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.

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.

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!


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

March 28, 2011

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.

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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September 14, 2009

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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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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