By Ilias Hosain, critical media practices

Maker's Mind: The Student Perspective

See examples of CMCI student work.

Keleigh Andrus is interviewed by 9News.

Art of Awareness

Four student teams competed in the 2022 Bateman competition, a national competition for public relations students, and developed impressive campaigns for the Lymphoma Research Foundation. They captured statewide media attention for their unique strategies, such as developing art installations and hosting a research gala.

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Sound of the Wild

Master’s student Audrey Mayes grew up in rural Texas and knows firsthand how hard it is for busy workers to consume news. So she created a podcast, Where the Aud Things Are, to elevate the rural perspective on wildlife issues in Colorado.

Jamie Chihuan artwork

Identity Through Art

Strategic communication major Jamie Chihuan loves visual communication. Through his art and internship with Palo Alto Networks, he explores these skills while balancing an art career and blossoming business venture.

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#GamingForGood

Assistant Professor Jolene Fisher has spent seven years studying how digital games can be used as a tool for strategic communications. Enter the International Committee of the Red Cross. Its game plan: to transform a video game built around killing into one focused on saving lives.

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#MentalHealthApps

Associate Professor Stephen Voida wants to help people improve their mental health. With the help of students and research partners, Voida is creating a smartphone application to do just that.

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Mission for Change

In 2022, the climate-action organization Mission Zero partnered with CMCI for the first time, donating $25,000 to further climate-focused work in the college. Faculty and students undertook seven grant projects, tackling climate issues through innovative storytelling.

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Lessons From Abroad

Recent journalism graduate Haddie Hill has traveled the globe. Using those experiences, Hill is striking out as a young entrepreneur with big plans to change how the world consumes and produces news.

APRD students in Paris

APRD: A Nouveau Perspective

CMCI students took Europe by storm this summer during the 2022 Global Seminar: International Strategic Communication Program. The monthlong tour through European cities exposed students to new ideas and best practices in the field of strategic communication.

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Swimming With Sound

Recent graduate Bryan Chi Hun Lai wanted to explore the relationship between space and sound, all while inspiring others to do the same. In a spring art exhibition, Chi Hun took attendees on a meditative, extended reality experience to a goldfish pond.

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