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Development Update

You can be proud that your gifts made possible more than $335,000 in awards to undergraduate and graduate students benefiting nearly 100 students. And SJMC faculty received approximately $200,000 to support their research and teaching.

The School of Journalism & Mass Communication is on the move.

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Mary Hicks
Director of External Relations
College of Liberal Arts
(612) 625-5031
hicks002@umn.edu

Nothing stands still in Murphy Hall, least of all the students. Faculty are pushing the leading edge of the communications industry, whether the subject is First Amendment issues, media ethics, public journalism, health journalism, visual communication, or race and gender in news coverage. And the staff keep everything in motion.

In short, our faculty, students and staff work hard to continue making your alma mater a national standout.

In return, you have been generous in your support--keeping the momentum going and demonstrating your confidence in our work and progress. Your gifts are helping to bring the SJMC into another golden age. On behalf of everyone in Murphy Hall, please
accept my sincere thanks.

It's no secret that these are tough economic times, for the University of Minnesota no less than for private industry and for families. But as the University continues its transformation, the SJMC continues to invest resources wisely to position itself as a leader.

Even in this digital age, some of us continue to rely on print. But the library many of you once knew as a repository of print journals and bound volumes is more than this. The Digital Information Resource Center/Eric Sevareid Library is a full-blown multimedia resource center--and it's supported wholly by private gifts. This year alone, nearly 400 of you contributed. And thanks to your gifts, the DIRC/Sevareid Library is one of the top such centers in the nation for students, scholars and practitioners of journalism--fully stocked with the publications and other resources that are so essential to the education of a young journalism, communications, advertising or public relations student.

But what's a resource center without people? And that's where you've really made a difference. You can be proud that your gifts made possible more than $335,000 in awards to undergraduate and graduate students benefiting nearly 100 students. And SJMC faculty received approximately $200,000 to support their research and teaching.

On the following pages, you'll see the list of people who have generously supported the School. Hats off to each of you and your efforts to help us build and sustain a remarkable program. Your legacy lives on through your gifts.