November 2021

Power of Voice speaker series continues with focus on vaccination and culture

The Murrow College “Power of Voice” speaker series continues on Tuesday, November 9, at 4:00 p.m. The panel discussion, “Communicating Health in an Era of Mistrust,” will focus on how communication professionals in journalism, strategic communication, and academia have used culturally meaningful communication to promote vaccination. 

Panelists include Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, managing editor for Indian Country Today and a Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) board member; Alyssa Mayeda, communications manager at the Seattle Indian Health Board; and Rachel (Chedda) Ellenwood, Murrow College graduate student with research interests in the healthcare field with a special focus on American Indians. The panel will be moderated by Murrow College faculty member Amanda Boyd, associate professor of risk communication. Boyd's research focuses on how risks are communicated to and perceived among rural and Indigenous populations.

Launched in October 2020, Murrow College developed the speaker series to serve as a catalyst to engage the community in discussions and dialogues surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, race, and social justice issues. 

Learn more about our speakers here.

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Power of Voice will be back in December!

"Power of Voice:
Communication Strategies for Discussing and Elevating Women in Sports"
December 2, 2021 4 - 5:30pm

Media and communication professionals demonstrate the challenges in covering and promoting female athletes, including many forms of sexism, from their descriptions of women’s skills to portrayals of women in sexually provocative ways. Join us for this panel on effective strategies for communicating about female athletes. Registration opens November 9 at 5:30pm.

Scholarship Spotlight: 
Meet Grayson Allen, Advertising, Class of 2022

A photo of a young adult male with light skin tone and dark hair, eyebrows and eyes giving a closed mouth smile. He is wearing a red t-shirt under a navy blue hoodie. How does receiving a scholarship support you in your college experience?
Scholarships have limited my need for employment when in Pullman, which has allowed me to have a more open schedule. 

Thanks to the scholarships provided to me, I was able to join the National Society of Leadership and Success. Being able to join the NSLS has opened my pathways to new possible employers, let me meet like-minded individuals, and hone my leadership skills before entering my career. These traits are very important to me and my future, and without the awards I received, I would likely be unable to attend the meetings and be given my certification.

To read Grayson's full interview, click here
Grayson Allen received a scholarship award from the Murrow College Scholarship Excellence Fund, which allows multiple donors to have a collective impact for Murrow students. 
Save the date to support students like Grayson Allen by making a gift to the Murrow College Scholarship Excellence Fund. 

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