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Celebrating achievements

Faculty in the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts had a productive spring semester

Contact: Emily Stulz


​Faculty from the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts have been hard at work this semester. Check out their awards and accomplishments:

  • Kevin Corbett was a judge at the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Student Scriptwriting Competition and Faculty Documentary Competition and served as discussion leader during the Defining the Documentary conference panel. Corbett also had a paper, "Dreaming on Couches, Casting a Dead Girl, and Stabbing Dina—the Metamodern Documentary," accepted for poster presentation during the conference.
  •  "Breaking the Sound Barrier", a documentary produced by Patty Williamson and Eric Limarenko, was accepted to multiple film festivals including The Hollywood Women's Film Festival, the Every Woman Biennial Film Festival and the Cinema Soup Film Festival. The documentary has been covered by several Detroit area media outlets including WJR-AM Detroit and Beasley Buzz Detroit.
  • Patty Williamson was the keynote speaker at the Mt. Pleasant Rotary luncheon in February. She also reviewed papers for the Broadcast Education Association's Diversity and Inclusion Research Award and presented at the BEA and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Teaching in Media workshop titled Inclusive Practices for Teaching and Mentoring in Media Production Programs.
  • Jeff Smith's Marvel class was featured in student news publication Grand Central Magazine.
  • Aaron Jones and Heather Polinksy secured funding to upgrade the MHTV control room and studio.
  • Heather Polinsky served as moderator for the panel Beyond Radio: Alternative Audio Activities for Students for the Radio and Audio Media Division at the 2019 BEA conference and presented Creating the Spin Cycle: Managing a Student Record Label Annual Release.

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