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Cheryl Heckler leaves legacy with Miami journalism students

Cheryl Heckler was a passionate, caring teacher who took great delight in teaching journalistic writing, showing students the world through the lens of international journalism and talking for hours (and hours) about celebrated Civil War journalist Whitelaw Reid, one of her fellow Miami University alumni. She also was an accomplished journalist, focusing mainly on covering the influence of religion on politics, political figures and world events. Read more.

Journalism students win In SPJ regional contest

A total of 108 students were recognized in this year’s competition, hosted by Region 4 of the Society of Professional Journalists. Miamians submitted 54 of the total 398 entries in the competition. Read more about the winners.

Inside Hollywood gives students a foot in the door to the entertainment industry

For the past 4 years, Miami has hosted Inside Hollywood during 3 weeks of January term. It is a 3-credit program in Los Angeles that "takes students inside the entertainment industry, including film and television preproduction, production and editing, script development, casting, entertainment law, administration and finance, development, distribution and marketing."

STC senior receives Gillman scholarship

Kevin Berning, a strategic communication and international studies senior, received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to help fund his study abroad experiences. Berning received the $7,000 Freeman-ASIA award and will spend the full 2017-2018 academic year in Japan with the USAC Japanese and East Asian Studies Program.

MJF students receive prestigious NATAS award

Seven recent Miami University graduates have won Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences regional student production award for best long form fiction production. Read more.

Haygood named fellow at Washington College

Wil Haygood, Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence in the Department of Media, Journalism & Film, will spend the 2017-18 year at Washington College as the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow. Read more.

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March 5, 2018
Distinguished Alumni Panel

A panel discussing career paths in the media world, followed by a networking reception, featuring Alicia Elsner (class of 1995, general manager of KSDK St. Louis), Mary Patrick (class of 1983, managing partner at Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications), Jeremiah Shuff (class of 1998, post-production editor for Saturday Night Live), David Spunt (class of 2007, reporter for CBS3 Philadelphia), and Steve Susi (class of 1993, executive creative director of Omnicom agency Critical Mass).

4:30 p.m., Williams Hall 107

March 5, 2018
PRSSA Speaker Series

PRSSA will host its first speaker of the semester with Miami graduate Alex Tyree. Tyree is brand supervisor for Spike DDB in New York City. He has worked with clients such as Cadillac, Chevrolet, Lids and The NBA. He is also a marketing director for Popz Topz, a nationally sold hat company.

7 p.m., 111 Harrison Hall

March 6, 2018
Screening of "Accidents Waiting to Happen: The 12 Rods Story"

Miami graduate James Francis Flynn will screen his first feature documentary followed by a Q&A. Accidents Waiting to Happen details the rise and fall of 12 Rods, an indie rock band based in the Twin Cities but formed in Oxford, Ohio. The screening is free and open to the public.

6:45 p.m., 121 Peabody Hall

March 7, 2018
WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" Producing Two Shows on Campus

Cincinnati's NPR affiliate, WVXU, will produce two of its "Cincinnati Edition" shows on campus. The 1 p.m. show (LIVE!) will focus on America's aging population. The 4 p.m. show (taped) will focus on the role of journalism in an age of activism. For the journalism discussion, JRN's Patti Newberry will join Chris Kelley from the Political Science Department, Cincinnati Enquirer reporter (and Miami grad) Mark Curnutte and WVXU reporter (and Miami grad) Tana Weingartner. Audience members wanted -- with RSVPs requested but not required.

1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Miami University's Athletic Performance Center

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