HPU Professor Of Media And Popular Culture Featured On 'The State Of Things' Radio Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 2, 2010 – Dr. Katherine Fowkes was recently featured as a guest on North Carolina Public Radio’s program, “The State of Things.” The 30-minute segment, hosted by noted radio personality Frank Stasio, featured Fowkes and two other guests in a discussion about horror and supernatural films.

Fowkes, who serves as a professor of media and popular culture studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, has written extensively on supernatural films, including two books of original research, one explicating on ghost and angel movies ? titled “Giving Up the Ghost,” the other on fantasy movies – titled “The Fantasy Film.”

Having previously taught radio production and supervised the radio station at HPU, Fowkes says she enjoyed participating as a guest rather than being behind the scenes.

“Frank Stasio was such a wonderful host,” Fowkes says. “He’s extremely good at what he does ? very professional, but also very warm and friendly. The two other guests ? Maria Pramaggiore, a film scholar, and Craig Vance, the creator and star of the television show ?Monster Creature Feature” – were also lovely to work with. I was honored to be invited, and would be thrilled to participate again in the future.”

The show aired live from NC Public Radio’s studios in Durham. The segment, “Friday Night Flicks,” can be accessed online at http://www.thestateofthings.org/ (Oct. 29, 2010).

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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