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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on December 22, 2016

Sometimes I feel like a used car salesman.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on November 15, 2016

This may a little long but I think it is well worth your time.

On Saturday, The Presidential Alumni Award was given to Brendan and Jessica (Saraga) Walsh, Mass Comm majors who graduated in 2005.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on November 3, 2016

The Communication and Media Arts department has a wonderful relationship with Caterpillar Inc., one of the largest companies on the planet.

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on October 15, 2016

Let’s explore this “madness” by addressing what is happening in our political environment, shall we?

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on October 6, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered about the crazy stuff that drones can and are being used for, come to the USF auditorium at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 10.

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on September 27, 2016

Last Saturday, we hosted a wonderful celebration of the Journalism/Communications, Mass Communication and Communication and Media Arts program’s 40th year anniversary.  In 1976, USF Professor Emeritus Rita Travis started the program and it has come a long way since that time in terms o

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on September 23, 2016

How does one deal with the constant barrage of social media? I ask this because, surprisingly my youngest son announced that he wished he had grown up in the 1970s. Huh? No Internet, no Netflix, no Cell phones! What was he babbling about?

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on September 8, 2016

Do you remember when the first part of September was a really important time of year? Anyone younger than 40 or so may not realize that there once was a time when the “I’ve got to have it now” internet didn’t dictate everything.

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on September 2, 2016

Wow, the 40th anniversary of the Journalism/Communication, Mass Communication and Media Arts department celebration is scheduled for September 24th.  I can’t believe how time flies.  Let’s take a trip down memory lane.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on June 21, 2016

One of my colleagues handed me an infographic today that I found really interesting. (Disclaimer: my colleague has these “charts of the day” emailed to him and I can’t find the original chart to post here.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on May 17, 2016

Okay, I’m sorry. I tried to fight it but I can’t. The University of Phoenix’s current commercial stirs up too many emotions in me (envy and anger, for the most part) not to say something.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on April 19, 2016

While doing a little research on millenials, I came across an opinion piece in The Daily Dot, an online newsmagazine, that quoted a report from The Independent, a newspaper from th

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on March 23, 2016

Yes, I’m already tired of the political elections too! It seems like these politicians have been running for the past 100 years rather than just the last year or so.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on March 8, 2016

If you are younger than a certain age, “Bubble Puppy” is a character in a children’s cartoon “Bubble Guppies” featured on the Nickelodeon channel. This Bubble Puppy is a cute little terrier with a fish’s tail….probably some sort of brand extension of “Spongebob Squarepants.”

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on March 2, 2016

In my youth, I liked the music of the Rolling Stones.  I remember a lyric in the their Time is on my Side song, “Time is on my side, yes it is Time is on my side, yes it is.”  As I get older, it’s not the case anymore.   Harvey Mackey wrote: “Time is free, but it’s pric

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on February 11, 2016

These are the top 10 most-viewed Super Bowl ads on YouTube, according to Google:

1. Hyundai - The Chase

2. Pokémon - #Pokemon20

3. Mini - #DefyLabels

4. Hyundai - First Date

5. Mountain Dew - Mtn Dew Kickstart (Puppymonkeybaby)

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Posted by Dr. Scott Marshall on February 4, 2016

Many prominent entertainers have died since the beginning of the year, many of them in the music business.  Today, February 4, 2016, CNN reports that the world lost Joe Alaskey, a rarely-recognized but often-heard actor voicing many cartoon characters, including Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny as well

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on January 21, 2016

One of the classes I am teaching this semester is lovingly referred to as “Portfolio.” In Portfolio, seniors gather all the projects and papers they have completed over the course of their academic career at USF.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on January 8, 2016

Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at nearby Wheaton College, has come under fire from her administration for making statements not in keeping with the “statement of faith” that all Wheaton College employees are asked to sign.  As the University of St.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on December 17, 2015

I’ve noticed another disturbing trend. (It seems my sole duty in life is to notice disturbing things.) So it is with apologies to Jerry Seinfeld that I ask, “What’s the deal with these animated organs?

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