Patricia Smith Elected to International Press Institute Executive Board

By Amy Brachmann Master’s Student Vienna (Sept. 24, 2010) — Patricia Smith, managing editor of Global Journalist magazine published by the Missouri School of Journalism, was named to the executive board of the International Press Institute in IPI’s 59th General Assembly Sept. 13. The Assembly also elected four other new board members: Owais Aslam Ali, chairman … Continued

Pat Muck Named Recipient of the 2010 Amy Lenk Staff Excellence Award

Columbia, Mo. (May 14, 2010) — Pat Muck, a fiscal analyst for the Missouri School of Journalism, was named the 2010 recipient of the Amy Lenk Staff Excellence Award during the recognition ceremony held May 13 in the Fred W. Smith Forum of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Muck received a $500 cash award and a … Continued

Research Suggests Chinese Public Relations Strategies Could Benefit from a More Open, Honest Approach

Columbia, Mo. (April 29, 2010) ­— What constitutes effective public relations strategies is an ongoing discussion among professionals in the field, as well as the general public. A Missouri School of Journalism researcher recently studied the effectiveness of public relations strategies employed in China during the SARS crises of 2002. Ernest Zhang, the China program … Continued

Pat Smith Is Honored with the MU 2010 International Engagement Award

Columbia, Mo. (April 26, 2010) — The University of Missouri Council on International Initiatives (CII) has selected Pat Smith as a recipient of its 2010 International Engagement Award. The International Engagement Award, which is presented annually to select honorees, recognizes exemplary contributions by MU faculty, staff and students who are working to sustain and extend … Continued

Two Journalism Advisers Nominated for MU Excellence in Advising Award

Columbia, Mo. (April 23, 2010) — Jill McReynolds and Urska Lenart, two Missouri School of Journalism undergraduate advisers, recently were recognized for their excellence in advising at the annual awards reception sponsored by the University of Missouri vice chancellor for student affairs and the office of the Provost. “Jill and Urska are both dedicated to … Continued

Amy Lenk, Longtime Graduate Adviser, Retires

Columbia, Mo. (June 1, 2009) — After working at the Missouri School of Journalism for 35 years, Amy Lenk retired on May 31. Lenk began working as a secretary in the School’s graduate studies office in 1974. In 1979, at age 30, she took a three-year absence to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology at … Continued

Elizabeth Hardt Wins 2008 “Pat on the Back” Award for Outstanding Contributions to the School

Columbia, Mo. (May 1, 2008) — Executive Staff Assistant Elizabeth Hardt won this year’s “Pat on the Back” award, which honors outstanding contributions by Missouri School of Journalism staff members. As executive staff assistant to the dean of journalism, Hardt helps facilitate faculty reappointment, promotion and tenure processes in addition to completing clerical work for faculty … Continued

Colin Kilpatrick Wins 2007 “Pat on the Back” Award

Columbia, Mo. (April 26, 2007) — Executive Director of Advancement Colin Kilpatrick has received this year’s “Pat on the Back” award, which honors outstanding contributions by Missouri School of Journalism staff members. In his position, Kilpatrick oversees the School’s fundraising efforts that support faculty, students, facilities and programs. Fellow faculty and staff members remarked upon … Continued

Stern Named Managing Editor of the Columbia Missourian

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 6, 2006) — Reuben Stern has been named the new managing editor of the Columbia Missourian. He will oversee the daily operations of the newsroom as it expands its use of technology to deliver news. Stern said he is eager to lead the effort. In 2004, Stern helped lead the re-conceptualization of the Missourian’s Sunday … Continued

Justin Giles Selected for “Pat on the Back” Staff Recognition Award

Columbia, Mo. (May 2, 2006) — Justin Giles is the 2006 recipient of the “Pat on the Back” staff recognition award. The award includes a $500 check and a plaque. Giles serves as a user support analyst for J-Net, the Missouri School of Journalism’s technology services. Lynda Kraxberger, a convergence faculty member, characterized Giles’ contributions to the … Continued