Communication

RECOGNITION & AWARDS

Every year, at the end of spring semester, the Communication Department holds an awards/recognition crermony for it's majors.
This ceremony is the event when awards are presented to the students who have been the years most outstanding at what they do in TV, The Chart, Crossroads, Forensics, and Radio.  There are several catagories presented including Teacher of the Year Award and the Kolpin Scholarship winners.
The winners for 2010-2011 are listed below.

Recognition / Awards


The Chart

Reporter of the Year
Brennan Stebbins

Page Designer of the Year
Luke Taylor

Hustle Award
Nathan Carter

MVP
Willie Brown

Crossroads:
The Magazine

MVP's
Heather Carlton
Jordan Gryffith
Alexandra Nicolas
Andrew Pavlovic


Debate

MVP's
Kyle Buyzzard
Michael Johnson


KGCS-TV

Program of the Year
Campus Update

Student of the Year
Preston Jones

Volunteer of the Year
Kisa Clark

Outstanding Student Honor Award in Major

Mass Communication

Preston Jones

Speech Communication

Jason Nordstrom

Public Relations

Melissa Holt

Speech/Theatre Education

Sarah Krop


Teacher of the Year

T.R. Hanrahan

Ruth I. Kolpin Broadcast Journalism Scholarship

Justin Coale
Kwinna Glades

Video Production Awards

Broadcast students have the opportunity to have their production work recognized through numerous award competitions.
They include local competition for the Joplin Area Advertising Federation, regional and national competition for the National Broadcasting Society, state-wide competition for the Missouri Brioadcast Educators Association, national competition with the Broadcast Education Association, and various other national competitions such as Fox News, The Kansas Film Festival, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

A public service announcement produced by KGCS-TV for Habitat for Humanity receives a Certificate of Merit from the Missouri Broadcasters Association, at the annual MBA conference and awards banquet. The PSA featured information about Habitat's role in the Joplin community.

The Missouri Broadcast Educators Association recognizes students for their production work at KGCS-TV.
The statewide competition features entries from colleges and universities throughout Missouri. Those recognized in 2011 include:

Kate Inman - First Place in scriptwriting for news
Sabrina Hooker - Honorable Mention for Video Public Service Announcements

Kisa Clark and Eric Crosswhite -Honorable Mention for Video News Show
Kisa Clark - Honorable Mentionfor Video News Package.

A video produced by Communication majors Kisa Clark and Michael Woodruff is recognized as a finalist in the nationwide 2011 MLK Technology Challenge Contest for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service Activities.
The video highlights volunteer efforts by MSSU students, faculty and staff.

National Broadcasting Society

Missouri Southern has had an active chapter in the National Broadcasting Society since 1988. Students have received numerous awards and recognition throughout the years.  Members participate in a number of activities throughout the year, including assisting with television productions at KGCS-TV.
They also coordinate the recordings of local high school and MSSU commencement ceremonies each year. Proceeds from the sales of DVD's from those ceremonies help fund chapter activities.  Representatives of the Missouri Southern Chapter of the National Broadcasting Society attended the National Convention in Los Angeles in March 2011.
Those attending with advisor Kristen Livingston were:

Kisa Clark
Kwinna Glades
Melissa Holt

Sabrina Hooker
Emily Seigel
Lisa Trevino

For more information about the MSSU chapter, contact the chapter advisors: Bill Hunt at 417-625-3183 or Kristen Livingston at 417-625-9791.

 Missouri College Media Association

The purpose of the Missouri College Media Association is to further the interests of college journalism in the state of Missouri; to promote cooperation amongst the editors, managers, and advisers of collegiate publications; and to provide a free market of ideas to further improve their respective publications; also to create an atmosphere in order to achieve the highest standards of journalistic professionalism, effort and achievement amongst college students.

The Chart won the following awards for the 2010-2011 academic year:

Sweepstakes - Division II - 2010
Best Overall -  Division II - 2010

Sweepstakes - Division II - 2011
Student Journalist of the Year - Brennan Stebbins

Associated Collegiate Press

The National Scholastic Press Association provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries. NSPA has three divisions. Memberships for college, university and professional and technical school student media are organized under the Associated Collegiate Press division. Memberships are open to all student media at public and private schools at an annual membership fee. Among other programs, NSPA provides media critique and recognition programs for members. Through these activities, NSPA and its divisions promote the standards and ethics of good journalism as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States. NSPA and its divisions also endorse and advocate free expression rights for student media.Among other programs NSPA provides media critique and recognition programs for members. Through these activities, NSPA and its divisions promote the standards and ethics of good journalism as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States. NSPA and its divisions also endorse and advocate free expression rights for student media.

The Chart was recognized by the ACP in the 2010-2011 academic year with the following:

Sixth Place, Best of Show (four-year weekly) - 2010
Fourth Place, Special Supplements, for McCaleb Initiative on Peace Special Section - 2010

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