Associate Professor Novotny Lawrence will present the Fall 2020 Dean’s Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. online. The lecture, “White Mansions, Black Bodies: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ and the New Age Slave Plantation,” will discuss the horror thriller, demonstrating the ways in which the director employs traditional filmmaking storytelling tropes to examine contemporary racial politics.
Kelly Winfrey, Greenlee assistant professor and Catt Center research and outreach coordinator, and Iowa State political science associate professor Johnathan Hassid analyze why voters may be questioning the truth about the President’s health in the wake of his COVID-19 diagnosis among other topics on Iowa Public Radio’s “River to River.”
The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University has named Rick Phillips the recipient of its 2020 James W. Schwartz Award. The annual award recognizes distinguished service to journalism and communication and is the highest honor conferred by the school.
Jay Newell, Greenlee professor and associate director, is the 2020 recipient of the Greenlee School’s Allen Essman Faculty Fellowship recognizing excellence in advertising and/or public relations education. It was made possible by Iowa State alumna Denise Essman (’73 marketing) in memory of her late husband, Allen K. Essman, an alumnus, distinguished advertising professional and former instructor.
Greenlee faculty Joanna Schroeder and Michael Wigton received spring 2020 Teaching Innovations Awards from Iowa State University for going above and beyond when the university quickly transitioned to virtual instruction last spring.
Second-year Greenlee master’s student Lexi He co-authored a paper with Professor Angela Powers on alternative and mainstream local news competition and the COVID-19 pandemic. She presented the research at the virtual AEJMC conference in August 2020.