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Edelman CCCA Update
May 4, 2022
Welcome! This is the Edelman CCCA Update, our College's newsletter that highlights faculty, staff, student and alumni accomplishments, upcoming events and other important announcements. For any news that occurs during the summer, please send that to Gina as Jessica graduates this May. Happy Commencement!
Student Congratulations
Congratulations to Tyler Allen-WilliamsIsabella Shainline, and Dayna Stauts for winning prizes in association with the Rowan StARTup Gallery at the Rohrer College of Business New Venture Competition and Expo. This event was held in conjunction with the launch of the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ribbon cutting featuring Dean Tweedie pictured above). 

The Department of Writing Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Denise Gess Literary Awards competition. Named in memory of the late Writing Arts Associate Professor Denise Gess, the competition awards cash prizes of $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place in each of three literary genres:

Edward J. Czwartacki Award for Fiction:

  • (1st place) Megan Kiger for Green is Grief in the Night, (2nd place) Allison Padron for The Things We Give, (3rd placeGrace McGory for Fibonacci. 
  • Honorable Mentions go to Robert PallanteTara Grier, and Skyla Everwine

Pat B. Tweedie Award for Creative Nonfiction:

  • (1st place) Gianna Forgen for Last Baby Walking, (2nd place) Daniella Emmer for Honey and Glass, (3rd place) Thomas Klodowsky for A Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About.
  • Honorable Mentions go to Colin Lemke and Scott MacLean

 Rowan University Award for Poetry:

  • (1st place) Hannah Deckert for Tide Song, (2nd place) Rebecca Green for Unsteady Tides, (3rd place) Skyla Everwine Eulogies for Lola.
  • Honorable Mentions go to Sean Wolff and Nyds Rivera
National Art Education Association Student Chapter Hosts 2nd Annual Community Art Show
Rowan's NAEA student chapter gathered at Memorial Circle on Saturday, April 23 to showcase their work along with a few submissions from art students at Woodstown High School. Chapter president Taylor Slade (pictured with her work) shared that the event included a few live demonstrations for students to practice their teaching skills and that the chapter partners with various high schools in the region to promote Rowan's art education program to prospective students.
Faculty and Staff Congratulations
  • Mark Berkey-Gerard (Journalism) will present his research on news partnerships between university students and professional media organizations at the Collaborative Journalism Summit in Chicago on May 20.
  • Keith Brand (RTF) won in the Documentary Biography category at the upcoming Alliance for Community Media's Hometown Media Awards for his audio documentary "Kiyoshi Kuromiya: The Wonderful Fabulous Life of a Civil Rights Zelig." Brand also emcee'd the Rowan University Community Music School spring concert on Sunday, May 1st in Pfleeger Hall. 
  • Robby Gilbert (RTF) presented his paper, "The Useful Task of Teaching Moving Image Histories in the Age of Tik Tok" at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in April and will present his paper, "Unlocking A History Of Alternating View Projectors In The 1930’s" at the Society of Animation Studies Conference in the UK in June. Gilbert has also been invited to host "The Animation Station," a workshop/happening at the Morris County Teen Arts Festival, which invites high schools from across NJ to participate in arts-related activities in May. In addition, Gilbert has secured two internships for animation students with Drone Legends, Marlton, NJ, which has become an international company and was recently featured on WHYY
  • Heather Lanier (Writing Arts) published two poems in the latest issue of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature. On Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 pm, Lanier is co-hosting a Mother's Day Eve book party at Inkwood Books in Haddonfield, NJ with Stockton University professors Emari DiGiorgio and Nancy Reddy. They will read from and talk about books on motherhood--and make gift recommendations, if you're still in need of a gift for a mom!
  • Emil Steiner (Journalism) reported on his latest binge-watching research in Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster and news media outlet. His study on the effects of emerging streaming video rituals is available in a number of different languages, including English, German and Spanish
  • Shari Thompson (RTF)  led a discussion and Q&A on "Italian Neo-Realism and The Biblical Epic" before screening the film The Gospel According to St. Matthew by Pier Paulo Pasolini. This event occurred on Good Friday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ocean City, NJ.
Announcements
Open through July 16 at the Rowan University Art GalleryCultivated Space, showcasing contemporary artworks that resonate with the complexities and divergent perceptions attributed to gardens and cultivated spaces. 
 
Participating artists: 
Anonda Bell, Henry Bermudez, Linda Brenner, Fritz Dietel, Steven Donegan, Rachel Eng, Darla Jackson, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Mi-Kyoung Lee, Michelle Marcuse, Sana Musasama, Joanna Platt
 
Please stop by and see the exhibition before it leaves! Click here for more info on parking, hours, directions, etc.
Research Spotlight

Emil Steiner (Journalism)

Binge TV: The Rise and Impact of the Viewing Revolution (2022, McFarland)
 

For the first 70 years of television, broadcasters dictated the terms of the viewing experience, deciding not only when the audience could watch but how much of a program they could enjoy. Binge-watching destroyed that model by placing control of the entertainment experience in the hands of the viewer.  Yet its origin story remains largely untold. 

  In this book, media scholar Emil Steiner chronicles the technological and cultural struggle. . . read more 

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