’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

Gabrielle Fischer Graduates with “Top 100” National Intern Award

By Olivia Schilcher (oschilcher54) Gabrielle Fischer, a spring multimedia journalism graduate, was awarded a coveted spot on the national Top 100 Interns of 2019 list. This is an annual competition hosted by WayUp and Chegg that encourages companies nationwide to nominate their interns to be recognized as the best in the country as determined by… Read More Gabrielle Fischer Graduates with “Top 100” National Intern Award

2020 Bateman Team Earns Honorable Mention in National Competition

By Alexis Ratliff When four public relations students started their 2020 Bateman team journey, they never thought it would require so much time, ingenuity, and most importantly, caffeine. But that hard work paid off with a national placement for the UW Oshkosh team. Bateman Competition The nationwide Bateman competition, organized by the Public Relations Student… Read More 2020 Bateman Team Earns Honorable Mention in National Competition

Fall Commencement Speaker Leo Costello Shares Words True for Class of 2020: “There’s Always a Way”

By Olivia Schilcher (@oschilcher54) In the Fall 2019 semester, over 1,000 students celebrated their graduation from UW Oshkosh with a traditional ceremony. Graduation this spring looked rather different due to the COVID-19 pandemic as celebrations moved online. But the words of our class commencement speaker from last fall, j-student Leo Costello, ring true as well for… Read More Fall Commencement Speaker Leo Costello Shares Words True for Class of 2020: “There’s Always a Way”

Alumni Share Ways Pandemic is Impacting Work and Life in the Field

By Olivia Schilcher (@oschilcher54) We have heard how COVID-19 has impacted students, faculty and staff during the last six weeks. But what about our alumni, the folks who are out reporting breaking news, adjusting advertising campaigns and running public relations for organizations and people impacted in this pandemic? What are ways in which graduates of… Read More Alumni Share Ways Pandemic is Impacting Work and Life in the Field

Mariah Haberman ’10 of Discover Wisconsin Advises Students to Get Skills, Creatively Approach Media Work

By Sara Hansen, Department Chair J- alumna Mariah Haberman ’10, a UWO Outstanding Young Alumni Award winner, hosts Discover Wisconsin, and often serves as a creative motivator for young professionals. Her broadcast vividly chronicles our state’s most interesting people, places and activities via television and The Cabin podcast. And if you follow her on social… Read More Mariah Haberman ’10 of Discover Wisconsin Advises Students to Get Skills, Creatively Approach Media Work

Advance-Titan Overcomes COVID-19 Obstacles, Plans for the Future

By Olivia Schilcher (@oschilcher54) The COVID-19 pandemic has moved university life online, or in some cases, canceled events and student activities. However, one student organization has found a way to overcome these obstacles. The Advance-Titan has served as UW Oshkosh’s independent, student-run news source for over 126 years. The A-T has faced many challenges over… Read More Advance-Titan Overcomes COVID-19 Obstacles, Plans for the Future

Journalism Faculty Adjust to Educating Online During COVID-19 Campus Closure

By Olivia Schilcher (@oschilcher54) On March 18, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s community was notified that campus would be altering its operations in response to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. This meant that beginning March 30, students and staff would be transitioning to virtual delivery of education and faculty would quickly have to adjust… Read More Journalism Faculty Adjust to Educating Online During COVID-19 Campus Closure

J-Department Brought to You Online with COVID-19 Disruption

By Sara Hansen, Department Chair   A few members of the j-department’s faculty and staff welcomed back students to online learning during the COVID-19 crisis. Their message to students is to stay positive during this uncertain time, and to remember that we are all in this learning journey together. Why does spring in the j-department… Read More J-Department Brought to You Online with COVID-19 Disruption