Student-Run Radio Station Returns

The Galaxy is back and its range is broader than ever.

The student-run radio station after a 2-year hiatus has returned and it’s expanded its scope beyond Webster Groves. The Galaxy now broadcasts via the World Wide Web, meaning its audience can be anywhere around the world.

“You can access it anywhere you have an Internet connection and a computer,” said Promotions Assistant Maggie Noelke (BA, Advertising and Marketing Communications, 2007). “The Galaxy is literally everywhere.” Continue reading

Internships Benefit Students and Employers

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Walking into her first day as an intern at Fox 2 St. Louis, Lisa Baroni, an Advertising and Marketing Communications major, didn’t know what to expect.

“I figured as an intern that I wouldn’t get as much real work as I do,” Baroni said. “But everything’s been very hands-on. I’ve been to client meetings, client luncheons and even made a presentation.”

It was just the experience Baroni was seeking … and just the experience the School of Communications’ internship program seeks to provide. Continue reading

Just Landed: Corey Stephens ’05

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SCAN highlights School of Communications alumni who recently landed jobs in their field. Assistant Professor Gary Ford recently interviewed Corey Stephens (BA, Public Relations, 2005), director of promotions for the Gateway Grizzlies in Sauget, Ill.

SCAN: How did you land your job?

Corey Stephens: I did my internship with the Grizzlies in 2004 and was in the right place at the right time. My boss resigned in June that year and I was given the opportunity to show what I could do. At the end of the season, I was approached to take-over the position full time while I was completing my last year at Webster. The rest is history!

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Happy Hour Attendees Make Connections, Share Challenges

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When director Sofia Coppola wanted to cast Bill Murray in her Oscar-nominated film “Lost in Translation,” she left hundreds of messages on the elusive actor’s 800 number before he finally called her back. Webster alum Michael Streeter called Murray twice during the spring of 2003 to interview him for his senior thesis project on Saturday Night Live writer Tom Schiller.

Murray returned his call within two weeks.

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Just Landed: Sandip Sankar ’04

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SCAN highlights School of Communications alums who have recently landed jobs in their field. We kick off the series with Sandip Sankar, team member at The Vandiver Group, a public relations and communications firm in St. Louis.

SCAN: How did you land your job?

Sandip Sankar: I interned at The Vandiver Group Inc. from January 04–December 04. At the end of my internship, I was offered a full-time position.

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