“Think, Link & Learn”

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

> Entertainment PR: Thurs, Nov. 5, 1-2:30 PM
Aronow Theater – NAC
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Communication and CCNY Career Services

> New York Women in Communications: Sat, Nov. 7
Networking opportunities for young women
Ad/PR major Chenelle Frederick hopes to round up a group of 10 so students can take advantage of the $65 conference rate; chenelle26@hotmail.com.

> Ad/PR Workshop: Thurs, Nov. 12, 12:30 - 2 PM (NAC)
Client: CCNY Office of Student Life and Leadership Development (OSSLD)
Watch the halls, your email and campus media for news about how you can get more out of your college experience! Enjoy free food and music as you learn about CCNY’s 160 clubs and other activities. In a few weeks, other Ad/PR Workshop events will support the Heritage Heights Village Project.

> Building Bridges: Tues, Nov. 17, 6:30 - 8:30 PM; Shepard #290
Join recent MCA alums, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), American Advertising Federation (AAF) and the CCNY Communications Alumni Association for an evening that links seasoned execs with pre-professionals. All students and faculty are welcome!

> Financial Communications: Winter Session (MCA Elective)
Prof. Eugene Donati – January 5 - 22, 2010 (M-Th; 12-4 PM)
See Prof. Donati (#467 Shepard) to check out the syllabus; edonati@ccny.cuny.edu.
Consider expanding your knowledge in this challenging and specialized career field!

> Financial Relations Internships Available
See Prof. Donati for a one-on-one.

> Spring 2010 Internships
Start your search now!
See Prof. Lynne Scott Jackson (#466 Shepard); lynne.scottjackson@gmail.com.

> It’s not too late to join PRSSA!
Annual dues are $50. The national office extended the deadline until Nov. 12. To learn more, contact President Natalee Facey at ntlfacey@yahoo.com or Vice President Kellie Jelecovich, kelilake@aol.com.

> MCA June ’10 Grads ,
Obtain a “Grad Check” from BOTH your Program Advisor and the Dean’s Office BEFORE registering for the spring term.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Art of the PR Job Hunt

If you missed the recent Careers in Social Media Panel, guest speaker Peter Himler of Flatiron Communications offers this excellent advice via The Flack. Check out his award winning blog often to keep up to date with Ad/PR industry news.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

October Panels & Upcoming Special Events

> MAIP Info Session - Multicultural Advertising Internship Program
Wednesday - Oct. 14 - 12:30-1:30 PM
Shepard #290

CCNY's Meng Li (senior) will share details about this excellent training program, of which she is a graduate. Stop by for a few moments to learn more about creative or account management careers in the communications industry.
MAIP :: AdUnity :: Dedicated to Developing Multicultural Advertising Professionals

> The Changing Dynamics of Public Relations
Thursday - Oct. 15 - 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Baruch College – Newman Library Building #750

This informative event courtesy of Prof. Gene Donati

On both the corporate and agency side the public relations profession has changed dramatically over the past few years and has been impacted more than most industries by the Internet and other communication tools. Industry leaders will detail how the industry has changed, how it had remained the same and what direction it will take going forward. Speakers will extract from their own experiences and explain what role the Internet has played, how down-sized newspapers have impacted their clients’ goals and objectives and how direct to consumer opportunities have changed the ground rules. They will also explore what qualities and skills sets are necessary for beginners to be successful in the public relations career.


Zicklin School of Business – Website :: Contact Name - Prof. David Luna
Email marklab@baruch.cuny.edu :: Phone 646-312-1530

> Access the Money :: A Conversation with the LaGrant Foundation's Joy Hunter
THURSDAY - Oct. 22 - 12:30 - 2 PM (Club Hours)
Shepard #290

Joy Hunter, Executive Director and LaGrant Foundation Scholars from the tri-state area will provide inside tips on how to successfully compete for one of many prestigious scholarships for undergrads and grad school hopefuls! This session will help you build your personal brand and strengthen application packets for any internships you may seek.


> MCA Blast :: New Posts Added 24/7!

Check this blog often for frequent updates and news you can use! Spread the word to classmates; share resources and information!

> Calling All Entrepreneurs
Building a Business 101
A Three-Part Series on Launching a Successful Business

Brooklyn Public Library - Business Library
280 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Get FREE ADVICE on launching a business from experienced business consultants.
It’s never too soon to invest in your long-term dreams. The Brooklyn Business Library is in downtown Brooklyn near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge near Dumbo and easily accessible to all train routes!

If you have an entrepreneurial streak, check out these FREE sessions to assist in developing your long-term business development strategy for your production company, boutique agency or independent freelance consultancy.

Writing a Business Plan
Tuesday, Oct. 13
6-7:30 PM

Creating a Marketing Plan
Tuesday, Oct. 20
6-7:30 PM

Making Financial Projections
Tuesday, Oct. 27
6-7:30 PM

Register online at –

or call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.

> Advertising: Branded Content
Tuesday, Oct. 20
6:30 – 8 PM

The New School
Theresa Lang Center – 2nd Floor
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY

With advertisers being forced to adapt to digital and social media, the emphasis shifts to branded content. Learn how TV everywhere is the new reality and which new technologies the networks are using to involve the audience.

- Jack Myers, Editor and Publisher, Jack Myers Media Business Report
- Aimee Duell, Director of Activation, PhD
- Guy McCarter, Managing Director, Green Room Entertainment
- Kurt Brokaw, Professor of Advertising, The New School

Presented by the Center for Communication and The New School’s
Department of Media Studies and Film


> Careers in Book Publishing
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
12:30 – 2 pm
Location: TBA

For more information or to sign-up, visit the CCNY Career Center – NAC 1/116


- Carolyn Zimatore, College Relations and Diversity Associate, Penguin Group, USA
- Melissa Goltsch, Human Resources Associate, Random House
- Ryan Darlington, College Relations Specialist, Pearson North America
- Charlene Venturino-Fontana, Assistant Director, Staffing & Employee Relations, Wiley & Sons
- David Unger, Director, CCNY Publishing Certificate Program

> Public Relations Careers in the Entertainment Industry
A CUNY-Wide Event Presented with the Center for Communication
Thursday, Nov. 5
1 – 2:30 PM
CCNY NAC Aronow Theater


- Matt Biscuiti, Senior Vice President, The Lippin Group
- Jamie Roberts, President/Founder, Forest Media Consulting; VP Publicity and New Media, Big Machine Media
- Katie Rosin, Kampfire PR and Marketing
- Kimberly Maul, Moderator, Entertainment Reporter, PR Week


> Careers in Caribbean Cultures
Thursday, Nov. 19
12:30 – 2 PM
Participants: To Be Announced

For more information or to sign-up, visit the CCNY Career Center – NAC 1/116

> Center for Communication

Check this website often for outstanding seminars and special events. The Center for Communication offers free students only “On Location” experiences where you can talk one-on-one with industry leaders who give you the inside scoop about their career path. Learn how to become the communications professional you want to be!

Looking for a Spring / Summer ‘10 Internship? Follow This 7 Step Success Plan

Now is the time to start your search if you’re looking for a Spring / Summer ‘10 internship. Most “for credit” internships are for 3 credits; students usually work 12-15 hours per week, for a 15-18 week period (about 180 hours/semester).

In order to qualify, you should have completed 12-15 hours (4-5 classes) in your major. If you have completed less than 12 hours, chances are slim that the department will approve your internship request.

Understand we cannot file paperwork with the CCNY Registrar until your internship is finalized by a hiring manager. “We might hire you in January” doesn’t count; it has to be a firm internship offer. Thus, most internships may not officially be included on your schedule until the first few weeks of the Spring ’10 semester.

Your internship experience should provide “real world” insight to your field of study, such as advertising, public relations, journalism or film/video. Students are encouraged to research and fact-find to secure the right internship for their unique and special talents. The department assists you with ideas and leads—but does not do the work for you.

In the highly competitive communications field, “the hunt” is part of an exciting game. Part of “the reward” is being selected from a talent pool of many and feeling the “thrill of victory” when you land the prized internship of your dreams!

This fall, CCNY-MCA students are interning at Sony Pictures, Anderson Cooper 360, Time Warner/People Magazine, NY1 and The Plaza Hotel-Marketing, to name a few. Understand that your classmates did it—and so can you!

Our advice: Arm yourself with confidence and get your digital tools in order (resume / cover letter / writing samples / digital portfolio - if applicable) and embark on a deep dive internship search!

Follow these simple steps to get ahead of the competition:

1. Research 3-5 dream internships. Think about where you’d ideally like to work. These should be positions where you could gain experience and ultimately end up in an entry level position, if you’re diligent and play your cards right.

2. Update your resume. Add recent jobs, new skills, classes or interests. Yes, you may include informational blogs created for CCNY-MCA writing classes. Pay close attention to trends in the news and think about how you can link your unique skills to what potential employers are looking for. Since social media is all the rave, then fine-tune your resume to show what you know! Be sure your resume includes buzz words that catch the eyes of human resource associates and internship directors, i.e. wording such as --

> Passionate about social media
> As founder of www.moviemaven.blogspot.com, diligent about connections with 800+ fellow movie-enthusiasts

Note: Wording like the above would be perfect if you’re applying for a job in publicity for Warner Bros. It shows the reader/potential employer that you’re adept in online marketing tools/blogging and have an online network that could potentially buy movie tickets. Make it easy for employers to see your strengths. Show them what you bring to the table.

Get creative! Think of your resume as a business card for Brand You!

3. Prepare a cover letter/email. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but it does have to get done. Professors and associates at the CCNY Career Services (NAC 1/116) and The Writing Center (NAC) can help you fine-tune the wording.

MCA professors strongly advise that you take advantage of the many resume writing workshops offered by the career center. Understand that you hold the reigns to your future. Make sure you utilize all the wonderful tools CCNY has put at your disposal during your college years.

The Career Center also offers free job placement assistance to graduates up to one full year after graduation. Take advantage of this wonderful academic benefit and spread the word to friends who have recently graduated.

4. Email MCA Internship Advisor Prof. Lynne Scott Jackson; lynne.scottjackson@gmail.com. We’ll schedule a sit down and help you devise a personal action plan.

5. In the next few weeks, you’ll apply for internships, with the goal of locking in a position (ideally) by year end. Understand you may have to go through a series of interviews before you land something—the internship/job market is that tight.

But, you’re in perhaps the best position, because you’re young and only subway ride away from the headquarters of the planet’s leading communications companies! Never forget that. Worse case scenario, you’ll go on interviews during the winter break and land something early in the year. Think with the end in mind (your coveted internship), stay positive and keep plugging! Never give up on yourself or your professional development.

6. Once your internship is secured, we’ll file paperwork with the CCNY registrar; this usually happens during the first two weeks of the Spring ’10 semester. Note: You cannot register for your internship online and the paperwork must be filed by the MCA department (not students); the university has instituted new policies.

7. Now the real work begins. Before your first day on the job, you should learn all you can about your new employer. Ideally, you will have done that during the interview phase, but here’s an opportunity to learn even more. That way you can start to impress you supervisor from day one.

Throughout the semester, we’ll touch bases to keep you on track. Your employer will evaluate your progress and you’ll be required to write a paper reflecting on your experience. This will include what you learned on the job and a little about how you could have been better prepared for the experience.

Stay tuned … near the end of the semester we may schedule another Internship Bootcamp to share tools for success. At the start of the Fall ‘09 semester our boot camp allowed dozens of students to share resources, gain confidence and be one step ahead of the pack in deciding what internship path may be the best fit.

Good luck with your midterms and good luck as you begin your search for a 2010 internship!

Best Regards,

Prof. Lynne Scott Jackson
Shepard - #466
917.748.8917 - cell

Prof. Lynn Appelbaum (currently on sabbatical)
* will resume internship advising duties January '10

Friday, September 4, 2009

September 2009 Events for New & Continuing Students

MCA Orientation & Open House
Thursday, Sept. 10
12:30 - 2 PM :: Shepard Hall - Room #290

Those applying to the Ad/PR major are also welcome!

> Refreshments!
> Meet program directors and professors
> Learn about student clubs
> Get to know your classmates in Film/Video and Ad/PR
> Jump start your career via internships
> Boost your leadership skills
> Hear about the fall MCA professional development calendar and guest speakers
> Get involved in the department, on campus and in your community!

Ad/PR Internship Boot Camp
Tuesday, Sept. 8 OR Wednesday, Sept. 9*
8 - 9:15 AM :: Shepard Hall :: Room #492

Come network with other interns and recent CCNY-MCA alums to learn on the job success strategies. A FREE basic training breakfast will be served. It’s never too early to prepare for Spring & Summer 2010 Internships.

* Attend one or both sessions.

Advertising Week
Sept. 21 - 25, 2009

Students pay just $25 for tons of events -- great for keeping up with the trends and for networking. See basics below; click http://www.advertisingweek.com for more info.

Prof. Nancy Tag

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What is Advertising Week?

Advertising Week is North America's premier gathering of cutting edge communications leaders. The Week is a hybrid of thought leadership and special event programming, uniting clients, creatives, media and inspiring figures like Lorne Michaels, Ludacris, Jon Bon Jovi, Jimmy Wales, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Donny Deutsch, Lewis Black, Chaka Khan, Bob Greenberg, Emeril, Jimmy Fallon, Ziggy Marley . . . and many more.

What is Advertising Week's mission?

Advertising Week's mission is to galvanize the industry by creating an entertaining, enlightening and engaging platform for disparate parts of the business. Along the way, The Week is a tangible force – moving key industry goals around talent and diversity forward via GeneratioNext, Advertising Futures and a broad partnership with Virtual Enterprise.

When is Advertising Week? September 21 - 25, 2009

Who organizes Advertising Week?

Advertising Week is governed by an independent Board of Directors led by Co-Chairs, Chuck Porter (Crispin Porter + Bogusky) and Linda Sawyer (Deutsch) and President Nancy Hill (4A's). Day-to-day, Stillwell Partners, led by Matt Scheckner along with Jillian Mellone and Lance Pillersdorf, work year-round to pull Advertising Week together. The Week also enjoys strong organizational support from more than 30 major industry trade associations.

How is Advertising Week funded?

Advertising Week receives no public or private subsidies or industry grants – it is a self-sustaining enterprise, privately funded by our fantastic Corporate Partners led by Adobe, AOL's Platform A, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Panasonic, and other supporters like, GE, Interpublic, Johnson & Johnson, MDC, NBC Universal, PricewaterhouseCoopers, USA Today . . . And many more, including the members of the Advertising Week Organizing Committee. You may also download a copy of the 2008 Official Guide to view the ads placed in the Guide by our extended family of supporters.

What's New for 2009?

Change and evolution are our hallmarks. The Thought Leadership program anchors remain, but the content will be 100% new. Tribeca Cinemas comes back into the fold re-establishing a downtown bookend to our nerve center in Times Square at The Times Center and the Nokia Theatre. The Paley Center drops out of the mix in 2009 during a construction phase. Integrated campaigns take center stage as the AAAA O'Toole Awards moves into Advertising Week. NEXUS expands to two days. And the U.S. Hispanic Television Summit moves into The Week as well.

How do I register for Advertising Week?

There are three easy steps you'll need to take.

First, you'll need to register with Advertising Week. This involves creating a username and password and selecting one of three clearly defined event packages.
Once you're logged in you can begin signing up for events. Just go to the Events Calendar, browse through the listings and select "Sign Up" to add events your calendar. Much of the 2009 calendar is already up and you should check regularly for updates.

Be sure to check out our special "Tracks" feature which will guide you through the extensive menu of Thought Leadership programming. And to see what industry peers are up to, join our Advertising Week Facebook family.

Once you are registered, you can log in anytime to the My Advertising Week page to view and manage the events you have signed up for. You can also upgrade your registration package, update your information or change your password.

On-campus Job Interview Coaching for MCA Students
Tuesday, Sept. 15 :: 12:30 - 2 PM

Adam Grupper will be on campus on Tuesday, September 15th from 12:30 – 2 PM to provide students with job interview coaching in regard to how to present themselves with authority, conviction, credibility, energy, and self-confidence. The job description that this workshop's role play is geared toward is for a Media Assistant at –

Company: Alloy Media & Marketing
Location: New York City, NY 10001
Industries: Advertising and PR Services
Job Type: Full Time
Relevant Work Experience: 1+ to 2 Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Career Level: Entry Level

David Thompson of CCNY's Career Counseling office is looking for three or four students to volunteer for a "mock interview role play" during the workshop. If any MCA students would like to participate in this valuable experience, contact dwthompson@ccny.cuny.edu for more info. He’ll accept the first four volunteers; others will be wait listed.

David Thompson, Associate Director
of Career Counseling and Professional Development
The Career Center, NAC 1/116
The City College of New York
138th Street & Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Email: dwthompson@ccny.cuny.edu
Tel. 212 650-6508

Mock Job Description - Alloy Media.doc
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Graduate School Fair
Sept. 26 – New York City

Meet one-on-one with reps from leading institutions. If you’re considering grad school, check out this event to help plan your future!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Wednesday, April 22 - Diversity in Advertising Career Day
Free - New York Hilton Hotel (you can register on site)


Today (April 21) is LAST DAY to register for
Friday - April 24 - LaGrant Foundation Workshop at McCann Erickson

What: McCann-Erickson will host a career development workshop where students will have the opportunity to network with advertising and communication professionals.
Students who attend the workshop will receive exposure to the field, a tool of encouragement to assist with their future success.

This is a FREE event and will include a light lunch. Attire is business and students must bring their resumes.

When: Friday, April 24, 2009
Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
(Please include your name, email address, phone number, school, major and year)

Where: McCann-Erickson
622 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10017

Contact: Ericka Avila
Programs Manager
The LAGRANT Foundation
323.469.8680 Ext. 223, erickaavila@lagrant.com

FREE Communications Webinars - April 23 & 24

The National Black Public Relations Society Presents
Real Talk in Tough Times: Communicating for Change
FREE Webinar Series
April 23-24, 2009
All times Eastern

Visit NBPRS.org to register

Join the National Black Public Relations Society for a series of free webinars
"Real Talk in Tough Times: Communicating for Change"
April 23-24, 2009

<< This Thursday & Friday >>

These webinars will offer solutions for the practice of public relations in the economically, socially and politically challenging times society now faces. Please register for the webinar series and the access information will be emailed to you. You only need to register once to receive the access information for all of the webinars.

Thursday, April 23
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
The "O" Factor: How President Obama Used Social Media to Launch a Campaign of Change – and How You Can Too!

President Obama's quest for the Oval Office raised the bar for political campaigns. Utilizing the right ingredients -- e-mail blasts and e-mobile interface, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites for instant grassroots organizing, video-sharing YouTube, an online donation machine that reached even low dollar givers, and a rapid response push back operation called www.fightthesmear.com -- Obama's Internet strategy proved a winner. Join us for this webinar as panelists discuss how savvy image-makers maximized new media for momentous results.

> Darryl Dennard, First Trace Communications, Moderator
> Clarke Caywood, PhD, Northwestern University
> William Moss, HBCU Connect/Diversity City Media
> Julie O. Griffith, J Griffith Public Relations

Thursday, April 23
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Keeping Up Client–Agency Relationships

Corporate communicators, agency executives and boutique owners must speak the language of the CEOs and CFOs and/or procurement officers. How do both sides of this relationship help each other look good? And just how are we measuring campaign success these days? This panel will examine the most effective ways for the agency team to help develop the vision and provide strategic counsel when the client is stretched thin and must present tangible results. Panelists also talk about the metrics being used to show the client or the corporate boss that your PR efforts have indeed made a difference.

> David Rudd, Weber Shandwick, Moderator
> Veronica Clemmons, Hill & Knowlton
> David Brown, Brown Partners
> Malcolm Berkely, UPS

Friday, April 24
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Keep Your Network Working—Strategies for Successful Career Navigation

Trying to avoid the "pink-slip" blues takes finesse, courage and diligence. With today's uncertain economy, PR professionals must delve deep to justify their existence. If you plan to stick around, you've got to find new formulas to measure and promote your successes. If you plan to get ahead, you've got to be strategic and practice "no-nonsense" networking. Join us for a frank discussion about survival in these hard economic times.

Panelists will touch upon relevant topics such as:
• Finding career opportunities
• Transforming and transitioning into other careers
• Positioning and projecting yourself as the "go-to" person
• Reputation management and marketing your successes

> Anita Lewis, Health Partners of Philadelphia, Inc., Moderator
> Chuck McClellan, Tesar Reynes
> Cheryl Procter-Rogers, A Step Ahead Public Relations
> Terrie Williams, The Terrie Williams Agency

Friday, April 24
Personal Branding 101: How to Establish Credibility While Achieving Career Success
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Wonder what you should be prepared for after college and into the real world in this tough economy? Gain some practical skills that will help you brand yourself for future employment and learn ways to maximize social media outlets for possible job leads. Panelists will discuss how to communicate the right message and leave a good impression via MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Learn how to tackle the challenges and opportunities with social media outlets.

> Robin Caldwell, The J Standard Media Group, LLC , Moderator
> Dawn Angelique Roberts, KD Communications Group
> Aprill Turner, Children's Dental Health Project
> Michelle Hudgins, APR, National Education Association

To Register:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Communications Alumni - NYC Neighborhood Talk (April 19) and Annual Alumni Dinner (May 8)

Urban enthusiasts and armchair explorers alike can visit Ghana, the
Philippines, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, and Bangladesh for the price of a
subway ride. Two New York Times veterans and City College
Communications Alumni Hall of Fame members bring to life the sights,
smells, tastes, and people of the globe in an intimate look at New
York City’s vibrant neighborhoods.

Arthur Gelb '07 (Hon.) will chat with Joe Berger '66 , author of The
World in a City: Traveling the Globe Through the Neighborhoods of the
"New" New York (Ballantine Books). Produced in conjunction with New
York City's Immigrant Heritage Week and the Mayor's Office.

TIME: 2:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the
Holocaust, Battery Park City

$10 adults, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&pl=jewishheritage&eventId=943264


Friday, May 8 - Communications Alumni Annual Awards Dinner
Tickets $85-Members; $95 Non Members

Support the Communications Alumni by attending the annual awards dinner or sponsoring a student!

Come out and enjoy a tremendous evening of camaraderie between seasoned veterans and new colleagues who have joined the profession. All are employed in a wide range of traditional and new media. CCNY-MCA 2009 scholarship recipients will be honored.

For more info, contact CCNY Communications Alum Sam Gronner or visit the CCNY Communications Google group.



Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Christina Pagan Stars in CCNY’s “The Vagina Monologues”

First Year, MFA Student Christina Pagan will perform in the upcoming CCNY production of “The Vagina Monologues.” The production is raising money for charity to fight domestic violence against women.

Tickets are $7; the show is in the Aronow Theater in the NAC building on April 23 and 24 @ 6:30pm.

Christina encourages MCA students, faculty, staff and friends to come out and see a fun show and raise money for a good cause!

April 16 :: MAN ON WIRE :: FREE Screening

Center for Communication, The School of Visual Arts and The Mayor’s Office for Film, Theatre and Broadcasting present a screening of this year's Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, MAN ON WIRE, followed by a Q&A with Philippe Petit.

This event is FREE and takes place at Chelsea’s new Visual Arts Theatre.

Be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your place!

WHEN: Thursday, April 16th
6:30 pm screening, followed by a Q&A with Philippe Petit

WHERE: Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street (bet. 8th and 9th Aves)

RSVP: www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org OR
call the Center at 212-686-5005

Man on Wire, with Philippe Petit

Meet French highwire artist, Philippe Petit, who accomplished the impossible in 1974 when he navigated a single wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Through interviews, re-creations, archival footage, and haunting images of the now-gone towers, this stunning documentary (Dir. James Marsh) offers a provocative look at a man driven to achieve the impossible. In addition to an Oscar, MAN ON WIRE won Producers' Guild, Sundance and BAFTA awards.

Moderator: Reeves Lehmann, Chairman, Film, Video and Animation Department, SVA

Thursday, April 2, 2009

"In My Shorts" Online Film Festival - April 23

"In My Shorts" an online short film fest will have its first film fest party and screening of CCNY winning short films from both the BFA and MFA programs. The CCNY winner will receive a small "flick" camera. Contact Kellon Innocent for the details of submission (kinnocent@gmail.com).


TIME: APRIL 23RD, 12:30-2PM

SERVING: Popcorn, screenings, laughter, tears and prizes.

Center for Communication

Join us on Tuesday, April 7th for the brilliant actor/comedian/author RICHARD BELZER (star of NBC's Law and Order: SVU) in conversation with TIME's RICHARD ZOGLIN.

Be sure to RSVP @ http://cencom.org; space is limited.
This event is FREE. Book signings will follow the discussion.

Laughing Matters: Comedy at the Edge
Actor/comedian/writer Richard Belzer sits down with TIME's Richard Zoglin whose new book, Comedy at the Edge, talks about the most influential stand-up comedians of the mid-1960s to the early 80s, and highlights innovators like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Steve Martin. So lighten up and join us for what is sure to be a highly entertaining (and informative) evening.

Richard Belzer, stand-up comedian; actor, Law & Order: SVU and Homicide: Life on the Street; author, I Am Not a Cop!: A Novel

Richard Zoglin, Senior Editor & Theater Critic, TIME; author, Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America
WHEN: Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: NYU, Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor, Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street (at Greene St.)

RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005

Sponsored by HBO

Presented with NYU's Stern School of Business

Monday, March 30, 2009

Prof. Ryan’s CCNY PR Students Featured in Search Engine Watch Blog

“Intro to PR” guest speaker Greg Jarboe was so impressed with CCNY Ad/PR majors last week that he encourages New York area firms to hire fresh talent with a firm understanding of search engine optimization and other online tools that connect with today’s consumer.

Check our these new media stars in our midst and thanks to Prof. Phil Ryan for a stunning line-up of guest speakers this semester; see link for details.


CCNY PR Director Ellis Simon shared this exciting news with the department this weekend and already has a link posted on his Facebook page!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

MCT Management – Music Internship :: Immediate Openings

See Prof. Appelbaum RIGHT AWAY if you’re interested in this exciting opportunity!
To: lappelbaum@ccny.cuny.edu
From: anna@mctbold.com
Subject: Internship Opportunity
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:25:29 -0400
Hi Lynn,

I work for MCT Management in New York City, and we are looking for a few interns to help us out. I was wondering if you would be interested in taking a look at our listing and perhaps passing the world along to any of your students interested in artist management or online music marketing.

The majority of the internship will be dealing with online music marketing. We need help with promotion for our artists, so a lot of our interns spend a lot of time thinking up creative ways to get the word out there. We ask our interns to help us create new and innovative ways to develop and support our artists, as well as spending some time on various social networking sites as a tool to promote them.

Please let me know if anyone from your internship program can benefit from our company. (Posting below)

Thank you!
-- Anna

Anna Strahan
520 8th Avenue
Suite 2001
New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212.563.0630
Fax: 212. 563.5099


MCT Management is a full service management company in New York City. We have been representing a diverse roster of artists for over 15 years.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working intern to become part of our team. The ideal candidate is eager to learn about the music industry, computer savvy, has the ability to multi-task, and can contribute new ideas for our artists and company. Typical tasks include: managing artist schedules, database management, maintenance of artists' Myspace profiles, organizing contracts, merchandise inventory, and budgets, internet research, etc.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: mailbox@mctbold.com

This position is unpaid. We are looking to fill the position immediately. Thanks!

Diversity in Advertising Career Day :: Wednesday, April 22 :: Register Now

Representatives from leading media companies will relay news about internships and entry level positions. Update your resume and plan ahead to determine how your skills can fit into the exciting new media landscape. Even if you’re not graduating until 2010, this event is for you! Step out, step up and explore your exciting career!


Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring News You Can Use

Click “Older Posts” if you don’t see what you need ...

> Universal Music Group Needs Summer Interns :: See Prof. Appelbaum NOW

> Careers in PR :: Tuesday, March 31 :: 12:30-2 PM :: Shepard #290
* A panel of experts from from Ruder Finn, Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy PR - 360 Digital Influence and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide share a wide range of experiences as students chart their career paths

> How to Get a Job :: Wednesday, April 1 :: 5:15- 6:15 PM :: Shepard #290
* Guest Speaker: Zelda Freud, Human Resources Manager, RF | Binder & Author
* MY WORK BOOK -- How to Get a Job Even in Tough Times and Survive Your First Year in the Workplace

> Free “Three Penny Opera” Performance & “Talk Forward” Event :: Thursday, April 2
* 6:30 PM @ Columbia University; free refreshments and pre-performance talk (scroll down)

> Power Up Business Plan Competition (Brooklyn, Scroll for Orientation Dates)
* Budding entrepreneurs may want to take advantage of this unique opportunity

> The New Hard Times :: New York Times Video Project Needs YOU!
* Start now to build your personal brand and boost skills

> Free Social Media Webinar :: April 16
* Sponsored by Cision; understand social media marketing and set yourself apart from the pack

> PRSANY New Professionals Career Fair @ FIT :: Saturday, April 18 :: www.prsany.org
* RSVP / Online registration & fee ($15) mandatory
* It’s worth the cash; CCNY students have received VALUABLE contacts and insight that has led to jobs in the highly competitive Ad/PR industry

> Free CUNY Undergraduate Journalism Workshop :: Sunday, April 19 :: 12-4:30 PM
* Check out CUNY Journalism Grad Center
* Polish your journalism and Ad/PR writing skills
* Network and share ideas with CUNY writers and content developers from all campuses

> LaGrant Foundation – Free Career Development Workshop :: April 24
* You MUST register by April 21 (scroll down)

> Center for Communication :: www.cencom.org :: Spring 09 Schedule Posted
* Branch out and explore unique opportunities in your specialized fields of interest

> Media Bistro :: www.mediabistro.com :: Communication events galore!
* Meet and greet potential mentors or advisors who can give you a leg up on the competition

> Columbia Stages Presents Brecht’s “The Three Penny Opera”


Careers in PR :: Tuesday, March 31 :: 12:30-2 PM :: Shepard #290

The CCNY Career Center and PRSSA
Present Careers in Public Relations
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
12:30 – 2 PM
Shepard Hall – Room #290

> Emmanuel Tchividjian – Senior Vice President, Ruder Finn
> James Morera – Director, Social Media, Burson-Marsteller
> Laura Halsch – Strategist, 360 Digital Influence, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
> Kelley Joyce – Vice President, Global Corporate Communications Practice, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

To Sign Up, Stop by The Career Center, located in NAC 1/116 or just drop in!

Refreshments will be served!

How to Get a Job :: Wednesday, April 1 :: 5:15- 6:15 PM :: Shepard #290

CCNY – MCA Professional Development Workshop
Guest Speaker – Zelda Freud, Human Resources Manager & Author
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
5:15- 6:15 PM
Shepard Hall – Room #290

Featuring Zelda Freud, Human Resource Manager, RF | Binder and Author of
My Work Book: How to Find a Job—Even During Tough Times—
And Survive Your First Year in the Workplace

Finding a job and settling into the first year in the workplace are definitive phases in the life of a twentysomething. MYWORKBOOK will guide you through the challenges and doubts of your job search, and it will offer tips and insights on how to survive your firs tyear on the job. A Q&A section covers topics that are challenging for recent college graduates and an interview section displays top Do’s and Don’ts from five professionals, from a Sony Music contract coordinator ro a Deloitte & Touche director.

Zelda Freud is an HR Manager at RF | Binder, a New York City global communications management agency of the ruder Finn Group. She is in charge of recruiting, professional development, annual 360-degree assessment processes, career management guidance and counseling in employee relations. She is a graduate of the University of Geneva, Switzerland and New York University.

Power Up Business Plan Competition - Free Workshops @ Brooklyn Public Library

Power Up Business Plan Competition

Please spread the word to budding entrepreneurs. The Brooklyn Public Library gives a lot of great business seminars for FREE!!

Http://www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or call 718 623 7000 and select option 4

Attend workshops, submit your plan for a new Brooklyn-based business and
you could win money and services in the 6th Annual PowerUP! Business
Plan Competition!

First prize winner: $15,000
Two Runners-up each receive $5,000

To begin the application process, you MUST attend an orientation session:
March 31, April 14, April 23 or April 28
6 PM at the Brooklyn Business Library

April 6 - Bushwick Library
April 27 - Midwood Library

Universal Music Group Needs Summer Interns

See Prof. Appelbaum IMMEDIATELY if you’re interested in this exciting music internship opportunity!

From: Ryan.Ruden@umusic.com
To: lynn_appelbaum@hotmail.com
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 21:04:16 +0000
Subject: Need Summer Interns

Interns Needed for Tour Marketing department, Summer Semester (Starting May 15). Below are the duties. I would need someone full time. Let me know- thanks!

1) Assist with artist/executive travel, including booking air travel and hotels
2) General office management, including phone/fax, electronic communication, mailings
3) Respond to specific artist touring needs, including obtaining required equipment
4) Make sure artist riders are fulfilled as scheduled, especially with regard to conditions at concert halls
5) Facilitate artist interviews and in-store signings
6) Attend shows and other performances to make sure performance conditions are optimal

Thanks in advance!

Ryan Ruden
Tour Marketing / Artist Development
Interscope - Geffen - A&M
O: 212 841 8084
F: 212 841 8137
C: 917 892 3680

The New Hard Times :: New York Times Video Project Needs YOU!

This just in from Prof. Tag, whose friend is editor of video content at the New York Times. It’s never too soon to build your personal brand and it doesn’t get much better than sending a potential employer to a link to your work on the New York Times website!

Hello All:

We just launched a video project, The New Hard Times, which features conversations between people who lived through the Great Depression and young people (grandchildren, students, nieces, neighbors) who are grappling with the economic crisis today. There are two NYT videos up on the site right now and we’re asking for user generated video — that people pick up their video cameras and record memories and lessons from grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors, etc who lived through the Great Depression. We’re going to be posting a third Times video on the home page in a week or two and at that point we hope to have several user videos to display along with it.

It strikes me as an excellent opportunity for students to do the project and get their work displayed on The Times website.
Here is the link to the project: http://www.nytimes.com/thenewhardtimes.

Please pass along to anyone you think might be interested.

Thanks much.

Ann Derry

Free Social Media Webinar :: April 16

This courtesy of Prof. Donati --

Forwarded message from michelle.smith@email.na.cision.com -----
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:24:47 -0500
From: Cision
Reply-To: Cision
Subject: Cision Webinar: Cision Social Media
To: donati@logosconsulting.net

Social media have revolutionized PR and marketing communications.
The conversation, the buzz, the 24/7/365 action can make or break a
brand, product or company in a matter of days, or even hours.

Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR where we will introduce you to
our next generation social media monitoring service.

With the new CISION SOCIAL MEDIA monitoring service, you'll:

* /KNOW/ when something is said about you
* /UNDERSTAND/ the true impact of the conversation
* Be able to /ACT/ immediately
* /IDENTIFY/ the key social media influencers in your industry.

CISION SOCIAL MEDIA gives you the breadth of over 100 million
monitored blogs, forums, opinion & review sites,along with the tools
to narrow down the coverage that matters most to your business.

All from the industry's most comprehensive PR intelligence resource:

Thursday, April 16
1:00pm CST


This email was sent to donati@logosconsulting.net by Cision
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CUNY Undergraduate Journalism Workshop :: Sunday, April 19 :: 12 - 4:30 PM

This just in from Prof. Kay --


Sunday APRIL 19 – 12-4:30 PM

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 West 40th Street

> Meet student editors and fellow-students from other CUNY colleges!
> Learn how to use social networking sites and techniques to get your freelance pieces published!
> Compare notes on campus journalism issues!

See the graduate facility!
RSVP: ruth.hochberger@journalism.cuny.edu

Career Development Workshop @ McCann-Erickson :: April 24 :: Noon - 4:30 PM :: Space Limited :: Register NOW!

Free Advertising / Public Relations Workshop

Who: The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations through scholarships, internships, mentoring programs and career development workshops for African American, Native American, Asian Pacific American and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. www.lagrantfoundation.org.

McCann Erickson NY is a full service flagship agency of McCann Erickson Worldwide, the largest and most developed global advertising agency network in the industry, with operations in 180 cities in over 130 countries. Its client roster lists a number of blue- chip companies, including Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, MasterCard, Nikon, Staples, and Verizon Wireless. They’ve created many memorable advertising campaigns, including the multi-award-winning “Priceless” campaign for MasterCard, the Staples “Easy Button” work and the long-running “Worth It” campaign for L’Oreal.

McCann Erickson Worldwide is a unit of McCann Worldgroup, a leading worldwide marketing communications company that provides ‘Best in Class’ communications capabilities in all regions of the world via: MRM Worldwide (relationship marketing); Momentum Worldwide (event and promotions); McCann Healthcare Worldwide (healthcare communications); Universal McCann (media services); FutureBrand (brand identity); Weber Shandwick (public relations).

What: McCann-Erickson will be hosting a career development workshop in which students will have the opportunity to network with advertising and communication professionals.

By attending the workshop, students will receive exposure to the field, a tool of encouragement to assist with their future success.

This is a FREE event and will include a light lunch. Attire is business and students must bring their resumes.

When: Friday, April 24, 2009
Noon - 4:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
(Please include your name, email address, phone number, school, major and year)

Where: McCann-Erickson
622 Third Avenue
New York, New York10017

Contact: Ericka Avila
Programs Manager
The LAGRANT Foundation
323.469.8680 Ext. 223, erickaavila@lagrant.com

Columbia Stages Presents Brecht’s “The Three Penny Opera”

I am writing on behalf of Columbia Stages, the producing branch of the Columbia School of the Arts Theatre program. I'd like to invite faculty and students to the next performance of our season, Bretolt Brecht’s THE THREEPENNY OPERA, inspired by John Gay’s The Beggar's Opera.

March 11-14, 2009
The Riverside Theatre - Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue, NYC

We also will sponsor a talk-forward event featuring Esther Allen, Executive Director of the Center for Literary Translation at Columbia University, and Dramaturg Brenden Padgett on April 2nd at 6:30 pm. Please see below for further details. For group tickets, email Chris at cdt2118@columbia.edu; provide a primary and alternate show date and time.


Brent Yoshikami, Columbia Stages
Columbia School of the Arts

Tickets for THE THREEPENNY OPERA are free for any student
$15 – general admission, $5 seniors.
www.ColumbiaStages.com :: 212.870.6784


Wednesday, April 1st at 8:00PM
Thursday, April 2nd at 8:00PM
Friday, April 3rd at 8:00PM
Saturday, April 4th at 2:00PM
Saturday, April 4th at 8:00PM

Special Talk-Forward Event:
Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30 pm
Columbia University School of the Arts
2960 Broadway, Dodge Hall
Join the School of the Arts Theatre Program before
the performance for food, drinks and an exciting
conversation about THE THREEPENNY OPERA. This
event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP to SoAevents@columbia.edu

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wed - March 18 - SEATS AVAILABLE for Women in Media Management

This from Prof. Herman Lew ... YOU MUST RSVP!

From: "Gutierrez, Phil"
Date: March 16, 2009 2:44:28 PM EDT
To: "Gutierrez, Phil"
Subject: Seats available! "Careers in Entertainment: Women in Media Management" - Wed 3/18

For distribution to your students. Thanks!


In a continuing celebration of Women’s History Month, I am pleased to announce that the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (MOFTB) is hosting a career panel on Wednesday, March 18 in conjunction with New York Women in Film and Television, entitled “Careers in Entertainment: Women in Media Management.” The panel is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Tribeca Film Center at 6:30pm.

The panel will be made up of women with distinguished careers in media management as they share personal accounts from their working experiences. The panelists, whose positions have ties to the television, public relations, advertising, and publishing worlds, will provide an engaging and insightful discussion for students and New Yorkers alike interested in pursuing similar careers in New York City’s media industry. MOFTB Associate Commissioner Julianne Cho will moderate the panel.

To reserve a seat, RSVP’s must be sent to: message@film.nyc.gov

Additional information can be found in the press release attached. We hope to see you there.

Phil Gutierrez
Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
1697 Broadway, Suite 602 (Entrance on 53rd Street)
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.489.6710 x254
Fax: 212.307.6237
E-mail: pgutierrez@film.nyc.gov
Website: www.nyc.gov/film

Dial 311 (or 212 NEW YORK) at any time 24/7 for all NYC services!

Special to MCA Alums

PRSA-NY is trying to help PR professionals find jobs in this tough economic climate. As you may know, we are hosting a ‘Job Seeker Soiree’ on March 26th in NYC to bring together unemployed PR professionals, their supporters and recruiters from agencies and corporations.

If your company is actively seeking experienced PR professionals, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet up to 100 candidates in one evening. If you are not currently hiring, this is still a great opportunity to identify the best candidates to bring on board when you are ready. Please support our efforts by sending a representative from your company to meet with PR professionals who are actively seeking employment.

The cost is only $5 for PRSA-NY members and $25 for all others. It’s a small investment that could yield some of the best future employees of your company.

For more information and to register, please click here:

If you are interested in supporting the event and gaining more visibility for your organization through sponsorship, please feel free to contact me directly.
We look forward to seeing you there.


sandra fathi
president, affect strategies
affect strategies inc. web: www..affectstrategies.com | blog: www.techaffect.com
strategic marketing, communications & public relations
60 west 38th street, 4th floor east | new york, ny 10018
tel: 212 398 9680 x 141 | cell: 201 406 6150 | fax: 212 504 8211

Sunday, March 8, 2009

White House Summer Internships - Deadline: March 22, 2009

Office of Media Affairs
For Immediate Release
February 26, 2009

President Obama Launches White House Internship Program

President Obama today launched the White House Internship Program for his administration and announced that applications are currently being accepted for the summer of 2009. Those selected to participate in the program will gain valuable job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills.

“This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I’m proud that they will have this opportunity to serve,” said President Obama. “I look forward to working with those that are selected to participate and I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country.”

In addition to normal office duties, interns will supplement their learning experience by attending a weekly lecture series hosted by senior White House staff, help at White House social events, and volunteer in community service projects.

The 2009 Summer Internship program runs from May 22 to August 14, and the submission deadline is March 22, 2009.

Those interested in applying to the White House Internship Program must be:
• US Citizens
• Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship.
• Enrolled in a college or university (2-4 year institution) or must have graduated from college in the past two years.

Interns will be placed in a departmental office for their internship. Below is a list of departments in the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President where interns could be placed.

• White House Department of Scheduling and Advance
• The Office of Cabinet Affairs
• The White House Communications Department
• The White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs
• The Office of the First Lady
• The White House Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA)
• The Office of Political Affairs
• The Office of Management and Administration
• The Office of White House Counsel
• The Domestic Policy Council
• The White House Office of Presidential Personnel
• Office of the Vice President

More information on the White House Internship Program, including application instructions, can be found at: www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 26, 2009.

GRAMMY Camp 2009!

Do you know a high school student that is ready to take the next step toward a career in music?

GRAMMY Camp is a nine-day interactive music experience open to US high school students that will take place July 11-19 hosted by the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Career tracks offered include: Instrumental Performance, Electronic Music Production,
Audio Engineering, Music Journalism, Singer/Songwriter, and Concert Promotion.

The application deadline is March 31, 2009. To apply for GRAMMY Camp, visit www.grammyintheschools.com, or check us out on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/grammycampfacebook. Financial assistance is available.
Paid counselor positions also available.

Questions? Call 800.423.2017 ext. 8682 or email grammycamp@grammy.com

Colin Powell Scholarships

The Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies will host an informational meeting
about its Colin Powell Leadership Program and its New York Life Undergraduate
Scholars Program:

Thursday, March 12, 2009
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Shepard Hall, Room 550

The Colin Powell Fellows Leadership Program and the New York Life Scholars
Program are two-year multi-faceted experiences focused on leadership and
policy concerns.

• Scholars receive between $10,000 and $12,000 annually for two years
(assuming students remain in good standing).
• Both programs are open to students in any area of study who are on track to
have between 40 and 80 credits by the end of May 2009.

For more information, visit www.ccny.cuny.edu/powell

Screen New Experimental Documentary Online

From: jayankc@aol.com
Date: March 3, 2009 9:27:44 AM EST
To: mfamediaarts@ccny.cuny.edu
Subject: hi

Dear April:

One of my experimental documentaries that I shot last year featuring on IMDB
can you please send to our students.




Creative Week NYC

Creative Week NYC is a celebration of creativity in advertising, design, digital media, music, film and the fine arts, taking place in New York throughout the week of May 4, 2009. Events will be independently planned and staged by a variety of organizations such as SoDa, SheSaysUS, Ad Council and The One Club. As part of Creative Week, the One Show Festival, which includes the Education Festival, the One Show, One Show Design, and One Show Interactive, will bring together over 3,000 people from all over the world in New York City. To learn more about Creative Week NYC, click here.

Monday, May 4 / One Show Design
One Show Design, now on its ninth year, has become a highly respected worldwide competition that is unique in the industry for recognizing excellence in design communications. Awarding innovative design in advertising, branding and other categories, this year's show will take place at the landmark IAC Building.

To see this year's One Show Design judges, click here.

Wednesday, May 6 / One Show
The One Show, the premiere international advertising award show, sets the industry standard for excellence in print, television, radio, outdoor, innovative marketing, integrated branding and branded content. Every year, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are announced at a gala event in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

To see this year's One Show judges, click here.

Thursday, May 7 / Creative unConference
New this year, The One Club will host New York's first Creative unConference, a flexible, participant-driven conference that will bring traditional and interactive agencies, their clients and production companies together to share ideas and inspiration and explore opportunities emerging in this shifting media landscape. Keep watching the Creative Week website for more details soon.

Friday, May 8 / One Show Interactive
The best in new media advertising is recognized and awarded at One Show Interactive, now in its 12th year. With cutting-edge categories like Microsites, New Media Innovation and Online Branded Content, One Show Interactive reflects the expanding realm of online and digital work. The 2009 ceremony and after party will take place at New York's Terminal 5, featuring music acts from Sony ATV.

To see this year's One Show Interactive judges, click here.
Tuesday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 6
Agency Tours and Portfolio Review
Agency tours are designed to give students an inside look into some of the top agencies in New York City, while portfolio reviews are another unique opportunity for advertising students to have their work reviewed by top creative directors.

Thursday, May 7
Client Pitch Competition and One Show Student Award Ceremony
We are proud to announce this year's College Competition client: Long's Horseradish. Finalists of the student competition will have the chance to present creative pitches to the client and a panel of top creative directors during the Client Pitch Competition. The One Show Student Award ceremony at the Helen Mills Theater will cap off the education festival with a fun-filled evening highlighting great student work from around the world. Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils and scholarships are awarded to the best student work in advertising, design and interactive.

For more information about the One Show Education Festival, click here.

Tuesday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 6
One Club | Adversity Industry Introduction
This networking event will bring together high school students, students of advertising and creative professionals in an open forum to share work, ideas and information. Students from Prep for Prep and the Ross Global Academy, both sponsored by JWT, as well as students from the Art Directors Club mentor program will be given a chance to showcase their work and mingle with students featured in the One Show College Exhibition. Creative professionals from TBWA\Chiat\Day and R/GA will also be there to introduce students to their latest campaigns.

Visit the One Club | Adversity website for more information and to see other events taking place during Creative Week.

Center for Communication - "Meet the Author" Seminars

Center for Communication: “Meet the Author” Seminars
Please join us for our upcoming FREE "Meet the Author" seminars. Be sure to register as soon as possible, and pass this along to any students or others who may be interested. Book signings follow the discussions.

Kate Stanley
Program Coordinator

The Art of Writing a Biography: Whose Life Is It, Anyway?
Writing a biography involves more than piecing together the bits and pieces of a life to create a compelling narrative. An important part of the challenge for a writer is to find meaning and significance in their subject's life. Hear from our panel of best selling authors who will explore the challenges of mastering the genre - and offer tips on how to succeed.

Jonathan Alter, author, The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope; Senior Editor and Columnist, Newsweek
Meryl Gordon, author, Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
Stefan Kanfer, author, SOMEBODY: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando
Moderator: Jeremy McCarter, Senior Writer, Newsweek

Presented with the Dept. of Media Studies and Film, The New School
WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
WHERE: The New School, Theresa Lang Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor, 55 West 13th Street
RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005


The Story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Join us for an evening with Annette Gordon-Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monticello, the critically acclaimed, true story of the Hemings family who were slaves at Thomas Jefferson's mountain-top plantation and had close blood ties to him. Until very recently, the Hemings' story had been erased from American history. Now the truth of their relationship has been confirmed. Gordon-Reed's moving and compelling family saga offers a close look at slavery and freedom in Early America, as well as a rarely seen portrait of plantation life and a revealing look at our third president.

Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Professor of History, Rutgers University; author, The Hemingses of Monticello, winner of the 2008 National Book Award for nonfiction.
Moderator: Honor Moore, faculty, The Writing Program, The New School

Presented by The New School for General Studies

WHEN: Monday, March 23, 6:30 pm
WHERE: The New School, Alvin Johnson/ J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, Rm. 510
RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005
FEE: $5 for non-students


Laughing Matters: "Comedy at the Edge"
Actor/comedian/writer and star of Law and Order: SVU, Richard Belzer, sits down with TIME magazine's Richard Zoglin (who has covered the showbiz beat for over 20 years) to discuss Zoglin's latest book, Comedy at the Edge, is a chronicle of stand-up from the mid-1960s to the early 80s, and highlights innovators like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Steve Martin. Don't miss this informative andsure-to-be entertaining evening with Zoglin and one of America's best-loved actors and comedians.

Richard Belzer, actor, Law & Order: SVU; author, I Am Not a Cop!
Richard Zoglin, Senior Editor & Theater Critic, TIME; author, Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America

Presented with NYU's Stern School of Business WHEN:

Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
WHERE: NYU, Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor, Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street (at Greene St.)
RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Super Bowl Advertising Party 2009 - Thursday, March 5

American Advertising Federation Club
AAF Presents
Super Bowl Advertising Party 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Shepard Hall - Room 491
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Everyone is Welcome!
Watch Commericals!
Eat Pizza!

For more info, contact Tara Boras, AAF, taraboras@yahoo.com.

Freshman Scholarship Opportunity - Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2009

The City College Kaye Scholar Program in the Humanities & Arts is pleased to annouce Fall 2009 Scholarship Awards for full-time freshmen pursuing majors in the Division of Humanities & The Arts; this includes Media & Communication Arts (MCA) majors!

The Kaye Scholarship provides a stipend equal to instate tuition per semester (approximately $2,164 per semester/$4,328 per year) for up to eight semesters, depending on the point at which the student enters the program. For more information and to apply, visit NAC 6/316 or email kayescholars@ccny.cuny.edu; applications are also outside the office door.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Art Directors Club 2009 National Scholarships - Deadline: June 1

$2500 VEER SCHOLARSHIP in Advertising

$2500 ADC SCHOLARSHIP in Illustration

$2500 HENRY WOLF SCHOLARSHIPS in Photography (2)

$2500 ADC SCHOLARSHIP in Graphic Design


for a student currently attending the School of Visual Arts

for a student currently attending VCU Brandcenter

Applicants must have successfully completed their first year of an accredited undergraduate or portfolio program.

Go to: http://www.adcglobal.org/education/scholarships09/

Applications will be evaluated by a committee of creative professionals. All applicants and their school will be notified by email by the end of July 2009.


Sponsored by Veer:

About the ADC
The ADC is the premier organization for integrated media and the first international creative collective of its kind. Founded in New York in 1920, the ADC is a self-funding, not-for-profit membership organization that celebrates and inspires creative excellence, connecting creative visual communications professionals from around the world.

To promote the highest standards of excellence and integrity in visual communications for the industry and to encourage students and young professionals entering the field. In short, to provide "visual fuel."

To provide a forum for creative leaders in Advertising, Design, Interactive Media and Communications to meet, learn, participate, and explore the direction for these rapidly evolving industries.
Not Yet A Member? Join Now.

The Art Directors Club 106 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001 212.643.1440 www.adcglobal.org

TV Academy Foundation Internship Program - Deadline: March 15

The postmark deadline for the TV Academy Foundation Internship Program is March 15, 2009. Download the flyer: http://cdn.emmys.tv/downloads/2009/09InternshipPoster.pdf. Please remind your students to APPLY NOW!!!

Students can apply online by clicking here: http://online.emmys.tv/scriptcontent/index.cfm?site=INT

Nancy Robinson
Manager, Education Programs
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation
5220 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Reminder - Filmmaker Michael Meredith @ CCNY Thursday, February 26

Independent filmmaker, Michael Meredith, will visit the Media and Communications Arts Department to talk about his recent film, “The Open Road,” starring Justin Timberlake and Jeff Bridges. Come see some footage from this film and ask questions about writing and directing independent films in this present film market.

DATE: Thursday, February 26th
TIME: 12:30 – 2PM
PLACE: #291 SHEPARD HALL, CCNY/CUNY, 140TH and Convent Avenue, New York

Michael Meredith, Filmmaker

Michael is an American independent filmmaker whose feature film credits include Three Days of Rain (2002), Land of Plenty (2004) and the soon to be released The Open Road (2009). Upon graduation from the University of Texas, Meredith accepted a two-year apprenticeship at the acclaimed Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He later received a graduate degree from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in England. His passion for theater, art and literature has informed both his storytelling and his visual sensibilities. He's worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders and has also directed actors such as Jeff Bridges, Peter Falk, Blythe Danner, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Lyle Lovett and Justin Timberlake. Michael is currently writing a new feature film and managing his New York based production company, Maximon Pictures.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Deadline: February 27

Lagrant Foundation to Award $100,000 in scholarships to Ethnic Minority Students

The Lagrant Foundation (TLF) is accepting applications for $100,000 in scholarships for the 2009/2010 academic year. Applications must be submitted to TLF by Friday, February 27.

Ethnic minority undergraduate and graduate students majoring in advertising, marketing or public relations are eligible for the TLFscholarships. In an effort to increase ethnic minority representation in the communications industry, TLF awards $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students and $10,000 scholarships to graduate students.

TLF was established in 1998 by Mr. Kim L. Hunter, whose vision is to see more ethnic representation within the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. By targeting college students, TLF paves the path toward a successful career right from the start.

"It is important to help ethnic minority students achieve their education goals and help guide them toward their future careers," said Founder/Chairman of TLF, Mr. Kim L. Hunter. "By doing this, TLF is helping to create diversity within the advertising, marketing and public relations industries and reflect the society we live in."

TLF scholarship requirements are as follows: students must be of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American descent; must have a 2.75 GPA if undergraduate or 3.2 GPA if graduate: must be seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university; must be enrolled in one of the three programs mentioned above; and must make a commitment to maintain contact with TLF for assistance with professional development.

Since its inception in 1998, The Lagrant Foundation has awarded a total of $770,000 to 136 students nationwide. In 2009, TLF will celebrate its 11th Anniversary Scholarship Recognition Reception and Awards Program in New York City. The scholarship recipients will participate in a day-long career development workshop and have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals.

Donors who have contributed $5,000 or more in cash or in-kind this year are: Abbott Foundation, Alloy, American Express, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Burson-Marsteller, Castells & Asociados, Council of Public Relations Firms, DDB, Deloitte, Draftfcb, Edison International, Fleishman-Hillard, Flowers Communications Group, General Electric, General Motors, Golin Harris, Heyman Associates, Hill & Knowlton, Hitachi, IBM, IW Group, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Macy's, McCann Erickson Worldgroup, Merck, Nordstrom, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Occidental, Porter Novelli, Pitney Bowes, Prudential, Rude Finn, Toyota, The Coca-Cola Company, Tyco Electronics, Union Bank of California, Verizon, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, WaMu, Waste Management, Weber Shandwick Worldwide, Wells Fargo, Winner & Associates, Wyeth and American Airlines, the official airline of TLF.

Scholarship applications may be obtained through TLF's website at www.lagrantfoundation.org , or by
calling Programs Manager, Ericka Avila at 323.469.8680, ext. 233 or erickaavila@ lagrant.com http://www.lagrantcommunications. com/team_ kim_h.htm

NYWICI Foundation Mentoring Initiative - Deadline: March 13

New York Women in Communications Foundation Announces
Members Only Mentorship Program
Launched Valentine's Day - February 14, 2009



The New York Women in Communications Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the organization's first Mentoring Initiative.

The mentoring program will provide "real world" information, encouragement, advice, and access to a network of support to Student and Young Professional New York Women in Communications members.

Now, even the busiest members will have the opportunity to make a difference in the professional lives of our student and young professional members through our custom-designed electronic Mentorship platform.

Mentors and Mentees will be matched based on shared personal and professional interests. New York Women in Communications will provide the training, coaching and support for the pairs to cultivate a one-year relationship through weekly guided e-mail communication, face-to-face meetings and interaction at NYWICI events.

Prospective Mentors/Mentees will each complete an online questionnaire designed to help us match mentors with mentees, participate in telephone or in-person interviews and agree to reference checks. Each matched pair will receive a Mentoring Program packet via e-mail This packet will contain your partner's information as well as tools to help launch the mentoring relationship.

The recruitment and matching phase begins TODAY. Follow the prompts below and fill out your application. The deadline for filing your applications is Friday, March 13th.

Mentor/Mentee matched pairs will be notified during the week of March 17th

Share the Love -- and Make a Difference
Join the NYWICI Foundation Mentoring Initiative!!


Prospective Mentees (Student and Young Professional NYWICI Members) - CLICK HERE

Prospective Mentors (NYWICI Members with at least 3 years in the workforce) - CLICK HERE

Questions? Concerns? Contact Ellery Moses at emoses@kellencompany.com

Saturday, February 21, 2009

CUFF - City University Film Festival Deadline - March 1

Greetings and welcome to CUFF – the City University Film Festival! Our goal is to bring CUNY students and faculty together for a celebration of films produced by CUNY students. The festival is a platform for publicity, peer review and a cultivator of creative collaboration. By submitting your film to CUFF, you are joining a community of ambitious, likeminded individuals who care about getting the most out of their college experience.

Though this is our first year, distinguished faculty from several CUNY campuses have already signed on to participate in the selection process. Representatives from the Mayor's Office of Film and Broadcasting, HBO, and the press have been put on the guest list.

This is your chance to shine, make a personal investment in CUNY and have CUNY give back to you. Macaulay Honors College will be hosting the event at the beautiful new center, 35 West 67th in Manhattan, featuring a state of the art screening room and Crystie projector.

So send us your film, cross your fingers and straighten the CUFFs on your tux, the City University Film Festival is finally here!
Got questions? Contact us at


Submission Guidelines

Acceptable submissions include:

- A film made by (at least a majority of) currently enrolled students at any CUNY campus.
- A film of any genre and length.
- A film completed within the past two years.

Submission Format:
Film must be submitted in NTSC format as a DVD in a jewel case. The case and the DVD must be labeled with:
1. Filmmaker’s name
2. Film title
3. Film length

NOTE: The submitted film must be accompanied by a hard copy of the submission form available online. Also, if the film is available online, please include the link on the submission form.

Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2009 (midnight)

Send submissions to:

Macaulay Honors College
Attn.: Sarah Stewart
35 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

Intellectual Property Guidelines: By submitting a film to CUFF, you give CUFF and its affiliates, Macaulay Honors College (MHC) and the City University of New York (CUNY), the right to broadcast your film on the 29th of March 2009 at their discretion for any audience in any space and to upload the film for broadcast as a streaming video.

Selection and Notification: All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. All entrants with selected films will be notified by E-mail in March. Selected films will also be posted on our website. A festival jury will present awards to films deemed exceptional by the judges.

Festival Details: The CUFF will be held on the evening of March 29th, 2009. If you submit a film, you are expected to attend. Please send an E-mail to cityuniversityfilmfestival@gmail.com by March 10th, 2009 with “RSVP” in the subject line to confirm your attendance. Include your name as well as the names of those who will be in your party. They may include crewmembers, family, friends, etc. but please respond early as space is limited.

Good Luck!

Address Questions or Comments to: cunyfilmfestival@gmail.com

Internships & Professional Development

Clear Channel Radio Stations

Are you looking for a great experience working with top Sales Departments? Clear Channel Radio is looking for Interns to help 100% in the Sales Departments of 5 great stations. Please note regarding all internships: You must be 18 years of age or older. Must have a valid US Driver's License and pass a background check. Must receive academic credit or a letter indicating university support from an accredited educational institution for the internship—it is the applicant's responsibility to set up the internship with the school.

All positions are unpaid. Must have a flexible schedule. Be detail oriented and organized with great communication skills. Tasks: Experience in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Strong Communication skills, both oral and written. Primary motivation should be to learn all the tools it takes to be successful in advertising sales. No calls. Please email resume to: stephendelusant@clearchannel.com. Or Fax Resume to: 212-226-4201. Please specify Sales Department Internships: Clear Channel Radio is an equal opportunity employer 2/18/09

Politico.com - Paid Internship in Arlington, VA

Paid Summer Internship at Politico.com where you will report and write stories. This is a dream internship for anyone who is interested in political journalism. Deadline is Feb 23. You can apply via email at employment@politico.com (Put 'Summer Internship-saw on Journalismnext.com' in subject line) or apply on our site at http://www.journalismnext.com/jobdetails.cfm? jid=5889&requesttimeout=500. 2/17/09

New York Family Sports Online Internship – New York City

New York Family Sports, a new monthly publication, has an immediate opening for an online intern. We're part of a major Manhattan media company that has launched a new best of its kind comprehensive NYC youth sports website. The New York Post called us a bright spot and Crains New York Business called us a YouTube for the city's student athletes. We're looking for someone with a journalism background who can maintain our new website. You'll help build photo and video galleries, create online polls and contests, write headlines, develop fresh content for the Web, and if you're so inclined write features for print and online. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great team, get great clips and Web experience and really be a part of something spectacular. Knowledge of Excel a plus. This is an unpaid internship that offers college credit. If you're ready to work alongside top sports media and marketing pros doing real, hands-
on assignments, send your resume to Dave Hollander at dhollander@manhattanmedia.com. 2/17/09

Spring Break Professional Development Workshops
New York Coalition of 100 Black Women

This from CCNY PRSSA President Natalee Facey who is keeping in touch with colleagues during her semester studying abroad in Paris. She requests that CCNY students take advantage of this exciting opportunity which takes place during Spring Break. Natalee is an alum of this program and encourages other young women to get involved!

The program is put on by a group of professional women in different fields called The New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women. A group of young ladies from the CUNY colleges (this began with CCNY) are brought together for a series of workshops to prepare them for the competitive business world. The workshops cover:

• Networking
• Saving and investing money
• Resume building, writing cover letters, preparing business cards
• Interviewing tips
• Make-up tips, dressing for success
• Speaking with confidence, even body posture
• Business and dining etiquette

According to Natalee, “The young ladies who are accepted in the program meet with professional women in their field who take them on a shadow day and they are matched with mentors in their field. I am still in contact with my mentor from the PR industry and the ladies from Ogilvy who invited our group to shadow their day, and other young women from the program. The benefits are endless. I think this would be especially useful to MCA students since networking is so important." Natalee recalls students should be juniors, but interested young women should request more information and an application form from:

Professor Conoly Simmons at jcsimmons@ccny.cuny.edu
Link: http://www.cobwfounders.org/

To contact Natalee Facey and hear about her academic and travel adventures in France, reach out to her at ntlfacey@yahoo.com!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Partner Pictures: Interns Needed IMMEDIATELY for Documentary

From: Tatiana Garcia
Date: February 17, 2009 5:39:15 PM EST
To: MFA Media Arts
Subject: Searching for Interns for a documentary

Parter Pictures is looking for interns who are available IMMEDIATELY to import and log footage from a recent shoot in Iran; 90 hours of footabe need to be imported, logged and transcribed. While there's no pay, the experience is invaluable and extremely interesting. Interns will work out of Brooklyn edit suites, easily accessible via the Q/B - an easy commute from Manhattan. Hours are flexible, basically if you can give us a day or two a week, or a weekend shift, would be great. This Is the trailer:


If anyone is interested in editing we could also talk about assistant editing going forward. Also, if you don't have time yourself but know some bright potential interns please send them our way. Any responses will be much appreciated. We wish everyone a Happy 2009!

Till Schauder & Tatiana García
till schauder / partner pictures / www.partnerpictures.com

Tatiana García Altagracia
Film Producer
New York
HOME (646)6785087
CELL (646) 6202363

Mexico D.F
Movil (044) 5511493578/ (044) 5510037076



PRSA - NY Career Forum April 18 (Register NOW)

Hosted at The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC
on Saturday, April 18, 2009

Registration online at www.prsany.org

Are you a college graduate or student applying for your first position or internship, a new professional or seasoned pro ready to make a move in the industry, or seeking information on continuing education? Then bring your resume and be prepared to meet representatives from top public relations and communications companies and gather information on leading continuing education programs.

Special guest, Peter Shankman, an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and networking extraordinaire will keynote this year’s career forum. Peter is the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc., a boutique marketing and PR Strategy firm located in New York City, with clients worldwide. Most recently, Peter launched Help A Reporter Out (www.helpareporter.com) which connects journalists with the sources they require using a social media platform.

Alan Cohen, a certified executive career and leadership coach and president of Acts of Balance (www.actsofbalance.com), will be on hand to give attendees tips on how to make an impression at the forum. Alan works with public relations executives in the areas of career and professional development, helping them to better navigate the ever-changing landscape of their industry.

About the PRSA-NY Career Forum
The yearly forum is hosted by PRSA-NY’s New Professionals Committee and aims to provide an opportunity for attendees to network and meet with top public relations and communications companies, as well as learn of continuing education programs. Last year, over 300 attendees from across the US attended the forum— ranging from college students, recent graduates, new professionals and seasoned pros. Visit www.prsany.org for more information.

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> Giant Magazine Internship

> FEB 19 – AAF Spring ’09 Kick Off Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 PM – Shepard Hall, Room #220

> FEB 19 – WE ACT @ CCNY Environmental Justice Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 PM – NAC 1/220

> Fall ’09 Towers Housing Scholarships

> FEB 26 – Meet Filmmaker Michael Meredith

> MAR 4 – Arusi Persian Wedding “Sneak Peek” Screening

> MAR 21 – NABJ Hosts PR Conference

> Quincy Jones Spearheads Online Petition for US Secretary of the Arts

> Center for Communications—Spring 2009 Programs
MAR 12 Program with Dan Klores Communications Among Exciting Line Up!

GIANT Magazine Internship

Interactive One, the home of GIANT Magazine and BlackPlanet.com and the largest Black-oriented Internet company in the world, is looking for dependable, organized and web-savvy interns to work with the staff of our editorial department's five content websites.

Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented and reliable and must have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to multi-task and the desire to work hard and be a team player. Previous web experience is a plus: social networking, blogging, audio, photo and video editing are the tools of our trade.

An internship with Interactive One allows students to gain insight into the real workings of a web company and provides a good foundation for a solid resume. It's also a great chance to network with and learn from journalism trailblazers.


Contact: Debbie Bennett @dbennett@interactiveone.com

AAF Spring Kick-Off Meeting

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Shepard #220

Get active and get involved with MCA’s CCNY Chapter of the American Advertising Federation! For more info, email Yudelka Candelario, y.d.candelario@gmail.com
or Tara Boras, taraboras@yahoo.com.

WE ACT @ CCNY Spring Kick Off Meeting - Feb. 19

12:30 – 1:30 PM
NAC 1-220

Get involved with the first college chapter of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a prominent Harlem-based environmental justice group. For more info, contact Oronde Tennant, club president, at oktennant@aol.com.

Fall '09 Towers Housing Scholarships

TO: CCNY Faculty and Staff
FROM: President Williams

The College is pleased to announce the Towers Housing Scholarship Program, beginning in the Fall semester of 2009. These awards keep our pledge to use profits from The Towers for the benefit of our students.

CCNY is dedicating $100,000 for the 2009-2010 academic year to assist students meet the costs of residence in The Towers. The College will make 32 awards for the year in amounts ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. The awards will be based on a weighted scale of financial need and academic achievement, including status as honors students. The awards are for one year; students receiving awards are eligible to compete for further awards in future years.

Students will be informed about this opportunity via broadcast email, information packets available in the Admission Office, and on the website: www.ccny.cuny.edu/towers_scholarship

Please help us spread the word among our students.

Sign Petition for US Secretary of the Arts

For all "Arts Officianados", this from MCA’s Prof. Campbell Daglish; please spread the word!

Subject: Quincy Jones Spearheads Secretary of the Arts Petition

Of course we need this! Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, the United States has never created such a position. We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts--now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.


March 4—Arusi Perusian Wedding “Sneak Peek” Screening

Dear Family, Friends & Colleagues:

I am very excited to invite you to a NY sneak peek screening of ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING sponsored by ARTE EAST and PBS. Please “Save the Date” and share with those you know:

MARCH 4th @ 7:30 PM
New York University
36 East 8th Street, New York, NY 10003

In addition to this “sneak peek” screening, ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING will screen in 45 cities around the country throughout February with the PBS Community Cinemas Program. The film will have its national broadcast on the PBS series, Independent Lens on March 17th, 2009. Please check your local listing for the exact time. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/arusipersianwedding/.

I would love to see familiar and new faces at the screenings so please come out and be a part of one of these sneak peek showings. There will be a Q & A post screening that will be led by a moderator and other panelists.

For more information regarding the ARUSI Community Cinema Screenings around the country go to:

You can also go to the ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING Facebook page to view the trailer and photos:

Please spread the word! Really looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Marjan Tehrani
Director | Producer