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MJF students explore COVID-19 themes
Like professionals in the worlds they seek to enter, students in Miami University’s Department of Media, Journalism & Film embraced COVID-19 as a topic of inquiry in the second half of the spring semester. Students in all five of MJF’s programs turned attention to exploring the global pandemic, with multiple outcomes in and out of class.
Two MJF key staff members retire in 2020
Two of MJF’s longtime staffers are retiring this year – Steve Beitzel and Kim Hensley. Beitzel, chief engineer, has worked at Miami for 25 years. Before then, he worked as a director, editor and engineer for television stations in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. Beitzel has been a steady force in Williams Hall, always making sure all equipment is in tiptop shape and also teaching students how to use the equipment in the studio. He also provided tours to incoming students and their families. Hensley is the staffer you might remember seeing in MJF’s main office. She is a master administrative assistant who works with students and with special programs like Inside Hollywood and Inside Washington. She has worked at Miami more than 30 years with the last 25 at MJF. Before then, she worked in the math and statistics department.
The Trees of Miami
Hefner Museum FYRE students were awarded a grant from M.I.A.M.I WOMEN Giving Circle to update and revitalize the Tree Walk.Ultimately, they aim to make Miami’s living tree collection an aesthetic and intellectual asset of value to everyone on and off campus.
CAS Faculty Tenure and Promotions
The College of Arts and Science proudly announces faculty who have received tenure and/or promotions this spring.
Major Insight Episode 20 Creating Chemistry Between the Arts and Sciences
Featured Majors: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, English Literature
Miami University Bateman Team receives National Honor in Case Study Competition
The Miami University Bateman team has received an Honorable Mention in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) national case study competition.
Major Insight Episode 19 Building Communities that Help Everyone Thrive
Featured Majors: Individualized Studies (Western Program), Education, Teaching and Learning
Student journalists win SPJ Mark of Excellence awards
Miami University students won nine first-place awards and another nine finalist awards in the annual Mark of Excellence competition hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Major Insight Episode 18 Engineering a Cleaner, Safer World
Featured Majors: Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Music Performance