Special Olympics Missouri names Novak Leadership Institute its ‘Outstanding Organization’ for 2019

Jefferson City, Mo. (Dec. 18, 2019) — Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) has named the Novak Leadership Institute (NLI) at the University of Missouri an “Outstanding Organization” for 2019. Brandon Schatsiek, Multimedia and Athlete Leadership Manager for SOMO, said the three-year partnership of SOMO and NLI has been fruitful for all of SOMO’s constituents and for … Continued

School hosts Power Shift training to equip faculty, staff with resources to help provide workplaces free of discrimination and harassment

Training part of grant program supporting school’s strategic plan By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 12, 2019) — This fall, faculty and staff at the Missouri School of Journalism participated in training to fight against gender-based harassment and discrimination, and seek workplace integrity. The training was part of the Power Shift Project curriculum, an initiative … Continued

Steve Garrison named the 2019 winner of the Atwater Prize for Writing

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 10, 2019) — Graduate student Steve Garrison is the winner of the 2019 James and Patricia Atwater Memorial Writing Prize. The award provides a $500 stipend to one elite writing student each year. Garrison won for a body of work done this past summer, in the midst of a season of severe … Continued

Two Missouri School of Journalism students selected for AAF’s 2020 ‘Most Promising Multicultural Students Program’

Recipients considered “50 of the most high-potential advertising talent in the country” By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 4, 2019) — Two Missouri School of Journalism students have been selected for the 2020 Most Promising Multicultural Students Program sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. The program is part of an AAF initiative promoting diversity and … Continued

Li Yang awarded University of Missouri 2019 International Engagement Award

Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 22, 2019) — Li Yang, who assists dozens of undergraduate students earning dual (“2+2”) degrees from the Missouri School of Journalism and top universities in China, received the University of Missouri 2019 International Engagement Award for outstanding staff contribution. The award recognizes meaningful and sustained commitments to international work, whether directly on … Continued

Mizzou Alumni Association honors two Journalism faculty and two alumni with Faculty-Alumni Awards

The recognition celebrates outstanding service and professional accomplishments. Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 14, 2019) — Two Missouri School of Journalism faculty and two alumni are among the 12 that will be honored by the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) during its annual Faculty-Alumni Awards ceremony on Nov. 15 at the Reynolds Alumni Center. Professor Margaret Duffy is … Continued

Associate Professor Elizabeth Brixey awarded the 2019 Maxine Christopher Shutz Award and Lecture for Distinguished Teaching

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 30, 2019) — Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Elizabeth Brixey has received the 2019 Maxine Christopher Shutz Award and Lecture for Distinguished Teaching. The award carries with it a $2000 prize. According to the Provost‘s website, Brixey is the first journalism professor to receive this award. “I’m honored and grateful to … Continued

Professor Barbara Cochran awarded the 2019 International Matrix Award from the Association for Women in Communications

The national award honors a communication professional for achieving the highest level of professional excellence. Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 11, 2019) β€” Retired Missouri School of Journalism Professor Barbara Cochran recently received the International Matrix Award from the Association for Women in Communications. The award is the highest honor from AWC. β€œIt’s a great honor to … Continued

Honor medalists share expertise with packed classrooms during master classes

This year’s winners were Dean Baquet, Burrell Communications Group, Stanley Nelson and Marina Walker Guevara By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 4, 2019) — The four recipients of the 2019 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service shared their expertise and passions with packed classrooms earlier this week during their master classes. Topics ranged from producing … Continued

Missourian wins 64 awards at the 2019 Missouri Press Association Awards

By Cheri Eichholz Cherry Columbia Missourian The Columbia Missourian, including Vox Magazine, won 64 awards in the Missouri Press Association‘s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest, including the gold cup award given to the news organization with the most awards in its division. The Missourian competed in the division of newspapers with circulations from 5,001 to 15,000 … Continued