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GOOD LUCK ON FINALS & CONGRATS TO THE CLASS OF 2013 Department of Communication Commencement Ceremony Sunday, May 26th

Call Auditorium - Kennedy Hall - Ceremony time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm All graduates should be checked in by 12:40 (in their Cap and Gown) LPE Students can pick up their cords at 12:30pm outside of Call Auditorium Questions can be directed to alp232@cornell.edu

Photos from the Senior Dinner, May 1st

Department of Communication 336 Kennedy Hall 607-255-2601 CALS Student Services 140 Roberts Hall 607-255-2257 Gannett Health Center 110 Ho Plaza 607-255-5208 Empathy, Assistance, & Referral Service (EARS) 607-255-3277 DUST

communication.cals.cornell.edu/ cals-studentservices@cornell.edu www.gannett.cornell.edu/CAPS http://ears.dos.cornell.edu/ https://dust.cals.cornell.edu/


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SPRING 2013 AWARD WINNERS Eastman Rice Stage Awards Charles Walters Emilyn Teh Jessica Krause Laron Hagan Amanda Nichols Kennedy Ogoye Public Speaking Class of 1886 Awards Kristi Krulicik Caroline Loy Charles Walters Marissa Horton Kelly Lee Alfred N. Schwartz Memorial Price for Excellence in Agricultural Journalism Lisa Poirier Richard Horgan Anson Rowe Award for Communication Juniors and Seniors Maria Catanzarite(senior) Jenny Pulver (junior) Chester H. Freeman Communication Leadership Award for Communication Juniors Jana Wilbricht Shelia Turner Seed Memorial Award for Junior Women Communication Majors Emilyn Teh Bissett Communication Award for Communication Juniors and Seniors Jana Wilbricht


Internship and/or Event Information

The following information was gathered from various postings around campus or emails from companies that may be of interest to students in the Department of Communication. If you have questions regarding a specific post, please reach out to the contact information listed.

Enjoy Your Summer but Don’t Forget Us! We hope that you enjoy your well-deserved summer and come back to campus in the fall revitalized! Even though you may be away from campus, we want to stay in touch. If you are studying abroad or completing an internship, the Department would love to hear how everything is going. If you are interested in writing a blog or doing a video diary for future Communication students to see your experience and how it connects to your degree please let us know. If you would like to send a few paragraphs about your experince and a photo or two, we would love to include them on the our new website or in our future alumni and student newsletters. If you have an academic questions or concerns over the summer, please know that you can continue to reach out to your Faculty Advisor or Andrea Poag (alp232). Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at CornellUComm for the latest updates regarding the Department of Communication. Click on the logos below to “like” each of the pages.

Summer Journalism @ NYU There’s still time to register! If you’re looking for an interesting way to spend part of your summer, you can still consider taking a journalism course or two in New York City this summer! •Session I starts May 28th (May 28-July 6) and is only open to current college students. Click here for eligibility details. •Session II runs from July 8-August 17 and is open to college and precollege students. This is a great way to try a journalism course for the first time or to delve deeper if you’ve already tested the waters. We have a great, new course titled Eat NY/Style NY that is being offered in Sessions I and II, and in Session II we have additional courses such as •the popular “Dateline NYC” taught by long-time Institute professor, Carol Sternhell and •“Report New York,” being taught this summer by Kevin Convey, an energetic, veteran newspaper editor, most recently of the New York Daily News. Both Eat NY/Style NY and Report NY have a strong multimedia component built in, and all of our courses offer multimedia and tech support from the department’s long-time, talented broadcast coordinator, Adrian Mihai. Course descriptions, syllabi, and more information can be found on our website. Please contact fellowship@showmecampaign.org with any questions.


Show Me Campaign Fellowship 2013 “Show Me” is a song that charts a conversation about the state of the world and the individual’s place in it. Exploration of these themes led to the Show Me Campaign, which was launched as a platform through which people could improve the world. The mission of the Show Me Campaign is to break the cycle of poverty by investing in solutions that have been proven to improve people’s lives. The Show Me Campaign Fellowship Program, launched in 2009, encourages young people who are dedicated to helping improve the world. The Fellowship provides $3000 stipends for college students who have unpaid internships during the summer of 2013 in the following areas:  International development, specifically eradicating global poverty  Improving education in the United States John Legend, Grammy award-winning musician and founder of the Show Me Campaign, provides the inspiration for the Fellowship program. John believes that a commitment to social justice means turning down some of the noise and clutter of our daily lives and stopping to think about the way others live. He believes that developing a sense of empathy leads to caring and that caring leads to action. Show Me Campaign Fellows are leaders committed to social justice. They are persons who witness injustice and act on it. They want to improve the world and inspire others to join them. The Show Me Campaign Fellows program is now accepting applications for the summer 2013 program. The deadline to apply for the summer 2013 program is May 10, 2013. Eligibility Applicants must:  Be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the spring of 2013  Have a predetermined unpaid internship with a registered 501(c)3 organization  Be a United States citizen Fellows will develop and submit a personal profile and a host organization profile that will be posted on the Show Me Campaign Fellows blog (http://showmefellows.tumblr.com/). Responsibilities include submitting 3 written or video entries over the course of the summer highlighting the community in which you are working, your host organization’s mission and goals, and demonstrable measures of the progress and impact being achieved. Fellows are also asked to share information that will help others become more informed of issues related to the mission of the Show Me Campaign. Fellows will receive the $3,000 stipend after their internship is completed and if their profiles and blogs were maintained throughout the summer.


Show Me Campaign Fellowship 2013 -- Continued Application Process Materials must be submitted by email before Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST to fellowship@showmecampaign.org. In order to be eligible to be considered for the Show Me Campaign Fellowship please be sure to include the following items in your application by Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed. 1. Current Resume or CV 2. Statement of Purpose a. OPTION A: Provide a 2-4 minute video proposal describing your internship project. Answer the following questions: i. What organization are you interning with? ii. How does your internship relate to the mission and vision of the Show Me Campaign? iii. How does this internship relate to your larger personal or career goals in the area of international development or education in the United States? iv. What are the quantitative and qualitative measures that you will use to evaluate the success of your internship? v. If you do not receive this fellowship, how will this affect your ability to complete an unpaid internship? b. OPTION B: Provide a written statement of purpose (No longer than 500 words) describing your internship project. Answer the same questions from Option A. 3. Sponsor Letter - the Show Me Campaign Fellowship requires documentation confirming your internship from an employee at the organization where you will be interning 4. 2013 Summer Personal Budget (no longer than 1 page) 5. Unofficial transcript 6. Student Application Form (attached) 7. Show Me Campaign Online Community Participation Pledge (attached)


NYFVI GRANT-WRITING WORKSHOP: New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) will be holding a Grant Writing Workshop on campus to describe the funding opportunities and application requirements, and help project leaders develop successful applications. TIME, DATE, LOCATIONS: Cornell University, IRL Conference Center: King-Shaw Hall Rm 229, Ithaca, NY. June 5, 2013,10a-3p. BACKGROUND The New York Farm Viability Institute is announcing its 2013 competitive grants program, with funding awarded to projects that help farmers improve profitability, offer models for other farms to follow, and meet farmer-prioritized needs and opportunities within New York State. The Institute awards grant funds to projects that reflect the diversity of New York agriculture, including the various production sectors, farm sizes, production practices, geographic location, and more. Farmer groups, researchers, educators, nonprofit groups and privately-owned businesses may apply for funds. “We are seeking proposals for projects that offer practical solutions for working farms in New York State. We promote innovation by investing in research and outreach efforts that lead to a strong, viable agriculture sector in the state,� said Jim Bittner, chair of the NY Farm Viability board of directors, and operator of Singer Farms in Niagara County, NY. The New York Farm Viability Institute is a farmer-led nonprofit organization that works with farmers throughout the state to identify and prioritize immediate opportunities and needs, then implement research and outreach projects to meet those needs. The full requests for proposals for all three NYFVI grant programs will be posted May 8, 2013 online at www. nyfvi.org. The Institute will offer grants in the following categories: Agriculture Innovation Center, which includes business planning, marketing and value-added product development; Energy Management & Bioenergy, including on-farm energy conservation and bioenergy systems, and Outreach & Applied Research, including on-farm research trials and outreach education. The Request for Proposals will open May 8th. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. August 11th 2013, and contingent upon receiving a state contract for the funds, the NYFVI Board plans to make funding decisions in December. Applications must be submitted online. Successful applicants must complete quarterly progress reports, requests for expense reimbursements and final reports, using an online system maintained by the NY Farm Viability Institute. The New York Farm Viability Institute receives funding from legislative appropriations through the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Contact:

David Grusenmeyer, Managing Director, (315) 453-3823 x104 <dgrusenmeyer@nyfvi.org> Tessa Buratto, Grant Manager, (315) 453-3823, x103 <tburatto@nyfvi.org>

---------------------------------------Lois Levitan, PhD Program Leader Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project (RAPP) Environmental Risk Analysis Program (ERAP) Department of Communication 311 Kennedy Hall, Cornell University Ithaca, New York USA 14853-4303

Phone: 607-255-4765

Fax: 607-254-1322


Communication Academic Update - May 8  

Communication Academic Update - May 8

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