The College of Communication and Creative Arts 6th Annual Student Awards and Showcase Ceremony
by Amanda Spadel
Save the date for the College of Communication and Creative Arts 6th Annual Student Awards and Showcase Ceremony!
This year’s ceremony takes place on Saturday, April 21st in the Chamberlain Student Center ballroom at
11 a.m. The ceremony is an afternoon dedicated to honoring outstanding student achievement within the College of Communication and Creative Arts--this includes Art, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, Radio, Television & Film, and Writing Arts.
There are three main components to the ceremony: Medallion Awards, Scholarship Awards, and the Student Showcase. Faculty from each department nominate their fall 2017 and spring 2018 students for Medallions of Excellence. Nominees are students that have shown incredible dedication to their academic and professional development. The Scholarship Awards announce the winners of various opportunities that CCCA students have applied for throughout the academic year. The ceremony concludes with the Student Showcase, which is an exhibit of student work where professors from each department within the CCCA have asked their strongest students from the 2017-2018 academic year to participate.
The showcase is a chance for colleagues, friends, and family to step into the world the CCCA. During last year’s ceremony, Art students displayed stunning printouts of their photography, and New Media concentrations displayed their interactive video projects, allowing viewers to scroll through the project on the student’s laptop. RTF majors showcased their work with the Rowan Radio, and some students also had their own podcasts playing on personal devices with headphones for visitors to tune in. From the Writing Arts Department, students from Intro to Technical Writing created a poster to showcase the work they did with the Edelman Fossil Park. Students from Writing, Research, and Technology displayed zines they had produced. Sophomore Engineering Clinic students were also there to display and discuss their visual argument projects. Writing Arts interns showcased work they had done for the Writer’s Insider, and Glassworks and Avant were displaying their publications as well. The showcase is highly interactive, typically engaging viewers to experience the project hands on. The showcase allows visitors to experience the talented and passionate work of students within the College of Communication and Creative Arts.