Communication & Theater, 2009
  • Communication & Theater, 2009



    From Popcorn to Nuclear War: A Systems Theoretic Approach to the End of Life as We Know It
    Garrett Crane
    Mentor: Steve C. Koch

    I use the debate regarding agriculture subsidies to model how government action involves the complex interaction of many different policy systems. I demonstrate the benefits of cutting subsidies for biofuels and weigh them against the potential consequences from changing the current subsidy structure. There are many consequences that must be evaluated before any action can take place. The government is a very complex system in which an insignificant action in one part of government can result in disastrous consequences in another part. Action must not be evaluated in a vacuum, but rather all conceivable consequences must be considered before any action is to take place.



    Theatre From the Ground Up
    Erin Marchese, Douglas Gibbons, Jessica Schollenberger, Andrea Klinker
    Mentor: Bill B. Kennedy

    Christmas 2007, four students decided they wanted to try a summer theatre program here at Capital University. Could it be done? Where do we start? What do we need? How do we do it? All of these questions led us on a journey to start a theatre company and produce a show from nothing. We learned exactly what it takes to fully produce a show, without a built-in budget. Join us as we re-live the journey we took to go from nothing to the Eden Summer Players.


    The CU Guide to Blogging
    Brent Small, Andrea Klinker, Andrew Newman, Mike Ferko, Cheryl Harrison, Stefan Smetanko
    Mentor: Thom Baggerman

    The act of blogging has become a vital part of the new media landscape, allowing individuals to act as both creators and consumers of a wide array of ideas and perspectives. Members of the Capital community may not realize the many advantages of blogging or know how to begin blogging for themselves. As part of the Communication, Technology and Culture class, students were asked to research and compile best blogging practices and tactics from a variety of authoritative sources. These practices were then compiled into a resource that will serve as an instructional tool for the campus community. The information comes both from personal blog experience and articles written on the topic by other bloggers and scholars. The website details everything a new creator needs to know, from basic blogging vocabulary to tips on content generation and blog promotion. This presentation is a basic introduction to the site and to the process we went through in creating it.