This year's Fly-In class traveled to Nicaragua. Pictured on top of the Hotel
Casa Grande, seated: Claudia Adrien, Kelly-Anne Suarez, Danny Ghitis,
Katie Reid, Liza Shurik, Lauren Russell and Amiee Westcott. Standing: John
Kaplan, Melanie Marquez, David Zentz, Erica Brough, Paula Rausch, Matt
Marriott, Ronnie Lovler, Laura Fiorilli and Boaz Dvir.
Fly-In students cover Carazo
John Kaplan led a group of 13 University of Florida students to
Nicaragua last month as part of the annual Fly-In course.
The students writers, photographers, multi-media journalists and a
public relations major covered the Carazo region.
Participants included grad students Laura Fiorilli, Paula Rausch
and David Zentz; and undergrad students Claudia Adrien, Erica
Brough, Danny Ghitis, Melanie Marquez, Matt Marriott, Katie
Reid, Liza Shurik, Kelly-Anne Suarez, and Aimee Westcott.
Lauren Russell, a grad student in Latin American studies, also
joined the group. Photography major Daron Dean couldn't make it due
to injuries he suffered in an auto accident this summer.
Ronnie Lovler, director of News & Public Affairs, and Boaz Dvir
joined the group as writing coaches. Dvir also covered the trip for the
communicator. Ted Spiker serves as the other writing coach.
Molleda speaks in Peru
Juan-Carlos Molleda discussed "Public Relations Trends in the
Third Millennium" at the "XVI National Congress of University
Students of Social Communication" at the National University of
Central Peru (UNCP).
Earlier this year, the College signed a cooperative agreement with
UNCP The schools are developing a student exchange program.
TAKEN FOR GRANT
Choi, health faculty
win $1.25 million grant
Youjin Choi and College of Den-
tistry and College of Health and Hu-
man Performance faculty recently won
a $1.25 million grant from the National
Institute of Dental and Craniofacial
Research, part of the National Institute
Cancer Disparities in
Florida" will develop a
media campaign for
those at high risk for
oral and pharyngeal
cancer caused by
smoking. It will also Youjin Choi
increase the number of people
receiving exams for these diseases.
The grant begins this year and will
be continued until 2008.
Several UF students
lay down the law
Several students are working on the
Journal ofLaw and Public Policy.
* Former Editor Amanda Reid, who
recently defended her dissertation as
the College's second Ph.D./JD joint
* Managing Editor Alison Rumley, an
MAMC/JD joint degree student.
* Articles Executive Editor Meghan
McShane, an MAMC/JD joint degree
Also, Amy Sanders, a law Ph.D.
student, is working on articles selec-
tion for the Journal.
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Peru institute features Kaplan retrospective
The Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano in Lima, Peru, will
display 80 photographs by John Kaplan this month.
The largest-ever exhibition of his work, John Kaplan: Retrospective,
includes photographs from 1987 through his recent fieldwork in
John Kaplan shot "Chicken Man" this summer in northern Thailand. It is one of
80 photos in "John Kaplan: Retrospective" shown at the Instituto Cultural
Peruano Norteamericano in Peru.
The Oct. 4 open line misstated two names on Page 2: John Freeman
shot the "Little One Lives" photo; and Bill Chamberlin was re-appointed
chair of the AEJMC law division's publication committee.
An item on the same page incorrectly listed John Kaplan as a 2004
Gordon Parks International Photography Competition finalist.
John Freeman's entry in the 2004 Gordon Parks International Photography
Competition 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.
An introductory mass communica-
tion textbook, Mass Communication
in the GlobalAge
includes a chapter by
Meg Lamme: "Pub-
lic Relations: Build-
ships, Bringing about
The Journal of Meg Lamme
Communication Management recently
relationships: Measurement validation
in a university setting," by Samsup
Jo, Ph.D. 2003,
Linda Hon, and
of Technology and
will publish doc-
toral student Joshua
Azriel's "First Amendment Implica-
tions for E-mail Threats: Are There
Any Free Speech Protections?" in the
Lamme's historical views
Meg Lamme appeared on two
panels last month at the American
Journalism Historians Association
national conference in Cleveland.
* "Public Relations and Social Re-
form," during which she presented
"Religious and Rhetorical Connec-
tions to Social Reform Tactics."
* "Women, Journalism and Reform:
Redefining the Issues," during which
she presented "Question of Intention:
WCTU and Press Relations."
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SHOOTING FOR THE MOON
Students take a shot at Hearst glory
John Kaplan plans to submit work by journalism students Daron Dean and Liza Shurik to the annual Hearst
The College placed second in 2003 and first in 2002 and 2001. Dean placed second in 2003. This is Shurik's first
entry in the prestigious contest.
Her submission includes photos from Nicaragua (see story, Page 1) and Russia, where she interned with AP and
did a project on street children.
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she's submitting to the Hearst Competition, in Nicaragua last month.
Liza Shurik shot this photo, one of the four
Marshall Collier Prine, JM
1977, of Micanopy died Sept. 29 in
Gainesville after a long battle with
lung cancer. He was 53.
He worked and taught at the
College for many years. He left in
Survivors include his wife,
Teresa Prine, JM 1991, Williston;
mother, Jacquelyn Prine, Ocala;
stepsons, Van Whitehurst, Archer,
and Devin Whitehurst and Adam
Whitehurst, both of Williston;
brother, Steve Prine,Washington, D.C.;
and two grandchildren, according to
the Ocala Star-Banner.
Doris Lowenstein's daughter,
Linda Lowenstein of Gainesville,
died Oct. 2 at Shands after a brief
illness. She was 48.
She was born in Newport, R.I.,
and moved to Gainesville from Coral
Springs in 1981. She was an accoun-
tant and worked on the University of
Survivors include Doris and Joe
Lowenstein of Gainesville; and
brothers Joe Lowenstein of
Gainesville, Rick Lowenstein of
Atlanta and Ken Lowenstein of
Ernest Lee Bartlett
Titus Rush's father-in-law,
Ernest Lee Bartlett Sr., died Oct.
7 in Indianapolis. He was 82.
He was a World War II Army
veteran. He was a dog trainer for
AAA Obedience in Indianapolis.
He is survived by his wife, eight
children, 21 grandchildren, 37
great grandchildren, and a foster
brother and a sister.
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MESSAGE OF THANKS
Doris and Joe Lowenstein write,
"Dear friends, Our sincerest thanks
for your kind thoughts, prayers and
cards for our beloved Linda.
"We appreciate the beautiful
flowers and just know that Linda was
smiling down on us with all the
orange and blue that surrounded her."
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: Christmas Eve
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