Mass Communication

Annual Department Events

Advance. Display. Celebrate.

High School Media, Theatre & Dance Workshop

Each September, the Department of Mass Communication partners with Theatre and Dance to deliver workshops for high school students, teachers, and advisers. Mass Communication students are invited to assist faculty and field professionals as they share educational opportunities and potential career pathways in the broadcast journalism, mass communication, and integrated mass marketing. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity to share the Winthrop experience and connect with the community. Contact your faculty adviser for more information.

Mass Communication Week

Media experts from across the nation gather to share professional expertise and industry advances with classes and student groups. Guest speakers have included editors of magazines and newspapers, heads of public relations agencies, television producers and anchors, lawyers, and political press representatives.Throughout this week-long event, students have the opportunity to meet and talk with speakers one-on-one or in small groups. This annual signature event is planned  and hosted by the  Department of Mass Communication faculty and students. 

Mass Communication Recognition Dinner

An evening of fine dining and entertainment honors student's academic achievements and accomplishment each April. Planned by students in the Public Relations Principles class, this event celebrates the Department of Mass Communication graduating seniors, those who have made notable contributions to the Department, as well as University student publications. Prominent community members attend and open the door for students to network throughout the evening. Dress is business casual.

Mass Communication Undergraduate Symposium

Launched in 2014, students are selected by faculty to present academic projects that feature rigorous research in the field of communication. The event is hosted in April and displays projects cultivated in class or with the guidance of a mentor.