TMU 10(6), June 11, 2013

Advertising scholarships. Three UNO students were among those receiving $15,800 in American Advertising Federation (AAF) Omaha awards. Christine Dunn, Sydney Williams and Danyelle Stephenson were awarded $1,000-2,000 AAF scholarships for 2013-14. The students were among a prestigious group of UNO Communication scholars recognized with more than $50,000 in 2013-14 scholarships from the Omaha Press Club, PRSA Nebraska, the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, OPPD and the University of Nebraska Foundation. Scholarship recipients were recognized at the 58th Annual Communication Awards Banquet.

Hall of Fame alumni. Michael Kelly and Carol Shrader were among those inducted June 8 into the Omaha Press Club (OPC) Journalists of Excellence Hall of Fame (photos courtesy Bill Kelly). Ann Pedersen, Joe Patrick and David Haberman were also awarded the recognition. The OPC selects a group each year, and the ceremony is part of annual journalism excellence awards.

Excellence in action. Assistant Professor Joy Chao published a study on women leaders'  conflict management styles in Chinese Management Studies 7(1), 94-110 (2013). Chao is  also presenting her research this month at the International Communication Association (ICA) meeting in London and the National Communication Association (NCA) meeting in Washington, D.C. in November. Chao mentored  Instructor Pamm Killeen on a NCA paper she will present.

Isaacson Professor Bruce Johansen appeared on a May 26 WCBM Washington, D.C. radio show that was distributed nationwide on the FOX radio network. The two-hour "Roberto Hieronimus 21st Century Radio" program focused on Johansen's groundbreaking writings about the Iroquois influence on democracy, as well as the trends in global warming data. Johansen also published a letter in the June issue of National Geographic.

Lecturer Holly Miller attended the New Jersey Communication Association meeting, which featured sessions on corporate social responsibility and new directions in communication.

Professor Jeremy Lipschultz appeared twice in recent weeks on The Tom Becka Show on KOIL radio in Omaha. Lipschultz spoke about government spying on U.S. journalists. 

Lipschultz also premiered a new documentary "Mr. Buffett the Teacher" May 3. He wrote and directed the project. The film traces Buffett's teaching at the University of Omaha 1951-62 and was viewed during two sold out shows at Mammel Hall. Alumnus Mort Crim narrated the film, which was co-produced by graduate student Ben Bohall and Associate Dean Mike Hilt. The documentary will air later this year on NET Television.

Videos and photos.

"Mr. Buffett the Teacher" Premiered May 3

Carol Shrader at the OPC Hall of Fame Dinner
Professor Chris Allen was praised for his work
in Kabul, Afghanistan

25-26 – PRSA 2013 Midwest Conference  

24 –  Graduate Student Orientation, AS 188, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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