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Professor's book chapter and talk. Sherrie Wilson, associate professor and mass communication division head, authored a recently published book chapter. "Media and Politicians' Privacy," is in Media Issues: Point/Counterpoint by Jennifer Greer and William David Sloan of the University of Alabama. The book is part of the Vision Press media series. Wilson also participated Sept. 11 in a PRSA Nebraska ethics panel at Anthony's Steakhouse. PR writing students in Lecturer Karen Weber's class attended the meeting.

Debate Watch crowd fills auditorium. Nearly 500 students participated the School of Communication's Presidential Debate Watch Oct. 3 on campus. 

Associate Professor Barbara Pickering again coordinated the event with help from faculty and staff. Students were encouraged to take notes and study the positions on the issues. KETV reported on the event.

UNO Forensics wins opener. The School of Communication's competitive public speaking squad won the first tournament of the season. The team won individual and team titles Sept. 28-30 at Hutchinson, KS. UNO Forensics is coming off two consecutive fifth place national finishes and a national individual champion at Interstate Oratory last spring. 

Terrific Ten 2.0. Ten top undergraduate and graduate students joined Director Jeremy Lipschultz and Associate Professor Sherrie Wilson for a four-day professional networking visit to media outlets in Chicago. The group visited Bloomberg News, WGN-TV, the Chicago Tribune, WBEZ-FM, the Chicago Cubs, Digitas, the Chicago Sun-Times, Lipman Hearne and Edelman. 

They also met with professionals from WBBM-TV, Marina City Online,, Loyola University Chicago, Roosevelt University, and A Step Ahead PR. They dined at famous restaurants, such as Pizzeria UNO, the Billy Goat, and the Cubby Bear. The Terrific Ten took an architectural boat tour on the Chicago River, viewed the city from atop the 61st floor roof of Marina City, walked Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile, and attended a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Alumni sponsored students for the second straight year. Students were encouraged to make follow-up contacts with industry leaders.

Afghan professors visit. Three Kabul University journalism faculty visited the UNO School of Communication in September. They also took instruction in English from the Center for Afghan Studies in International Studies. Professors met with school faculty, toured local media outlets, sat in on UNO communication classes, traveled to Scottsbluff, and concluded their U.S. visit in Washington, D.C. The program  follows a trip in August by the dean of journalism at Kabul University and the Dubai Academy in July.

Academic excellence. Broadcasting major Lindsey Peterson, a senior, has produced a KVNO-FM series on the un-schooling movement in Nebraska. She recently was accepted into the graduate program at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.

Isaacson Professor Bruce Johansen published, "Canoe Journeys and Cultural Rival," American Indian Culture and Research Journal 36(2), 131-141 (2012).

Professor Jeremy Lipschultz has been selected to join the Associate Editorial Board for Communication Studies during the 2013-2015 term.

Alumni updates. Larry Boersma has a new website to showcase his award-winning photography.

Leo Biga has published the book, Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film - A Reporter's Perspective. The book is a compilation of Biga's extensive journalism about the Oscar winner.

Videos and photos.

Jeremy Lipschultz uploaded this 1992 Warren Buffett
Omaha Press Club appearance to YouTube 
and wrote about Buffett in the Huffington Post

 Students visiting Chicago observed the WGN-TV News

The Omaha News launched a new season Editor Josie Loza spoke to the Media Storytelling class

University of North Carolina Professor Charlie Tuggle 
showed his new documentary at UNO

 Dean Gail F. Baker met with State Department representatives
visiting UNO's Afghan journalism professor training program

Alumnus Juan Carillo (left) returned from New York for 
Wendy Townley (right) and Matt Tompkins' wedding.

 8 --  Advising for spring 2013 semester begins
 9 --  PRSA, Anthony's Steakhouse, 11:30 a.m.
12-16 -- PRSSA National Conference, San Francisco, CA.
18 -- Omaha Table Talk, Metropolitan Community College, 6:15 p.m.
19 -- Italian Night, Suneg Center, 6 p.m.


   2-3  -- School of Communication Academic Program Review Site Visit, ASH 140, TBA




12-14 -- PRSSA Regional Conference, Mammel Hall, TBA.
15-19 -- Communication Week

2 -- 58th Annual Communication Awards Banquet, Thompson Alumni Center, 5 p.m.

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