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February 2017

February 2017

Accreditation season is in full swing. Read the dean’s update on the recent accreditor visit at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and the upcoming visit at the School of Library and Information Science. Also in this issue: SLIS mourns the loss of Dr. Bob Williams; the college teams up with SCETV for a new public affairs show; and, an MMC alumna wins big in Atlanta.

January 2017

January 2017

Fake news may go down as one of the biggest topics of 2016. Dean Bierbauer weighs in on what it means to be an educated news consumer. Also in this issue: A School of Journalism and Mass Communications class helps a sustainable soap business expand worldwide; and, a School of Library and Information Science alumna has earned a top honor for her work at Richland Library.

December 2016

December 2016

StoryCorps visits Columbia this month, and Dean Bierbauer shares some stories from his career that are now part of the project’s archives. Also in this issue: The School of Journalism recognizes outstanding alumni and faculty; SLIS celebrates undergraduate research; InterCom wins big at the MarCom awards; and a long-time fixture at SLIS retires.

November 2016

November 2016

Dean Bierbauer weighs in on what we’ve learned from the 2016 election campaign. Also in this issue: Register for our Nov. 4 Homecoming reception, Gamecocks on the Green; read about the newest “Read to Rebuild” book collection; and check out the School of Library and Information Science’s research from last year’s flooding.

October 2016

October 2016

This month, the college takes a moment to remember longtime scholarship supporter Tal LeGrand. Read more about Tal and his wife, Janet Tarbox, and their commitment to the college’s students. Also in this issue: Homecoming reception returns to Gibbes Green; Pulitzer Prize-winning USC alumnus to speak at Buchheit Lecture; a professor looks at how two local school libraries are recovering from last year’s flood; and SLIS celebrates its 10th year recognizing Literacy Leaders.

September 2016

September 2016

Dean Bierbauer has announced he’s stepping down next June. Read his letter to find out where the college will go from here. Also in this issue: Volunteers are needed for CreateAthon@USC and Mentor Match; an MLIS student has been named a Diversity Scholar; and a journalism professor has earned a lifetime achievement award.

August 2016

August 2016

Dr. David Lankes has joined the college as director of the School of Library and Information Science. Read about his vision for the school’s future. Also in this issue: Cocky’s Reading Express says thank you; Mentor Match registration has begun; SLIS has received a prestigious grant from the Library of Congress; and research papers from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ graduate students and faculty have been recognized nationally.

July 2016

July 2016

Supporters are chipping in to help Cocky’s Reading Express improve childhood literacy in South Carolina. Find out how you can join the crowd. Also in this issue: The college welcomes Dr. David Lankes; high school journalists get a crash course in reporting; and a former student wins big at the Emmy awards.

June 2016

June 2016

Did you learn to love reading as a child? Find out how you can share that experience with other South Carolina children through the Cocky’s Reading Express crowdfunding campaign. Also in this issue: Maymester classes take students around the world; the college is seeking two new staffers; and a journalism alumnus has been named dean at the University of Oregon.

May 2016

May 2016

Dean Bierbauer is half a world away conducting investigative reporting workshops in the Baltics. Read more about the work his team is doing overseas. Plus, get the recap from “Hats Off to Pat,” watch T-Mobile’s executives accept the coveted Cocky Award, and see which students took home awards at the end of the semester.

April 2016

April 2016

The Spring semester is winding down, and three beloved professors are marking the end of their careers. Plus, meet the new faces at the college, get the scoop on the 2016 CreateAthon@USC, and read how a group of donors is helping to plan for the college's future.

March 2016

March 2016

The South Carolina primaries might be over, but the lessons learned are still resonating with the CIC’s 32 student reporters. Plus, mark your calendar for several big events on the horizon, including a lecture from a figure in the Oscar Award-winning Best Picture “Spotlight,” and a celebration for SLIS professor Pat Feehan.

February 2016

February 2016

The J-school has more to brag about than just windows. Read the big news about our LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Plus, find out how you can help SLIS with flooding research and get the latest news on Reading Rooster book recommendations.

January 2016

January 2016

Christmas has come and gone, and the college is gearing up for 2016. Get the latest news on the director search for both the J-school and SLIS. Plus, find out what Dr. Amir Karami’s Twitter research can tell us about South Carolina’s attitude toward Syrian resettlement, and see who won the Student Ad Federation’s annual competition.

 

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