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December 5, 2011

PRISM Hosts Networking Event

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, PRISM will host a panel of local industry professionals to offer job hunting and networking tips.

Panel includes Tommy McNeal from NAMIC and Comcast, Vikings public relations specialist Leigh Mayock, Elizabeth Baier from Minnesota Public Radio and more.

At the event, PRISM will be raffling off two memberships to the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), which has a membership of more than 2,000 professionals from both the business and creative sides of the communications industry.

The event will be held in Murphy 100 at 5:30 p.m. and free and open to the public. Food from Raising Cane's will be served.

International Television Journalists Visit University of Minnesota

Two international TV journalists will visit the The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at 6 p.m.

Kira Kay and Jason Maloney will discuss their reporting from Liberia ahead of the country's second presidential election, as well as their experiences in international reporting. Their work in Liberia, which focused on present-day Liberia and its future, resulted in a series of recent reports for PBS NewsHour.

Joining the reporters is a daughter of former Liberian President William R. Tolbert and Dr. Wilhelmina Holder, a public health physician in Minneapolis. The panel will be moderated by Denise Johnson of the Star Tribune.

Event is free for student and Minnesota International Center members; $10 for non-members. Register here.

September 12, 2011

SJMC Hosts Panel About the Future of the Magazine

Creative turmoil in the publishing world, iconic magazines are vanishing and everything (and we mean everything) is put online with little to no profit for publishing companies. Apps, social media, smart phones and e-readers are revolutionizing the world of magazines and publishing.

With this uncertainty in the industry, what's the future for magazine writers, designers and editors? Our expert panel discusses Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Murphy Hall auditorium (130) at 7 p.m.

Panel features David Schimke, the editor in chief of the Utne Reader, Deborah Hopp, publisher of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and vice president of MSP Communications and media guru Kate Byrne.

September 2, 2011

Tour Campus Radio Station Radio K on Sept. 15

Campus radio station Radio K, run and operated by U of MN students, is hosting a tour of its studios on September 15. See where shows take place, equipment used and learn about opportunities for students at the station.

The tour runs 5-6 p.m. on September 15 in 610 Rarig on the West Bank. To learn more, check out the station's website.

August 29, 2011

A Conversation with Thomas Friedman

On Friday, Sept. 9, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Friedman visits the University of Minnesota to discuss his new book That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back.

In the book, Friedman analyzes the challenges facing America today, including globalization, chronic deficits and energy consumption and spells out what we need to do now.

Friday Sept. 9
5 p.m.
Ted Mann Concert Hall

May 4, 2011

Spring Celebration 2011

On Monday, May 2, nearly 200 members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication community gathered for the annual Spring Celebration. The event honors graduating students, scholarship winners, donors, and the alumni recipient of the Award for Excellence.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of private donors, the SJMC awarded more than 75 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, totaling nearly $460,000 for the 2011-12 school year. Many scholarship recipients, as well as their parents, were in attendance.

Scott Meyer, BA '04, received the Award for Excellence from the SJMC Alumni Society. The award is given annually to an SJMC alumnus who exemplifies excellence, leadership, and creativity in his or her chosen field. The award, first given in 1980, has been awarded to graduates of the School representing many different facets of the communications industry, including advertising, public relations, print journalism, broadcast journalism, photography, and academia.

Meyer is one of the founders of the highly respected Minneapolis-based public relations firm, Mona Meyer McGrath & Gavin. Scott's former colleagues Dave Mona, Dennis McGrath and Sara Gavin were all on hand to congratulate him on this honor.

With more than 30 years in business strategy, management and marketing, Scott has developed an international reputation as a business and marketing strategist. His background includes serving as Chief Executive Officer of Shandwick International, one of the world's top three public relations firms. At Shandwick, Scott led the integration of 16 separate companies into a unified global brand with 1500 employees in 34 countries and $225 million in revenue. He also has corporate experience with Piper Jaffray Companies, International Multifoods, US Bank, Control Data Corporation, Lawson Software and
Liberty Diversified International.

Scott's specialty is helping organizations develop a clear vision and then align its strategy and execution around that vision. He has worked with a range of clients from corporations to non-profits to governments, including Cargill, General Electric, University of
Minnesota, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, MasterCard, Eastman Kodak, Coca-Cola, Northwest Airlines, NCAA, US Bank, General Motors, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, McDonalds, the United States Attorney's General Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Committed to mentoring the next generation of public relations and business
professionals, Scott has taught on the adjunct journalism faculties at both the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas.

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!

April 11, 2011

Premack Public Affairs Journalism Workshop

Reporting is hard work, why not get a head start? Stand out from your peers by attending the first Premack Workshop. Hear the stories behind the stories of some of the best public affairs journalism in the state. Attendees will also learn the latest crowd-sourcing techniques and network with editors from statewide print, broadcast and web news organizations. The event is free and open to the public but you must pre-register.

If you are serious about starting a career in journalism, this is not to be missed!

Premack Workshop
April 18
McNamara Alumni Center, Ski-U-Mah Room
12-4:30 p.m.
FREE, lunch will be provided
Premack Award Ceremony to follow workshop
REGISTER TODAY!

Design in 7: 7 Stories, 7 Minutes

What can be shared in just seven minutes?

Listen in as seven professionals from the fields of architecture, graphic design, interior design, product design, housing, landscape architecture, and retail share thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes curious tales from the trenches. Reception with presenters follows program. Cash bar available.

Tickets
$20 General admission
$15 UMAA member
$5 U of M Students

2011 Presenters include:
- Julie Snow FAIA, founder of Julie Snow Architects
- Quan Hoang, Chief Creative Officer, Pixel Farm Digital
- Alan Arthur, President/CEO, Aeon
- Bruce Chamberlain ASLA (BLA '89), VP/Principal, Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.
- Lyn Berglund CID, ASID (BS '76), Director of Interior Design, Mohagen Hansen
- Kristina Klockars, Vice President, Hot Mama
- Barry Kudrowitz, product designer/asst. professor, College of Design


Thursday, April 14
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union Campus Club, West Wing (4th floor)
Register now!

NOTE: This event sold out early last year - advanced registration is required.
Presented by the College of Design Student and Alumni Board
Tweeting about the event? Use #D7in7

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

2011 Silha Spring Forum with Stephen Wermiel

Join Stephen Wermiel, Veteran Supreme Court correspondent and Fellow in Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law, for a discussion on Monday, April 11, from 7-9 p.m. in Murphy Hall.

Stephen Wermeil is the author of "Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion," the definitive account of the Supreme Court jurist whose 34-year-tenure helped shape our constitutional landscape and made him one of the most important figures of the Twentieth Century. Wermiel has taught constitutional law for nearly 20 years after serving as the Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal from 1979 to 1991 and as a reporter for the Boston Globe from 1971 to 1979.

Monday, April 11, 2011
Murphy Hall room 130
7 p.m - 9 p.m.
Book signing to follow event
www.silha.umn.edu

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

MN Daily Alumni Association Annual Mixer and Silent Auction Event

You are invited to join the MN Daily Alumni Association at the 2011 Annual Mixer and Silent Auction Event. Come meet and network with alumni while getting a tour of TCF Stadium.

Student Tickets are $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door. Ticket price includes: soda, beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres and stadium tour. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the MDAA Scholarship Fund.

Saturday, April 16
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
TCF Bank Stadium, Indoor Club Room
Social Hour and Tours: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Program: 7:30 p.m.

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.

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

March 7, 2011

'Are There Any Happy Women' talk March 28

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the University of Minnesota Women's Center will hold a talk on women in the workplace.

"Are There Any Happy Women?" will feature Mary Vavrus, associate professor of communications studies; communication studies graduate instructor Dana Schowalter; and SJMC Professor Catherine Squires.

The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. March 28 in 100 Murphy Hall. The talk is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

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.

November 15, 2010

The Writer's Block to hold workshop Tuesday

Join FUSE, Ivory Tower, and Voices Merging for the first installment of their biweekly workshop series, The Writer's Block, on Tuesday, November 16, in room 135 in Nicholson Hall.

Mesa Pizza and beverages will be served at 5:30 followed by the workshop. Special guests include the Ladies of Paper Darts, a literary arts magazine based in Minneapolis, and Brian Laidlaw, the poetry editor for the University of Minnesota's graduate journal, Dislocate.

For more information, become a fan of The Writer's Block on Facebook.

October 18, 2010

Jay Weiner will discuss his new book at U Book Store Oct. 21

Jay Weiner, adjunct instructor in SJMC, will discuss his new book, "This Is Not Florida," an account of the Franken-Coleman vote recount in the Minnesota Senate race, at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the U Bookstore, Coffman Union.
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/genref/authors.html#weiner

October 7, 2010

Round Earth Media event

Please join Bill Powers, a humanitarian, a writer, (Washington Post, New York Times, Slate) and Mary Stucky, co-founder and lead journalist at Round Earth Media for a free evening of conversation, ideas, inspiration and questions about global connections, journalism, development, sustainability and the shape of the world.

This event will take place on October 14, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at CoCo, collaborative space in Lowertown St. Paul. All attendees must email their RSVP to Meg Davidson, mdavidson@roundearthmedia.org. For more event details, please visit the official Facebook page.

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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March 22, 2010

May 20: Minnesota Magazine and Publications Association Conference

Interested in magazine writing, design or production? Make plans to attend the annual Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Summit and Expo on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Student rate: $50

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February 22, 2010

Jerusalem Post Correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh to speak on campus

Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post Correspondent to the West Bank and Gaza
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7-9pm
3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management

Khaled Abu Toameh is the West Bank and Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post. He previously served as a writer for US News and World Report, The Jerusalem Report, and Al-Fajr. He has produced several documentaries on the Palestinians for the BBC and other networks, including some that exposed the connection between Arafat and payments to the armed wing of Fatah and the financial corruption within the Palestinian Authority.

Khaled Abu Toameh began his journalism career as a writer for an official Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) newspaper while attending Hebrew University. In addition to the Jerusalem Post, he also works frequently with NBC and TV-2 Denmark television. Mr. Toameh speaks out against the lack of free speech and press within the Palestinian Authority controlled areas and its effect on the foreign media's coverage on Israel. As a veteran journalist, he has knowledge of the behind-the-scenes action within the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinian organizations.

A question and answer session will follow Khaled Abu Toameh's presentation.

Sponsored by Hillel at the University of Minnesota, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, and the Legacy Heritage Fund.

February 15, 2010

PRSSA event: 2010 Census Forum with MN State Sen. Terri Bonoff

PRSSA will host a Census Forum to teach students about the importance of the 2010 Census and how to participate.

Minnesota State Senator Terri Bonoff will speak about the importance of the Census, how it affects Minnesotans and how to participate in it. Sen. Bonoff will also be available to answer questions about any confusion people may have that would impede them from participating in the Census.

Event Details:
Wed., Feb. 24, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Murphy Hall 100
Pizza and beverages will be provided

January 25, 2010

One year later: The Press, Politics, and President Obama

One year later: The Press, Politics, and President Obama
PRISM, the SJMC's multicultural journalism student organization, hosts this panel discussion featuring Patricia Lopez, political editor of the Star Tribune; Maria Reeve, political editor of the Pioneer Press; Duchesne Drew, managing editor of the Star Tribune; and Cynthia Gordy, Essence magazine.

Wed., Feb. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.
Mississippi Room, Coffman Union
Free and open to the public.

November 16, 2009

Harper's Magazine former editor and author Lewis H. Lapham to speak at University of Minnesota

The New York Times has likened him to H.L. Mencken; Vanity Fair has suggested a strong resemblance to Mark Twain and best-selling author Tom Wolfe compared him to Montaigne. On Thursday Dec. 3, author and editor Lewis H. Lapham will speak at the University of Minnesota about the tribulations of the printed word in the wilderness of cyberspace.

Who: Lewis H. Lapham, author, editor emeritus of Harper's Magazine, and founding editor of Lapham's Quarterly
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3
Where: University of Minnesota, Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis

Reservations requested by November 25 at 612-624-9339 or stangret@umn.edu.

November 2, 2009

Twin Cities Media Alliance's Fall Media Forum

Twin Cities Media Alliance's 5th Annual Fall Media Forum
Networking and the New Media Landscape: Reporting News, Building Community, Making Money
Saturday, November 07, 2009, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

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September 14, 2009

Sept. 21: "The Digital Renaissance of Investigative Journalism"

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance presents:
"The Digital Renaissance of Investigative Journalism"
Bill Buzenberg, Executive Director, Center for Public Integrity

Monday, September 21, 2009
Noon - 1:15pm
Wilkins Room (215 HHH), Humphrey Center
301 19th Ave S., Minneapolis

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Sept. 17: SJMC faculty to discuss "What News is Now"

What is news now?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Weisman Art Museum
Newspapers folding, 24-hour cable news channels, talk radio, web 2.0, blogs, embedded reporters, videography, and citizen journalists?these are just a few of the markers of the changing arena of journalism in the United States. September's WAM Chatter, offered in conjunction with Au Courant: Robert Rauschenberg's Currents, asks thinkers and practitioners about the state of news now.


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April 20, 2009

Does Health News Reporting Leave Consumers Out in the Cold?

Fever Pitch: Does Health News Reporting Leave Consumers Out in the Cold?
Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus

The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law is partnering with the Society of Professional Journalists, the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Minnesota News Council to produce this program for the SPJ’s Town Hall Meeting Series. The purpose of the meetings is to increase dialogue between the public and the press.

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Documentary screening: "Money-driven Medicine"

Join author Maggie Mahar as she screens the 90 minute documentary based on her book, Money-driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much. The film, produced by academy award winner Alex Gibney, analyzes why Americans spend more money on health care than any other country in the world. Mahar will provide commentary and discussion after the screening about the growing crisis in the health care industry. The event will be on Friday, April 24, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Murphy 130 and is free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by the Minnesota Journalism Center.

April 13, 2009

Premack Awards Program

Monday, April 20, 2009
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A. I. Johnson Room, McNamara Alumni Center
Free and open to the public

The 32nd annual awards program will celebrate the winning works and best practices of public affairs journalism, and will also feature the presentation of the Graven Award to Brad Swensen of The Bemidji Pioneer and the Farr Award to Joel Kramer of MinnPost.com. The winning journalists and award winners will have the opportunity to speak about their work.

The Frank Premack Memorial Award competition is one of the state's most coveted and celebrated journalism honors. Started after the death in 1975 of Frank Premack, a reporter and editor at the Minneapolis Tribune. The competition seeks entries from Minnesota media doing public affairs journalism in their community or region.

Read the award-winning articles.

POTO MITAN Film Screeing and Discussion

Screening and Discussion with Co-Director/Producer Mark Schuller

Thursday, April 16
130 Murphy Hall
7:00-8:30p.m.

The documentary of Poto Mitan, Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy is told through compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers and gives the global economy a human face. Each woman?s personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti: inhumane working/living conditions, violence, poverty, lack of education, and poor health care. These women demonstrate that despite monumental obstacles in a poor country, collective action makes change possible.

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April 6, 2009

SJMC alum and PRISM founder to read from new book

Book Reading by SJMC Alum
The founder of PRISM and former SJMC student, Murali Balaji will be reading his new book, Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America on Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. at Coffman Bookstore. Desi Rap is a collection of essays from South Asian American activists, academics, and hip-hop artists that explore the genre as an expression of racial identity, class, status, gender, sexuality, racism and culture. For more information, visit, www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html This event is free and open to the public.

March 19, 2009

Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair and Working for Change Conference

Come to this event to explore jobs and career paths in nonprofits and social change organizations. This event is both a career fair and a career exploration conference. This event may be particularly interesting to students considering careers in the non-profit or social change oriented sectors. Come meet with over 80 organizations to discuss jobs and internships available! Also attend the 50-minute workshops that will feature panelists. Bring your resumes!

This event is FREE and open to the public, but please register at: www.idealist.org/careerfairs

Where and When:
Coffman Great Hall
"Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair" 12p.m-4p.m
"Working for Change Conference" 10a.m-4p.m

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February 23, 2009

New Media Research Breakfast

Thursday March 5, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Murphy Hall Conference Center, Room 100
Program:
The Value of Professional Reporting in Blogging Communities: A Case Study of Locally Grown Northfield and 'Representative Journalism'
Shayla Thiel-Stern, assistant professor, SJMC
RSVP online at http://www.inms.umn.edu

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Silha Forum on Digital Privacy

“Surveillance, Anonymity, and Privacy: Law Enforcement and your Computer"
Wednesday, March 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Murphy Hall Conference Center
Sponsored by the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law

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February 16, 2009

Feb. 19- Journalist Reese Erlich at Coffman Bookstore

Veteran journalist Reese Erlich will discuss his new book Dateline Havana at Coffman Bookstore on Thursday, February 19 at 4 p.m.

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February 9, 2009

News Coverage of the Somali Community

Thursday, February 12, 7:15-9:00 p.m.
Murphy Hall, Room 130
A panel of experts - local journalists and Somali community leaders - will discuss challenges to covering an immigrant community; chat about great stories that are being told - and those that are missed; and discuss the differing roles of the mainstream media and the ethnic news media in covering the Somali community.
Panelists will also field questions from the audience.
Sponsored by the Minnesota News Council and the Minnesota Journalism Center.

February 4, 2009

Photojournalist Bill Foley on campus this Thursday

Bill Foley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and a professor of Photography at Marian College in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has shot, published and/or lectured in 47 countries around the world, with emphasis on the Middle East. His photographs tell rich and deeply emotional stories for wire services, magazines and non-profit agencies.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 4pm
Nolte Center, Room 125
Free and open to the public!

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January 9, 2009

Strategic Communication M.A. Program Information Night

Interested in the Strategic Communication M.A. program? Come to one of our information nights!

Monday, January 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
100 Murphy Hall
Meet Professor John Eighmey, Mithun Chair of Advertising and academic director for the program. Join us to learn more about the program and have your questions answered! We look forward to meeting you!



January 8, 2009

SJMC Alumni Society Quiz Bowl

Mark your calendars for the SJMC Alumni Society's annual Twin Cities Media Stars Quiz Bowl on January 29, 2009!

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