Dean Kebbel responds to a question from retired Omaha World-Herald Publisher Harold Andersen
Kebbel comes to Lincoln from the Knight Foundation -- a group encouraging development of digital media. Kebbel said he plans to launch student coverage of the Unicameral and a mobile media course. UNO School of Communication Director Jeremy Lipschultz met with Kebbel to discuss changes in the field of journalism.Excellence in action. Reilly Professor and Assistant Director Karen Dwyer and Associate Professor Sherrie Wilson offered School of Communication graduate teaching assistants a full week of training before classes began. The program is a model in the nation. Dwyer's Public Speaking Fundamentals course training included use of an online book, review of a handbook and workbook, availability of online resources, and Speech Center pedagogy. "The GTAs represent a variety of backgrounds, and their experiences and maturity shined in all the activities," Dwyer said. Mass communication GTA's assist with courses, such as Introduction to Mass Communication, Media Writing, and Publication Design & Graphics. Wilson and Dwyer also provided part-time faculty training in UNO's new student information system. *** Assistant Professor Ana Cruz has been selected to serve on the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT). The group reviews funding proposals for faculty travel to conferences and provides support for curriculum development. *** Assistant Professor Lynnette Leonard and a colleague at Central Michigan University are presenting outcomes from their Second Life project at the Lilly Conference in Traverse City, Michigan on Sept. 23. Students increased awareness about HIV/AIDS and raised about $60 donated to two non-profit organizations working in the online space. *** The final proceedings of the 2010 Student Research and Creative Activity Fair are now available online. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Student Research and Creative Activity Fair Final Proceedings 2010.
21 - UNO Voices Against Violence, "Dare to Speak for Those Who Don't," Caniglia Field, 6:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
26 - Italian Night, All Saints at 93rd & Blondo, 5-8 p.m.
9 - Heartland Regional Emmy Road Show, Thompson Alumni Center, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
10 - Omaha 10-10-10 Kick-off Events, CPACS 4 p.m. & OPC dinner 7:30 p.m.
11 - Omaha 10-10-10 Panel Discussions, CPACS, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.