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November 2018

A killer career

J-school alumnus James Jude Courtney stars alongside actress Jamie Lee Curtis in "Halloween," a sequel to the same-named 1978 slasher film. But you won't recognize his face. That's because he plays Michael Myers, the masked murderer who's inspired nightmares for the past 40 years. Read more »

The Reichert Report

Last month, Dean Reichert hopped a plane to China to learn from other journalism and communication deans. Get the scoop on his trip, and find out what else is happening at the CIC. Read more »

SJMC honors accomplishments of alumni

From Hootie and the Blowfish to Glamour Magazine, this year's Alumni Award winners have done big things since graduating from the J-school. See photos and videos from the awards ceremony here. Read more »

Testimonial of a CreateAthon@USC volunteer

Students, mentors and professors alike joined together on Nov. 2 to produce marketing materials for nine South Carolina nonprofits. Abe Danaher, a CreateAthon volunteer, tells his story of how the 24-hour creative blitz went. Read more »

SLIS students speak at national conference

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance Conference offered three SLIS students — Patrice Green, Jocelyn Pettigrew and Ashley Silvera — the opportunity to network with professionals in the field and speak in front of all the attendees. Read more »

A  'knack' for production

She may have started out as a pharmacy major, but it didn't take long for Jessie Knaak to figure out that broadcast journalism was her real calling. Now, she's racking up Emmy Awards as a producer in the NFL. Read more »

SLIS student interns at the Library of Congress

This summer, Patrice Green was able to explore potential careers through one of the most prestigious internships in the country. She was one of 40 students selected to the Library of Congress' prestigious junior fellowship program.  Read more »

Brook’s life in journalism: Front to back page

Nina Brook has done it all in the field of journalism. She's worked at three different newspapers, including The State in Columbia. She's taught high schoolers at Richland Northeast High School how to be journalists. And this fall, she began as an instructor in the SJMC. Read more »
CIC leadership, scholarship donors and student recipients met for a small luncheon earlier this month. It was an opportunity for the college to thank some of its donors, and it was a chance for those donors to connect with the students whose futures are brighter because of their generosity.



Alumni Notes

Charles Jones (B.A., 1991) is the senior client development manager at Akerman LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the U.S. There, he handles business development, marketing and communications.
Anna Wiederkehr (B.A., 2012) is currently the head of graphics at the Neu Zürcher Zeitung in Switzerland. After working in the visualization and information design industry for the early stages of her career, she has now returned to the world of journalism.
Stella Huffman (B.A., 2017) has been hired by Colliers International in Columbia as a marketing assistant. 
Charnita Mack (B.A., 2016) has been hired as the public relations and social media coordinator for Claflin University.

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