Scholarship Week & Annual Scholarship Symposium

Celebrating Faculty & Graduate Scholarship

Scholarship Research Week celebrates the ongoing research and creative work conducted in our college, with speakers from our full breadth of subjects, including Journalism, Media Studies, Strategic Communication, Communication Studies, Performing Arts and Digital Media.


On Thursday, April 28th, we will hold our annual scholarship symposium. This year, the symposium will feature alumni guest speaker Dr. Joshua Frye and a professional keynote address from Lisa Osborne Ross. The symposium will then culminate with a scholarship reception. Events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.


Monday, April 25, 2016


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., J-Pad: Brown Bag Lunch - Professional Research in Journalism and Media Studies
Speakers: O'Brien Fellows Justin George, Liz Navratil, Dave Umhoeffer


Tuesday, April 26, 2016


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., J-Pad: Brown Bag Lunch - Professional Research in Strategic Communication and Communication Studies
Speakers: Scott Shulick, Vice President Group Planning Director at Cramer-Krasselt
Colleen Moore, Brand Planner Digital Specialist at Cramer-Krasselt


Wednesday, April 27, 2016


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., J-Pad: Brown Bag Lunch - Professional Research in Performing Arts and Digital Media
Speakers: Daniel O'Donnell, WISN/iHeartRadio
Cara Ogburn, Programming & Education Director, Milwaukee Film Festival


Thursday, April 28, 2016: Research Symposium


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Johnston Hall, 5th floor: Poster Session Bingo: Learn, Play & Win!
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., Eisenberg Room: Graduate Alumni Speaker, Dr. Joshua Frye
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Eisenberg Room: Professional Keynote Address, Lisa Osborne Ross
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., J-Pad: Diederich Scholarship Reception Event for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students (invitation only)


Friday, April, 29, 2016: Research Week Wrap-Up


1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Global Water Center: Imagining Possibilities with Jeanne Hossenlopp
Discussion open to faculty, staff and students

2015 Contributions and 2016 Scholar of the Year

2016 Newsletter and Letter from the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

2014 Contributions and 2015 Scholar of the Year

Undergraduate Poster Competition

We are also holding an undergraduate poster competition on Thursday, April 28. Check out the details and deadlines here.