On Wednesday, February 2nd, Alcorn State University (ASU) hosted the 2022 Humanities Teacher Award Lecture at 12:30 pm in the Medgar Evers Auditorium located in the J.D. Boyd Library.
The Lecture featured Dr. Eric Dogini, Professor and Coordinator of Mass Communications in the Department of English, Languages, and Mass Communications. Dr. Dogini has experience in Higher Education, Audio Production, Public Relations, Sports Media, Digital Filmmaking, and Video Production. He has taught at several institutions of higher learning, and is a researcher, producer, reviewer, and a publisher of several scholarly articles. He is the founder and advisor of the Alpha Chi Alpha Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta at ASU, an honor society of the National Communications Association. He is also a member of numerous communications societies including the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Leadership and Mentoring Institute (LMI), American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE), and Georgia Communications Association (GCA).
The Humanities Lecture allows ASU’s administration, faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to gain further knowledge into different programs offered at ASU. Dr. Dogini was recommended by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Babu Patlolla and other university officials to the Mississippi Humanities Council to present a public lecture relating to Mass Communications. Dr. Anne-Marie Obilade, Associate Professor and Chairperson of English, Languages and Mass Communications and Dr. Patlolla opened the event by welcoming guests and introducing the Lecture entitled “The Sound: Analog vs Digital Audio and How Microphones Work for Broadcast Journalists.”
During his speech, Dr. Dogini covered different areas of sound through explaining the types of microphones journalists use, how sound is converted through the microphone, analog vs digital audio, and AM vs FM radio. After the lecture, Dr. Dogini took several questions from administrators and staff.
“I really enjoyed this event. I learned a lot about what Mass Communications and reporting entails . . . Dr. Dogini really brought everything down to my level. For instance, I didn’t know that there were different parts of microphones. I always see different kinds, but now I understand their functions and I really appreciate it,” stated Dr. Obilade.