Vol. 36, No. 12 College of Journalism and Communications
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College faculty, students garner eclectic awards
Bill F. Chamberlin recently won the Applied Research Award from the
International Communications Association (ICA).
"This is the first time the Marion Brechner Citizen Access
project has been recognized for its contribution to research,
Chamberlin said. "That is significant since academic re-
search is often defined as published research."
Chamberlin will receive the award May 27 at ICA's
national conference in New Orleans.
"Ajob well done goes out to the students and other staff
members who have participated in the project," he said. Bill Chamberlin
Linda Correll and Elaine Wagner recently won a Creativity 33 Award of
Distinction. Their Seekonk Congregational Church poster will be published in
the Creativity 33 hardbound annual next month by the HBI division of
The 2003 Orange & Blue spring and fall editions won first place in the
regional Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence contest.
A story that ran in the fall edition "Home Grown," by Brandon Battey -
won first place in the nonfiction magazine article
1Ull category. Both will be entered in the national
.- competition. Winners are announced in September
S as part of the annual SPJ convention.
Dylan Blaylock and Katie Jeffers, master's
students, received a 2004 FPRA Image Award in
the student projects category, "Computer-generated
communication," for an online survey about
to Florida tourism that they designed and
administered to Florida public relations practitio-
Fall 2003 issue ners.
Production students team up
on video project with peers in Belgium
Students in David Ostroff's section of Advanced Video Production
produced five 3- to 4-minute videos about student life on and off campus.
Across the pond in Belgium, students in the University of Ghent's Commu-
nication Sciences department produced similar videos.
The students posted the videos online and compared the approaches and
For next year, the students suggested a videoconference at the beginning
of the project. Eventually, the students will collaborate on the projects.
STUDENT SUCCESS STORY
PR senior heads to
the White House
PR senior Joanna Gonzalez has
been selected for an
summer in the
White House Office
She will work in the
Media Affairs. Joanna Gonzalez
Ward moves up
Harvey Ward has been hired as
director of corporate support for the
College's public television and public
He will be responsible for generat-
ing of revenue from the business and
professional communities in North
Central Florida through program
underwriting grants to support
WUFT. He assumes the position
previously held by Polly Anderson,
who recently left WUFT to become
vice president of
Ward will continue
to perform his duties
Harvey Ward the April 21-May 2
FM membership campaign, and
assume the corporate support respon-
sibilities full time in May.
"We will begin a search for a new
development coordinator very soon,"
said D. Brent Williams.
Teens, ER, agriculture, anti-drug efforts examined
Lisa Duke's "African-American Readers and 'Mainstream' Teen Magazines" will appear as a chapter in the
second edition of The Meaning of Dress (Fairchild Books), which comes out this fall.
Helena Sirki6 presented "Teenage Girls in the Virtual World: Cyborgs or Gendered Be-
ings?" earlier this month at the UF Center for Women's Studies and
Gender Research "Gender Conversations" series.
Ted Spiker wrote "The 'Me First' Guide to ER Care" in the May/June
2004 issue of AARP The Magazine, the largest circulation magazine in
the United States. He also recently had stories published in Outside,
Prevention, Men 's Health, Runner 's World, Adventure Sports and The
Chronicle of the Horse.
Helena Sirki~ Graduate students Denise Bortree, Sandra Braun, Kelly Flowers,
Ross Ford and Amanda Ruth co-authored "A New Direction for Agricul-
tural Public Relations: Meeting Journalists' Information Needs Through
the Web." It will be presented to the Agriculture Communicator's Asso-
ciation June 20-24 in Lake Tahoe.
Jon Morris will present "The Role of Emotions in the Effectiveness of
Anti-Drug Public Service Announcements" May 1 in New York City at the Jon Morris
Society of Biological Psychiatry's 59th Annual Scientific Convention. Co-authors include
Jorge Villegas, Mark Gold, Kimberly Frost-Pineda, Chong Moo, and Christyne Ferris.
Duke marries attorney
Lisa Duke recently married David Cornell, a partner in Gainesville-
based Dell Graham law firm, in her hometown of Charleston, SC.
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on Reitz Union
Mindy McAdams, doctoral student
organized the third
annual UF Sympo-
sium on Converged
Journalism in the
Auditorium. Mindy McAdams
Craig Lee pro-
duced a live Webcast and Al Holt
tors and panelists
Lesson, who later
won this year's
Kaye Trammell Pulitzer Prize -
traveled from around the country to
participate in four
ism in a War Zone"
Online and Print
Journalism" Craig Lee
Online Journalism Review published
a story about the event ("Lack of
Unions Makes Florida the Convergence
Jon Morris has been awarded a
courtesy faculty appointment in the
Department of Psychiatry, McKnight
Brain Institute, College of Medicine
April 21: Classes End
April 22-23: Reading Days
April 24-30: Exams
May 1: Commencement
May 3: Grades Due
May 5: Summer A begins
June 24: Summer ends
June 19-24: Summer Journalism
June 25: Summer B begins
August 6: Summer B ends
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