School to Host Open House During MU’s Family Weekend

Family Weekend at the Missouri School of Journalism
Family Weekend at the Missouri School of Journalism

Presentations, Classes, Tours and More Will Be Available on Friday, Sept. 23

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 14, 2016) — The Missouri School of Journalism will host an open house on Friday, Sept. 23, for students in journalism and their families. The event is held in conjunction with Family Weekend, sponsored by the University of Missouri.

A variety of classes, presentations and self-guided activities will be available. Guests can pick up a list of options in the reception area of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Refreshments will be served.

The schedule is as follows.

All Day

  • Location: McDougall Center Gallery (Lower level of Lee Hills Hall)
    • Photographic Exhibit: “Terra Flama and Other Environmental Journeys” by Stuart Palley, MA ’13

Morning Options

  • 8-8:50 a.m.
    • Location: Tucker Forum, 85 Gannett Hall
      • Convergence Reporting. Topic will be how to make a non-visual story visual. Jamie Greber, managing editor, KOMU-TV, will be the speaker.
  • 8:30-9:50 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m., 1-2:50 p.m.
    • Location: 214 Lee Hills Hall
      • Introduction to Strategic Writing and Design: Families are invited to join this class as they critique ads.
  • 10-10:50 a.m.
    • Location: Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall
      • Principles of Strategic Communication: Faculty members will discuss different interest areas within this discipline: account management, sports and entertainment promotion, digital strategy, media planning, video storytelling and a capstone explanation of MOJO Ad and AdZou.
  • 10-10:50 a.m.
    • Location: 110 Lee Hills Hall
      • Photojournalism Classes: Families are welcome to sit in the weekly critique of photographs taken for the Columbia Missourian.
  • 11-11:30 a.m.
    • Location: Columbia Missourian (Third floor of Lee Hills Hall)
      • “Budget meeting,” i.e. when reporters and editors discuss and determine content.

Afternoon Options

  • 1 p.m.
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m.
    • Location: Palmer Room, Reynolds Journalism Institute
      • Getting Settled: The fall semester is off to a great start. Associate Dean Lynda Kraxberger and representatives from Journalism and Communication Learning Communities and Freshman Interest Groups will share highlights of the first few weeks.
      • Getting Ready: Registration for the spring 2017 semester begins in October. Journalism adviser Pete Ozias will share how the registration process works and helpful hints for those registering for classes for the first time as a new on-campus student.
      • Getting Involved: Students have dozens of ways to get involved in campus journalism and strategic communication activities. Representatives from various groups will share their plans for the year.
  • 2:30–3:15 p.m.
    • Location: Tucker Forum, 85 Gannett Hall
      • Family Day guests, prospective students and others can learn more about the School through this presentation.
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Location: KOMU-TV (Located about 10 miles south on Hwy. 63)
      • 4:30–5 p.m. Tour of the station.
      • 5–5:30 p.m. Watch 5 p.m. news as it’s happening.
  • 1–4 p.m.

Visit the MU Office of Parent Relations website for more information about Family Weekend.

Updated: October 1, 2020

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