TMU 9(10), November 13, 2012

Elton Carter Thesis Award. UNO School of Communication alumna Kristin Hoerber became the second graduate in the past three years to have her thesis recognized as the best campus research. Professor Shereen Bingham advised the thesis, "A Phenomenology of Confirmation and Its Impact on Weight Management Attitudes and Behaviors in Married and Cohabitating Couples." 

Dwyer lectures at Winona State. Reilly Professor and Assistant Director Karen Dwyer presented a faculty development workshop to campus administration, deans and faculty in September at Winona State University. Dwyer spoke on "iConquer Speech Anxiety: Empowering Our Students to Conquer Their Fear."

Academic excellence. Isaacson Professor Bruce Johansen contributed five entries: 

“Seneca,” “Botswana,” “Fiji,” “Myanmar,” and “Climate Change.” (6,000 words) in Steve Danver, ed. Native Peoples of the World: Groups, Issues, and Controversies. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2012. Johansen also contributed a 6,000-word chapter, “Climate Change.” to Christopher G. Bates and James Ciment, General Editors.Encyclopedia of Global Social Issues. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2012. 3 vols. 110-116, published October, 2012. Johansen’s Forgotten Founders was cited exstensively in Jacob Devaney. "Great Law of Peace, the American Pre-colonial Roots of Democracy," Huffington Post, October 3, 2012. Johansen's Lethal  Encounters: Englishmen and Indians in Colonial Virginia, by Al Cave of the University of Toledo, which was originally part of Johansen’s series with Praeger (Native America: Yesterday and Today) was acquired in paperback for Bison Books (University of Nebraska Press), a distinction shared by Hugh Reilly’s Bound to Have Blood.

Assistant Professor Chin-Chung Chao was awarded a University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) travel grant to attend the National Communication Association (NCA) conference in Orlando Nov. 14. 

Alumni updates. Alumna Kathleen Al-Marhoon, APR, former president of Nebraska PRSA is the new UNO PRSSA professional adviser. "We are thrilled to have someone of her experience and ability to mentor on board," Karen Weber said. Al-Marhoon is marketing and public relations manager for Nebraska Children's Home Society.

Election night student media. School of Communication students reported local election night news for The Omaha News on NET2, KVNO-FM, Maverick Radio and the UNO Vote blog. For the first time, students converted  CPACS Commons into an additional newsroom for the evening. The Omaha News began live broadcasts at 7 p.m. and remained on the air until most races were decided. 

Mr. Buffett the Teacher. Eighteen students from the School of Communication and the College of Business Administration spent the day meeting with Warren Buffett. He is now listed as the fourth wealthiest person in the world. On this annual visit, UNO students were grouped with business students from as far away as London. Students toured the Nebraska Furniture Mart and Borsheim's, asked Buffett questions and were treated to a steak lunch at one of his favorite spots, Piccolo Pete's in South Omaha.

Videos and photos.

New UNO arena proposed

Communication students with Warren Buffett

CNBC source Bob Miles talks about Buffett

Bob Kerrey and Paul Critchlow met with students

Chris Allen delivered the Gildersleeve Lecture 
Nov. 12 about Oman

Autumn on campus


26 -- Communication, PR and Social Media, TBA, 11 a.m.
29 -- Communication, PR and Social Media, TBA, 11 a.m.

3-4  -- School of Communication Academic Program Review Site Visit, ASH 107i, TBA
5 -- School of Communication Holiday Party, ASH 140, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10 -- Communication, PR and Social Media, TBA, 11 a.m.




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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