Dr. Frank Macke, professor of communication and theatre arts, completed his graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the School of Medicine on May 6. He also presented a refereed paper, titled “Communicology and the Experiential Matrix of Clinical Psychology: Cultural and Systemic Approaches to the Human Science of Human Relationship” to the Summer Seminar on Language and Power in Skagen, Denmark, June 23. The seminar was sponsored by the Center for Philosophy and Science at Aalborg University and the International Communicology Institute.
Scot J. Mann, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts and theatre director, was selected as a respondent for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and evaluated productions at the University of Virginia and University of West Georgia in October and November. Mann also served as guest artist for the Southern Arena Theatre where he directed the southeast premier of Mark Brown’s Around the World in 80 Days. In September, he will be a guest artist teaching theatrical movement at the University of West Georgia, and serve as fight director for The Georgia Shakespeare Festival’s production of Othello.
Marian Zielinski, professor of communication and theatre arts, presented a paper titled “Power and the Art of Theatre as Symbolic Communication” at the Fourth Biennial Summer Symposium and Professional Development Seminar on “Communication In and Beyond the Concept of Power,” with particular reference to Ernst Cassirer’s work on culture and communication to the International Communicology Institute. The event was sponsored by Danish Centre for Philosophy and Science Studies, Skagen, Denmark, June. Zielinski also won second place in the Middle Georgia Art Association’s show, “Fantastic Fibers” and “Re-mastered” for her piece titled, “Human Nature.” It is currently on exhibit in the Art Zone Gallery on Ingleside Avenue in Macon.