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Alum Father & Son Debut Documentary on Florida Cowboys

College of Communication & Information alumni Elam Stolzfus (B.S. ’88) and son Nic Stolzfus (B.S. ’12) will debut a documentary celebrating Florida’s heritage as a cattle state later this week. The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles, was filmed and produced by the father-son duo, telling the story of Florida’s cow culture and the Great[…] »

FSU Students Take First Place at BEA Documentary Competition

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Students from FSU’s Digital Media Production program (DMPP) won first place at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Student Documentary Competition for 641 Muriel Court. Kyle Jones, Deanna Kidd, Michael Walsh and Elijah Howard are the students behind 641 Muriel Court, a documentary uncovering the 1966 triple-murder of the Sims family in Tallahassee, Fla. The case grew[…] »

Patrick Merle named IMC Division Head

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Graduate students in the Integrated Marketing Communication program will have a new division head starting Fall 2017. Dr. Patrick Merle, assistant professor in the School of Communication has been named division head of the program, effective Fall 2017. Merle succeeds Dr. Jay Rayburn, who served as division head since the program’s inception in 2002. “It[…] »

5 Tips for Preparing for a Career Fair

We sat down with CCI’s career liaison, Kate Herron, to talk career fair prep. The CCI Career Fair brings in companies from North Florida looking for students in public relations, communication, graphic design, advertising, information technology, cybersecurity, software development and more.     When preparing for a career fair, Kate gives a few pointers: Craft a Strong[…] »

FSU Forensics Team Hits the Ground Running in 2017 Competition

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In the new year, the Speech and Debate Club at Florida State University has already found great success. The Speech and Debate Club at FSU, also known as Forensics, is an interdisciplinary group of students. Ranging from Political Science to Biology to Communication, students study public speaking, leadership, critical thinking, time management, advanced writing and[…] »

Alumnus Jamie Linden on Life, Luck, and Persistence

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Screenwriter and CCI alumnus Jamie Linden (B.S. ’01) did not know what he wanted to do after graduation. That is, he had a set of skills and experiences he acquired throughout his four years at Florida State University, but he wasn’t sure where he wanted to apply those skills. Like many other newly-minted FSU alumni, he[…] »

Communication in Florence Program to Start Summer ’17

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Florida State University is home to a rich curriculum of international programs. Students have the opportunity to receive the unparalleled Florida State education countries like Australia, China, Germany, and Russia. This summer, the Communication in Florence program will make it’s debut for College of Communication & Information students. The program focuses on Italian media and communication[…] »

CCI Alumni Named 2016 Notable Noles

Two alumni, Kelly Alvarez Vitale and Anisha Singh, have been named Notable Noles by the FSU Alumni Association. Formerly Thirty Under 30, Notable Noles honors and recognizes outstanding accomplishments of young alumni from Florida State University. Kelly Alvarez Vitale (B.A. ’04, M.A. ’06) is President of Strategic Philanthropy in south Florida. The company is a[…] »

Marketing Execs to Speak on Panel 10/24

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Ten distinguished leaders in the marketing field will visit Florida State University (FSU) on October 24 to lead a discussion on diversity and the importance of Hispanic-geared marketing efforts. The professionals, many of whom are part of the College of Communication and Information’s Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication Advisory Board, will be flying in from[…] »

Alumnus Michael Goldberg Trains the Future Fighters of Advertising

Alumnus Michael Goldberg (B.S. ’88) is the CEO of Fort Lauderdale-based Zimmerman, a company that identifies less as an advertising agency and more as a retail growth machine. Zimmerman is home to a rigorous internship program, InfuZion, that teaches students to look at advertising as a creative medium that must also yield significant business results.[…] »