Millersville University Department of Communication and Theatre

Millersville University Department of Communication and Theatre We offer Speech Communication degrees in one of four options: Communication Studies, Media & Broadcasting, Public Relations & Theatre We offer minors in Theatre, Musical Theatre, & Entrepreneurship.

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08/27/2021
The Future is Loud at Rock Lititz

Why should you be interested in a career in the Live Event Industry? Andrea Shirk of Rock Lititz explains why in this video. Learn more about how our Entertainment Technology program at Millersville University can prepare you for a demanding career!

Lexie Gensemer is one of our Communication and Theatre students with a concentration in PR -- and we are proud of her le...
05/21/2021

Lexie Gensemer is one of our Communication and Theatre students with a concentration in PR -- and we are proud of her leadership and classroom accomplishments!

Today’s #MarauderMonday is senior Lexie Gensemer, from Delaware County, Pa. She is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in speech communication with a concentration in public relations. Gensemer is the membership vice president of Alpha Xi Delta and a member of STAY organization. Her favorite places on campus are the library and the pond. “I have spent a lot of time at the pond with some of my best friends over the past three years. I also loved getting study groups together in the library and having fun while getting our schoolwork done,” says Gensemer. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with friends, listen to music, get outdoors and watch Greys Anatomy. After graduation, Gensemer plans to pursue a career in the sports-public relations field, preferably down south. Her favorite quote is “Sunshine comes to all who feel rain.” #MillersvilleUniversity #MU

10/30/2020

Meet Morgan Firestone. . . .

10/16/2020

One of our Entertainment Technology students shares his projects.

Great job Michael!
07/30/2020

Great job Michael!

It’s #nationalinternday ! Thank you to our fantastic intern Michael Monte! He is an entertainment technology major at Millersville University . We love Michael’s skill and energy and great attitude! He has been working with us this summer as we develop our new on-line mindset management programs. Thanks Michael!
#internsofpa2020 #pasummerinterns #changeyourmindset #greatpotential #youcandohardthings #podcast #podcasts #lehighvalleypa #lehighvalley #powerofpositivity #collegestudents #collegelife

06/05/2020
Rise Up for Justice: Black Lives and our Collective Future

A letter to our Communication and Theatre Community:

By now, we’ve all seen the horrific incidents in Minneapolis and elsewhere that have taken the lives of promising Americans, and prompted over a week of demonstrations to denounce the murder of George Floyd. I’ve seen announcements from leaders in society, in education, and from our field. I, too, feel compelled to speak out against yet another senseless and unnecessary death of an African American. As a white woman of privilege, I can only imagine the level of pain, discomfort, outrage and fear that has overtaken this community.

Yet, as Chair of the Department of Communication and Theatre, I believe my leadership offers an opportunity to say to our African American students and all students of color, as well as our alumni, faculty and staff who are part of this community, that I empathize with each of you and share in your pain. I see you, I stand with you and I will fight with you for much needed change. I thank one of our alumnae, Briana Spears, who herself is working to educate others about the discrimination our African American alumni and students of color face, for helping me to craft this message to students, alumni, and colleagues.

One way to help end the violence we see is to commit and recommit to Millersville University’s EPPIIC values: exploration, professionalism, public mission, inclusion, integrity, and compassion. We must work to ensure this campus upholds a safe and welcoming environment for all people of all walks of life -- both IRL and on social media. I promise to work with members of our campus community to create, and maintain, such an environment and to uphold those EPPIIC values, particularly those of compassion, public mission and inclusion.

Racism has been institutionalized far too long; we must end hatred and discrimation in all its forms. As an institution of learning, it is our responsibility to educate; As members of a Department of Communication, we must engage in conversation with our colleagues, with our students, and with our community partners, about effective means to overcome racism together. Indeed, as members of a Department of Communication and Theatre, we are in a unique position to spread messages of inclusion, compassion, integrity and professionalism.

Hatred roots out ethical communication, fosters injustice, and deprives all of us of our dignity as human beings. Indeed, our society needs ethical communication now more than ever. Communication determines how we learn about these events, and ultimately, how we help heal our society.

I realize words alone will not elicit change; I know actions speak louder than words. But change starts with communication. No matter how uncommon, and more importantly, no matter how uncomfortable. The conversation must begin with us, and it will.

We are presented with the opportunity to create real, actionable change. Please stand with me, as I stand in support of our students of color in their journey to equality. I will not tolerate hate of any kind and I charge you to do the same.

We will not be perfect as we move forward in this cause, we may be hesitant and lack confidence in our knowledge of cultural differences, but move forward we must: to educate ourselves, to speak out; to communicate our commitment to end racism.

As other leaders have directed (thank you, Dr. Natalie Tindall of Lamar University): “Let us amplify the voices of our muted and marginalized peers, clearing space for real communication of real systemic issues.” Our Department of Communication and Theatre is committed to providing such a platform. We are committed to expanding resources and diverse content inside the classroom in hopes of ultimately increasing diverse conversations outside of the classroom.

Please see the link below sent by Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Ieva Zake as an invitation to learn more: information about the live stream event on Monday, June 8 at 5pm (please see below) and encourage them to attend it as an opportunity to learn and to engage in the conversation.


Here’s the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fungd9bjNFE#action=share

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Fungd9bjNFE/maxresdefault_live.jpg

George Floyd’s murder by four Minneapolis policemen ignited a firestorm of protest in major cities and small towns throughout the US and globally. A Black-le...

Congratulations to all of our seniors!
05/09/2020

Congratulations to all of our seniors!

Senior Spotlight: John!
05/05/2020

Senior Spotlight: John!

Senior Spotlight: Madison!
05/05/2020

Senior Spotlight: Madison!

Congrats Edward!
05/05/2020

Congrats Edward!

Congratulations Rebecca!
05/05/2020

Congratulations Rebecca!

Senior Spotlight, Emily!
05/05/2020

Senior Spotlight, Emily!

Next up, Sylvia!
05/04/2020

Next up, Sylvia!

Congratulations Kristen!
05/04/2020

Congratulations Kristen!

Senior Spotlight, Phil!
04/30/2020

Senior Spotlight, Phil!

Congratulations Lennon!
04/30/2020

Congratulations Lennon!

Congratulations Kristin!
04/30/2020

Congratulations Kristin!

Senior Spotlight!Congratulations Antonio!
04/29/2020

Senior Spotlight!

Congratulations Antonio!

Congratulations Alexis!
04/29/2020

Congratulations Alexis!

Next up: Casey Lauer!
04/29/2020

Next up: Casey Lauer!

Abby Rissinger, first up for our Senior Spotlight today!
04/29/2020

Abby Rissinger, first up for our Senior Spotlight today!

Congratulations to Faith Irwin on her second-place win for the 1-minute pitch in the PASSHE Business Plan Competition!Ch...
04/25/2020

Congratulations to Faith Irwin on her second-place win for the 1-minute pitch in the PASSHE Business Plan Competition!

Check out the screenshots from the Zoom meeting where the competition was held. Congrats to Stephen Baker who also participated!

Thank you Vilas A. Prabhu, Ph.D., M.B.A. for the pictures and supporting our students!

Next up for our Senior Spotlight, Madison!
04/25/2020

Next up for our Senior Spotlight, Madison!

Next up for our Senior Spotlight, Gemma!
04/24/2020

Next up for our Senior Spotlight, Gemma!

Senior Spotlight!Next up, Alyssa Dicker!
04/24/2020

Senior Spotlight!

Next up, Alyssa Dicker!

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Free student career workshop. Register here: https://webportalapp.com/appform/login/2020_irts_virtual_workshop
Just so you know. The COMM/THEA Department is an institutional member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) so our Millersville University students can apply for these sixteen BEA SCHOLARSHIPS! Deadline: October 15, 2020 but why wait to apply. 👍
Congratulations to Broadcasting Alum '18 WFFF/WVNY Local 22 & 44 news dayside reporter Brittany Wier, on with the morning team this week, in Burlington, Vermont.
Some encouraging information from our industry partner Aurora Films. #mediaartsproduction #MAP, #industrypartner #media #film
The York County Community Foundation is looking for a fall Communications Intern
Are you looking for a fall internship? Annie Weeks - Director of the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion - is looking for two student interns. It is a great experience! Annie says: The intern would help us develop content for our website, covering local events, perhaps take some photos, post on social media and work on logistics leading up to our holiday events such as the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting. We’ve had great luck with wonderful Millersville students and want to keep that up! ------------------ Message me - [email protected] -- if you want to get in touch with Annie Weeks or look at the details more closely in a job description that she sent me.
Lancaster Solid Waste Authority is looking for Community Relations Intern
Tait Towers in Lancaster is looking for interns, including videographers
On Friday February 8th at 4PM, the second annual MidnightRun24 video race kicks off! Student teams have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit, polish and submit a five minute film project. Projects will be judged by a panel of faculty and industry professionals. A screening of the projects will take place in McComsey Auditorium on Saturday Feb 9th at 8PM. Form or join a group! Come to support your classmates! On your marks, get set...GO! Millersville University Midnight Run - 24 Hour Video Race
In case anyone is interested in taking this class.... Broadway Dancer, Alfie Parker Jr, is coming to Lancaster to give a master dance class on January 26th! He performed on Broadway as the Genie in Aladdin the Musical. Beginning and advanced class is available. Reserve your spot today! www.creativepursuitsstudio.com
Hey theater friends, Shumaker PDT has a big event at F&M on October 26 and we could use some extra hands. Hourly rate is $14/hr. It's a change over starting at 10:15pm(meeting at Shumaker) and ending at 3:30am and involves pipe and drape, staging and furniture. If you want to get a feel for the event industry we'd love to talk to you about it. The Shumaker team is very experienced and happy to work with people from all skill levels. If you are interested, please contact Janel at, 717-735-0767 Thank you