Professor of Communication receives prestigious award

The College of Wooster is once again on the national academic scene thanks to Professor of Communication Studies Denise Bostdorff.† Bostdorff is being recognized for her most recent book “Proclaiming the Truman Doctrine: The Cold War Call to Arms,” which was published in 2008. In November, at the National Communication Association annual meeting in San Francisco, Bostdorff received the Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Research Award, which is presented to the author of the best political communication work of the past two years. The award honors Bruce Gronbeck, professor emeritus from the University of Iowa, whose interests regarding political rhetoric mirror those of Bostdorff. Continue reading Professor of Communication receives prestigious award

Alum makes American major motion picture debut

Motion picture director and Wooster graduate Duncan Jones ’95 has a lot on his plate right now. Coming off the hit of his sci-fi thriller “Moon,” Jones now has another milestone to celebrate: his American film debut.

His new movie “Source Code” hits theaters on April 15 next year and is already creating a buzz in the motion picture industry. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is predicted to be one of this springs box office hits. Continue reading Alum makes American major motion picture debut

AMRE’s 10 research projects presented

The Applied Mathematics Research Experience (AMRE) enjoyed its biggest and most successful year since it was established in 1994. 10 projects were researched this summer that growth was on displayed† on† Tuesday, Nov. 30. When students shared the results of their research at the annual Projects Day presentation.† Students worked with clients from the surrounding Ohio area, including Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, as well as the OARDC.

Former bassist sentenced to seven years

Bassist and music producer Richard Finch, a former member of KC and the Sunshine Band, has been sentenced in Ohio to seven years in prison for sex charges involving teen boys. Finch entered pleas of no contest in Licking County Common Pleas Court on Monday.† Finch apologized to a judge and the teens, saying he had little memory of the activities because he was impaired by alcohol. The multiple Grammy Award winner was arrested in March after police said a boy reported that he’d had sexual contact with Finch at the man’s home in Newark in central Ohio.

Ivy League drug ring busted

New York City authorities say five Columbia University students are charged with selling drugs on campus and at fraternity houses.† According to the Associated Press, Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday that the students and three off-campus suppliers have been arrested and indicted. The five-month investigation began in July. Authorities say undercover officers bought cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, adderall and LSD. In some cases, the LSD was in breath mints and candy. Authorities say one of the off-campus suppliers plotted to kidnap a pair of rival cocaine traffickers.