September 19, 2008

MediArts Train planned for high school teachers

by Ashley McRaven

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- High school teachers looking for the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in the areas of radio, television, photography, advertising and other forms of mass communication can find it at MediArts Train on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale Nov. 13-14.

SIUC’s College of Mass Communication and Media Arts and Division of Continuing Education are sponsoring the event, giving participants the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff who have come to SIUC from a variety of positions at the Chicago Tribune, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and numerous other major broadcast outlets, advertising firms, production houses and from the music industry.

Educators will be able to visit the college’s new media center, studios, sound stage, editing areas, photography lab, newspaper facilities and audio labs. They’ll view demonstrations and student work.

The event begins at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 and wraps up at 5 p.m. Nov. 14. It’s at the SIUC Communications Building. The conference fee varies according to overnight accommodations. Those registering before Oct. 17 receive a $75 scholarship. Teachers can earn up to nine Continuing Professional Development Units by attending the event.

For more information or to register, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit the Web site at