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Mass Communications and Design hosting high school students for Media Immersion Day
Posted 04/06/2017 02:45PM

The Misericordia University Department of Mass Communications and Design invites high school students to Media Immersion Day on Thursday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The interactive free program is designed for students interested in learning about and gaining hands-on experience in graphic design, video production and editing, photojournalism, and newspaper writing and reporting.

In addition to participating in workshops in those areas, the students will work with and hear from alumni of Misericordia University who are seasoned communications and media relations professionals in northeastern Pennsylvania, along with department professors. Participants also will work in the Misericordia University television studio, and meet with staff members of The Highlander student newspaper, and MCN87, Cougar Radio and Service By Design, the student-run television and radio stations, and marketing and design firm on campus.

The Department of Mass Communications and Design at Misericordia University prepares students for careers in areas such as advertising, public relations, journalism (print, broadcast, and electronic), video and audio production, social media management, and writing for print and electronic media. Faculty place an emphasis on developing good writing and speaking skills, acquiring professional-level experience across several media platforms, and nurturing aesthetic awareness and creativity. The department recently added a Sport Communication specialization to its Bachelor of Arts degree program.

Due to hands-on instruction, registration for Media Immersion Day is limited. Please email to register. For more information about the Misericordia University Department of Mass Communications and Design, please contact Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D., assistant professor and department chair, at or (570) 674-6744, or log on to


Misericordia University students, staff and faculty, first row from left, Hope Ferrebee, Harleysville, Pa.; Dan Kimbrough, M.S., assistant professor, and Rachel Urbanowitz, assistant professor, Department of Mass Communications and Design; Annette Ritzko, Coaldale, Pa., and Michael Gombita, Equinunk, Pa.; second row, Rich Baldovin, media manager, Department of Mass Communications and Design; Elizabeth Radnor, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Connor Swagler, Nichols, N.Y., and Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D., chair, Department of Mass Communications and Design, will host Media Immersion Day, a free workshop for high school students, on Thursday, May 25.

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