Congrats to Sara Gentzler who won a national Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for her multimedia project called “Samuel’s Story,” about a former child soldier in Uganda.
Alexis Taylor, a COBA junior, is trying to put together a creative team to take part in Hack the Midwest (see http://www.hackthemidwest.com). This is a 24-hour hackathon that is being held in Kansas City on June 14-15.A team of students designs and application based on a set of available API’s, develop a prototype in 24 hours, and present their idea to judges. There are lots of great prizes.
If this is something you would be interested in taking part in, either contact me or Alexis directly at email@example.com.
Students and faculty took The Pledge of the Computing Professional at the Award’s Banquet on May 1, 2013.
According the website:
The Pledge of the Computing Professional is a new organization to promote the notion of computing as a recognized profession at the time of graduation for students in Computer Science and related programs. The Pledge is modeled after the Order of the Engineer – a long-standing rite-of-passage for graduates from engineering programs. The Pledge of the Computing Professional is solely intended to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior of graduates of computing-related degree programs as they transition to careers of service to society. The Pledge of the Computing Professional entails a rite-of-passage ceremony for graduates from computing programs.
Professor David A. Haberman Award – Christina Moore
Outstanding Graduate Award – Jordan Kellerstrass
John N. Mordeson Award – Dustin Schau
Outstanding Senior Awards
Advertising – Mackinzie Vowels
Graphic Design – Morgan Braaten
News – Bridget McQuillan
Photojournalism – Anna Baxter
Public Relations – Matt Entringer
Department Service Award – Patrick Keaveny
Gunnar Horn Memorial Scholarship – Courtney Allen, Josh Bucy. Alan Buttars
Father Roswell C. Williams Scholarship – Morgan Ryan, Moriah Miller
Val J. Peter Scholarship – Cole Crawford, Karli Hunton
Mildred Brown Memorial Scholarship – Vivian Amu, Jessica Valdez
Public Relations Society of America Scholarship – Kassandra Hartley
Charles W. Zuegner Memorial Scholarship – Madison Bendorf
American Federation of Advertising Scholarship – Emily Butz, Caroline Hausman
Clare Booth Luce Scholarship – Sarah Noles
Omaha Press Club Scholarship Winners
Panko/Roberts Scholarship – Amanda Brandt
John F. Davis Scholarship – Josephine Bungert
John F. Davis Scholarship – Annmarie Weiner
Paul N. Williams Scholarship – Sara Gentzler
Robert McMorris Scholarship – Matthew Bourgalt
The Creightonian placed in the The Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 convention, and two students took first place. Those two students will have their entries entered in to SPJ’s national competition later this fall.
General News Reporting (Medium Scale)
2nd place- “Fraternity Temporarily Erase from Campus” by Matt Entringer
Sports Writing (Medium Scale)
1st Place- “Building a Dynasty: An interview with Creighton’s architect” by Jacob Padilla
Editorial Writing (Medium Scale)
2nd Place- Evan Holland
Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper (Medium Scale)
2nd Place- The Creightonian
Photo Illustration (Medium Scale)
2nd Place- “The many faces of Creighton” by Matt Entringer
Online In-Depth Reporting (Medium Scale)
1st Place- “Samuel’s Story” by Sara Gentzler
I received my placement for the ASME internship this summer! I’ll be interning at Parent’s magazine in New York City. It’s a perfect crossroads between my love of writing and my passion for developmental psychology and working with children. I couldn’t be more excited. Thank you so much, again, for writing my recommendation!”
Mikayla Flott has received the Outstanding College Student Leader award. You can find more information here.
2013 senior Matt Entringer was offered and accepted a position with a Marketing Communications Specialist at Kansas City Power and Light Company, the largest energy provider in the KC area.
“I have been accepted to the MercyWorks program for the 2013-2014 year at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago. This full-time, faith-based volunteer programs centers on the gospel call to serve children in crisis by serving as youth care workers at the residential campus of Mercy Home. Together with 15 other volunteers, the community lives and serves and grows together in faith and development. To learn more about MercyHome, you can check out what I will be doing on their website, www.mercyhome.org. I start in July and plan to work in PR after completion of the program.”
Kate Webb started an internship with a team in San Diego that created the new iPhone App called Cloudy ( connect through Facebook). Webb is helping the team with their PR and marketing. Read up on her note:
I just recently got an internship with the guys in California that started a new iPhone App called Cloudy Inc. It’s a FREE app that allows you to rate and write reviews on restaurants, bars, movie theaters, coffee houses, hotels, etc. However, what makes it so unique is that it’s through Facebook so the only people that see your reviews are your friends. In a way it makes the world seem a little smaller and makes people feel more connected, which is one of their missions. They feel that reading reviews from your friends and friends of friends is a lot more meaningful than reading reviews from strangers that you may not know and have different tastes than you. They just started this app 2 months ago and it already has a ton of users. I highly recommend using it!
“The Creightonian” and several staff members were selected to receive Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. These annual awards recognize the best in student journalism in within Region 7, which includes schools in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. So winning these awards is no small accomplishment. Here is the list:
The placing of these awards will be announced at the regional convention later this month.
Dr. Wirth is looking for volunteers to help out with this year’s Omaha Press Club Show that raises money for journalism scholarships. The event is at the Holland Center on Wednesday April 3 at 7 p.m. and Thursday April 4 from 5-9. The event is a lot of fun and great for networking with important people (just ask Josie Bungert who sat by Warren Buffett last year).
Soup Line students, Creighton advertising students who serve as the public service committee for the American Advertising Federation Omaha, took First Place in the AAF’s Public Service Competition for Division II AAF chapters. Their public service work for Red Basket (http://www.redbasket.org) beat the public service work done by other well known AAF chapters in cities such as Denver, Des Moines, and Houston. Each year, AAFO’s pro bono public service campaign work is entered into national competition with other AAF chapters. Last year Soup Line placed second.
Sophomores: Declare Your Major Before Spring Break.
A sophomore dropped in to ask about registering for fall classes. Almost as an after thought I asked my standard sophomore question. m“You have declared our major haven’t you?” The student laughed nervously and admitted that she hadn’t. “I’m just so indecisive. I can’t make up my mind.” What were her choices? I asked. Happily she was only trying to decide between two majors in our department. Cake! We discussed how she could do either or both and easily graduate in four years. Whew! “It takes you just minutes to declare a major and if you change your mind, you can declare something else just as easily,” I told her. Half an hour later, her declaration message popped up in my email. She’s officially my new advisee!!!!! So sophomores heed the message of this little episode. It’s midterm week and you’re frantically busy but if you don’t have a major yet, take the few minutes to declare your current favorite before you head to Arch Madness or Padre. It’s time to get going on A major even if it doesn’t stick. Remember that: •You can always change your mind. •You’ll head into break with a huge load off your mind. •You’ll get an advisor who can give you detailed guidance that should help you decide if this really is the major for you. I remember changing my own major three times as a sophomore before landing where I belonged. No matter how indecisive you are, take the plunge. You have nothing to lose but your anxiety.
“Wer Uganda,” the film from the 2012 Creighton Backpack Journalism project, was part of the Omaha Film Festival. The film will be shown as part of a block of short films on Thursday, March 7 at the Regal Omaha Stadium 16 Theater, 7440 Crown Point Ave. Tim Guthrie, John O’Keefe of Theology and Carol Zuegner led the group of nine students to northern Uganda in June to shoot the documentary that focuses on the musical traditions of northern Uganda. The student videographers/editors: Heidi Hoffman, Joe Garnett, Alison Prater, Teresa Dorsey, Gabby Hart, Chase Ehlers, Sara Gentzler, Patrick Keaveny and Jason Goins. For more on the festival, go to www.omahafilmfestival.org.
A post from Dr. Maciejewski.
“Profiting From the Bible 101.”
You can follow Jeff and the Information Ethics class on Twitter @CUInfoEthics.
A post from Dr. Maciejewski from Information Ethics
“It’s interesting, not only because it’s Lincoln using Beck to re-make a popular David Bowie hit (all of which makes it hip in my book), but for the way in which they’re building interest by referring to other episodes that will be released on their dedicated microsite. This is a great example of how brands reposition themselves and make use of social media to do it. Very cool.”
Fifteen Indian University computing faculty have listed more than 25 summer 2013 research projects available to undergraduate students in the following research domains: bioinformatics, cloud computing, complex systems, computer vision, data bases, data science, genomics, health informatics, high performance computing, human centered computing, computer vision, health informatics, music informatics, robotics, security, Super Computing at Exascale, and text mining.
Students will receive a $4000 stipend plus housing and a meal plan for this eight-week program. A ten-week option with $5,000 stipend is a possibility. This full time research experience includes work in the lab with a faculty and PhD student mentor, weekly professional development colloquia series, social activities, and other benefits such as an optional GRE prep course, and a technical writing workshop.
For more information, project descriptions with affiliated faculty, and student application: http://www.soic.indiana.edu/research/student-research/sroc.shtml. Application deadline is March 1, 2013.
Creighton alum Maggie Happe, features Josh Jones and Grant Gibbs, in her article in USA Today College.
Alan Buttars, a computer science major, received an award from the National Science Foundation and Oregon State University to participate in a short course on Artificial Intelligence. The Monte Carlo Methods in Artificial Intelligence course, held in March 2013 in Corvalis, Oregon, is designed to introduce undergraduates to state-of-the-art research and involve them in relevant projects. Alan was one of 20 students accepted out of hundreds of applicants from across the country. For more information, see http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/mcai.
Congratulations to the 2012 Backpack Journalism group. Their film, “Wer Uganda,” was accepted into the 8th Annual Omaha Film Festival which was held on March 6 – 10, 2013. Students in the 2012 group are: Sara Gentzler, Alison Prater, Jason Goins, Joe Garnett, Gabby Hart, Patrick Keaveny, Heidi Hoffman, Teresa Dorsey and Chase Ehlers. Omaha Film Festival
JM&C sends our best wishes and prayers – http://www.omaha.com/article/20121212/BLUEJAYS/712129858/1199#shatel-for-cu-s-jones-a-firm-grip-on-what-matters
Congratulations to Jordan Kellerstrass, Emily Butz and Sara Gentzler for their election to Alpha Signma Nu in the fall of 2012. This is a national Jesuit honorary and one of the highest student awards at Creighton.
Two of our “Creightonian” staffers represented the newspaper at the annual College Media Convention in Chicago in the Fall of 2012. Accompanied by Dr. Kris Boyle, Josie Bungert and Brittany Balddwin spent two days attending workshops and seminars on a wide-range of subjects related to college journalism. They also networked with other student journalists and participated in a newspaper critique session. Dr. Boyle spoke at one of the sessions, joining other advisers in offering advice on accessing documents at private universities.
Senior Josh Jones is featured in an article from Sunday’s paper. Click here to read.
Operated within the Department of Journalism, Media, & Computing, the “Creightonian” is an award-winning student newspaper published weekly and distributed across Creighton’s campus. The staff consists of student editors, reporters, photographers, and designers, many of which volunteer their time to help produce the print publication and update the newspaper’s online site, creightonian.com. Their work has been recognized by both local and national media organizations, including the Nebraska Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Collegiate Press, and College Media Advisers. Josephine Bungert, a senior majoring in journalism, is serving as the editor-in-chief during Fall 2013.