New Media Banner

Contact Us

live chat software

Tomanek Hall 127
Contact TigerTech

Holiday/School Break Hours

Phone/Chat Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 7:30am - 8pm CT
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm CT
Saturday: 9am - 5pm CT
Sunday: Noon - 8pm CT

Walk-in Assistance
127 Tomanek Hall
M-F: 8am-4:30pm CT

Technology Services
101 Tomanek Hall

Self-Help Online

Institute for New Media Studies Open House and Fundraiser for Student Scholarships - April 10 - 5:00-9:00pm

Free Food, Prizes, Games, 3D Movies, Virtual Reality, and More...

This is your special invitation! As part of the Journey Campaign, the Institute for New Media Studies is holding a unique open house to showcase our accomplishments over the past year and raise money for undergraduate research scholarships. Come enjoy interactive demonstrations of current projects, meet current FHSU students, use advanced technologies under development, enjoy free food, and win our free giveaway prizes. Swing by for a few minutes or stay for hours. This come-and-go event is sure to be the highlight of your night.

April 10, 2017
5-9 p.m.
Malloy Hall, FHSU Campus

The Institute for New Media Studies is an innovative program on the Fort Hays State University campus. New Media is a transdisciplinary field leveraging a number of advanced methods to look at the complicated connections between people and technologies. Put on a virtual reality headset and stroll across a digital version of campus created by students in Communication Studies. Wander through the universe with the World Wide Telescope and the lab's interactive smart table. See a 3D printer and scanner in action, go inside a molecule, watch a 3D movie, learn agricultural lessons as you fly through a virtual cow, and see a number of augmented reality tools under development in the lab.

This event is hosted by graduating seniors in Communication Studies in order to raise money for students across campus.

Unable to attend? Gifts supporting Fort Hays students can be made online:

  1. Visit the FHSU Foundation website by clicking here
  2. Choose the designation "Other"
  3. Enter "Institute for New Media Studies"

If you have questions or want to learn more, visit our website at, call 785-628-5876, or email

  • Hold a virtual spaceship in your hand with augmented reality
  • 55" Interactive Smart Table
  • Scanning and printing 3D objects
  • Large screen displays
  • Learn about 100 of years of technology with our historical display of communication technology

The Institute is always evolving and will never be "finished" because we partner with people all over campus including each college, athletics, the Memorial Union, student groups, and more. Have an idea for a project? Tell us about it and we can help make it happen. Our technology and our partners are on the cutting edge with bigger and better projects down the road.

Our projects and technology are supported financially and in spirit by units all over campus and we thank them!

  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Provost's Office
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education and Technology
  • Forsyth Library
  • Institute for Applied Technology
  • Undergraduate Research Experience Program
  • Memorial Union
  • Faculty members across campus
  • Society for Conceptual Logistics in Communication Research
  • An international collection of expert Fellows
  • Courses, student research teams, and individual projects

Follow us on Twitter and keep up with events and links to interesting material.

The Institute for New Media Studies is a new addition to the FHSU campus. Housed in the Communication Studies department and dedicated to the transdisciplinary study of new media as it impacts human communication, the institute will reside in a lab and collaboration space in room 106 in Malloy Hall.

We are in the process of renovating the room and preparing equipment to serve our various projects. The institute will provide resources to support members of the community in their use and understanding of new media approaches to teaching, research, and service.

The Institute for New Media Studies will serve as a nexus of experimentation and education. We already have several projects beginning this semester covering 3D printing, visualizing complex concepts, and blending physical and virtual spaces.

Faculty are welcome to participate by using the lab's resources to support teaching, working with students on projects or research, and pursuing their own unique research agendas as they intersect with new media approaches.

Students are welcome to participate by engaging class projects in a more advanced way, partnering with faculty members to work on individual research, and seeking guidance in their own independent studies.

If you have questions, would like to learn more, or have an idea please contact the Director of the Institute for New Media Studies, Gordon Carlson.

Back to top