Susan Wiesinger

Professor | Chico State Journalism & PR

Important Dates for fall 2018
Aug. 27 – First day of fall classes
Sept. 3 – Labor Day (campus closed)
Sept. 7 – Last day to drop w/out signatures
Sept. 21 – Last day to drop
Oct. 8-11 – Mandatory J&PR advising
Oct. 15-Dec. 7 – Spring 2019 registration
Nov. 12 – Veterans Day (campus closed)
Nov. 19-23 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 17-23 – Finals week
Important Dates for spring 2019
Jan. 22 – First day of spring classes
Feb. 1 – Last day to drop w/out signatures
Feb. 15 – Last day to drop
March 18-22 – Spring Break
April 1 – César Chåvez Day (campus closed)
April 2-5 – Mandatory J&PR advising
April 8 – Fall 2019 registration opens
May 13-18 – Finals week
May 16-19 – Commencement
May 27 – Memorial Day (campus closed)

Professional Media Experience & Education

I am the third generation in a newspaper family and worked for newspapers in New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Montana, Nevada and Indiana.

My academic research focuses on media; application and social impact of emerging technologies; corporate media ownership; and race, diversity and gender representations in the media.

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Professor, California State University, Chico

Journalism & Public Relations
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Ph.D., Purdue University

Media, Technology & Culture
Minor: Rhetoric & Kenneth Burke
Purdue University Boilermaker

MA, Purdue University

Public Affairs & Issues Management (Public Relations)

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BA, Southern Oregon University

Major: Sociology / Minor: English

Random Facts

Days of teaching college classes

Since 2000 – and counting

Times I didn't have a cup of coffee

I have never finished a cup of coffee

Megabytes of songs on my phone

And too many song lyrics in my head


Steps per week

My Fitbit gives me credit for waking up and getting moving

Professional Growth & Achievement

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Courses I've taught at California State University, Chico
(current classes are linked to course sites)

JOUR 211

Women, Men & the Media

JOUR 244

Intro to Public Relations

JOUR 255

Digital Media Literacy
& Civic Engagement

JOUR 260

Writing for Mass Media

JOUR 321

Public Affairs Reporting

JOUR 325

Magazine Writing

JOUR 327

Media Editing, Proofreading
& Entry-level Layout

JOUR 355

Online Presentation of News & PR

JOUR 398

Augmented & Virtual Reality for Media & Entertainment

JOUR 411

Race & Diversity in Media

Contact Dr. Wiesinger

Office Hours: 1 to 3 p.m. MW, Tehama Hall 207


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