Archives for April 14th, 2012

Fill her up!

My goodness! My Summer A section of Comm303-A01 Writing Across Media (May 21-June 21) is fully enrolled: 28 students! This the first time that’s happened during the summer term, which covers an intense 17 classes over five weeks. And Fall Term 2012 is starting to take shape with students starting to sign up for for […]

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Congratulations to …

… Pat Carroll, who received the Kevin Athari Award and scholarship at the George Mason University Communication Department‘s annual Award’s Banquet April 14; and Gabby Gayl, honored with the annual Journalism Writing Award. Thanks, too, to my colleagues, Dr. Gary Kreps, chair of the department, and Professor Star Muir for their kind introductory comments.

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It’s never too late to make new discoveries

Here are two journalism programs that are doing it right: one on the undergraduate level at the University of Texas-Austin, the other on the graduate level at American University here in Washington, D.C. Also, here are two websites that intrigue me: the Northern Virginia Writing Project at George Mason University, and, the brainchild of […]

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Fairy tales can come true

In the GMU journalism program, we teach our students to write now, blog now, publish now — that there’s not going to be any future because things are changing too quickly. Here’s a wonderful example of a Mets fan-turned-blogger who made his future happen right now.

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The place to meet on the Fairfax campus

The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.

Alum Kevin McCarthy at work

Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.