College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
#SIUDAY March 7, 2018

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 Technology Fund:  This fund is used to purchase equipment for the College of Mass Communications and Media Arts (MCMA) to support the multi-media platform education being advanced in MCMA to ensure the College is competitive for recruitment retention and curriculum offered and to provide graduates with the best technological and experiential advantage for their careers.

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

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

Big Muddy Film Festival: 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. 

Donate and turn your state MAROON!
Rank State Gifts
1 IL 37
2 MI 2
2 CA 2
Tim Parks Challenge
Mr. Parks will match every dollar received on March 7th up to $12,000 in support of the Daily Egyptian Fund at SIU. Mr. Parks is encouraging everyone to show their support by giving generously on this day. Rise to the challenge and make an impact on student lives. Please make your gift TODAY!
$12,000 MATCHED
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
Participating Groups with the largest number of gifts
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Agricultural Sciences 203
2 School of Medicine 137
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 128
4 College of Education and Human Services 100
5 School of Law 78
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