AEJMC Awards Professor Filak as Educator of the Year

By Lexi Wojcik-Kretchmer (wojcil76@uwosh.edu) Dr. Vincent Filak, multimedia journalism professor and author of best-selling media writing textbooks, received the 2021 David Adams Educator of the Year Award from the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication honors one division. The award was presented virtually this summer at the AEJMC national conference.… Read More AEJMC Awards Professor Filak as Educator of the Year

UWO Public Relations and Advertising Students Place in Top Five for National Up to Us Campaign

By Lexi Wojcik-Kretchmer (wojcil76@uwosh.edu)  The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh public relations and advertising campaign classes placed in the top five nationally for their Up to Us campaign, focusing on raising college students’ awareness of the national debt crisis.  “We chose the Up to Us campaign because it offered a more robust campaign model that spanned… Read More UWO Public Relations and Advertising Students Place in Top Five for National Up to Us Campaign

J-Alumni Panel Shares “Lessons Learned from the Pandemic”

By Lexi Wojcik-Kretchmer (wojcil76@uwosh.edu) Three journalism alumni, one from each of UWO Journalism Department’s programs, delivered a virtual panel entitled “Lessons Learned from the Pandemic” to students, faculty, and alumni in April. Dr. Sara Hansen, department chair, moderated the panel that featured Jennifer Woods, who graduated in 1991 and leads Hispanic and Multicultural advertising for… Read More J-Alumni Panel Shares “Lessons Learned from the Pandemic”

Brody Karmenzind ’14, Facebook Advertising Expert, Inspires Students with Successes and Failures

By Tom Antrim Brody Karmenzind, client solutions manager at Facebook in Chicago, recently shared his experiences in digital advertising and social media with students in JOUR 141 Introduction to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising. Karmenzind graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the fall of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with… Read More Brody Karmenzind ’14, Facebook Advertising Expert, Inspires Students with Successes and Failures

Advance-Titan Wins 22 WNA Awards, Receives Third-Place Honors

By: Barb Benish, A-T adviser (benish@uwosh.edu) The Advance-Titan received 22 awards in the 2020 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation’s Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest, and also took third-place honors for the overall publication. The competition included news coverage from January through December 2020, and awards were announced April 13. The Advance-Titan, a weekly student media publication in print… Read More Advance-Titan Wins 22 WNA Awards, Receives Third-Place Honors

Ashley Statz ’18 Gives Journalism Students Insight on Advertising and Public Relations, Shares Tips for Success

By Jenna Timm (@jennaxtimm) Alumna Ashley Statz recently spoke to Dr. Sara Hansen’s JOUR 141 Introduction to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising class about her marketing work for two well-known consumer brands. Statz graduated in 2018 in journalism with a double emphasis in advertising and visual, and a minor in art with an emphasis in graphic design.   All of Statz’s hard work led her to become the marketing assistant for… Read More Ashley Statz ’18 Gives Journalism Students Insight on Advertising and Public Relations, Shares Tips for Success

Editor Kevin Damask ‘06 Encourages Multimedia Journalism Students with Helpful Tips for Versatility and Success

By Dr. Sara Hansen, Department Chair Kevin Damask, weeklies editor for Capital Newspapers, shared perspectives recently about reporting, editing and expanding skillsets with students in JOUR 141 Introduction to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising as a guest speaker.  In his current role, Damask manages two weeklies for the Juneau County Star-Times and Wisconsin Dells Events, and provides… Read More Editor Kevin Damask ‘06 Encourages Multimedia Journalism Students with Helpful Tips for Versatility and Success

J-Department Finishes 2020 Strong with One-Third of Fall Grads Already Employed in Field

By Dr. Sara Hansen, Department Chair Last December Pantone announced the official colors for 2021 as “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating” yellow – representing strength, resilience and nature. The idea is that gray helps us think of strength in nature, like rocks and pebbles, while bright yellow reminds us to feel hope, sunshine and positivity. Certainly,… Read More J-Department Finishes 2020 Strong with One-Third of Fall Grads Already Employed in Field

J-Alumna Alicia Ly ‘15 Earns UW Oshkosh Outstanding Young Alumni Award

By Olivia Schilcher (@oschilcher54) Each year UW Oshkosh presents the Outstanding Young Alumni Award to those who exhibit professional and civic accomplishments and future promise within 15 years of graduating. This year, Department of Journalism alumna Alicia Maikao Ly ’15 was chosen as one of five young alumni to receive this coveted award. During the… Read More J-Alumna Alicia Ly ‘15 Earns UW Oshkosh Outstanding Young Alumni Award

’89 J-Department Alumna Patti (Horejs) Purcell Earns UW Oshkosh Distinguished Alumni Award

By Olivia Schilcher (@oschilcher54) Patti (Horjes) Purcell is an inspirational j-department alumna who has a knack for writing and the herculean work ethic to run a nationally acclaimed, self-made business for the last 14 years. Purcell is an Oshkosh native who graduated from UW Oshkosh with a major in journalism in 1989 and will receive… Read More ’89 J-Department Alumna Patti (Horejs) Purcell Earns UW Oshkosh Distinguished Alumni Award