View this email in your browser

September 2018

Pete Souza to present eyewitness account of history at Buchheit Family Lecture

Read more »

The Reichert Report

The College of Information and Communications has nine new faculty members with bold ideas, diverse experiences and creative thinking. Dean Tom Reichert introduces them to you in his monthly column. Read more »

Father and son: A freshman steps up to help his dad

David Lankes, director of the School of Library and Information Science, was diagnosed this past fall with lymphoma. Help is on the way, though, in the form of a bone marrow transplant from his son Riley, a freshman at Carolina.  Read more »

Alumna continues to make a difference in Columbia

After graduation, Merritt McNeely used her PR education to promote some of the city's most significant projects. But now these skills are being employed for clients of a boutique integrated communications firm. Read more »

No Crisis: Instructor feeds on same teaching energy – in the classroom and online

Lisa Sisk's teaching practices earned a Garnett Apple Award from USC's Center for Teaching Excellence. Read more »


Mentor Match

Due to the impending threat of Hurricane Florence, we will be canceling all CIC Mentor Match Night activities scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13. Our staff will work to move the Mentor Match program forward by using mentor and student registrations to pair participants based on experience and interest.
Stay tuned for an update in the weeks to come.




This 24-hour nonprofit creative blitz of pro bono volunteering unites dozens of students and professional mentors for social good. In our 6th annual event, students will be doing marketing communications — brochures, posters, social media, website design, whatever is needed — for nine deserving South Carolina nonprofits.

We need our alumni and friends to be both mentors and creative directors for the teams.  Register » 



Job Posting

Carolina Command Center Manager

Will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the College of Information and Communications’ state-of-the-art social media monitoring lab. The manager will serve as the college’s expert in the usage and implementation of the center’s monitoring and reporting software, training faculty, students and other users. More Details »


Alumni Notes

Jane Allison Garrison Greene (M.A., 1991), along with her son John Greene (also a USC alum) co-authored "Since John Got Sick, A Quest for Survival and Faith," which was published in May 2018 by Wipf and Stock Publishers. Allison Greene previously wrote two other books, "Your Aging Parents" and "Divorce, A Spiritual Journey." 

Kimberly  Hallums (B.A., 2007) has recently joined the United States Postal Service as a social media analyst.

Tim Fennell (B.A., 1983), after stints in television and 25 years in marketing at the College of Charleston, is now a film instructor at Trident Technical College. He is also director of the PBS series, Live at the Charleston Music Hall, created and hosted by Mark Bryan, '89. The TV show recently won a Southeast Regional Emmy.

Ashley McGee (B.A., 2010) has joined Summerville-based digital marketing agency TargetMarket as content and social media manager. This role also includes serving clients of its member company, WhiteCoat Medical Marketing.

Julia Shingler (B.A., 2016) joined the creative team at the Tory Burch working as an associate copywriter. She previously worked for Town & Country online and led various digital marketing campaigns for fashion companies.

Submit your News and Notes here »


September 18: Meet the Dean: Charleston | RSVP »
September 26: Pete Souza's Buchheit Lecture
October 25: SJMC Alumni Awards Dinner
October 26: Open House and Gamecocks on the Green |
November 2-3: CreateAthon@USC

Check out the
CIC's calendar for a detailed list of upcoming events.
Did someone forward you this email? Join our mailing list!
Subscribe Now
Follow us on Twitter
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on LinkedIn
On the web
Copyright © College of Information and Communications, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
800 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29208

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This newsletter is published once a month by the College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina. Questions or story ideas? Contact Abe Danaher.