FHSU invites international scholar to speak about the activity, culture of gaming

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HAYS, Kan. -- Mia Consalvo, professor and Canada research chair of Game Studies and Design at Concordia University in Montreal, will talk at Fort Hays State University about the activity and culture of gaming.

Consalvo's conversation, "Real Games, Real Players? Reconsidering Who and What 'Counts' (and Why) in Game Studies," draws from a decade of studies done on videogame players.

There are three opportunities to see Consalvo: 9 to 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union's Stouffer Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. at Forsyth Library and 3 to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union's Trails Room, all on Tuesday, March 24. Refreshments will be served, and a signup sheet will be available for anyone who needs class credit.

"Gaming has become an important social and technical force in society," said Dr. Gordon Carlson, director of the Institute for New Media Studies and assistant professor of communication studies.

"Learning about this important topic is necessary in order to understand how it can be used here at FHSU, in academia across the country and as an element of our daily lives. Dr. Consalvo is an expert in this area, and the entire Tiger community will benefit from the chance to work with such an outstanding scholar."

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Institute for New Media Studies and the Communication Studies Department.

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