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Friday, June 14, 2013 | 8 p.m.
Ask Me Another from NPR and WNYC
NPR fans will have great fun at this dynamic show that combines brain teasers, trivia, comedy and music.

Monday, June 24, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and openers TBD
Part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, this show brings a tremendously talented and versatile artist to SummerStage.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 8 p.m.
Adam DeVine / Anthony Jeselnik / Nick Kroll / Jeff Ross / Amy Schumer
“COMEDY CENTRAL Stars Under the Stars” hosted by Gabriel Iglesias

Enjoy the NY Philharmonic under the stars of Central Park with other music lovers.

Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan
Monday, July 15, 2013

New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert
Carter Brey on Cello

– Dvořák – Cello Concerto
– Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

Central Park SummerStage Opera Under the Stars,
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Erin Morley
Isabel Leonard
Stephen Costello
Bradley Moore – Pianist

Independent filmmaker and executive producer of her new film, “MY REALITY,” a dark comedy about reality TV and the issues of female actors who become too old for Hollywood.


Marcia wrote, directed, produced, and acted in her independent film.  She will share insights about working in and out of the TV business in Los Angeles and San Francisco.



1)      Tuesday Oct 16, 10:00-11:30am, TV 180 – Drop in when you can!


2)      Tuesday Oct 16, 3:00-5:30pm, TV 169 – Join Tel T505 graduate class. (You must stay for the full class period.)


3)      Tues Oct 16, 7:00pm, Whittenberger Hall– free screening of “MY REALITY,” by Union Board.



Marcia has a varied and interesting background, mostly working independently for the media in San Fran and most recently in L.A.  She stepped away from film/TV for 10 years to study religion, yoga and meditation.   All of these experiences came together for her independent film, “My Reality,” which she wrote, directed, produced, and acted in the lead role.  You can read more about Marcia and her film here:

Costas’ Pre-Super Bowl Show 2012

Posted: February 9, 2012 by IUsec in Alum Announcements

Last week Department of Telecom alums, Sean Smith and David Jones of Third Street, took advantage of free tickets to see Costas’ Pre-Super Bowl Show.

As quoted from Sean Smith:

Seated from left to right are IU alums:

David T. Jones (Chief Creative Officer, Third Street Attention Agency)

David Meier (Director of Marketing, RNDC Indiana)

Sean Smith (President, Third Street Attention Agency)

Dan O’Sullivan (Regional CFO for Tribune Broadcasting)

 The picture was taken moments after the conclusion of a 2 hour live “Town Hall” broadcast of Costas Tonight on the NBC Sports Network, emanating during Super Bowl Week from the Indiana Repertory Theater in downtown Indianapolis.  Guests included former Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy, Patriots owner Bob Kraft, NBC Super Bowl announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, and a plethora of current and former NFL players.

 We found our way onto the stage after the show; Mr. Costas made a surprise appearance and was humorously (and vocally) questioning what we were doing on his set.  As you can see, his “confusion” was clearly captured in the photo.

 For the record, Mr. Costas could not have been more gracious and engaging.  A true class act.

Natalie DiPietro,  an IU Telecom alum and much-loved panelist from last year’s MultiVisions conference, will be returning to speak with students:

Friday, October 7

1:00 – 2:30 pm

TV 169

Natalie is Director of Branding & Promotion for Entercom KISS-FM, Milwaukee.  With a long career in radio promotions, Natalie has worked in Cleveland, Chicago, and Milwaukee at stations such as Power 108, The End, The Blaze, Rock 103.5, and WLIT. 

The discussion will be informal.  Students are invited to drop in when they can and stay as long as they like.

Congratulations on Regional Emmy Nominations for Dept. of Telecommunications Faculty and Radio-Television Services Staff!

Ron Osgood for “My Vietnam Your Iraq”
Steve Krahnke, Susanne Schwibs and Cary Boyce for “Harp Dreams”.

…Great Work by talented Media Arts Professionals.

Eric Pankowski, a Telecom alum, is visiting the campus on Friday February 18th, as Senior VP of paraMedia, Inc., he oversees all current programming and development for the company.  Currently we produce TMZ, both the website and TV show and Lopez Tonight, the late night talk show hosted by George Lopez on TBS.

Eric Pankowski will be available to chat with Undergraduate Students on Friday, Feb 18, 2:00 – 3:00  in TV 169.  Students may drop by any time.

Catherine Spelman Rubey, BA Telecom ’92, wrote, produced and executive produced the holiday movie, Holiday Baggage, starring Barry Bostwick & Cheryl Ladd.  It makes its US TV premiere on Sunday, December 12th at 2:00 pm central on Lifetime.  Please check your cable schedule for your area. 

Afterward, if you enjoy the movie, please visit and leave a comment.  The more positive feedback they receive, the more likely they will add additional dates!  Happy Holidays!!