Vol. 40, No. 4 College of Journalism and Communications
Hearst Visiting Professional Betty Cortina, former editorial director of Latina
magazine, speaks with Laurence Alexander and Kim Walsh-Childers at the
Department of Journalism's welcome reception for her earlier this month.
Cortina joins faculty for the spring
Betty Cortina, JM 1992, joined the Department of Journalism this
semester as a Hearst Visiting Professional.
Cortina is an alumna of distinction and a UF Outstanding Young
Alumna. She has served as editorial director of Latina magazine, news
editor at O, The Oprah Magazine and associate editor at People en
Cortina teaches Advanced Magazine Writing and Magazine
Management and contributes to the Department of Advertising. She's also
working with the College to finalize the proposal for a Hispanic
Calling all researchers
The UF Research Foundation has awarded the
College another professorship. Former awardees will
serve on a selection committee to choose among this
There is no limit on the number of nominations
from each department. Department chairs must turn in
completed nominations to Sylvia Chan-Olmsted by
College co-hosts Latin
and UF's Center
Studies host the
57t annual Latin
7-8 at the Reitz
Union. Juan- Molleda
Roberts and the
Deere, serve as
speaking at the
will provide live
webcasts of the
806. The last day
to register is
FEEDING THE MIND
pizza Feb. 14
"Pizza with a
be held Feb. 14
from 11:45 a.m.
to 12:45 p.m. in
John Wright and his wife, Pam, chat with Titus Rush at the Dunk-n-Sip honoring Martin-
Wright's dean appointment earlier this month. Kratzer and
During the December commencement, Henry "Tip" Graham, JM 1972, president of
Jacksonville-based Scott-McRae Group, was named an Alumnus of Distinction of the
College and a Distinguished Alumnus of UF. Joining him in celebration are his wife,
Diane, and John Wright
Job and Internship Fair is here
The College will hold its spring Job and Internship Fair March 4 in the
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The list of participating employers and
interview sign-up sheets will be available Feb. 4. Contact Ramon Looby, Martinez
MAMC 2007, at 392-0289 for more information.
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Journalism senior John Cox (far right) celebrates the UF intramural flag
football team's recent national championship.
Senior leads flag-football team
to the national championship
Journalism senior John Cox recently led the UF intramural flag football
team to the national championship against the University of Central
Florida. The quarterback and team captain helped capture the first national
title for the men's team since 1989.
Telecommunication sophomore Miles Doran captured fifth place in the
Hearst Journalism Awards radio category and Melissa Welsh, TEL 2007,
placed ninth in the television category. The wins place UF fifth overall in
the national broadcast rankings.
Jeremiah Wilson, JM 2007, placed first and third in the Global Gators
photography competition sponsored by the UF International Center.
Marvin Halelamien, JM 2007, placed second and took an honorable
mention. Photojournalism senior Tim Hussin, JM 2008, captured an
honorable mention at the competition.
Sue Wagner and Ben Wilson won an award from the Association of
American Medical Colleges for "Health in a Heartbeat."
SPJ chapter holds annual awards
The North Central Florida Society of
Professional Journalists (SPJ) Chapter hosted its
annual Awards Banquet earlier this month at the
Clarion West in Gainesville. Stephanie Abrams
of the Weather Channel served as the featured
Analyzing a digital world
Judy Robinson and Julie Dodd
Classes to Create
Media: A Case
Study" as a refereed Robinson
paper at an AEJMC
meeting earlier this
month. They also
discussing the use
micro blogs. Dodd
Nelson J. Klahr, Morris
Feng Shen, PhD 2008,
Jorge Villegas, Paul Wright, Alex G. He
and Yijun Liu.
SEASON OF GIVING
help Toys for Tots
Public relations students Jessica
Fontaine and Jessica Thurmond,
members of the UF chapter of PRSSA
executive board, delivered hundreds of
toys and a $600 check to the Marine
Toys for Tots foundation in December.
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WUFT hires art director
Clark started as
the WUFT art
Jan. 28-30: Anne V Hull, Hearst
Professional for Journalism, will
be on campus.
Feb. 1: Deadline for undergraduate
students to apply for college
Feb. 16: Celebration of Wine Dinner,
6:30 p.m. Steve's Cafe'
Feb. 17: Celebration of Wine, 19th
annual tasting and auction for
public radio stations, Classic 89
and Nature Coast 90, 1-4 p.m.
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Feb. 21-22: Advertising Advisory
Feb. 27-Mar. 23: WUFT-TV/DT
March Membership Campaign
Mar. 5: Journalism Advisory Council
Mar. 8-15: Spring Break
Mar. 27-28: Telecommunication
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Janis Teruggi Page at the art show the College is co-sponsoring, Graphicstudio: Text
College co-sponsors exhibit
The College is co-sponsoring the new UF art show, Graphicstudio: Text
& Image, which opened earlier this month at the University Gallery in the
"B" building of the Fine Arts Complex.
Janis Teruggi Page worked with the University Gallery to help make the