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For me, everything started at Lake State. I got such a well-rounded communication background after spending four years as a student athlete at LSSU. I was able to work behind the scenes for our hockey and basketball programs, while also being an active member on campus. I even had the opportunity to practice journalism on a study abroad trip to Costa Rica with the Honors program. After I graduated, I decided to dive a little deeper into the field by pursuing a Masterís degree in Broadcast Journalism, specializing in Sports Reporting, at Boston University. I felt like I had developed such a strong base at LSSU, and as a result, while studying and working in Boston, I was able to really refine my skills and become more marketable. I am so grateful for the experiences I gained in this entire process. What I learned as a Laker got me into a top broadcast graduate program at Boston University. While in Boston I was able to cover a variety of incredible events: from the 2012 presidential election, to the Red Sox World Series title at Fenway Park, to the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. I landed my first full time journalism job at ABC 6 News in Rochester, Minnesota as a sports anchor and reporter. It requires an incredible amount of hard work and dedication, but it feels so awesome to say that I truly love what I do. Itís been such a ride, but I will never forget where it all started!

Jeanna Radzinski

College of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences

School of Communication Studies and the Fine & Performing Arts

Fine Arts Studies Department

The mission of the Fine Arts Studies program at Lake Superior State University is to prepare students for both post-baccalaureate careers and professional schools or graduate level study. This is a multidisciplinary program. Through a personalized course of study, the program provides students with a variety of course work and opportunities that require the integration of various mediums in the production and creation of original work. The program seeks to facilitate the students' potential as artists in diverse areas of study, encourage critical reading, and thinking skills through critique and discussion. In addition, it seeks to foster the development of their individual skills and aesthetic natures. Students in the Fine Arts program will be prepared for careers as fine arts professionals in various contexts that are relevant to the individual student and his/her goals.

The program will:

  • Offer courses designed and taught in relationship to current praxis and theory.
  • Provide opportunities for further skill development and maturation.
  • Continue to develop and improve course offerings.
  • Prepare students to think critically and objectively about art and its production.
  • Instill in the students, an understanding of the potential of art to communicate across diverse local, national, and international contexts through a variety of platforms.
  • Improve facilitation of the program between consortium participants.

Goals

  • To help students improve, mature, and discover their artistic talents.
  • Students will develop a portfolio of work appropriate to their selected concentrations within the program.
  • Provide students with the opportunity and guidance to develop an interdisciplinary capstone project resulting in an exhibition, performance, or installation.
  • To understand art as it relates to our daily lives and career development.
  • To be able to articulate how art is important to our daily lives.

Performing Arts Studies Department

 

Senior Project...

Cheryl Baudoin Senior in Communication

LSSU senior communication major Cheryl Baudoin, director of the play, based her adaptation on Diane Gilliam Fisher's book of the same name. Kettle Bottom is a look into lives of workers and families in the coal camps of 1920-21 West Virginia with an emphasis on the miners' strike in Mingo County and the Matewan Massacre. Baudoinís adaptation of Fisher's book uses the perspective of the women and children and one lone miner to depict the harsh and sad reality of the company coal camps.

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