NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Westminster College has named Professor and Outgoing Chair of the School of Communications Professor Dr. David Barner as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award (DFA).
NEW ORLEANS-- Westminster alumnus Joe Burns (1986) has received a 2020 Communicator Award of Excellence for his weekly radio show “Rock School.” The award is one of the top national honors from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) representing a group of 600 media professionals …
ROME, Ga.-- On the weekend before the world shut down, March 6-8, six members of the Westminster College Speech & Debate Society competed in the Novice National Forensics Tournament. Twenty- seven colleges and universities from every region of the country gathered on the campus at Berry…
Kandice Hartner '12, adjunct faculty in the School of Communication, has been using one of her talents to help the world! NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (WC Alumni Office)-- Over the past few weeks, she has sewed 125+ masks to distribute to those in need. Hear more from her in our quick Q&A session…
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- WCN correspondent Ian Ross interviews newly elected Student Government Association President Kaylee Brosius and she discusses some of the major changes that her team plans to make in the coming year.
Tipping our cap to all of our senior Titan Crew members who have put in countless hours bringing the Titans into your living rooms. Thanks for all you have done!
BRISTOL, Conn.-- On Sunday, ESPN, ABC and Disney will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the iconic ‘Miracle on Ice.' The miracle came when the United States hockey team defeated the heavily favored then Soviet Union on February 22, 1980, in their run to a gold medal
WILKES BARRE, Pa.-- Four members of the Westminster College Speech & Debate Society competed in the Pennsylvania Forensic Association Championship Tournament on February 15-16 at Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre. The abbreviated Westminster squad exceeded expectations and brought home s…
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- When it comes to cluster courses, the Tweetspeak cluster has undergrads in chase mode with their binoculars and smartphones as they chase and count birds around campus and on the road.
While the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game will go down as one of the most technologically comprehensive sports-television productions in history, it also marks a bittersweet moment in history for those who work behind the scenes at the game’s primary broadcaster, ESPN.
Westminster alumnus Heather Storm (2006) is one of the young professionals making her mark on broadcasting in the Badger State and the Wisconsin Broadcasting Association (WBA) is recognizing her. She's music director and on-air talent WKSZ and WKZG in the Green Bay area.
We're proud to share the news about Emily Bondi (2018, Broadcasting and Digital Communications) taking on a new role with the National Arena League (NAL).
I’m getting some work done in the studio this afternoon when I hear a faint knock at the door. Is it a student DJ coming to voice track their radio shift? Is it Dr. B searching for leftover Halloween lollipops? Is it Public Safety coming to kick me out?No! It’s Deryk Thompson ‘96!It was a pl…
Shoutout to Westminster College grad Adam Plyler (2011) as he switches stations inside Gray Television. He takes over as assistant news director at WSAZ-TV (NBC) in Huntington, W.Va., from his current assignment as the news director at WDTV (CBS) in Clarksburg.
College “Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) handed out the 2019 National Student Production Awards in St. Louis on Nov. 2-- and Westminster College received two 2nd place awards.
GREENVILLE, Pa. (Titan Athletics)– The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) announced today that Dr. David Barner, professor of broadcast communications and chair of the School of Communication at Westminster College, will be honored as this year’s recipient of the Dow Carnahan Media Award. The award is presented annually to a distinguished member of the media or […]
CONGRATULATIONS and a big shoutout out to Westminster College broadcast alum Todd Hervey (1994) on winning an Emmy award for his work as producer, director, and director of photography on the documentary, “Blackbird: Legacy of Innovation!” One more reason we are #WCProud! “Blackbird: Legacy of Innovation” is a historical documentary traces the development of the […]
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Congrats to Joe Ligo (2016) who has shifted from the fast lane of Public TV’s ‘Motor Week‘ to an ambitious challenge at ‘Maryland Farm & Harvest.’ Ligo is the showrunner and series producer for the Emmy Award-winning program. And the new position connects him to his hometown roots in western Pennsylvania. […]
Congrats to 2019 grad Molly Somora for completing her undergraduate degree in Broadcast and Digital Communications and her big move to Erie News Now. Somora joined the duopoly of WICU and WSEE (NBC & CBS affiliates) in northwestern Pennsylvania in January 2019. Somora also has a minor in social media. During her time at Westminster, […]
Connor Hamilton moves to KDKA Pittsburgh– Shoutout to Connor Hamilton as she makes the move back to her hometown of Pittsburgh for a new challenge in TV news. Connor was part of the WCN and Titan Radio family and a 2017 Westminster College grad. Hamilton switches channels from Nexstar Media Group station WBOY-TV (NBC/ABC) in […]
What’s behind powerful production? Recent Westminster College grad Brad Kolesar and colleague Tyler Craig showcased the world leader in outsourced technical production, NEP Group, Inc. to our students this semester! NEP has the tech, networks, and expertise for all aspects for broadcast and live events. They make media solutions for everyone from live Grammy broadcasts […]
NEW WILMINGTON, PA (WC)– Westminster College President Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson announced today that two-time Emmy Award-winning producer Tim Kaiser will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at the college’s 165th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. Kaiser’s work on the long-running popular NBC sitcoms “Seinfeld” and “Will & Grace” earned him two Emmys, […]
NEW WILMINGTON, PA — School of Communication faculty Dr. Keith Corso ’84 and Bradley Weaver attended the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Convention at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas in early April. Both faculty members appeared on stages presenting to peers, graduates and undergraduates, as well as industry professionals. Corso, assistant professor of communication services, served […]
“Go get your dream and do what you want. Take all the time here at Westminster that you can to get your experience. And I believe the doors will open for you.” — ‘KEEP THE FAITH’ Co-host Keith Stevens. Hanna Erdmann’s discovered the story of Steven’s journey into faith-based broadcasting during an interview at the […]
Titan Radio, 88.9 WWNW, is a commercial-free radio station owned by Westminster College and professionally operated by the students in the college’s Broadcasting and Media Production department that broadcasts 24/7. Serving all of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and parts of neighboring Mercer County, the station broadcasts adult hit music, area High School and Westminster College sports, […]
HOUSTON– A Westminster College student-produced podcast/radio report has received recognition from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) as part of the BEA On-Location 2018 Super-Regional Conference held at the University of Houston. “The Theatre Westminster Tin Man Who Needed a Heart” by Ali Srour earned a Student News Award of Excellence in the news competition category. […]
BRISTOL, Conn.– Congrats to Denny Wolfe and his crew at ESPN features as they’re honored with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award from The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA). Wolfe is the Senior Managing Producer of the network’s Features Unit. He and his team will receive the Edward R. Murrow Award in October for […]
Proud of alumnus Sebastian Salazar (2005) making his debut as an anchor on SportsCenter (SC) on ESPN2 in March. #wcproud #MotherFair #WeWCpa He gave us a shoutout on social media after I posted a clip on Instagram while watching him on SC. sebisalazarThanks @bradleyweaver! Not just for the shout but for all you did […]
Washington, D.C.– The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has announced the winnters of its 2018 Festiva of Media Arts awards. Westminster students Stephen Wells (’18), Katie Nicholson (’18), and 2017 grad Doltyn Snedden received the 1st Place Award for Music Video. Music Video Category 1st Place: Katie Nicholson, Doltyn Snedden & Stephen Wells, Westminster College; Machine […]
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Senior managing producer at ESPN Features Group and Westminster graduate Denny M. Wolfe returned to campus this spring as the 2018 guest speaker at the Student Alumni Association (SAA) annual leadership dinner. Every year, SAA invites student leaders on campus to a dinner with remarks given by an influential alumni. With over 20 years […]
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Atit Amin wants to make feature films and he embraces the hard work it takes to pursue his passion. He understands experience matters and the best experience is constantly practicing and constantly working on his craft. He’s designed his own major at Westminster blending the best practices and experiences from the Broadcasting […]
NEW CASTLE, Pa.– One Western Pennsylvania ghost story makes the claim that a local witch from the 19th century haunts local communities near New Castle. Join producer/director Troy Jackson (Film Studies & Media Production ’18) as he tracks down the facts behind the fiction as he digs into the real history of Mary Black. Jackson […]
Reporter Emily Secrist sits down with the Vice President of Remote Operations at ESPN Bob Braunlich. He gives insight to his job and his time served as a Westminster College student. ESPN Event Operations Vice President Bob Braunlich is an expert in managing live television coverage for everything from college football to the Olympics. He’s […]
Titan Radio, WWNW 88.9 FM, is a commercial-free radio station owned by Westminster College and professionally operated by the students in the college’s Broadcasting and Media Production department that broadcasts 24/7. You can listen to Titan Radio over the air and streaming online– and now you can use the official Titan Radio App on your […]
PITTSBURGH– Broadcast communications faculty Brad Weaver was awarded “Best in Show” in the faculty division of the Creative Works Competition at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) On-Location 2017 Super-Regional Conference at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. BEA “is a premiere international academic media organization [that drives] insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for […]
A Westminster College student and two faculty members received awards at the annual Bartramian Audubon Society Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 8, at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, PA. Dr. Kerri Duerr, assistant professor of biology, and Mr. Brad Weaver, broadcast communication faculty, received awards for Mr. Jeffry Hall, president of the Bartramian […]
PITTSBURGH– In the world of football, the National Football League (NFL) reaching the is the pinnacle of many peoples dreams whether it is on the field or just working for a team. When talking about jobs in the front offices of NFL teams only 32 people can say they have that job in the world, […]
PITTSBURGH– When it comes to movies everyone instantly thinks of Hollywood. Many people do not know there is a slice of Hollywood in Western Pennsylvania. 31st Street Studios in Pittsburgh’s Strip District is a large studio that is capable of hosting the production of films, TV, and concerts. Alyssa Hanna, a Westminster Graduate of 2012, […]
RIO DE JANEIRO— WPXI-TV video journalist & WC grad Tony Ruffolo took viewers and social media followers up close and behind the scenes at the Rio Games. The Channel 11 News videographer was embedded at the Olympics as the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh covers the events in Brazil with live broadcasts, stories and social media […]
Bradley Weaver, lecturer of broadcast and media production at Westminster College, rallied journalism professors and reporters to review and demonstrate storytelling with smartphone apps as part of a peer-reviewed panel at the 2016 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Convention at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Weaver organized, moderated and presented […]
Spearheaded by a broadcasting and media production course, a group of Westminster College students researched, planned and pitched documentaries and produced preview trailers. Upon production, a panel of judges voted and approved each of them to move forward with production into next semester. Five students will take their proposed documentary and expand their story to […]
Getting right in the middle of the action and getting your hands “dirty” has been the Westminster way for our Broadcast and Media Production students for as long as I can remember. That was no different when a group of our students took to the “air” to broadcast the Westminster College Mock Convention this past […]
B BY ZAC HYNUS (Class of 2018), Guest Blogger When I took the position of the radio play-by-play announcer for the Westminster College football team, I didn’t really know what to expect. It was like a dream come true for me. I always wanted to be a sports announcer, but this was all new to […]
Do you remember when you were looking around at colleges and you heard that WC was a “liberal arts” college. Did that mean anything to you? It did not weigh much on my decision to attend Westminster College. In fact, I did not quite understand what that a “liberal arts” education entailed. I was focused […]
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