College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
1 vision. 24 hours.

The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts study how media technologies tell stories, entertain mass audiences, and educate citizens of the world.  The college teaches students how to be responsible and creative in their media making.  They are able to teach these values through hands-on learning with programs such as the Big Muddy Film Festival (the longest running student-run film festival in the United States), the Daily Egyptian student newspaper, and the Emmy Award Winning River Region Evening News, which students write, edit, produce and anchor a live half-hour newscast, viewed in more than 300,000 households. 

Faculty, staff, and students cultivate an understanding of the media’s special role for citizens and professional media makers working across a spectrum of cultures and political systems. The college is made up of three specializations: Cinema and Photography; Journalism; and Radio, Television, & Digital Media.  Students across all three specializations are able to focus on one area of study while having the ability, through collaborative teaching, to expand their skills by taking courses in any of the programs. 

Your contribution is an investment in our students’ success.  We are thankful for your generosity.

MCMA Student Emergency Scholarship Fund:  Fund to assist  students in immediate financial need to remain in school.  This fund will  provide the bridge that students need to cross over financial pitfalls that  would otherwise force them to leave school.

Daily Egyptian Fund: The purpose of this is to fund the operation of the Daily Egyptian.

Big Muddy Film Festival Endowment Fund​: The purpose is to support the annual Cinema and Photography Big Muddy Film Festival.  In addition to assisting with providing national and international visibility to the Big Muddy Film Festival, this will also provide additional funds for the Big Muddy Film Festival budget and fund students who are involved in the production of this film festival. 

River Region Evening News: This helps support the River Region Evening news and expenses associated with the daily live newscast on WSIU-TV. 

Award Winning MCMA AdLab:  The student chapter of the American Advertising Federation competes in regional and national advertising competitions. AdLab also runs an in-house advertising agency providing full agency services such as branding, social media, print materials and advertising campaigns for internal and community partners.

alt.news 26:46:  An alternative news magazine that covers quirky human interest stories, airs on the regional PBS affiliate and has won more than 31 professional regional Emmy Awards and 7 National College Television Awards. Responsibilities include: film/video production, graphics, animation, web, hosting/on-camera, producing, and more. Episodes air on WSIU, our region's PBS station.

Digital Dog Records:  A student-run music production company focusing on local bands.  The students learn and explore music and recording technology.  Funds would be used to purchase related equipment, student travel for field trips to recording studios, and to defray production costs.  

MCMA Technology Fund:  Funds raised for VR and AR equipment as well as sports trailer equipment and other new projects.

College of Mass Communication and Media Arts Student Scholarship Fund:  to support student professional development including travel to competitions, conferences, and award ceremonies.

Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most dollars raised)
This includes dollars during the 24-hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Medicine $196,336.00
2 College of Education and Human Services $171,847.00
3 Saluki Athletics $139,301.88
4 College of Liberal Arts $113,380.00
5 Diversity Initiatives $101,000.00
6 Performing Arts (Liberal Arts) $79,060.00
7 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $76,766.00
8 College of Business $64,678.00
9 School of Law $61,801.00
10 Touch of Nature $58,616.00
11 College of Agricultural Sciences $52,382.00
12 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $51,473.35
13 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,154.93
14 New Student Programs $20,025.00
15 Saluki Alumni Plaza $19,700.00
16 College of Engineering $17,579.00
17 Morris Library $15,998.00
18 Strong Survivors $13,825.00
19 Student Affairs $7,030.00
20 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) $5,519.98
21 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $5,299.00
22 University Museum $5,130.00
23 WSIU Public Broadcasting $4,895.00
24 SIU Press $4,005.00
25 College of Science $3,880.00
26 General University Scholarships $2,905.00
27 SIU Alumni Association $2,575.00
28 SIU Green Fund Grant Program $1,957.00
29 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,745.00
30 Campus Lake Fund $855.00
31 Chancellor's Scholars Program $845.00
32 SIU Arboretum $775.00
33 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program $555.00
34 University Honors Program $385.00
35 Graduate School $290.00
36 Police K-9 Unit $250.00
37 Center for International Education $200.00
38 Center for Archaeological Investigations $120.00
39 The Dawg Lounge $10.00
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Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes dollars during the 24-hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 815
2 School of Medicine 285
3 School of Law 235
4 Saluki Athletics 159
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 141
6 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 87
7 Strong Survivors 77
8 College of Liberal Arts 68
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 67
10 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) 64
11 College of Engineering 63
12 College of Education and Human Services 62
13 Performing Arts (Liberal Arts) 59
14 College of Business 52
15 Touch of Nature 46
16 Morris Library 39
17 College of Science 38
18 WSIU Public Broadcasting 35
19 SIU Green Fund Grant Program 34
20 SIU Alumni Association 31
21 Student Affairs 30
22 General University Scholarships 26
23 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 25
24 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 25
25 Saluki Alumni Plaza 24
26 University Museum 21
27 Diversity Initiatives 19
28 SIU Press 19
29 Campus Lake Fund 15
30 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program 13
31 SIU Arboretum 12
32 University Honors Program 7
33 Chancellor's Scholars Program 6
34 Graduate School 5
35 Police K-9 Unit 5
36 Center for International Education 4
37 Center for Archaeological Investigations 4
38 New Student Programs 2
39 The Dawg Lounge 1
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