TMU 6(23) -- November 3, 2009

Voices Against Violence
PR students promote event

Maverick PR partnered with UNO Voices Against Violence and the Omaha YWCA to present an Oct. 27 panel discussion on intimate partner violence.

Panelists talk to large group of students

UNO students packed the Nebraska Room to hear the presentation, which was promoted by PR students.

Building Bright Futures
School collaborates with program 

The School of Communication is working with the UNO Building Bright Futures program on a public service announcement competition about the importance of school attendance. Associate  Professor Sherrie Wilson has met with members of the staff to incorporate the competition into the School of Communication's annual High School Journalism and Broadcasting Contest.  Students at area schools will compete in two categories -- audio PSAs and video PSAs -- for prizes of $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place and $500 for third place.  Maverick Solutions is creating the promotional materials for the competition.

Of note
Excellence in print and action 

Assistant Professor Chin-Chung (Joy) Chao has been awarded a University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) travel grant to attend the National Communication Association (NCA) meeting this month in Chicago.

* * * 

Associate Professor Dave Ogden presented "From Middle School to the Major Leagues" at the Red Cloud Opera House Oct. 25 program sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council.  The program was part of a traveling Smithsonian exhibit on the late Roberto Clemente, a star baseball player and humanitarian.

Did you know?
People in the news 

Associate Professor Teresa Lamsam has been invited to serve on UNO's Native American Advisory Cabinet, which is designed to assist the chancellor in better serving the community.


Professor Shereen Bingham was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald in an Oct. 26 story about sexual harassment.


Alumnus and adjunct instructor Kevin Warneke has published an article in the latest edition of Grassroots Editor, which is published by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.  It focused on the challenges community newspapers have in finding mentors.  The article was written for a doctoral seminar, which is part of his program with the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communcation at UNL.

Evidence of excellence 

1.  Professor Jeremy Lipschultz's entry is included in the recently released Encyclopedia of Journalism edited by Christopher Sterling and published by SAGE. 

2.  Former UNO broadcasting major Margie Sturgeon is Internet Director at KTIV Channel 4 in Sioux City.

3.  Alumna Jillian Speake is Director of Public Affairs at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.

Looking in
Images from school 

Chris Allen, Dave Ogden and Joan Latchaw (English)

Lynnette Leonard and North High Magnet NOMA students

Durango was dressed as the Great Pumpkin

Chancellor wears "budget cutting" glasses at pancake breakfast

Around town
Omaha happenings

Alumna Amy Adams is WOWT news director 

Dates and times
Upcoming events

4 - Group Advising, ASH 107, 9-11 a.m.

12-15 - National Communication Association, Chicago
17 -  Mike Hill, film editor, speaks to JOUR 1500, 4 p.m. CPACS Lecture Hall.

20Al Tompkins, Poynter Institute Workshop, Thompson Alumni Center, 8:30 a.m.


5 -  Award-winning KARE-11 Minneapolis news reporter Boyd Huppert's workshop, Collaborating Commons,  9 a.m.
9 - Holiday party, Arts and Sciences 140, 11:30 a.m.

23 - Alumni Night on the Ice, Qwest Center, 5:30 p.m.

26 - David Mathison, Be The Media, Thompson Alumni Center, 11 a.m.

No comments: