W&J students and professor present at pop culture conference

Created: April 25, 2019  |  Last Updated: December 17, 2019  |  Category:   |  Tagged:

The student presenters pictured in the group photo with Dr. Berberick are (from left) Sarah Edwards ’20, Samantha Sonnet ’22, and Julia Angotti ’20.

WASHINGTON, PA (April 25, 2019)—On April 18, three Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students presented their “zines” at the annual Popular Culture Association conference in Washington, D.C., as part of a round table session on education, teaching history and pop culture. Assistant Professor of Communication Arts Stevie Berberick, Ph.D., was the chairperson for the round table.

Along with Dr. Berberick, communication arts majors Julia Angotti ’20 and Sarah Edwards ’20 and studio art major Samantha Sonnet ’22 presented “The Import of Accessibility in End Term Assignments: Student Created Zines as Public Intellectualism.”

The zines, or small-circulation, self-published magazines that feature original text and artwork, were a final project for Dr. Berberick’s Introduction to Media Studies course (COM103), and are now permanently housed in the W&J library archives.

About Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pa., is a selective liberal arts college founded in 1781. Committed to providing each of its students with the highest-quality undergraduate education available, W&J offers a traditional arts and sciences curriculum emphasizing interdisciplinary study and independent study work. For more information about W&J, visit www.washjeff.edu, or call 888-W-AND-JAY.