- Comm major Shelley Rubiani, was one of 17 students in visiting artist Aurora Robson’s class interrupting the waste stream. Essentially they gathered garbage, mostly plastic and created inspiring insightful and whimsical pieces that were on display in the Staton Podesta arts Center. Their pieces were auctions with the benefits going to friends of the Middle River. Shelly’s piece is about the impact of smoking and was make of Marlboro packages depicting lungs with bronchia made of plastic bisecting each lung.
- WHSV TV3 reporters work with MBC students on on communication internships and special projects, such as Election Eve coverage. Pictured, right, is reporter Elizabeth Lamb.
- Allan Moyé, director of communication studios and adjunct assistant professor of film: Filmed interviews with relatives of the victims of the El Mozoté massacre in El Salvador, May 2011 and served as a judge for the screenwriting competition for the 2011Virginia Film Festival.
- Bruce Dorries has been named to the board of the GriffinHarte Foundation. The nonprofit organization promotes civil conversations about divisive issues. Among other actions, the foundation financially supports research and education that explore identity, gender, feminism, civility, civic engagement and social, political and economic justice.