Graduate students, faculty prepare
UNO School of Communication faculty members kicked off new academic year activities with a teaching workshop Aug. 15.
Holly Miller presented data on the changing nature of students, and Mike Whye, Jodeane Brownlee and Janet Davis participated in a panel discussion.
Reilly Professor and Acting Assistant Director Karen Dwyer and Associate Professor and Media Writing Coordinator Sherrie Wilson planned activities for the speech communication and mass communication divisions. A faculty reception at the Thompson Alumni Center followed the workshop.
UNO TV, KVNO set record
"Street Children" produced by Josh Krohn won the Bronze award for Best In-depth or Investigative Story for KVNO.
"Inside Art," produced by the TV II class taught by Gary Repair and supported with graphics and effects by Brian Shaffer, won the Bronze award for Service to Business, Industry, Government or Education.
"Consider This...," produced by Jim Adams, Mike Pacholski and Cathy Wyatt with extensive production support by Mark Dail and the production student crew, the engineering staff and graphics and effects from Shaffer, won the Silver award for Service to the Community - Public Service Program or Series.
"Omaha Kids Coalition," under the direction of Assistant Professor and General Manager Robert Franklin and with extensive support from B.J. Huchtemann, won the Gold award for Service to the Community - Public Service Project or Program.
"Hola Amigos! Hello Friends!" produced by Doug Walker and crew from the OPS Career Center, with support from Adams and Huchtemann, won the Gold award for Service to Children.
Excellence in print & action
Associate Professor Chris Allen participated in a workshop “Multimedia Journalism for College Educators,” July 20 - 23, 2009 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. The program featured hands-on training in digital storytelling, video editing and social media. Professors from across the United States, Canada and overseas addressed the latest issues facing educators.
Assistant Professor Paige Toller has published: Toller, Paige W. & Braithwaite, Dawn O. (2009, August). "Grieving Together and Apart: Bereaved Parents' Contradictions of Marital Interaction." Journal of Applied Communication Research 37(3), 257-77. The article can be found here.
Kayser Professor Bruce Johansen published “Putting the Moccasin on the Other Foot: A Media History of the ‘Fighting Whities,’” as a reprint from Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education, (3:1) (2003), and will be used in Richard C. King, Native American Mascots and Education: A Sourcebook, Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2010. SIMILE was edited in the School of Communication for the past six years. Johansen also recently published, Bruce E. Johansen, Communication and Native American Studies, published the cover story in the summer, 2009 issue of the Polish Native American Studies magazine Tawacin, “Co sie Stalo z AIM?” [What has Become of the American Indian Movement (AIM)?” pp. 25-33.
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People in the news
Alumnus John Prescott announced a change in status at the Global Innovation Strategy Center (GISC). He will be a part-time media advisor involved in project work. Prescott also is taking on work for other clients and transitioning to semi-retirement.
Evidence of excellence
fellowship at the national meeting in Boston
Photo courtesy Assn. for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
Dates & times
October 4 – Italian Night, St. Margaret Mary, 6 p.m.