Communication Department Annouces New Concentration

The College of Arts and Communication is pleased to announce that they have added Communication Studies as a new degree concentration. Communication Studies is being added in addition to the department’s current concentrations of Broadcast and Journalism. The Non-Comprehensive degree concentration will no longer be offered, although the students currently enrolled in this program may choose to graduate within this concentration or transfer into the Communication Studies program. Communication Studies is the perfect concentration for students with multiple interests and diverse talents because the discipline provides theory, tools, and techniques for analyzing, managing and improving communication in every arena of professional and personal interaction. All students seeking a degree in Communication will, at the end of their course of studies, earn a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in (either) Broadcast, Journalism, or Communication Studies. For more information, please click on “Programs” and from the drop-down menu, click on “Communication Studies”. Click here to be taken directly to the Communication Studies page! You can also email us for more information: William Baronak, Dean of the College of Arts and Communication [email protected] Brian Fencl, Department Chair [email protected] Brianne Bayer Mitchell, Communication Faculty [email protected] Ryan McCullough, Communication Faculty [email protected] All departmental contact information is listed under the “Contact”...

The Hillywood Show

An Interview with The Hillywood Show CLICK HERE TO WATCH INTERVIEW The Hillywood Show® is the brainchild of internet celebrities and comedy sister duo Hilly & Hannah Hindi. Each parody features satire sketches, character impersonations, song and dance parodies, and spoofs of big box office films such as Twilight and The Dark Knight. Their incredible costumes and makeup would impress even the most seasoned Saturday Night Live cast member! With nearly 5,000,000 viewers The Hillywood Show® continues to grow! Two sisters creating everything with just one camera! Faculty member Brianne Bayer Mitchell had the opportunity to talk with Hilly and Hannah Hindi, of The Hillywood Show, at a recent Twilight Convention in Arlington, VA. Viewing The Hillywood Show’s creations through the eyes of a communication professor, I could not have been more impressed. These two young women create wonderfully creative and exceptionally professional productions. No wonder they’ve become celebrities! Hilly and Hannah are kind, gracious, and fun ladies. It was a pleasure to work with them....

Comm Alumns Land Multi-Million Dollar Deal

In October of 2010 MMG (Mercenary Media Group) shot a twenty-five minute pilot for their first full length feature film Ronnie Hoffman: Limo Driver. Parties involved with the film include West Liberty University illuminists Mark “Adam” Leonard and Dustin “Scooter” Heavilin. Both graduated with Communication degrees (Leonard/Journalism) (Heavilin/Theatre). Heavilin will be the second lead role opposite Ronnie Hoffman, and also take on production duties. Leonard will also have a small role in the film and serve as the company’s PR Director. The film focuses around an overweight washed up collegiate athlete turned limo driver, and follows him for a night out on the town where chaos ensues. The lead role will be played by former West Liberty student Aaron Dietz, with other former student Chase DeFelice acting as Director of Cinematography. The film is in final stages of pre-production and shooting is estimated for early...

West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensic Association State Tournament

West Liberty University will host the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensic Association State Tournament on February 25th and 26th, 2011 The WVIFA is a statewide organization that promotes intercollegiate speech and debate in West Virginia.  Students can qualify for the National Forensic Association’s National Tournament held in April. Schools competing here are Alderson Broaddus College, Fairmont State University, Marshall University, Shepherd University, West Liberty University, and WVU-Parkersburg. Forty-four students will be competing in public speaking and debate events. Additional information is available from Ryan McCullough, Director of Forensics at West Liberty University and Vice President of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensic Association.  He may be contacted...

Faculty Member works on Abduction Movie Set

Communication faculty member, Brianne Bayer Mitchell, had the opportunity to be on set of the new Lion’s Gate major motion picture, Abduction. While the film crew was located in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, Brianne was able to work alongside of movie star Taylor Lautner who is most notably recognized as Jacob Black from the Twilight Saga. During her time on set Brianne was able produce communicative media which was published...