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COVID Between the Coasts

In Fall 2020, WNIN, UE and ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? collaborated on a seven-month research and reporting project to find stories of the coronavirus pandemic that weren't being told in seven Midwestern states.

Here is one of those stories, by student reporters Maddie Jesop and Ben Godden, taking part in a communication class led by Dr. Tamara Wandel. The WNIN/UE collaboration, called COVID Between the Coasts, has already reached thousands of listeners.

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Students flourish under personal attention and instruction from faculty members – not teaching assistants – who have extensive practical experience in their fields. The department offers programs that suit a broad range of interests, from advertising and public relations to journalism and multimedia production.

Communication majors have numerous chances to put their skills to use through the following opportunities:

  • Practicums: On-campus experiences available through Crescent Magazine (our quarterly student magazine), ESPN3, the Offices of Marketing and Communications, Sports Information, and Admission.

  • Internships: Recent local internship sites for communication majors have included Alcoa, Berry Plastics, Children’s Museum of Evansville, Deaconess Health System, Evansville Living magazine, Old National Bank, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Mesker Park Zoo, and Vectren Corporation.

  • Course work: Even classroom work has a real-world focus! Among the projects communication students complete are creating and carrying out advertising and PR campaigns for real-world clients.

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