Join in Homecoming festivities as Journalism Dept. welcomes alumni, friends

Students, alumni and the general public are invited to join the Department of Journalism for a special reunion during Homecoming 2011. Events will be held at Sage Hall, the new academic building, and alumni are encouraged to share memories while seeing the latest happenings in the journalism department. Activities include:
Friday, Oct. 21
1-2:15 p.m. “Social Media Tweetup” in Sage Hall Room 3232 — An interactive conversation for students and professionals about the latest in social media for writing, advertising, public relations and visual led by Troy Janisch ’89, social media manager at American Family Insurance

2:30-3:45 p.m. “How the Department of Journalism Helped Get Me From Here (Oshkosh) to There (Where I’m at Today)” in Sage Hall Room 3232. Panelists include Pat Stiegman ’88, vice president and editor in chief of digital media at; Mike Fredrick ’97, creative director at Bader Rutter in Milwaukee; Laura Denissen ’99, marketing product planning manager, Harley-Davidson; and Mary Callen ’93, communications director at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.

•4-5 p.m. Tours, displays and refreshments in the Journalism Department, Sage Hall, 3rd Floor

• 5 p.m. Reception, 6 p.m. Dinner/Program Alumni Awards Dinner, Reeve Union Ballroom, 227. Journalism alumni receiving awards include Pat Stiegman ’88, Distinguished Alumni Award; Mike Fredrick ‘97, Outstanding Young Alumni Award; and Lori Kraus ’02, senior promotion placement coordinator for on-air promotion at CNN in Atlanta. Outstanding Young Alumni Award Dinner reservations are $25 per person. For more information call (920) 424-3449 or toll-free at (877) 896-2586

Saturday, Oct. 22
9 a.m. – Noon. Tours, displays and continental breakfast in the Journalism Department, Sage Hall, 3rd Floor

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — University-wide activities. Pregame celebration at Tent City, on Josslyn Street behind the UW Oshkosh softball field, close to the Oshkosh Sports Complex. Includes free food, refreshments and live music.

1:30 p.m. — Football game vs. UW Whitewater, at J.J. Keller Field at the Oshkosh Sports Complex • Tickets available on site. Free shuttle transportation between campus and the sports complex runs every 20 minutes from 1 to 4 p.m.

After the game —Fifth Quarter at Hilton Garden Inn, 20th Avenue. Complimentary refreshments

To RSVP or for more information, contact Cindy Schultz at


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