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The Media Lab is a space to explore ideas related to new media and teaching, research, service, and grant writing. The Media Lab supports students, faculty, and staff in English specifically and in the university generally to think through best practice uses of technology, to learn how to compose media with technology, and to sustain media-rich projects.

Director: Dr. Michael J. Faris

Graduate Assistants
Andrea L. Beaudin
Erica EllingSon Baumle

Spring 2016 Hours
Mondays 10–2 | Tuesdays 10–2
Wednesdays 10–2 | Thursdays 10–12


Spring 2016 Workshops Announced
The Media Lab is hosting a series of workshops this spring on managing your social media presence, the IRB Cayuse system, designing accessible PDFs, and making your life easier with Microsoft Word.
Spring 2016 Instruction Design Contest Announced
The Media Lab will sponsor another Instruction Design Contest this spring. Deadline for submissions is April 28, 2016.
Fall 2015 Instruction Design Contest Winners!
The Media Lab sponsored an Instruction Design Contest for students in English 2311: Technical Writing. Winners were Alex Carpenter, Henry Garza, and Anastasia Schwartz for their instruction set "How to Make Magnetic Slime."

What does the Media Lab Offer?

Contact or visit the Media Lab for assistance with:

  • software and hardware
  • designing programs, brochures, and flyers
  • document design & layout
  • video equipment & editing
  • assignment planning
  • technology demos and workshops
  • poster creation
  • website design & planning
  • videoconferencing space
  • studio space
  • accessibility


Department of English