April 2010 Archives

What's in your backpack?

What's in your backpack?
"A camera full of my photos from Kenya!" says journalism student Kiya Edwards. From dirt roads in Nakuru to the bustling streets of Nairobi, Edwards recorded many memorable experiences while studying abroad last fall. A multi-talented theatre and broadcast journalism major in the College of Liberal Arts, Kiya attends the U with a full ride of scholarships and a determination to do it all.

The Minnesota Journalism Center hosted the 33rd annual Premack Public Affairs Journalism Awards Program on April 19 at the McNamara Alumni Center. The program, titled "Courageous Journalism in Tough Times," honored six public affairs and opinion journalism winners, the Graven Award winner and the Farr Award winner.

Alumna profile: Sarah McKenzie (B.A. '01)

Sarah McKenzie, editor of the Southwest and Downtown Journals and adjunct instructor at SJMC, discusses her work as a community journalist and offers advice to journalism students.

Read more about the community journalism practicum.

The Professional Strategic Communication M.A. program, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary, will host an information night about the program on Monday, April 26, 5:30 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.

Meet academic program director and professor John Eighmey and learn more about the application process and program requirements.

Read the Murphy Reporter feature story about the program's fifth anniversary.
Learn more about the program.

Prof. Dona Schwartz's book "In the Kitchen" makes headlines

Schwartz cover small.jpgSchwartz's book, "In the Kitchen," is featured in a story on the Smithsonian Magazine Web site. The book was published by Kehrer Verlag this month. Through her photography, Schwartz shares how her newly blended family learned to live together in the home's bustling kitchen.

She will discuss the book at Coffman Memorial Union Bookstore on Thursday, April 29 at 4pm.

Read the Smithsonian.com article and view a slideshow of the photos.
Visit Schwartz's Web site.

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