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1. 37, No. 03 College of Journalism and Communications Oct. 4, 2004

Doc Institute's latest project takes professors to Poland
Sandra Dickson, Cindy Hill, Cara Pilson and Churchill Roberts recently visited Poland as part of their latest
project, "Angel of Ahlem." The documentary will tell the story of Vernon Tott, a radio operator in the 84th infantry
division who took part in the liberation.
Here's how Churchill tells the story:
"Mr. Tott happened to have a Kodak pocket
l camera with him and took photos of the survi-
vors. He sent them home, eventually put them
To .. abu in a shoebox in his basement, and forgot about
Stem for 50 years.
"In 1995 he happened to see a notice in a
veterans' newsletter inquiring of the where-
abouts of the young soldier who took pictures
of survivors. The notice was placed there by
one of the survivors, Benjamin Sieradzki, of
Berkeley, Calif Mr. Tott realized he was the
person being sought, found the photos, con-
tacted Mr. Sieradzki, and saw how much they
Auschwitz II-Birkenau meant to him. "Mr. Tott has now made
Holocaust survivor Benjamin Sieradzki tells former U.S. soldier Vernon it his mission in life to find as many survivors
Tott about the time he spent in the Birkenau death camp before being as possible and share the photos with them.
sent to Ahlem, a slave labor camp near Hanover. Sieradzki and Tott are Despite declining health he's had a stroke
the two principal characters in "Angel of Ahlem," a production of the and spreading prostate cancer he is determined
Documentary Institute. Looking on are Sieradzki's son and a Birkenau
historian. to push on. Besides looking for more survivors,
he visits schools to lecture on the horrors of the
Holocaust. This past November, he was honored for his work at the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in
"The title of our documentary is a term used by one of the survivors to describe Mr. Tott."

PR group attends ;
international congress

Juan-Carlos Molleda last week led a group of public
relations student to the IV International Congress of the Latin
American Association of Public Relations in Punta del Este,
He presented "Public relations in support of a sustainable
development program with emphasis in the tourist industry."
The students included Stephanie Hotte, Naomi Lumpkin, The UF delegation of public relations students visited the
Susan Medina, Johanna Miller, Priscilla Polonio, Jen- Mausoleum of Jos6 Gervasio GeneralArtigas, the Uruguayan
nifer Reiss, Katrina Ruiz and Tatania Salazar. national hero. From left: Susan Medina, Priscilla Polonio,
Naomi Lumpkin, honor guard, Tatania Salazar, Jennifer Reiss,
honor guard, Katrina Ruiz, Johanna Miller and Stephanie

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Carlson, Alexander, Chance,
Smith take on responsibilities
Dave Carlson will be the 89th president of the Society of Professional
Journalists when he's inaugurated in October 2005 in Las Vegas.
Carlson, who will serve a one-year term, will be the first academic president
in SPJ's modern era.
Laurence Alexander was recently elected the College's third member of
the UF Faculty Senate. The other representatives are Peg Hall and Sandra
Chance was recently re-appointed chair of the AEJMC law division's
publication committee, which oversees the publication of Communications
Law & Policy.
Also, Les Smith was recently appointed associate chief marshall for UF.


Kaplan's Thai images
exhibited in Korea
The International Documentary Festival in Seoul is displaying 11 photo-
graphs John Kaplan took this summer in Thailand.
The photos are part of a group exhibition on Asian culture sponsored by
and exhibited at the headquarters of Korea's PBS, EBS.
Also, Kaplan and John Freeman are finalists in the 2004 Gordon Parks
International Photography Competition at Fort Scott Community College.
The judging takes place this week. All winning (first through honorable
mention) prints will become part of a traveling exhibition next year.
The entries touch on such themes as social injustice and family values.

John Kaplan's entry in the 2004 Gordon Parks International Photography Competi-
tion is "Little One Lives," taken on assignment for The Bergen Co. Record (NJ)
while he was on American Society of Newspaper Editors fellowship in 2002.

Chance addresses
more than 800 judges
Sandra Chance recently addressed
more than 800
judges at the Texas
Judicial Conference
in Dallas. She
discussed ways to 'et
lessen the conflict
between fair trial
and free press rights
inherent in high Sandra Chance
profile cases.
Julie Dodd recently spoke to UF's
350 new teaching assistants on "Devel-
oping a Syllabus and Having a Good
First Week of Class," as part of the
Graduate School's orientation for
teaching assistants.
She also attended the Journalism
Education Association board meeting
at Kansas State University in July to
develop an action plan to address
concerns for scholastic journalism

Tookes takes $10,000
Telecommunication student
Lakendra Tookes
won the competition
for this year's
$10,000 Ed Bradley
0 One of the key
pieces in her win-
ning entry was a
Lakendra Tookes WUFT News story
(and TV2 project) on minority disen-
franchisement through the purge of
felons from voter rolls.

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Duke, Sutherland,
publish in Journal
John Sutherland, Lisa Duke
Cornell and Avery
Abemethy's (Au-
bum University)
article, "A Model of
Marketing Informa-
tion Flow: What
Creatives Obtain
and Want to Know
John Sutherland from Clients," has
been accepted for
publication in the
winter issue of the
Journal ofAdver-
tising, the preemi-
nent academic
publication in the
Meg Lamme's
M eg me' Lisa Duke Cornell
"War on the Wets:
The Anti-Saloon
League, World War
I, and the Drive for
a Dry Nation" has
been accepted for
publication in a
special persuasive
Meg Lamme communication
issue of America
Doctoral student Eyun-Jung Ki
published "Nike v. Kasky: Reconsid-
eration of Noncommercial v. Com-
mercial Speech," in Public Relations
Review, Vol 30, Issue 4.
Ki and Byenghee Chang's "A
Longitudinal Analysis of M&A
Patterns of Radio Companies in
U.S.," will be published in the the
December issue of Journal ofRadio


Julie Dodd

and Marie Hardin of
Penn State and
Kimberly Lauffer of
Towson: "Transmit-
ting the Media
Hierarchy for Athlet-
ics: Gender and
racial diversity in

Julie Dodd sports journalism
Doctoral student Denise Bortree:
"Presentation of self on the web: An
ethnographic study of teenage girls'
Doctoral student Eyun-Jung Ki,
Byenghee Chnag, & Hyoungkoo
Khang: "Exploring Influential
Factors on Music Piracy across
Ki and Byenghee-Chang: "Devis-
ing a Practical Model Predicting
Theatrical Movie Success: Focusing
on the Experience Good Property."

Kelly earns out-
standing recognition
PRSA recently
named Kathleen
Kelly its 2004
Educator. She
will receive the
honor Oct. 25
during PRSA's Kathleen Kelly
convention in New
York City.

Oct. 4: Annual AAJA Resume and
Portfolio Critique Session
Oct. 5-7: Journalism Advisory
Oct. 7: World Press Institute Visit
Oct. 7-8: Telecommunication
Advisory Council
Oct. 8: Board of Advocates
Meeting 3-5pm
Oct. 26: Knight Division Job and
Internship Fair
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Nov. 12-13: Homecoming
Nov. 13: Homecoming Alumni
Nov. 25-26: Thanksgiving
Dec. 2-3: Public Relations Advisory
Dec. 8: Classes End
Dec. 9-10: Reading Days
Dec. 11-17: Exams
Dec. 18: Commencement
Dec. 20: Grades Due
Dec. 24: Holiday

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