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Melody Spann Cooper in green dress smiles on set with E. Patrick Johnson

Dialogue with the Dean: Melody Spann Cooper

Chicago broadcasting mogul Melody Spann Cooper rounds out the 2023-2024 Dialogue with the Dean series.

Events

Jun
5
2024
Doc Media MFA Thesis Showcase - Cinema in Relation: Yearnings for the Beyond – Program 1
7:00 PM Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Documentary Media MFA Showcase 2024 Cinema in Relation: Yearnings for the Beyond Program 1: Metamorphoses of Memory C...
Jun
6
2024
Doc Media MFA Thesis Showcase - Cinema in Relation: Yearnings for the Beyond – Program 2
7:00 PM Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Documentary Media MFA Showcase 2024 Cinema in Relation: Yearnings for the Beyond Program 2: Places of Memory = Reconstr...
Jun
8
2024
School of Communication Undergraduate Convocation
9:00 AM Welsh-Ryan Arena/McGaw Memorial Hall, 2705 Ashland Avenue
The undergraduate Convocation will be on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 9 a.m. at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Actor, comedian, writer, ...

Featured Event:

Join the School of Communication as Dean E. Patrick Johnson engages in conversation with Melody Spann Cooper on Tuesday, May 21 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CDT

Melody Spann Cooper headshot

Dialogue with the Dean: Melody Spann Cooper

Tuesday, May 21
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CDT

Attend virtually: Zoom webinar

Attend in-person: Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Drive, Evanston

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Melody Spann Cooper is Chair & CEO of Midway Broadcasting Corporation, Chicago's only Black and female-owned broadcasting company. Its flagship station WVON is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year. The company's assets also include a Spanish language station, WRLL and an OTT Digital Streaming Network, VONtv (pronounced Vaughn). As a life-long Chicagoan, Spann Cooper serves on numerous professional and civic boards including as Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council for the Obama Presidential Center and as Commissioner of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. She also serves as a trustee at the Museum of Science & Industry and at her alma mater Loyola University. In 2019, Spann Cooper added "author" to her list of accomplishments with the release of her first book, The Girlfriend's Guide to Closing the Deal. It is a semi-biographical book for women in business on how to tap into your innate power and purpose to get the deal done.

Dialogue Magazine

The magazine is published twice annually for alumni and friends of the School of Communication

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Fall 2023

In this issue:

  • A Theatrical Legacy: How a vibrant regional theater is the realization of alumnus Bob Rechnitz's dream
  • StoryComm: A new oral history project captures the first-person accounts of School of Communication students, faculty, and alumni 
  • Student Focus: Human communication sciences major Mel McDaniel keeps her eyes wide open as she explores the diversity of her field

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