THE BEATLES BEAT
Ringo, Paul, John, George, and
McKeen talks about the Fab Four on national television.
ON THE BOARD
Mike Foley has joined the board
of directors of
tor and the High
He will repre-
Foley sent the College
on the board. He replaced Laurence
B. Alexander, who
served as a board
1997 and as board
chair since 2001.
who joined the
board last year,
was named chair.
discussed the 40th
anniversary of the
Beatles' U.S. arrival
on "The Today
Show" earlier this
During the five-
McKeen, along with
Rick Lehner was recently elected
to serve as a
member of the
board of direc-
tors for the
Rotary Club of
will serve a
Lehner for the 280-
member club beginning July 1. He
also was appointed recently to serve
on the J. Wayne Reitz Union Board
serve a second
term as vice chair
of the Public
Crimson Tide Ph.D. student
new PR faculty member
Jennifer Robinson will join the
faculty in August as an assistant
professor in the Department of Public
Robinson is completing her Ph.D.
at the University of Alabama in
Tuscaloosa. Her research specialty -
risk communications fits with the
college's and the university's strate-
gic direction, according to Dean Terry
A native of Australia, Robinson
earned her B.A. and graduate di-
ploma from the Australian National
University, and a master's in telecom-
munication and film from Alabama.
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
Carlson, Poynter on
David Carlson presented at the
"Convergence for College Educa-
tors" seminar at the Poynter Insti-
tute earlier this month. Together
with Poynter's Howard Finberg, he
delivered a presentation on the
future of newspapers.
Michelle Hinson was named
secretary of the Commission on
Public Relations Measurement and
Evaluation. She has been a member
of the commission since its incep-
tion in 1998.
Hinson also has been elected
secretary of the newly forming
Arredondo Chapter of the Associa-
tion of Fundraising Professionals
(AFP). She aims to have the chapter
chartered by fall.
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ALUMNI OF DISTINCTION
join distinctive club
At its first solo commencement
ceremony May 1, the college will
recognize its latest Alumni of
Mark Erstling, TEL 1975, and
Melissa Lammers, ADV 1979, plan
to be at commencement to receive
Erstling serves as senior vice
president and chief operating officer
of the Association of America's
Public Television Stations (APTS).
He is one of only 10 national public
broadcasting leaders to serve on the
Corporation for Public
Broadcasting's Television Future
Fund Advisory Board.
Lammers serves as vice president
at Pueblo International, a wholesale
food distribution company in Puerto
Rico. She was senior vice president
and general manager for Young &
Rubicam Puerto Rico, and director of
client services for McCann-Erickson
in Santo Domingo.
The college has given this recogni-
tion to 81 of its more than 20,000
Students star in Las Vegas,
New Orleans, Miami
Jake Hannaway, a student in the
MAMC/JD program, will present
"Access Denied: A Policy Model
Analysis and Critique of the Program
Access Rules of the 1992 Cable Act"
April 17 at the BEA Convention's
Scholar-to-Scholar Competitive Paper
Session in Las Vegas.
Eyun-Jung Ki, a doctoral student,
will present "Relationship Mainte-
nance Strategies by Industry Type" at
the International Communication
Association in New Orleans.
He also will present "Nike v. Kasky:
Reconsideration of Noncommercial v.
Commercial Speech" in the Law
Division section at the AEJMC South-
Hyoungkoo Khang, a doctoral
student, will present "Framing Axis of
Evil" at the International Communica-
tion Association in New Orleans.
Sandra Braun, a master's student,
will present "The Interplay Between
Public Relations, Media, and Society
in Bulgaria" March 11-14 at the
International Public Relations Re-
searchers' Conference in Miami.
GATORS ON FILM
Suddenly, when it rains, it pours
Tim Wilkerson's film, "Suddenly It Rained," will screen at the Cleve-
land International Film Festival, The Tiburon International Film Festival,
The Sedona Film Festival,
The Muskegon International
Film Festival, and the
Durango Film Festival.
The film won a Silver
Award at the Houston
International Film Fest 2003,
a Best Short Narrative
Award at the 2003 D.C.
Independent Film Festival,
and a 2003 Telly Award. "Suddenly It Rained" screens at several festivals.
The college extends deepest sym-
pathies to Linda Correll, whose
husband, Steve Correll, died earlier
this month. Steve taught Ethics and
Problems in Advertising.
The college extends deepest sym-
pathies to Donna Rivera, who lost
her father earlier this month.
March 6-13: Spring Break
March 11-14: International Public
Relations Research Conference
March 23: College of Journalism
and Communications spring
job and internship fair.
March 24-25: Telecommunication
March 25-26: Public Relations
March 27-28: Beginners Flash
Workshop, Weimer Hall 3024,
April 14: Annual Awards
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Harry H. Griggs, 1927-2003
Harry H. Griggs, professor emeritus of the College, died Dec. 14 at
Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton, Fla. He was 76.
Harry joined the Department of Journalism as an assistant professor in
1958. He was promoted to associate professor in 1962. He was awarded
tenure in 1964 and was promoted to the rank of professor in 1967. He took
early retirement in December 1986.
Harry directed the college's graduate program from 1962 to 1975 and
the research program from 1962 to 1970. He chaired master's advisory
committees for more than 70 graduate students during his time on the
faculty (the College did not have a Ph.D. program at that time).
Born in Rockville, Ind., Harry taught at the University of Wisconsin at
River Falls, Butler University and the University of Iowa. He was an
editor for newspapers in Bloomington, Lafayette and Fort Wayne, Ind.
From 1946 to 1947, he served with the U.S. Army in Germany as the
sports editor of the constabulary newspaper.
Harry earned a B.A. in journalism (1947) and an M.A. in economics
(1949) from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in mass communications
(1962) from the University of Iowa.
He was president of the Fort Wayne Editorial Association in 1952-53
and president of the North Florida Professional Chapter of the Society of
Professional Journalists in 1964. He also was an elder of the First Chris-
tian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Gainesville.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years Carolyn Edging Griggs of
Gainesville; a daughter, Nancy Griggs Morgan of Minneapolis, Minn., a
son, Allan A. Griggs of San Antonio; a brother, David A. Griggs of Fort
Wayne; and three grandchildren.
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