College of Journalism and Communications
May 16, 2005
William McKeen's wife Nicole gave birth to Charles William Lewis McKeen May 10.
Holding Charley, as he's called, is his sister Savannah. Also pictured are his brothers
Travis (left) and Jack.
Adviser of the Year
Sid Pactor was named the
the Year last
recommended Sid Pactor
him for this award focused on his
dedication to high standards and
his availability and commitment to
students," Dean Terry Hynes said.
Advertising, PR, telecommunication teachers receive promotions
Linda Hon, Sylvia Chan-Olmsted and Mike
Weigold will be promoted to full professors on Aug.
16. At the same time, Lisa Duke-Cornell and Cynthia
Morton will be promoted to associate professors.
Also, President Bernie Machen is expected to
recommend Duke-Cornell and Morton for tenure next
month. It will become effective July 1.
"Congratulations to these very deserving colleagues for
their fine accomplishments!" Dean Terry Hynes said.
"Special thanks to their department colleagues, especially
their chairs, and to all who participated in this year's
tenure and promotion process."
Linda Hon Sylvia Chan-Olmsted
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Faculty given a Chance on Senate committee
Sandra Chance was recently elected to the Faculty
Senate Steering Committee. She will serve a one year
In unrelated news, Chance recently discussed
freedom of information with 15 journalism students in
the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China.
Chance conducted the teleconference at the request of
the U.S. State Department.
on a literary trio
William McKeen is working on not
one, not two,
but three books:
* He's writing a
son biography. .
W.W. Norton &
claimed Rock William McKeen
and Roll is Here to Stay and Highway
61, will publish American Dreamer in
2007 or 2008.
* He's putting together a fiction and
non-fiction anthology on growing up in
the Sunshine State. "I'm writing about
living on ... Homestead Air Force Base
during the dark days of the Cuban
Missile Crisis," said McKeen, who is
also editing the book, which will be
published by the University Press of
* He's writing the text for a coffee book
on rock concerts. MBI Publishing in
Chicago plans to publish it in 2007.
It will feature everything from
"house parties and juke joints to concert
halls and football stadiums," McKeen
Cho looks into
Chang-Hoan Cho and Hongsik
John Cheon, Ph.D. 2004, of
Frostburg State University have two
articles coming out: "Children's
Exposure to Negative Intemet
Content: Effects of Family Context"
in the winter issue of the Journal of
Broadcasting & Electronic Media;
and "Interactivity on Japanese vs.
American Corporate Web sites" in
Public Frank Oviatt
recently published "Global Index of
Bribery for News Coverage" in The
Global Corruption Report 2005, put
out by Transparency International.
He co-wrote it with Dean
Kruckeberg of the University of
Northern Iowa and Katerina Tsetsura
of the University of Oklahoma.
GATORS ON FILM
screens at film fest,
Doc Institute students
show their work
James Babanikos' "A Second
as one of 14
14 shorts James Babanikos
from hundreds of entries.
The Documentary Institute
recently held its annual sixth annual
Student Documentary Screening at
the Reitz Union Cinema. Grad
students showed six documentary
shorts to a packed theater. Some
audience members included
UF NPPA chapter
best in the country
The National Press Photographers
Association (NPPA) named its
University of Florida chapter Best
Student Chapter for 2004-2005.
Led by photojournalism senior
Liza Shurik, the chapter held
several events in the spring semester,
including a standing-room-only,
2-hour presentation by Sports
Illustrated Photographer Bill
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Juan-Carlos Molleda is a found-
ing member of the
Institute for Public
He is working with
Feng Shen to
"explore and Juan Carlos Molleda
document the science beneath the art
of the practice, distinguishing
between 'what we know' and 'what
we don't' in terms of real research."
ON A SERIOUS NOTE
thank the College
Jon Morris, whose house burned
down April 19, recently e-mailed the
following note to the College:
"Many thanks to all of you who have
inquired about our well-being and of-
fered to help. We are set for now, living
in a furnished apartment off 39 Avenue
NW. Our old house will be removed
from the property next week and we will
go about the process of either rebuilding
or moving to a different location. Thanks
again for you concern and offers."
Margie Davis wrote the following
note to the College:
"Thank you so much for the lovely
floral arrangement you sent me after I
suffered a knee injury. Your thoughtful-
ness was greatly appreciated. This has
been a long and painful recovery, but I
believe I am now on the mend. I am
going for some physical therapy twice
a week for four weeks.
"I was sorry I was not able to attend
the Awards Banquet this year."
May 30: Memorial Day Holiday
June 17: Summer A ends
June 27: Summer B begins
July 4: Holiday
Aug. 5: Summer B ends
Aug. 24: Fall Term begins
Sept. 5: Labor Day Holiday
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