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Each quarter, we distribute a newsletter that includes information about our faculty, staff, alumni, students and events.

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Lynn Schofield Clark Headshot Chair's Corner:
Spring 2018
We were honored to be recognized at this spring's University Pioneer Awards as the Community Engaged Department of the Year.


Photo of Donovan Rice standing in a set of ruins in Monaco next to a photo of Morgan Carter sitting in the British Museum Feature Stories:
From Abroad to the Classroom: How MFJS 3440 Shapes Reentry to the US
Two students discuss the ways that their experiences with the Global & Multicultural Campaigns course provided a way for each of them to readjust after Study Abroad experiences. 

Three students wearing graduation robes walk up the hill beside the Ritchie Center with their backs to the cameraMA Students on to MA, PhD Programs
This spring we feature three almost-graduates who will be going on to prominent universities across the US this fall to earn Master's degrees or PhDs in their chosen fields of study. 


Students attend the Jummah PrayerSanctity at DU for its Muslim Students?
In November, our Multicultural Journalism students course published a special issue of the Clarion focused on the racial climate at DU. MA in International and Intercultural Communication student Kara Roberts reported on the campus climate with respect to its Muslim students.


Renee Botta Faculty Spotlight:
Renée Botta
In her 15 years at DU, Associate Professor Renée Botta has filled multiple roles in MFJS—including department chair and graduate director—and currently teaches a variety of communication classes in the department. The area of health communication is one of her specialties.

Frazer Lockhart (BA '11) stands behind a film camera on location Alumni Profile:
Frazer Lockhart
This year's Alumni Service to AHSS Award was presented to MFJS alum Frazer Lockhart (BA '11), a former film major and one of the alumni mentors of Project DU F.I.L.M. The award is presented to an Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences alum "who has made significant contributions to the liberal arts at the University of Denver."


MFJS Showcase 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.


Professors Carlos Jimenez, Erika Polson, and Lynn Schofield Clark in front of a restaurant in Sweden Featured Story:
Mobile and Social: MFJS Professors Attend the First "Mobile Socialities" Symposium in Lund, Sweden
In April, Professors Lynn Schofield Clark, Erika Polson, and Carlos Jimenez traveled to Lund University in Sweden to be a part of a two-day research workshop on how our understandings of the relationships between technologies and social structures are changing in the era of mobile media.

Clipart of a gold medal on a blue ribbon Featured Story:
Congratulations to our 2018 Student Award Recipients
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.


Photo from above of attendees watching Kimberly Kindy during the Eslow Luncheon portion of Real News Day at the Cable Center Featured Event:
Real News Day
On April 27, DU and MFJS hosted Real News Day, a celebration of journalists and journalism in Denver and nationally featuring events at the Colorado State Capitol, DU, and the Denver Press Club. Washington Post reporter Kimberly Kindy was present to receive this year's Estlow Center Anvil of Freedom Award.


InShort Showcase Logo Upcoming Event:
InShort Narrative Film Showcase
Join us Thursday, June 7 for this year's InShort Student Film Showcase, featuring our film students' narrative short films. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the screening at 7:30 p.m.



Past Newsletters

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