Two Missouri Students Prove There is More Than One Winner at the Final Four

Columbia, Mo. (May 9, 2005) — For Missouri Journalism students Angela Busch and Brandt Merritt, the NCAA Final Four was more than just a basketball tournament. It was an opportunity to improve their sports writing skills and win a $1,000 scholarship. Busch and Merritt participated in the United States Basketball Writers Association “Full Court” Sportswriting seminar … Continued

Sara Bondioli Accepted into Honor Societies at MU

Columbia, Mo. (May 4, 2005) — Sara Bondioli of Herrin, Ill., recently was accepted for membership into the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States, Phi Beta Kappa, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The Phi Beta Kappa society was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary, Va. … Continued

Students Commemorate 223 Walter Williams Memories with Special T-Shirts

Columbia, Mo. (May 4, 2005) — When the students of Professor Steve Kopcha‘s Creative Portfolio class realized that 223 Walter Williams, the computer lab, will disappear in the construction process for the new Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, they decided to memorialize the venerable place in the form of special T-shirts. Official groundbreaking ceremonies for … Continued

Student Copy Editor Wins Award of Excellence at the Annual ACES Conference

Columbia, Mo. (May 4, 2005) — Columbia Missourian copy editor Stephanie Milner recently received an Award of Excellence in the student division for the annual American Copy Editors Society Headline Contest. Milner and the other recipients received their awards at the annual ACES conference in Los Angeles. Milner, of Arlington Heights, Ill., is a graduating senior in the … Continued

11 Journalism Alumni Return to Campus for the 2005 Reunion Rally

Columbia, Mo. (May 3, 2005) — Eleven alumni visited the Missouri School of Journalism during the 2005 Reunion Rally activities held this week at the University of Missouri. Guests had the opportunity to catch up with their peers, attend special events, tour the campus and visit with faculty members and students. The eleven were among … Continued

Faculty Select Kathleen Edwards for “Pat on the Back” Staff Recognition Award

Columbia, Mo. (May 3, 2005) — Kathleen Edwards, of the Freedom of Information Center, is the 2005 recipient of the “Pat on the Back” staff recognition award. The award includes a $500 check and a plaque. Edwards serves as the customer service manager for all FOI Center inquiries. Selected by faculty members, Edwards was cited for … Continued

Life Stories: Frank L. Dobyns Jr.

Kelsey Wilkinson Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (May 3, 2005) — Frank L. Dobyns Jr., a former MU professor and administrator, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005. He was 81. Mr. Dobyns was born June 27, 1923, in Fort Smith, Ark., to F.L. and Mary Olive Wilkins Dobyns. He attended Stigler public schools and was president of … Continued

406 Graduates to Be Recognized at May Commencement

Columbia, Mo. (May 3, 2005) — The Missouri School of Journalism will recognize 406 graduates at its May commencement ceremonies that will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, in the Hearnes Center. Graduating students should plan to arrive by 4:45 p.m. to allow time to fill out paperwork and line up for the processional. … Continued

Topics Course Allows Students to Understand Brands, Self

Columbia, Mo. (May 2, 2005) — “A brand is a promise that stays consistent over time,” Beth Ronsick, BJ ’89, told her students the first day of a recent three-week topics course. “Brands are one of the most powerful assets a company can have; a customer’s perception of value may be intangible, but when properly steered, … Continued

Cristian Lupsa Awarded Atwater Prize for Writing

Columbia, Mo. (May 2, 2005) — Cristian Lupsa has been awarded this year’s Atwater Prize for in-depth reporting published in the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine. The competition recognizes outstanding writing by Missouri School of Journalism students and drew 32 entries this year. Lupsa will receive his master’s degree in journalism in May and plans … Continued