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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Lynn Schofield Clark Headshot Chair's Corner:
Spring 2019
We say goodbye to a wonderful group of undergraduate and graduate students who have helped the university to achieve several milestones and now set off to make their own mark on the future. And while we will be welcoming new faculty members to teach in the department in the fall, and new students to enroll in those and other classes, no one will be able to replace these outstanding educators and students who have enriched all of our lives.

Students listen to the Q&A at a screening of BlacKkKlansman Feature Stories:
New Graduate Certificate in Public Diplomacy Generates Excitement Among Students
The Certificate was launched in Fall 2019 as a joint program of the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies and the Josef Korbel School of Interntional Studies.

Daniel Estes and Ryan KistlerGrad Students Tackle Environmental Issues Through Sustainability-Focused Internships
In a community filled with talk about climate change and its negative impacts, two of our graduate students are pursuing sustainability-focused internships


Jeanette VizguerraJeanette Vizguerra: Learn her Name and Story of Resistance
On April 22, students from DU's multicultural journalism class were welcomed into the First Unitarian Society of Denver, where activist and immigrant Jeanette Vizguerra has taken sanctuary, to hear her truth.


Sheila Schroeder Faculty Spotlight:
Sheila Schroeder
For the past 21 years, Dr. Sheila Schroeder has been a professor of film studies and production at the University of Denver.


Nicole Eldridge Alumni Profile:
Nicole Eldridge
Nicole Eldridge graduated from DU with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Today, Eldridge works on the Ellen DeGeneres Show as an associate producer.



Rod Buxton hangs a painting at his art exhibit MFJS Showcase:
Students and Faculty Continue to Achieve
MFJS students, faculty, and alumni are up to some exciting things. Read more about our recent achievements.


People stand in Civic Center Park Featured Story:
Denver's Pot Conviction Expungement, Open to Thousands, Has Cleared 38 People so Far
In March, 3rd year Journalism student Nina Petrovic published the first of several articles she has since written for Denver's Westword. Access the article here.


Olivia Hyde Featured Story:
Five Classroom Lessons I will use in my Strategic Communication Career

Why come to the University of Denver? As a tour guide, I have spent the last four years finding different ways to tell prospective students and their parent why they should choose DU. In my final quarter, I realized what makes DU different.


InShort Showcase Logo Upcoming Event:
InShort Student Film Showcase
Every year, Film Studies & Production students work with faculty and each other to create original films on topics of their choice. This year's two-quarter Documentary Film course was led by Associate Professor Sheila Schroeder.


Colorado Migrahack Logo Upcoming Event:
Colorado Migrahack 2019
Join the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies and our partners at DU and beyond for a two-day hackathon devoted to changing the conversation around immigration.


Audience members clap during ISIS lecture Featured Events:
Spring 2019 Events
A world-renowned journalist, an Oscar-winning screenwriter, and an opportunity to brainstorm about how artificial intelligence can be harnessed for the public good: these were among the events hosted by MFJS this spring.


Congratulations Sign Student Awards:
2018-2019 MFJS Student Awards

These students have gone above and beyond in their work and their studies, and we commend them for their academics and their support of our department.


Past Newsletters

Our faculty, students and alumni are always making headlines. Use these resources to keep track of all of the great things happening in the department.