Off to Belgium on Fulbright grant
Michael Leslie, associate professor at the University of Florida College of
Journalism and Communications, recently received a
Fulbright Senior Specialists grant in Communications
and Journalism at Mons-Hainaut University in Belgium.
The program, which offers two- to six-week grants in
140 countries, aims to increase understanding between
the United States and other nations.
Grantees' activities include training teachers, develop-
ing and assessing curricula, leading seminars and con-
L ducting needs assessments.
Group heads to Athens for weeklong seminar
Spiro Kiousis and four graduate students flew to Athens Saturday to
participate in a weeklong seminar on the Greek Media System, coordinated by
the country's Ministry of Press & Communication Office.
The students are Sandra Ward, Jesse Montano, Jessica Hilton, and
ON THE BOARD
Kaplan joins Harvard-based
online journalism magazine
John Kaplan recently joined the
advisory board for the Harvard-
i lie The magazine
., is devoted to a
sis of issues of
John Kaplan community.
Fellow advisory board members
include Ms. magazine editor-in-
chief Marcia Ann Gillespie, Harvard
sociologist and National Medal of
Science recipient William Julius
Wilson, PBS senior correspondent
Ray Suarez, and Newsday editorial
board member Bob Keeler.
FOR THE RECORD
Julie Dodd and Judy Robinson,
Ph.D., 2000, recently taught high
school journalism teachers how to
use handheld computers at the South-
ern Interscholastic Press Association
(SIPA) convention at the University
of South Carolina.
Dodd received SIPA's Distin-
guished Service Award for her work
in scholastic journalism.
View of Propylaia and Partheonon from the Areopagus
the pen ineMarc 22,200
Hiring process completed
The College recently completed its faculty search process for 2004 by
filling four vacant positions.
"This completes a two-year process to fill this position in advertis-
ing," said Dean Terry Hynes. "Thanks to the faculty of the department
and all others who helped us reach a successful completion to this
The three most recent hires include Cory Armstrong, who will join
the Department of Journalism in August, Johanna Cleary, who will join
the Department of Telecommunication in August, and Hyojin Kim, who
will join the Department of Advertising in the spring 2005 semester.
Armstrong is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-
Madison. She earned a master's in mass communication, also from
Madison, and a bachelor's in English from Miami University of Ohio.
She has about eight years of professional journalism experience on
newspapers in Ohio, as a copy editor, reporter and bureau chief. She has
interdisciplinary interests in research and currently focuses on the socio-
logical influences on news content. She already has had two sole-
authored articles published or in press in Newspaper Research Journal
and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
She served as a teaching assistant for three different courses while a
graduate student at Madison.
Cleary is completing the Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill. She earned a master's in communication and a bachelor's in
journalism, both from the University of Alabama. She has about 16 years
of professional experience with Alabama Public Television, as a pro-
ducer/reporter, promotion director, and news director. Her research
agenda concentrates on management issues, international communica-
tion, and broadcast history. She is a Park Doctoral Fellow at North
Carolina and she taught the introductory broadcast writing course there.
She has an article in press at Journalism & Mass Communication Educa-
Hyojin is completing work on the Ph.D. at the University of Texas at
Austin. She earned a master's in advertising, also from Texas at Austin,
in 2001, and a master's in health from Johns Hopkins University in
She earned a bachelor's in English from Ewha Woman's University in
Hyojin's main research interest area is the effects of interactive com-
munication on processing health information and promoting health
behaviors. She will contribute not only to her department's priorities, but
also to growth of the college's master's program in science/health com-
THANK YOU NOTE
Linda Correll on behalf of
her husband, Steve Correll "Please
accept my thanks for the beautiful
flowers sent by the College for
Steve's Memorial Service. The
brilliant yellows, warm tangerines
and intense blues of the blooms set a
welcoming blanket of color Steve
would have so enjoyed his 'school
"I appreciate your thoughtfulness at
this difficult time.
March 23: College of Journalism
and Communications Spring
Job and Internship Fair.
March 23-24: Journalism Advisory
March 24-25: Telecommunica-
tion Advisory Council
March 25-26: Public Relations
March 27-28: Beginners Flash
Workshop, Weimer Hall 3024,
April 14: Annual Awards
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