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September 19, 2011

Students Receive Discount to Oct. 6 Beardsley Lecture

In honor of the late John Beardsley, the Beardsley lecture honors the public relations guru's legacy with a lecture about new ways of communicating.

Sponsored by Minnesota Public Relations Student Association (PRSA), Padilla Speer Beardsley and the University of Minnesota, this year's lecture features Michael Chorost, Ph.D., a technology theorist who, most recently, wrote his memoir about recovering his hearing with a cochlear implant.

The lecture will take place October 6, 2011 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities West Bank Campus.

The lecture is $25 for students and $50 for the general public. But, the first 30 students (graduate or undergraduate) to register by coming to room 115 in Murphy Hall will receive a $15 discount and will only have to pay $10 (check made out to the University of Minnesota only). You must bring the check when you register.

For more information about the lecture, click here.

Win $500 in Student Essay Contest About Free Speech

As part of the Liberty Tree events taking place Nov. 14-17, 2011, a student essay contest about free speech is being held. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to enter and the winner will get $500 and have his/her essay published in The Star Tribune.

The essay topic is "Living in a World of Hate: How Should Communities Deal with Hate Speech?"

For more information about the essay contest, including how to enter, click here.
For more information about the week's Liberty Tree events, click here.

August 29, 2011

Important Announcements Regarding Fall 2011 Semester Classes


Wait lists for SJMC Courses
Final waitlists for all journalism classes will be sent to instructors Thursday, September 1. If you want to add your name to one of the waitlists, you must do so immediately. Only students who attend the first day of class will be eligible for any spaces that open up, so you must attend the first day of class even if your name is on the wait list.

First Day of Class
Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 6. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:
* Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class
* All WAITLIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the SJMC Student Services Center. If a class has vacancies, the Student Services Center will determine which WAITLIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.
Admitted WAITLIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

IHS Seeks Journalism Interns for Spring 2012

The Institute for Humane Studies is now accepting applications for its internship program in Spring 2012. This eight-week program allows participants to explore their interests with opportunities at a newspaper, radio station, new media company or a non-profit. The program also includes mentoring and job placement assistance and a $3,200 stipend for travel expenses.

Applications for Spring 2012 are due Nov. 15.

For more information, click here.

May 3, 2011

Call For Entries- Manhattan Short Film Festival

An extraordinary global event takes place during the week of September 25- October 2, 2011 when over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Art Museums and Universities for one purpose- to view and vote on ten short films (14 minutes & under) from ten separate countries which are finalists in the annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

Your Assignment: Organize your very own Media Team to represent your City, town, school or University that has elected to host the 2011 MANHATTAN SHORT and report on the happenings in your town.

Each group must have people covering these four elements:
1) A Social Media Producer
2) TV Host/Hostess
3) Journalist & Team Writer
4) Photographer & DP

For more information visit Manhattan Short Film Festival.


The Film Festival's mission is to unite audiences from all corners of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. Our tagline, One World - One Week- One Festival is emblazoned within the rings that surround the Festival logo and its this mantra that sets us apart from any other film event of the year. MANHATTAN SHORT is more then one of the world's largest short film festivals, it's the world's first global film festival.

Psychology of Terrorism Symposium

Join the Center for the Study of Political Psychology and the Political Psychology Minor Program as they host two visiting speakers for a symposium on the political psychology of terrorism.

Friday, May 6
Lippencott Room 1314, Social Sciences
10 am- Dr. Martha Crenshaw will speak on "Terrorism Studies and Political Psychology."
3 pm- Dr. Arie Kruglanski will speak on "Quest for Personal Meaning and the Emergence of Terrorism."

Drs. Joanne Miller and Chris Federico, will provide their perspectives as discussants. This is a free event.

May 2, 2011

Lecture Event- "Scientists and Journalists: Can't We All Just Get Along?"

The Consortium on Law & Values is co-hosting a lecture with the Institute of Human Genetics. There will be a small group meeting with journalism students and the speaker following the formal lecture.

Mary Carmichael
Title: "Scientists and Journalists: Can't We All Just Get Along?"
Wednesday, May 25
11:00-12:00 (student meeting 1-2pm)
Room 2-530 Moos Tower


Mary Carmichael is a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. She covered medical science for a decade at Newsweek, where she was a senior writer with specialties in human genetics and genomics, psychiatry, and global health. She had several cover stories, including a personal experience with Direct to Consumer genetic testing. She also writes for The Economist, Nature, Scientific American, the Boston Globe, Xconomy, and others. She is a co-author of two books and contributor to several others, and has degrees in biological anthropology and public policy from Duke. She offers a unique perspective of hype in the scientific media and the responsibilities of journalists in reporting health related breakthroughs.

April 25, 2011

Student Services Office Availability for the Week of May 9.

There will be no walk-up advising the week of May 9, 2011, please plan accordingly. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please visit the Student Services Office.

April 19, 2011

You Are Invited to Spring Celebration!

YOU ARE INVITED TO SPRING CELEBRATION

Spring Celebration will honor SJMC 2010-11 graduates, the recipients and donors
of the 2011-12 scholarships and fellowships. Featuring the presentation of the 2010-11 SJMC Alumni Society Award for Excellence to Scott Meyer, co-founder of Mona, Meyer and McGrath.

Monday, May 2, 2011
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
5 p.m. Registration and cocktail hour
6 p.m. Dinner served
Tickets for this event are $25 per person, visit this LINK to reserve your spot.

Students- If you have received an award, please check your email for a special registration link. Donors will be there and your attendance is highly suggested!

Class Cancellation- Jour 5155 Capstone: Database Reporting

Jour 5155 Capstone: Database Reporting has been canceled.

April 11, 2011

Center for Writing- Opportunities for Graduate Students

The Center of Writing offers a variety of programs to support your writing. Take advantage of these upcoming opportunities:

Graduate Student Teaching with Writing Seminar (May 16 - 20)
Exclusively for graduate students who are teaching their own courses, this five-day seminar gives a thorough introduction to incorporating writing across the curriculum. Register here.

Commenting and Grading: A Workshop for Teaching Assistants (August 30 - 31)
This two-day workshop offers graduate student TAs multiple approaches to commenting on and grading student writing, along with hands-on practice to prepare for the coming semester. Register here.

For more information, contact Katie Levin (kslevin@umn.edu) or Mitch Ogden (ogden@umn.edu)

AAJA Student Grants and Scholarship Opportunities

The Asian American Journalists Association currently has the following student opportunities. For direct links to apply, visit the AAJA website or email programs@aaja.org.

STUDENT GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Stanford Chen Internship Grants
AAJA will award one news internship grant of $1,750. DEADLINE IS MAY 2.

Broadcast News Grants
One internship grant in the amount of $2,500 is in honor of the late Sam Chu Lin.
One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to an aspiring male television broadcaster from the Lloyd LaCuesta Scholarship Fund.
DEADLINE: MAY 16

Online News Grant
William Woo Print/Online News Grant: One grant of $1,000 to a college student interning at a print or online news company. DEADLINE: MAY 16

Mary Moy Quon Ing
AAJA will award one student $2,000 for the 2011/2012 school year.
DEADLINE: MAY 2

Vincent Chin
AAJA will award one student $500 for the 2011/2012 school year.
DEADLINE: MAY 13

Celebrate the U!

Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for an extraordinary evening, Tuesday, May 3, celebrating the U, our alumni, and our beloved outgoing President Robert Bruininks.

Mingle and network with alumni while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and music at a reception at the Carlson School of Management Building. Then join the group for a program at Ted Mann Concert Hall. This will be one of the last opportunities to hear President Bruininks speak before he steps down as President of the University of Minnesota. Entertainment will be provided by some of your fellow students; the Sigma Nu Quartet and the acapella singing group, 7Days, will perform.

Students who are Alumni Association members can receive a complimentary program-only ticket, or purchase a reception and program ticket for $20. Students who are not Alumni Association members may purchase a program-only ticket for $10, or a reception and program ticket for $25. Complete ticket and event information is available here.

Alumni Association Annual Celebration
Tuesday, May 3
Reception, Carlson School of Management, 5:30 p.m. - 7p.m.
Program, Ted Mann Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

April 4, 2011

Europe in the News: Discussion with Dr. Guillaume de Rouge

Join the European Studies Consortium and the Center for German and European Studies for a session on Europe's ability to collectively respond to the revolutions through major institutions (the EU, UN, and NATO) with a talk by Dr. Guillaume de Rouge entitled, "The Libyan Crisis: First Lessons for a Common European Defense and Security Policy."

April 27
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Social Sciences Building, Room 614
For more information, visit the ESC website.

March 28, 2011

Summer LSAT Prep Program

The Law School will offer a program to help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The class will meet once or occasionally twice a week from June 8 to Aug. 17, and will be limited to 25 students.

The comprehensive workshop will cover all sections of the LSAT and the skills required to complete them. The program includes mentoring, assistance with applications and essays, and help with other questions. In addition, students will have the opportunity to hear relevant speakers, and post-program follow-up will be provided.

The LSAT Prep Program is sponsored by the Law School Office of Admissions. For more information and application forms, contact Rachel J. Martínez, Associate Director of Admissions, at 612-626-1103 or mart1130@umn.edu. The application deadline is April 15, 2011.

Internship Advice and A Pizza Slice

An internship is one of the most important things you can do for your future. Do one or more internships during college to make yourself a better job candidate or grad school candidate, to improve your resume, and to learn about career options. Internships give you professional experience and help you explore your interests.

During this panel discussion, you'll hear from employers who hire interns and from CLA students who've had rewarding internships. Come hear what tips they have to offer. You're welcome to ask questions, or to just listen.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Coffman Union, President's Room

This event includes pizza and is free to all CLA students. You do not need to register to attend. For more information, visit the CLA Career Website.

Career Week Workshops for Graduate and Professional Students

The University of Minnesota Graduate Career Development Network is pleased
to present three workshops as part of Career Week. Each with a different focus in the job searching process and a separate registration link.

Workshop One- Identifying Job Options and Conducting a Search in a Tough Economy
The workshop will cover the job search process from start to offer. It will
address conducting a self-assessment, planning, knowing your options,
relationship-building, and offer negotiations. There will be break-out
sessions for the academic and non-academic search.
Tuesday, March 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Five Blegen Hall

Register HERE.


Workshop Two- Building and Formatting for Academia and Industry
This presentation will cover the difference between the CV and resume;
essential components, what employers seek, and competitively packaging your
skills.
Wednesday, March 30, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
100 Smith Hall

Register HERE


Workshop Three- Effective Interviewing for Academia and Industry
This workshop is for graduate students/postdocs who will be interviewing
for faculty positions or in industry or private organizations. The
presentation will cover pre-interview preparation, making a great first
impression, effective responses to typical interview questions, questions to
ask of the interviewer, and memorable closure. Career counselors and staff
will be available for practice interviews.
Thursday, March 31, 4 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
101 Walter Library

Register HERE

March 21, 2011

From The Mideast to the Midwest, Brown-bag Lunch Discussion

Join Heather LaMarre, John R. Finnegan, Jr. and Michael Osterholm for a brown-bag lunch discussion titled "From The Mideast to the Midwest- What rapid, dramatic, global change and a brand new civil discourse might mean for public health."

Students are invited to hear brief remarks from these experts in infectious disease, public health and social networking and discuss with them the impact our increasingly interconnected world will have on the health of the world's people.

Tuesday, March 22
Murphy Hall 100
11:30-1 p.m.

Free of charge. Seating is limited. Bring your lunch.

MA Scholarship to study social media in NZ!

Donald Matheson of the University of Canterbury is seeking an MA student to work on a project starting as soon as possible (April 2011 or as soon as possible) for the New Zealand Fire Service Commission.

The student will contribute to a report for the Commission and complete an MA thesis at the same time at the University of Canterbury. The research will involve conducting focus groups in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand.

The aim is to explore how social media can be used to help people in marginalized groups in society develop their knowledge of fire risk and safety, opening up new areas of research and practice for the Commission. The research eschews social marketing models for models that foreground inter-group communication in social networks.

The successful recipient will have:
* an Honors degree in Media and Communication or equivalent, or alternatively an Honors degree in another field and professional experience in media or communication work
* an excellent academic record
* appropriate research skills
* a rich understanding of emergent media and their implications
* excellent work habits and professional manner.

The project arises directly from the Fire Service Commission's call for research that will investigate the effectiveness of digital media and in particular social networking to reach identified at-risk groups. In terms of that call, the research aims in particular to:
- study the uses of social media for public good information by marginalized
groups in society
- provide a framework for planning the communication of fire safety that
aligns better with emerging social media than prevailing frameworks derived
from social marketing theory
- propose, as a result, some theoretically robust and empirically grounded
strategies for using social media for fire safety communication with these
groups.

If interested, please contact donald.matheson@canterbury.ac.nz as soon as possible. There will be a scholarship of NZ$25,000 plus fees for one year, ideally April 2011-April 2012.

Reach out to your fellow students through the Mental Health Training Session

There will be a Mental Health Training Session for Students who want to help other students in distress. Students have an important role to play in responding to mental health issues that often go unrecognized.

The Stamp Out Stigma Committee and the Provost's Committee on Mental Health are offering a mental health training for students on April 6, 2011 from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Mississippi room of Coffman Union. Students who receive the training will have an opportunity in the future to provide similar training to other students.

The trainers for this session will be Barbara Blacklock, MA, Disability Services, Gary Christenson, MD, Boynton Mental Health, and Salina Renninger, Ph.D. ,University Counseling & Consulting Services.

Spend a Year Abroad after Graduation with a Fulbright Grant

There will be two informational meetings for students interested in pursuing a Fulbright Grant for Graduate Research Senior Abroad Experience After Graduation. This grant supports one year of study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries.

The first session will be held Wednesday, April 6, from 3:30-4:30 in Blegen Hall 220 on the West Bank. The second session will be Monday, April 11, from 12-1 p.m. in Armory 202 on the East Bank.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with the majority of their undergraduate education in the U.S.; must meet country-specific language proficiency requirements; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award. SENIORS, RECENT GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. An institutional review and interview process is conducted on campus for currently enrolled U of M students.

Campus contact for undergraduates and recent graduates: Sally Lieberman, liebe001@umn.edu. Campus contact for graduate and professional students: Alison Skoberg, skobe001@umn.edu.

For further information and application materials, visit the Fulbright website.

2011 Silha Spring Ethics Forum with Mark Feldstein

Join Professor Mark Feldstein, Veteran Journalist and Associate Professor of Journalism and Public Affairs at George Washington University, for his discussion,"The Morality of Muckracking: Journalistic Ethics from Jack Anderson to Julian Assange" on Monday, April 4, from 7-9 p.m. in Murphy Hall.

Professor Feldstein is the author of "Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack
Anderson, and the Rise of Washington's Scandal Culture." A veteran investigative journalist who has worked for CNN, ABC News, and NBC News, Feldstein has won over 50 journalism awards, including two George Foster Peabody public service awards, the duPont-Columbia award for investigative reporting, and the Edward R. Murrow broadcasting prize. He currently directs George Washington University's Journalism Oral History Project.

This year's Silha Spring Ethics Forum is cosponsored by the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the
Society of Professional Journalists, and will be followed by a book signing.

Monday, April 4, 2011
Murphy Hall room 130
7-9 p.m.
www.silha.umn.edu

January 24, 2011

Final information session for Teach for America

The last information session for those interested in Teach For America, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Science Teaching Student Services building.

Join the movement to close the achievement gap, with full salary, benefits, and partnerships. The final deadline for applications is Feb.

Information session
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25
Science Teaching Student Services (STSS) room 230

January 18, 2011

Attend the Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention

Plan to attend the 2011 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention Jan. 27-29.

The MNA Convention provides you with an opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals at the Sheraton Hotel South in Bloomington. The student registration fee is $20 and allows you to attend all sessions.

Event highlights include:

• "Great Story Ideas Hiding in Your Community. Finding stories using public data,
census information and legal notices" with Chris Ison
• "Hit a Home run with your Sports Coverage: Nuts and bolts, tips, tricks and hints for
sports coverage." Don Heinzman, moderator
• "Covering the Economy - How did we get here?" Insights from economic expert
Louis Johnston
• "The Online Comment Conundrum." Panel discussion with expert John Hatcher,
UMD
• "New Media, New Trends" with Andrew Ecklund
• Much more!

The SJMC will pay the $20 registration fee for the first 20 SJMC majors who submit a registration form and check for $20, payable to "University of Minnesota." After attending the event, bring in proof of attendance and we will return your check. If you do not demonstrate proof of attendance, your check will be cashed.

To request SJMC support to pay for the registration fee, please print and complete the registration form online and bring it to Ada Walton in room 115 Murphy Hall along with your check by noon Friday, January 21. We will process requests on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be a declared journalism major to be eligible.

To learn more visit the MNA website.

December 13, 2010

Reminder: U closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2

The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus will be closed between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2.

During this time, university services and business offices will be closed as a cost-saving measure. Only essential services will be open.

Log onto http://cla.umn.edu/news/winterClosure.html for more information.

November 29, 2010

Melody Gilbert documentary movie marathon starts this weekend

The Parkway Theater will feature work Dec. 3 through 5 from local filmmaker Melody Gilbert. The exhibition is in preparation for her latest project, "NUMB."

Screenings include:
Friday
6:00 p.m. "Disconnected" (made with Carleton College students)
7:30 p.m. "Married at the Mall"
9:15 p.m. "Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness"

Saturday
3:00 p.m. "Whole"
4:30 p.m. "A Life Without Pain"

Sunday, Dec. 5
6:00 p.m. "Fritz: The Walter Mondale Story"

Dec. 8
7:00 p.m. "NUMB (sneak preview/fundraiser)"

The theater is at 4814 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis; tickets will be available at the door and cost $5 to $18. To purchase tickets online or to get more information, log onto online.

October 29, 2010

Asian American Journalist Association Membership

The Minnesota Chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) is looking for new student members. Student membership includes discounts to national conventions, scholarship opportunities, journalism awards and mentorship at the national and local level.

Fees are $25 a year. Registration at:
here.

October 25, 2010

Summer Internship- Multicultural Advertising Internship Program

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A) is now taking applications for their Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP). MAIP offers an invaluable opportunity to the most promising multicultural students by providing them a chance to prove their ability in the real world through a paid 10-week summer internship at an advertising agency.

Interested students must complete the online application no later than November 12. For more information visit the 4A website.

Spring Internship- Senator Amy Klobuchar's Office

The Washington DC Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2011 spring semester. Interns will support the legislative and professional staff by conducting policy research to be used for floor speeches, committee hearings, and other legislative materials. Interns will also be asked to do a variety of administrative tasks, including tours of the U.S. Capitol for visitors from Minnesota.

The spring internship runs from January through May and is available for both part time and full time schedules. To apply prepare a cover letter, resume, short writing sample and two letters of recommendation, along with the application form found here. Applications will be accepted through December 3.



Reporting from India with Round Earth Media

Round Earth Media is seeking smart, passionate, creative, socially-networked, early-career multimedia journalists for a three-week paid global reporting opportunity in India from February 18, to March 11, 2011. The selected journalist is expected to post twice a day via social media (primarily Facebook) as we plan the trip, our stories and our coverage. Each journalist will be expected to produce a minimum of 5 deeply-reported
multimedia stories.

This opportunity is for those with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, experience telling stories using emerging media, ability to capture and edit both audio and video, proficiency in Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro and Photoshop.

The selected candidate will receive a stipend and all-expenses covered while on assignment in India, mentorship of veteran journalists with expertise covering India and
distribution of published stories with top-tier news outlets which may include National Public Radio, The New York Times, commercial TV websites, Public Radio International (PRI) and others.

For application details, vist Round Earth Media. Application deadline is November 5, 2010.

October 15, 2010

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2011 Critical Language Scholarships. An information session will be held Wednesday, October 20, 3:35-4:30 p.m. in Blegen Hall, room 230. The deadline for this scholarship is November 15.

These U.S. government-sponsored scholarships support intensive summer language study in the critical need languages; Azerbaijani, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu, at approved language institutes abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; may be undergraduates at any level freshman through senior, or graduate students. All fields of study are eligible. Some institutes have language prerequisites, but many are open to beginners. All program costs are covered, including travel, room and board, instruction, visa fees, and entrance fees for program activities. Seven students from the U received these scholarships last year! Click here for further information and online application.

October 7, 2010

Star Tribune Summer Internship Program

The Star Tribune newsroom is accepting applications for one of the best summer internship programs available in the industry. Selected candidates will experience a paid 10-week internship in following fields: reporting, copy editing, photography or graphic art and design. Although all students are encouraged to participate, the most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college and have done an internship at a smaller paper.

To apply, send (in the same envelope) a letter of application, resume, clips or portfolio, and two letters of reference to:
Duchesne Drew
Managing Editor for Operations/Recruitment
Star Tribune
425 Portland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55488

Applications will be accepted now through December 1, 2010. Visit the Star Tribune website for more information.

September 9, 2010

Guest Lecture: National Press Club president Alan Bjerga '98

POWER AND THE PRESS: Covering Washington in the Obama Era
Alan Bjerga, National Press Club President & SJMC alumnus

Tues., Sept. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Murphy Hall Conference Center
100 Murphy Hall, 206 Church St SE
University of Minnesota
Free and open to the public

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July 27, 2010

Seats available for Investigative Journalism and Bioethics course

Sick of PR about the glory of science and the great American healthcare system? Taught by New Yorker and Mother Jones writer Carl Elliott and healthcare journalist Amy Snow Landa, this course will peel back the gleaming surface of American medicine and look at its dark, slick underbelly through the eyes of muckrakers, whistleblowers and scandal-mongers.

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May 5, 2010

Attend the See Change conference for free!

Are you a journalism major interested in visual communication?
Attend the See Change Visual Communication Conference for free!
The SJMC is hosting some of the best and brightest creatives at the See Change Conference on May 20 & 21. Here's your chance to go for free!

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April 29, 2010

Course Offering: Linguistic Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology will be offering a seminar providing an introduction to the literature of Anthropological Linguistics for graduate students during the Fall 2010 semester (Anth 8005). This course would be great for graduate students interested in a historical approach to linguistics.

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April 13, 2010

New environmental communication graduate course for Fall 2010

JOUR 8990 Environmental Communication
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:30 PM
Murphy Hall, Room 15

Communication plays an important role in ecological systems. The seminar is a study of the historical, cultural, and material contexts within which environmental communication takes place, and an assessment of various media strategies. The aim is not only to understand environmental communication, but also to begin answering a basic question: how might we improve communication strategies in order to facilitate more sustainable social practices, institutions, and systems? Among the topics covered: news coverage of climate change, cultural creativity in environmental education, environmental advertising, greenwashing, and media strategies of environmental movements. In addition to studying environmental communication, students will come away from the seminar with a practical sense of how to communicate more effectively with diverse constituencies about environmental problems and possibilities.

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December 21, 2009

New media graduate seminar for Spring 2010

The Changing Media Environment, JOUR 8003, introduces graduate students to the theoretical implications of the way media is changing because of digital technology, globalization, and economic conditions.

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December 10, 2009

Dec. 18 - Deadline to apply for Webby Awards

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.

You can review the guidelines and apply online.

November 19, 2009

Spring 2010 classes filling quickly

Journalism courses are closing fast. If one of the journalism courses on your major program plan is closed when you register, please put your name on the wait list for this course immediately. We are carefully monitoring course enrollments and wait lists for all journalism courses and will do our best to accommodate students who need courses that are on their program plans. When places open up or new sections of classes are added, we will admit students from the wait lists in order of seniority ONLY if the course has been approved on their major program plans. In high demand classes, we are also checking if enrolled students have the course approved on their major program plans.

October 14, 2009

Fall 2009 GSO Brown Bag Series

The SJMC Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is pleased to announce the
Brown Bag presentation schedule for Fall 2009. Mark your calendars and plan
to join us for each of these presentations!

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September 28, 2009

Deadline Oct. 12: IRE Campus Coverage Project Workshop

IRE, in partnership with Education Writers Association and the Student Press Law Center, is launching a program to share investigative reporting skills with college and university students that they can apply to covering campus issues.

Seventy-five students from around the country will be selected to participate in our Campus Coverage Project.

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