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Posted by
Mr. Brien McHugh
on August 23, 2017

I have two kids in my freshman Foundations 1 class who are from England. Last Friday, while we were all out on a service project, I met some other freshman students from Spain and Australia. Two other students, from Spain and Australia, are CMMA majors.

Posted by
Mr. Brien McHugh
on August 3, 2017

There is a saying, attributed to Confucius, “May you live in interesting times.” It’s not meant as a blessing but more of a curse. We are living in interesting times, aren’t we?

Posted by
Mr. Brien McHugh
on July 11, 2017

We’re about 2/3rds finished with summer break and I thought I’d catch you up on things that have happened around the CMMA department.

Posted by
Mr. Brien McHugh
on May 23, 2017

If you graduated from the University of St. Francis before 2016, you may never have set foot on the St. Clare campus.

If you graduated before 2014, you have no idea that the Plaster Center has nothing to do with plastering or getting plastered.

Title: "Adulting"
Posted by
Mr. Brien McHugh
on April 27, 2017

No, it isn’t what you think. It’s a new-ish term for something that many college seniors are dreading at this time of year. It means having to put on your big boy/big girl pants and doing all the stuff that adults do.

Posted by
Mr. Brien McHugh
on March 28, 2017

Just a few days ago, in my Writing Across the Media I class, we discussed how advertising has changed over the years. I have collected digital copies of actual print ads from the 1950s and 60s.

Posted by
Mr. Brien McHugh
on February 28, 2017

If you read this blog with any regularity, you know I usually tackle lightweight subjects in an offhand, snarky sort-of way. Sorry, if that's what you came here for today.

Posted by
Mr. Brien McHugh
on January 17, 2017

I had an interesting discussion with my Writing Across the Media II class.

Posted by
Mr. Brien McHugh
on December 22, 2016

Sometimes I feel like a used car salesman.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.”

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.

Title: WWSt.FD
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.

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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