As part of Brandman University’s Wellness initiatives, members of the university’s Marketing Communications team spent Thursday morning working at Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine, California. [Read more…]
May in India is typically the hottest month of the year, but this year May brought that nation’s hottest day ever, 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit in the western city of Phalodi.
The new extreme created exactly the kinds of health and community problems that are the focus of a new book edited by Brandman Professor Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg and William A. Sprigg of the University of Arizona.
“Extreme Weather, Health, and Communities; Interdisciplinary Engagement Strategies,” which includes chapters written by Steinberg and fellow faculty members Michael Moodian and Margaret Moodian, so impressed academic press publisher Springer Press that they’ve requested a continuing series focusing on how extreme weather affect society. [Read more…]
The Brandman Communications team attends all the university’s commencement ceremonies. You’ll be able to find videos and photos from each here soon after they happen. This year you can also watch live streaming and see additional photos via the Brandman Facebook page. Because of security restrictions on military bases, not all events can be streamed live.
Also new this year is the option to create a Twibbon for a Facebook or Twitter account so new graduates can announce it to the world. Check it out at bitly.com/BrandmanGrad2016.
Alumni from any year can customize their profiles at bitly.com/BrandmanAlumni2016.
A special photo booth will be available at the Northern and Southern ceremonies for new graduates and their families to further celebrate the day. Look for the signs at Memorial Stadium in Sacramento and Chapman University in Orange.
The media landscape shifts by the minute. Traditional media (newspapers, radio, television) are losing readers and viewers, older “new” media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) face competition from a steady march of apps customized to the interests of their users. Smart phones carried in millions of pockets and purses are rapidly replacing the high-priced tools once needed to produce photographs, videos and podcasts .
Ellen Derwin and Ned Camuso were keenly aware of that when they set about creating a new bachelor’s degree program for Brandman University, a Bachelor of Arts in communications and media. The degree program launches with Fall I in August. [Read more…]
When Joe Cockrell, vice chancellor for Communications and my boss, turned to me in a meeting and said, “I want you to do podcasts,” I wasn’t sure how to respond.
Let’s just say, immediate and overwhelming enthusiasm may not have been my first reaction. My career in journalism included plenty of writing, photography and editing. It did not include sound. [Read more…]
Marc Posner had a more than 20 year gap between starting college and earning his degree at Brandman University last spring. Although he didn’t need a bachelor’s degree when he started as a journalist — he worked at the Anaheim Bulletin, the Daily Pilot and the Los Angeles Times community editions before switching to public relations — he knows that anyone seeking those jobs now would need one. With the help of his academic advisor, Rebecca Warner, and supportive faculty members, he completed his degree in 18 months. In this second Brandman Speaks: Career Talk podcast, Posner talks about why he went back to college, what he had to overcome, how it has helped shape his current role at Cypress College and his plans for the future.