The Communicator

October 17, 2006

Midterms and Internships…

You know it’s mid-semester in the Communications Department when there is a student at every computer in the Commlab and the cell phone conversations overheard in the hall are focused on the dreaded midterm. I’m sending out the Communicator today because you should be working on projects and studying and, if you’re like me, you need an excuse to procrastinate. And juniors, while you’re surfing the Net instead of writing that 6-page feature article (I like to call this preliminary research), you may want to check out internships to pursue in the spring. A few are listed below to get you started. Happy surfing, I mean studying.

Communications Lab Hours

Mon - Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 9:30 p.m.

Labs will be closed over long holiday weekends unless otherwise noted.

Internship Information Sessions (Mandatory)

Do you plan to take the Communications internship class, Comm 370, in the spring? If you answered ‘Yes,’ then you must attend an information session led by Sarah Burrows, Internship Program Director.

There will be two sessions offered:

  • Thursday, October 19 from 11-12 a.m. in P-410
  • Wednesday, October 25 from 2-3 p.m. in S-119

RSVP to Sarah Burrows at
Please put “Information Session” in the subject line.

Design Open House

Save the Date!

Students are encouraged to attend the Communications Department’s Design Open House to learn about the design track’s requirements and projects.

The open house will be Wednesday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. in L-305. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information contact Judith Aronson at

PRSSA Tote Bag Sale

PRSSA totes are in.

If you ordered a tote, please bring your ID and receipt to a PRSSA sales rep. Haven’t purchased your tote yet? Bring $20 to a sales table during the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, October 18, Fens Lobby from 2-3 p.m.
  • Thursday. October 19, Fens Lobby from 3-5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 23, Fens Lobby from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 24, MCB Lobby from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 25, MCB Lobby from 2-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 26, MCB Lobby from 2-5 p.m.

Supplies are limited.

The Association for Women in Sports Media

AWSM is offering a paid summer internship.
If you are a female college student aspiring to a career in sports writing, copyediting, broadcasting, or public relations, you could earn a paid summer internship. Please see the poster outside L-302 for more details. Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 20, 2006.

The American Society of Magazine Editors

ASME is accepting applications for its Magazine Internship Program.
The American Society of Magazine Editors invites college juniors to apply for the 2007 Magazine Internship Program, a ten-week summer session in which students work in the editorial offices of a national magazine. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2006.

For more information about the program, contact the American Society of Magazine Editors, 810 Seventh Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10019. Telephone: 212-872-3700. Email: The application form is available in L-302.

The New England Aquarium

The deadline for spring internships is Nov. 17, 2006.
The New England Aquarium is looking for a Communications Assistant. Responsibilities include writing projects, setting up promotional events and programs with radio stations and other organizations, and assisting with the distribution of news releases.

Faculty News

Sid Berger was a featured speaker last weekend at the Guild of Book Workers Centennial Celebration in New York City. He spoke about the history and making of decorated papers in the U.S.

This coming weekend, Berger will give a talk on the future of bookselling at the International Conference on the Book in Boston.

Berger also recently published a limited-edition book, Edward Seymour & The Fancy Paper Company. The hardcover book was hand printed in an edition limited to 300 copies. It has 20 original samples of mid-20th century marbled paper in every copy, is bound with a leather spine, and is in a slipcase.

| 10.17.06 | Issue # 3.2 |

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The Communicator is a biweekly newsletter published by the Simmons College Department of Communications. This publication is edited by Deirdre Yee.