First solo commencement a big success at O'Dome
The College held its first solo commencement May 1 at the Stephen C.
Melissa Alumnus of Distinction Mark Erstling and Dean Terry Hynes.
ADV 1979. Marilyn Roberts led the singing of the Alma Mater.
Jon Roosenraad chaired the committee that set up the successful event.
The marshals included James Babanikos, David Carlson, Chang-Hoan Cho,
Youjin Choi, Mike Foley, Spiro Kiousis, Meg Lamme, Mike Mitrook,
John Wright, William McKeen and Joe Pisani prepare for the College's
first solo commencement.
Four faculty receive
Summer Awards. Youjin Choi
made based on
Terry Hynes. Spiro Kiousis
the work of
there were a
high number of
research support, Juan Carlos Moll
and not all
Local ad group doles out cash to students
The Gainesville Advertising Federation (GAF) awarded Marie Gaudagno its annual scholarship for
aspiring advertising students, plus an additional $250.
The GAF also gave $350 to Annie Tankhiwale for participating in the American Advertising Federation's
Promising Minority Students program.
Students dominate AP competition
The College won several awards at the recent Florida AP Broadcasters College Competition.
WRUF-AM won the following awards:
* Best Long Light Feature: First place for "Pastor's Wives."
* Best Hard News Feature: First place for "Domestic Violence."
* Best In-depth Hard News Feature: First place for "Government Housing Problems."
* Best Sports: First place for "High School Rivalry."
* Best Use of Sound: First place for "Pleasures of Fencing," and second place for "Car Show."
* Best Newscast Over 5 minutes: First place.
The following students won awards in the television category:
* Farnaz Javid and Carlos Torres: First place in Best Photo Essay.
* Mandy Mitchell: Honorable mention in Best Sports.
* Farnaz Javid and Carlos Torres: First place in Best In-depth Hard News Feature.
* Keith Sonderling and Michelle Eacobacci: Second place in Best Newscast.
One thing leads to another
Master's student Justin Martin recently published an op-ed in the Tampa Tribune about young voters, "It
isn't just for Old People."
In the piece, he offers a response to Urban Outfitters' T-shirt proclaiming "Voting is for Old People."
Taking shot at Phoenix
Graduate student Claudia Katz earned an all-expenses-paid workshop sponsored by the AP.
Thirty AP staffers will serve as mentors to the 24 participants in the second "Diverse Voices" workshop in
It's the American way
Photojournalism major Sarah Kiewel won a $2,500 grant to participate in the University Scholars Program,
which encourages research or creative projects at the undergraduate level. She plans to photograph "The
Americanization of Europe" this summer.
Dean shines in contest
Photojournalism major Daron Dean is a finalist for the Sunshine State Awards from the South Florida
Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in Sports.
His entry is "Russell Mania," from the Gainesville Sun.
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Rick Schneider, former WUFT-TV
Station Manager, was recently named
president and general manager of
WPBT-PBS 2 in Miami.
Off to Malaysia,
Mindy McAdams recently won a
Fulbright award to teach and conduct
research in Malaysia. She expects to
leave in July and
return in January.
Katz and Matt
Grants from the
Latin American Mindy McAdams
Studies department. Katz is off to
Honduras for the summer, and Levitch
is headed to Ecuador.
Graduate student David Zentz
returned to Mexico earlier this month to
complete a project he started during
spring break. He hopes to develop a
second documentary project about Playa
del Carmen in the Yucatan peninsula.
Big in Japan;
bring on Buffy
Doctoral student Goro Oba's "A
case study of program-type diversity
in Japanese evening television"
appears in Keio Communication
Journal, 26, Pages 101-122. And his
"New demands for US-imported
television programs in Japan's video
distribution services" won top stu-
dent paper award in the international
communication division at the ICA
Magdala Labre and Lisa Duke's
ing like a brisk
walk and a
spot of demon
make a girl's
the female hero I
in the Buffy Lisa Duke
appears in the Journal of Communi-
cation Inquiry 28:2 (April), pages
Awards ADDY up
Linda Correll won a Gold
ADDY for Public Service Advertis-
ing at the recent 4th District Ameri-
can Advertising Federation ADDY
Lisa Duke recently received the
2004 Outstanding Educator Award
from the Florida chapter of the
Direct Marketing Association at its
annual summit in Fort Lauderdale.
From Russia, with
A Russian journal,
Teleradiocourier, recently ran an
about the i
with editor William McKeen
Sergey Tyshchenko, is titled
June 24: Summer A ends
June 19-24: Summer
June 25: Summer B begins
August 6: Summer B ends
August 16: Annual college
August 19-20: Registration
August 23: Classes begin
August 23-26: Drop/Add
Sept. 6: Labor Day
Nov. 5-6: Homecoming
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Nov. 25-26: Thanksgiving
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Brian Lietz recently died
after fighting cancer for several
Brian was a WUFT staff
member from 1977 to 1988. He
held several positions in the TV
Engineering Department. He
began as a technician, became a
technologist, was promoted to
assistant director of engineering
and finally to director of
"He played an important role
in leading WUFT to the fore-
front in public television sta-
tions in the nation, in terms of
technology," said D. Brent
Williams, Director of Develop-
ment, WUFT-TV/FM. "His
positive attitude, spirit of cama-
raderie and wonderful sense of
humor are remembered by all of
us who had the good fortune of
working with him."
He was vice president of
engineering for WJCT-TV/FM
for the past several years.
He is survived by his wife
Debbie, son Graham and daugh-
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