Vol. 42, No. 1 UF College of Journalism and Communications
July 19, 2010
Public relations team wins its
category in international competition
The COLLEGE'S public relations team won first place in Communications
and Social Awareness for Solar Decathlon Europe 2010.
Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 is a biannual international competition,
where universities design, construct and promote a solar powered home. The
public relations team was challenged to create public awareness and
education about the benefits of solar energy, energy-efficient buildings,
sustainable construction and the Solar Decathlon Europe competition overall.
The public relations team included Joanna Brighton, PR 2010, Kathryn
Watson, PR 2010, public relations senior Erika Zayas and faculty adviser
Deanna Pelfrey, as well as the College of Design, Construction and
Planning 2010 alumna Laura Ettedgui and master's student Paige Mainor.
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The winning team: Kathryn Watson, Paige Mainor, Erika Zayas, Chris Sorce,
Lecturer Deanna Pelfrey and Joanna Brighton. (Photo by JavierAlonso Huerta.)
McAdams attends conferences in South Africa
Mindy McAdams attended two conferences in
SouthAfrica: the "World Journalism Education
Congress," where she discussed social media
challenges, and "Highway Africa," a professional
conference forAfricanj journalists.
with athletic association
The COLLEGE and the University Athletic
Association (UAA) have partnered to move
Gatorvision, UAA's multimedia operations
unit, into Weimer Hall.
The partnership will integrate the
technical and personnel expertise of the
COLLEGE and UAA, enhance opportunities
for professional education of students and
expand office and editing suite facilities for
Students will have the opportunity to
work with UAA personnel in writing, digital
video editing, reporting and promotional
activities in the online content for
conference in Uruguay
recently spoke in
Uruguay, at the 11th
on Legal and Policy
Issues in the
sponsored by UF's
Levin College of
Law and the Center for Chance
Chance discussed the importance of
public information in a democratic society.
Molleda speaks in Peru
Juan-Carlos Molleda recently spoke
in Lima, Peru, at the 2010 World
Congress ofthe International Public
Relations Association (IPRA).
He discussed "Identity, authenticity &
reputation: the dynamic triad."
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Weigold takes over
started his newj ob
as associate dean
and staff members
recommended him Weigold
Mike Foley, JM 1970, MAMC
2004, served as the previous
associate dean for student services.
Kiousis new director
of distance education
certificate and degree Kiousis
programs across the globe. In recent years,
the COLLEGE has provided distance
education as far away as South Korea.
birth to baby girl
birth to a
Rose, on June
win BEA award
The Broadcast Education
Association (BEA) recently awarded
Amy Jo Coffey, Rasha Kamhawi,
UF College of Engineering Prof. Paul
Fishwick and Julie Henderson,
technology coordinator at PK. Yonge
Developmental Research School, first
place in the Interactive Media and
Emerging Technologies Division for
their paper, "Living the Experience vs.
Reading about it: The Impact of Virtual
Reality on Sense of Presence,
Memory and Evaluations ofthe
Molleda wins alumni
award from USC
The University of South Carolina's
School of Journalism and Mass
Communications awarded Juan-
Carlos Molleda a 2010 Outstanding
Young Alumni Award. He received his
Ph.D. from USC in 2000.
USC will honor him at the Alumni
Awards dinner in November during its
City. He Doran
participated in two previous Hearst
competitions, the first as a sophomore.
Doran, a CBS News digital
journalist in New York City, received
The International Radio and Television
Society Foundation awarded a
fellowship to telecommunication student
Alan Natochy for this summer in New
York City. He's working for the
Discovery Channel. He was one of 15
students selected out of 1,000
Natochy and master's student
Candace Holland, TEL 2009, were
selected as 2010 National Association of
Television Program Executives (NATPE)
interns. They assisted at the
organization's annual meeting in Las
Vegas in January.
In 2009, Vanessa Gordon, TEL
2009, and Caroline Drab, TEL 2009,
were NATPE interns.
Ten students win
Recent journalism graduates Lance
Fuller, Karina Galvez, Sarah Kieny,
and Toni-Ann Martin andj journalism
students Allysen Kerr and Kyle
Maistri won first place in the "Start-Up
Magazine Project" category of the 2010
AEJMC Student Magazine Contest.
They produced the magazine in Ted
Spiker's Magazine Management class
this past fall. The COLLEGE has placed in
this category for five consecutive years.
Ashley Ross, JM 2010, placed
third in the "Consumer Magazine
Article: People" category for her story,
Recent oumalism graduates Erin
Everhart, Kelli McKinney and
Nicole Orr received Honorable
Mention in the "Single Issue of Ongoing
Print Magazine: Editorial" category for
"Orange & Blue: The Black Issue."
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Walsh-Childers examiner in Dublin
The Dublin Institute of Technology's
Academic Council recently appointed Kim Walsh-
Childers to a three-year term as an external examiner for
its undergraduate "j oumalism with a language degree
Walsh-Childers, who completed her first session in
June, will meet during the spring semester with the
examination board in Dublin and review DIT students'
work and the faculty's assessments of their work. Walsh-Childers
She's the first U. S. academic to serve as an external examiner for DIT's
IT ADS UP
Advertising students win Telly, Addy
An advertising campaign created by Robyn Goodman's Creative
University students placed second in the Business-to-Consumer Campaign
category of the 31 stAnnual Telly Awards.
Produced by FOX Sports and Urban Legends Entertainment, "Feed Your
Growl" promotes "Breakfast with the Gators" on Sun Sports.
The students, who have all graduated, include Alli Schnur, ADV 2009,
Andrea Simon, ADV 2009, Ashley Bowden, ADV 2010, Christina
Burnham, ADV 2010, Hanna Palmer, ADV 2010, Kimberly Oquindo,
ADV 2009, Rachel Eichenbaum, ADV 2009, and Shane Fryer, ADV
Chris Hannan oversees the Creative University program for FOX Sports
with SUN Sports General Manager Steve Liverani coordinating the local
efforts. Lisa Paliulis of FOX Sports served as the production manager and
Doug Tower of Urban Legends directed the "Feed Your Growl" spots.
One of the spots, "Shadow," won a Silver Addy in the 2010 4th District
To learn more, please visit http://www.fsncreativeuniversity.com.
Robyn Goodman (right) and her students join the UF Fightin' Gator Marching
Band members who helped them create the "Feed Your Growl" campaign. Also
pictured is John Sutherland (far right).
College hosts status
of women commission
The COLLEGE recently hosted the Florida
Commission on the Status of Women
At the meeting, the commission welcomed
new commissioner Cynthia Hartley Ross,
as well as discussed committee reports and
new proj ects.
On Aug 31, the COLLEGE will also host the
commission's "Gender Bias in the Media"
roundtable. The Center for Media Innovation
+ Research will stream the roundtable live
over the Internet.
This will be the first time the COLLEGE hosts
Edwardson died May
15 in Gainesville after a
series of complications.
She was 80.
Edwardson was the
faculty member at the
COLLEGE. She is
survived by three children,
George Edwardson, Venice; Elizabeth Allen,
Sarasota; Sarah Edwardson, Fort Myers; a
sister Juanice Myers and brother H. Dub
Newbill of Texas, and a large extended family.
Leafus Thomas, Cynthia Watts-
Thomas' husband, died unexpectedly June
15. Thomas was retired from the U.S. Navy.
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Aug. 6: Summer B & C classes end
Aug. 7: Summer Commencement 2 p.m.
Aug. 23: Fall classes begin
Sept. 6: Labor Day Holiday
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Holiday
Nov. 25-26: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 8: Fall classes end
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