Communication Week at Ohio University dates back to 1970, just after the College of Communication was formed in 1968. After a seven-year hiatus, Scripps College brought back Communication Week in 2013 and this year's event will take place March 24-28.
The School of Media Arts & Studies is excited to be hosting several events throughout the week including an open presentation and forum with Alumna Kate Farrell, the kickoff of a Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Student Chapter on campus (View Event Flyer - PDF), and a panel discussion with Mountain Stage's Larry Groce and friends. Both the Kate Farrell and Mountain Stage events are open to the general public.
OU Grad & Emmy Award Winner Kate Farrell To Speak During Communication Week
Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies master’s program graduate Kate Farrell will be our guest Tuesday, March 25 when she will participate in classes, meet one-on-one with students, and present for all who are interested at 4:00 p.m. in RTV 515, located next to the newly opened Schoonover Center.
As a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer of documentaries, docu-series, and sports television, Kate is known within the industry for her commitment to bring authentic stories to the forefront. From profiles of world-class athletes to the challenges faced by female soldiers returning home from Iraq, Kate aligns herself with projects that empower.
In her current capacity as executive producer at WE tv, she shepherds programs through production and delivers entertaining hits. Rolling Stone (2/27/14) magazine’s review of her current hit series SWV Reunited said, “…you don’t have to know anything about them to relish their wonderful reality show.” Mary Mary, back for Season 3, takes the gospel singing sister duo to the mainstream audience with record-breaking ratings. She has also executive produced My Fair Wedding, David Tutera Unveiled, Sinbad: A Family Affair, and Sanya's Glam & Gold.
As one of a trailblazing tribe of women to reach the position of producer in sports television, she has always been drawn to the high wire of live TV and is proud to have served internationally with five Olympic production teams. Her credits also include projects for major cable and broadcast TV networks including HBO, NBC, ABC, and CBS.
A Conversation with Mountain Stage's Larry Groce and Friends
Join us Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Athena Cinema for this exciting event where we'll hear stories from the creators, learn about the process and challenges of producing a music show with multiple acts in front of a live audience, and see why, after 30 years, Mountain Stage is still the place “where musicians come to play.”
Created in 1983 by Andy Ridenour, Larry Groce and Francis Fisher, Mountain Stage is a two-hour, weekly radio show that features performances from a wide range of artists from all musical genres recorded before a live audience, usually at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV.
Some of the biggest names in music have performed on the show over the years, many getting their first national exposure on the broadcast. The roster includes: R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Nickel Creek, Cassandra Wilson, Counting Crows, Phish, Martina McBride, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Norah Jones, Crash Test Dummies, Barenaked Ladies, John Pizzarelli, John Mayall, Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, The Holmes Brothers, Odetta, Arlo Guthrie, Yonder Mountain String Band, John Hammond, Jorma Kaukonen, Ben Harper, Paula Cole, Galactic, Bruce Hornsby, the Derek Trucks Band, Chris Thile, Bell X-1, Judy Collins, They Might Be Giants, Hubert Sumlin & Pinetop Perkins, Charles Brown, Little Big Town, Amos Lee, Joan Baez, Jakob Dylan, Regina Spektor, Kathy Mattea, Don Dixon, Elvis Costello, Wilco, Marty Stuart, Delbert McClinton, Ani DiFranco, and many more...
Complete Scripps College Communication Week Details