There’s something unique about the first-ever Roger Ebert Symposium: not only is it showcasing world-class speakers and providing a viewing of the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, but it is uniting experts and students from across the campus and the nation over one simple idea: empathy. The inaugural event,...

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