The Communicator

October 19, 2007

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Halloween TV:
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (1966) Tuesday, October 30 at 8p.m. on ABC.

Reception and Showcase this Tues!

The Communications Department Reception and Student Showcase with special guest, Carmen Baez is this Tuesday, October 23 from 4-6p.m. A student panel will begin presentations promptly at 4p.m. Refreshments will be available.

Baez is the president of Diversified Agency Services (DAS) Latin America and an alumna of the class of 1979.

Communications Lab Hours

Mon. – Thurs.: 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: noon – 9:30 p.m.

Com Media Film Festival

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ComMedia students present their biannual film festival October 24.

Bookbuilders Scholarship

About the award: The Bookbuilders of Boston Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and/or graduate students enrolled at Simmons College who have demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a career in the publishing industry or in a related field and are likely to make a contribution to the community of publishing. The total scholarship fund this year is $7,600. This total amount may be divided among as many worthy candidates as are determined by the selection committee. The selection committee may choose to delay distribution of funds if no suitable candidate applies.

Eligibility: Any Simmons undergraduate who has earned 64 credits or graduate student who has earned 16 credits is eligible to apply. Previous recipients may not apply.

Applicants should submit the following items:

  1. A copy of transcripts representing post-secondary studies.
  2. A resume emphasizing experience relevant to the publishing industry.
  3. A 250-word essay explaining professional plans and goals.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a Simmons faculty member or program administrator.

Submit Your Application to: James Corcoran and/or Kerrin Dowling L-302, Simmons Selection Committee, C/O Communications Department

Application Deadline: December 12, 2007.

Rachel Ray Internship

Rachael Ray, a daytime talk show produced by KWP Studios, Inc. in New York, is looking for production interns who will be assisting in the production office, the show’s studio, web and publicity/talent departments, and possibly on field shoots. We are looking for eager students who are genuinely interested in television production, are comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and are willing to be helpful, courteous, and attentive to detail. We are looking for interns who can work at least two full days per week, and who can work through the fall semester. Please note, the internship is for academic credit only! This internship will be offered in the spring as well.

Please email resume and cover letter to Kathleen Bailey at or via fax 917.332.3285.

American Society of Magazine Editors
ASME 2008 Magazine Internship Program

This program is for students interested in magazine editing. Students should be aware that the program emphasizes editorial tasks such as handling reader mail, evaluating unsolicited manuscripts, researching articles, checking facts, proofreading, copy editing, interviewing, covering press conferences, and attending editorial meetings. A processing fee of $25 must accompany each application.

  1. Applicants must finish their junior year in May or June 2008 and be heading for a full senior year in fall.
  2. Applicants must understand that a successful internship involves hard work. They should be prepared to become full staff members for the summer.
  3. Journalism majors should have taken come courses in reporting, writing, and editing. It helps if they have worked on the campus magazine, newspaper or yearbook, preferably in a senior editorial position.
  4. Liberal arts majors must have held senior editorial positions on the campus magazine, newspaper or yearbook and have at least one summer job or internship in journalism.
  5. Both journalism and liberal arts majors should have a solid grounding in literature, history, economics, natural science, and a foreign language.
  6. The nominee’s letter (addressed to Andrew Rhodes, Assistant Director) is an important part of the application and should reflect the candidate’s experience, interest in magazines, attitude and motivation.

Applications can be downloaded from
If you have questions, contact Andrew Rhodes at (212)872-3736 or

Application must be postmarked by November 15, 2007.


Through a $335,000 gift from the Freedom Forum, the NCAA is in its 16th year of offering a scholarship program for sports journalism students. This program is designed specifically to assist future sports journalists, while promoting quality sports journalism education at the collegiate level. Eight $3,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2008-09 academic year to outstanding sports journalists. Candidates for these awards include only current full-time juniors. A selection committee determined by The Freedom Forum and the NCAA will choose the winners.

Any questions regarding scholarship applications should be directed to Suzy Hays at the NCAA, P.O. Box 6222, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6222 (317)917-6477

Application Deadline: December 14, 2007.
Applications are located on the table outside the main Communications office, L-302.

Dr. Grabiner

Ellen Grabiner was recently notified by Union University that her doctoral dissertation—“Making Thought Visible: The Practice of the Artist Philosopher”—has been approved. She is now Dr. Grabiner. Congratulations!

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Ellen Grabiner delivered the Senior Faculty Toast on Wednesday, October 3 in the Linda K. Paresky Center. Pictured: Laura Nelson and Ellen Grabiner


Congratulations to our Communications majors who were recently inducted into Academy. Students who are inducted into Academy in the fall are in the top six percent of their graduating class.

Fall 2007 Academy Inductees:

Laura Nelson
Lindsey Ruane
Jessica Rudis

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