college staff

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ROGER BOYE, FACULTY CHAIR

Roger Boye joined the ranks of Northwestern University’s emeritus faculty in 2005.

He continues to direct the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute (previously called the Journalism Division of the National High School Institute), and serves as faculty chair of Northwestern’s Communications Residential College.

As faculty chair, Roger provides support to members of the executive board in the operation of the residential college, and organizes faculty-led events and excursion for the residential college's members.

r-boye@northwestern.edu

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CHARLES WHITAKER, ASSOCIATE CHAIR

Charles Whitaker is a Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Clinical Professor.  Since joining the Medill faculty in 1993, he has taught courses in news writing, magazine writing, magazine editing and blogging.

The Associate Chair is ordinarily a full-time faculty member who is selected by the Faculty Chair from among the college’s fellows to share some of the Faculty Chair's responsibilities and can take on projects such as language tables, helping recruit fellows, organizing excursions, or teaching a residential college seminar.

c-whitaker@northwestern.edu

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SARAHMARIA GOMEZ, ASSOCIATE CHAIR

Sarahmaria Gomez is a multimedia freelance journalist based in Chicago. She is co-owner of Tu Multimedia, an organization that specializes in Internet storytelling through audio, video and photography.

The Associate Chair is ordinarily a full-time faculty member who is selected by the Faculty Chair from among the college’s fellows to share some of the Faculty Chair's responsibilities and can take on projects such as language tables, helping recruit fellows, organizing excursions, or teaching a residential college seminar.

s-gomez@northwestern.edu

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FASHINA ALADÉ, ASSISTANT CHAIR

Fashina (Shina) Aladé is a PhD candidate in Media, Technology and Society, working in the Center on Media and Human Development with Ellen Wartella. Her research centers on children's learning from educational media with a focus on comprehension and social development.

As the assistant chair of CRC, Shina works closely with Roger Boye, the faculty chair of CRC, and members of the executive board to help support the CRC community. Her primary responsibility includes scheduling lunches with faculty and fellows, organizing trips and tours for CRC, and buying food and tea for the residential college's weekly ThursTea Thursday.

alade@u.northwestern.edu

 

STUDENT EXECUTIVE BOARd

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Beth Koehler, President

Hello friends!  My name is Beth Koehler (it rhymes with Taylor) and I’m your 2017 - 2018 CRC President!

I’m currently a Radio/TV/Film (RTVF) major and I’m from Wheaton, Illinois.  I love dogs, the Chicago Cubs (especially Kris Bryant), and think the Star Wars vs. Star Trek fight is pointless because I love them both.  I also enjoy puns more than I should.

I’ll be here for you throughout your time here at CRC, and I can’t wait to meet you all in the fall!

As president, Beth presides over executive board meetings and All-College Meetings, represents the Communications Residential College on the Residential College Board and during University events, oversees residential college activities, ensures officers fulfill their responsibilities, and organizes CRC's internal elections.

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Katie Kearney, Vice President

Yoooooo! I’m Katie Kearney (pronounced car-knee not keer-ne surprisingly) and I am the Vice President of CRC this year.

I am from a little north shore suburb of Chicago about 15 minutes from campus, however, I also lived in Tennessee and Michigan for many years. My major is Radio/Television/Film (RTVF) similar to many others in this dorm. This means I am often running around on various student film sets. I also am at almost every IM sports game so go to those.

Be ready to hear me up at 6:30 in the morning yelling at sports in the main lounge or just yelling at sports in many different places at many different hours. Or for me to be screening an eclectic mixture of films.

As vice president, Katie keeps track of points for all CRC members, administers the yearly housing lottery, coordinates housing assignments for returning CRC members, and acts as the president if and when necessary.

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Victoria Alfred-Levow, Treasurer

Hello! I'm Victoria and I'm your treasurer for the 2017-2018 school year, which means I'll be working with the mysterious money organization known as SOFO to pay for things. 

I'm a journalism major from Narberth, Pennsylvania, but I just tell everyone I'm from Philadelphia, because suburbia is not relevant to most people. I like student theater, eating around Evanston, and sleeping. I am slowly honing my writing skills by working at magazines and newspapers around campus. 

I can't wait for you to get here and experience the amazing CRCommunity and all the bad CRpuns that come with it!  

As treasurer, Victoria maintains CRC's financial records, receives and disburses funds at the direction of the executive board, and works with the Student Organization Finance Office to manage CRC's accounts.

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Kelsey Morton, Secretary

Hello, everyone! I'm Kelsey and I am the CRSecretary and author of The Tinkle Times which you will find weekly in your bathroom stalls along with the ACM minutes. 

I am from Wichita Falls, TX, the best state in the country. I'm majoring in Learning Sciences and Cognitive Science and would love to hear your thoughts about anything and everything. I work at Mathnasium and adore small children. On that note, I also adore puppies and general cuteness. 

Feel free to knock on my door! I can't wait to meet you!

As secretary, Kelsey records the minutes for executive board meetings and for All-College Meetings, and disperses the minutes for All-College Meetings through CRC, typically within the bathroom stalls.

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Dylan Kennedy, Academic Chair

HI FRIENDS! My name is Dylan and I'm your Academic Chair! As Academic Chair, I will be hosting firesides that facilitate student-faculty interaction, explore cultural food, and promote civic engagement. 

I'm one of the rare CRCitizens who's in McCormick, studying civil engineering, but I make a personal effort to appear and help out in as many of my friends films as I can. I'm from New York City, the greatest city in the world, and enjoy cuddling, Super Smash Bros Melee, and discussing politics. 

So excited to meet all of you! CRC is the best!

As the academic chair, Dylan organizes and publicizes firesides and other academic activities at CRC, recruits and retains faculty fellows in conjunction with the Faculty Chair and Executive Board, and supplements the relationship between the Assistant Chair and faculty fellows.

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Allyson Snyder, Philanthropy Chair

Hey fam! I'm Allyson, and I'll be your Philanthropy Chair for the 2017-2018 school year. I love service and will be helping you engage with the community in generous ways throughout the year. 

I'm from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and know way too much about Wisconsin produce and organic popcorn. I'm also a Communications studies major but participate in many of the theatrical productions on campus. If you ever need information about Jamba Juice, the latest StuCo show, or makeup trends, I'm your girl! 

As the philanthropy chair, Allyson organizes and publicizes philanthropic activities and opportunities for CRC members at on-campus and off-campus locations, and organizes one major CRC philanthropy event every quarter.

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Erin O'Loughlin, Social Chair

Hey CRCitizens! I'm Erin O'Loughlin and I, along with co-chair Nia, will be organizing social events throughout the year. We will be planning munchies, formal, and more!

I am originally from Bloomington, Indiana. I am in Medill. My hobbies include playing guitar, napping, social activism, and eating large quantities of food in small periods of time.

If you ever need someone to talk to in CRC, you can knock on my door or find me in the lounge!

As one of the two Social Chairs, Erin plans and organizes a social event for the residential college at least once every two weeks for a minimum of four per quarter, and also provides food for munchies and coordinates one major social event every quarter.

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Nia Adurogbola, Social Chair

Hey everyone! I’m Nia and I’m one of your social chairs for the 2017-2018 school year!

I’m from the Bronx, New York, born and raised. I’m a journalism major. I love listening to music, freaking out over Netflix shows like Black Mirror, and laying out by the Lakefill anytime the weather here reaches over 50 degrees.

CRC is an amazing community that really helped me make it through freshman year. As a social chair, I’m excited to help create and further the community of CRC through Munchies and other social events. I look forward to meeting you guys soon!

As one of the two Social Chairs, Nia plans and organizes a social event for the residential college at least once every two weeks for a minimum of four per quarter, and also provides food for munchies and coordinates one major social event every quarter.

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Noah Frick-Alofs, Tech Chair

Hey guys! I’m Noah Frick-Alofs, one of the two Tech Chairs.

As a Tech Chair, I’m here to make sure the projectors stay on and the movies keep rolling in CRC year round. When I’m not putting new batteries in all the CRC remotes, you can usually find me on one of many Northwestern film sets or at the offices of The Daily Northwestern. Let’s have another great year in CRC!

As one of the two Tech Chairs, Noah is responsible for the general upkeep of CRC's equipment rooms and facilities, buying new equipment and supplies, and administering the CRC film grant.

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Nat Hoopes, Tech Chair

Hello! My name is Nat Hoopes and I'm from Lawrence, Kansas. If you make a Wizard of Oz joke to me I will laugh to make you feel good about yourself but that does not mean you're funny. I'm a tech chair which means I'm a chair of tech. If you have any questions about the BSR, the TSR, the TSA, or the FBI please ask me and I will do my best to answer. I'm an RTVF major with a psych minor and I love movies because movies are good. I can't wait to have a great year!

As one of the two Tech Chairs, Nat is responsible for the general upkeep of CRC's equipment rooms and facilities, buying new equipment and supplies, and administering the CRC film grant.

 

FACULTY Fellows

CRC has a team of wonderful faculty fellows, with expertise ranging from film and tv to journalism to geology, and more.

Periodically, fellows join the student community at lunch in the CRC room at the 1835 Hinman dining hall or offer firesides at which students can join them in an informal setting to discuss a chosen topic.

Our fellows also offer one seminar or class every quarter that is open exclusively to CRC members.

William (Bill) Bleich

Senior Lecturer

Radio/TV/Film

Alan Cubbage

Vice President of University Relations

Rachel Fobar

Project Coordinator

Medill Justice Project

Ava Greenwell

Professor

Broadcast Journalism

Alexandria Johnson

Program Assistant

Center for Civic Engagement

John Kupetz

Adjunct Lecturer

Journalism

Rachel Davis Mersey

Associate Professor

Journalis

Freda Love Smith

Academic Advisor and Lecturer

Radio/TV/ Film

Jeremy Birnholtz

Assistant Professor

Communication Studies

Catherine Carrigan

Academic Advisor and Lecturer

Radio/TV/Film

Chaz Evans

Lecturer

Radio/TV/Film

Darren Gergle

Associate Professor

Communications Studies

Robert Gundlach

Director, Professor

Writing Program, Linguistics

Donna Jurdy

Professor

Earth & Planetary Sciences

Jon Marshall

Director, Assistant Professor

Graduate Journalism program, journalism

Whitney Pow

Graduate Student

Radio/TV/ Film