August 2012 Archives

By Sarah Howard

SJMC abounds with opportunities for students to transition into the professional realm throughout their education. By participating in these experiences, students generate clips and reels, gain mentors, and learn all about the "real world."

Three new opportunities and a longstanding course offered in honor of two faculty members give SJMC students the opportunity to leave Murphy Hall with full portfolios and industry connections.

The Changing Face of Strategic Communication

By Sarah Howard

Public relations, marketing, advertising, branding and social media: They all fall under the broad definition of strategic communication.

As new graduates head out into the field, the uncertain economic climate has many facing an unknown future. But, from social media to new techniques, the field of strategic communication is booming.

Alumni Spotlight: Diana Harvey

Diana Harvey (B.A., '90; M.L.S., '09) has always had one goal. "I wanted to tell stories. That's all I ever wanted to do." With her role as chief communications officer at the University of Minnesota, it's her job to tell the University's story as a means of engaging the U's audiences. "I call myself the chief storyteller," she says. We sat down with the SJMC alumna to check in.

By Taylor Selcke

How is music impacting the environment? What do theories of political economy and the global environment have to do with popular music? Can musicians make the world more sustainable?

These are the questions that Mark Pedelty answers in his new book, Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment.


Scholarship Named in Honor of Alumna Beverly Kees

Family, friends and colleagues have established an SJMC scholarship fund in honor of path-breaking journalist Beverly Kees (B.A., '63). Kees had a long career in newspapers and was a revolutionary in the field as one of the first female managers in the newsroom.

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