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Congratulations to the College of Media Class of 2019! We celebrated our doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree graduates at a convocation ceremony on May 12 at Huff Hall. Our convocation speakers included alumnus Michael Strautmanis (BS '91, advertising; JD '94, law) and advertising bachelor's degree graduate Armando Sanchez-Monsivais. View photo album. (Photo by Alex Sardjev.)

 
 
Faculty Research Spotlight
 
Ciafone 
 

Ciafone’s history of Coca-Cola also tells larger story of globalization

The Coke you drink with your hot dog this summer may seem a simple, sugary, all-American beverage, but the history behind it is complex and global. It’s a history that goes back a century and a history of early innovation in practices now common in the global economy—image-making and outsourcing among them, says Amanda Ciafone, assistant professor in the Department of Media & Cinema Studies and the author of the new book Counter-Cola: A Multinational History of the Global Corporation.

 
 
 
Awards & Honors
 
Wine-Banks 
 

Journalism alumna Wine-Banks receives 2019 Chicago Illini of the Year award

When she received her Chicago Illini of the Year award on May 22, alumna Jill Wine-Banks (BS ’64, journalism) donned a “With Illinois” Block I pin, a tradition with its own hashtag: #JillsPin. Her pins typically have political significance that comment on the day’s events, which she posts online in advance of her appearances on MSNBC as a legal analyst.

 
 
Events
 
Illini Fest 
 

Illini Fest

July 18, 2019
3-6 p.m. 
Park Grill Plaza, Chicago

Let's paint Chicago orange and blue! Join the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for free drinks, food, and music, and explore all of the amazing research and creative endeavors happening on our campus.

Stop by the College of Media's booth to see a VR campus tour with an Oculus Go headset, watch snippets of videos created by Media students, take a selfie with journalism alumni who are now Chicago media celebs, enter a drawing to win two festival passes to the 2020 Roger Ebert's Film Festival, and more!

 
Roger Ebert 
 

2nd Annual Roger Ebert Symposium

September 27, 2019
iHotel and Conference Center

Save the date! Join the College of Media at our second annual Roger Ebert Symposium, celebrating Diversity in Media through curated discussion panels, exhibits, and a keynote speaker. Free and open to the public. More details to come.