TMU 10(4), April 2, 2013

Record high school campus participation. Nearly 500 participants from Nebraska and Iowa came to the UNO campus March 22 for the annual High School Media Conference. Experts held workshops on backpack journalism, photography, design, leadership and other topics. Alumna Wendy Townley hosted conversations about social media best practices. 

Associate Professor Sherrie Wilson organized the event, which culminated with an awards ceremony for best newspaper, radio and television stories.

Chao receives award. Assistant Professor Chin-chung Chao is recipient of a $5,000 Faculty International Project Award for "Conflicts Over the Pinnacle Islands: Collective Identities Under Negotiation." The proposal explores communicative efforts of Japan, China, Taiwan and the United States in negotiation and reconstruction of national identities. Chao uses the realist paradigm and identity negotiation theory applied to content analyses of public documents and media reports.

Reilly named interim director. Professor Hugh Reilly has been named School of Communication interim director, Dean Gail F. Baker announced. Professor Jeremy Lipschultz has received a Faculty Development Fellowship for fall semester to write a book on social media and leaves the post after more than nine years. Lipschultz will return to teaching and research in January. He also continues as reviews editor for Journalism & Mass Communication Educator.

Night Before Nationals. UNO Forensics orators wowed a packed crowed at Eppley Auditorium March 27, as the team prepared for national competition in Hutchinson, Kansas. 

UNO has finished fifth in the nation for two consecutive years. The team also has had individual national champions. Coach Abbie Syrek, assistant coaches and 11 team members displayed a wide range of public speaking events, such as oral interpretation and persuasion.

Excellence in action. Alumna Lindsey Peterson, a December graduate and graduate student at Northwestern University, won two SPJ Region 7 Mark of Excellence awards for her Omaha radio and television reporting. Peterson was recognized for a KVNO News story on the Omaha Literacy Center Spelling Bee. She also won for a feature story that aired on The Omaha News. The awards presentation is scheduled for late April in St. Louis.

Videos and photos.

The Omaha News, Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Marlina Davidson and spouse Dusty's
Old Market Loft Featured

High School Media Conference: 
Mav Radio Tour of New Facilities

OPS Career Center Wins
High School Media Conference Awards

Graduate Students Present at Research Fair

Edelman's Phil Gomes on Skype
Social Media Metrics

The Omaha News, Election Special, NET2, 8-10 p.m.
12-14  PRSSA Regional Conference, Mammel Hall, TBA.
25  Forensics Fiesta Fundraiser, Security National Bank, 101st and Pacific, 6:30 p.m.
26 – School of Communication Strategic Planning, TBA, 12-3 p.m.
30 – Communication Week: PRSSA Presentations, MBSC, 4 p.m.

–  58th Annual Communication Awards Banquet, Thompson Alumni Center, 5-9 p.m.
–  Commencement Lunch, Thompson Alumni Center, 11 a.m. and world premiere of "Mr. Buffett the Teacher," Mammel Hall, 6:30 p.m.
–  CFAM Commencement, Thompson Alumni Center, 11 a.m.

1 comment:

Wendy Townley said...

Thanks for the mention, Jeremy! I was happy to participate :-)