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Brick by brick

Brick by brick

Alumnus David Robinson and his 15-year-old son used more than 5,000 Legos to construct the field, stands, ramps, press box, coaches' offices, scoreboard and the rest of Williams-Brice Stadium.

USC's associate director of visual branding finds purpose in going back to school

USC's associate director of visual branding finds purpose in going back to school

Despite working full time, Bob Wertz has been able to balance family time, teaching, being a student and multiple side projects involving his love of typeface, design and writing.

Landess looks to grow the Student Advertising Federation

Landess looks to grow the Student Advertising Federation

Jack Landess knows the difference that SAF can make on each of its new members for one simple reason: he was there before.

Research Roundtable discusses corporate social responsibility and advocacy

Research Roundtable discusses corporate social responsibility and advocacy

Dr. Denise Bortree discussed corporate social responsibility and corporate advocacy as they relate to sustainability and nonprofit communication at the J-school's monthly Research Roundtable.

Former USC tennis player continues education through accelerated program

Former USC tennis player continues education through accelerated program

Hadley Berg earned an undergraduate degree in May 2018. But before her graduation date had even arrived, she had already begun working towards her Master of Mass Communication degree through the J-school's accelerated program.

Alumna Eva Pilgrim to anchor Good Morning America Weekend Edition

Alumna Eva Pilgrim to anchor Good Morning America Weekend Edition

ABC News has just announced that Eva Pilgrim will be an anchor for their Good Morning America weekend show. Pilgrim is a graduate of the journalism school and a past recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Grigg receives PR News award for leadership of The Carolina Agency

Grigg receives PR News award for leadership of The Carolina Agency

Ernie Grigg, an instructor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the faculty advisor of The Carolina Agency, was selected as PR News' 2018 Platinum PR Winner for Educator of the Year at their Platinum PR Awards luncheon on September 21.

Souza gives emotional recollection of history at Buchheit Lecture

Souza gives emotional recollection of history at Buchheit Lecture

There were tears. There was laughter. And there were many rounds of applause. At the Buchheit Family Lecture, Pete Souza and his audience became bound by emotion as they experienced history through his lens.

PR Prose: Those who stand for truth stand alone - Part 2

PR Prose: Those who stand for truth stand alone - Part 2

In this month's article, Dr. Bowen completes the guide for navigating conflicts of interest and competing obligations.

Pierrotti inspires students during week-long visit

Pierrotti inspires students during week-long visit

As award-winning investigative journalist and USC alumnus Andy Pierrotti turns and faces the students in the J-school's senior capstone class, the room gets quiet. Their attention seems to hang entirely on his upcoming words. This is Thursday, four days into Pierrotti’s week-long professional-in-residence stay at the school.

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

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

Pete Souza, the former official White House photographer for Presidents Obama and Reagan and award-winning freelance photographer, will deliver the Buchheit Family Lecture on September 26 at 7 p.m.

Alumna continues to make a difference in Columbia

Alumna continues to make a difference in Columbia

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

PR Prose: Those who stand for truth often stand alone

PR Prose: Those who stand for truth often stand alone

In her latest article for PR Week, Dr. Shannon Bowen provides a guide for navigating conflicts of interest and competing obligations.

No crisis: Instructor feeds on same teaching energy — in the classroom and online

No crisis: Instructor feeds on same teaching energy — in the classroom and online

Senior Instructor Lisa Sisk's innovative teaching in her public relations classes has earned accolades from students and a Garnet Apple Award from USC's Center for Teaching Excellence.

USC student hones skills at The Island Packet

USC student hones skills at The Island Packet

T. Michael Boddie, a multimedia journalism student at the University of South Carolina, spent his summer as an SCPA Foundation Intern with The Island Packet in Hilton Head Island.

A legacy of learning

A legacy of learning

Zoe Caulder Hartley graduated with a B.A. in advertising in 1998. Hartley died in 2016, but her devotion to her alma mater didn't end there. Last year, her parents, Stanley Caulder and Zoe Josephson, and brother, Mark Caulder, established an endowed scholarship in her memory. Read more about Zoe, her family and their commitment to the University of South Carolina.

Exploring the world, expanding a major

Exploring the world, expanding a major

Capturing photographs in faraway lands and leading study abroad students around the globe are just part of the job for associate professor Van Kornegay. Read more in this August Faculty Focus.

SEC Network adds South Carolina alum Alyssa Lang

SEC Network adds South Carolina alum Alyssa Lang

SEC Network has hired Alyssa Lang (SJMC '15) as a host and anchor for its studio show programming. Lang joins the network as the new host of SEC Featured on Monday nights, and will have a supporting role in SEC Network's hit studio show, Thinking Out Loud.

USC announces the hire of Michelle LaRoche

USC announces the hire of Michelle LaRoche

Michelle LaRoche, a journalist with more than two decades of experience at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, will join the USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications in August as its first Baldwin Business and Financial Chair in Journalism.

Student PR team wins prestigious chapter award

Student PR team wins prestigious chapter award

The University of South Carolina chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America has been recognized with PRSSA's prestigious Star Chapter Award for the 2017-18 school year. This marks the second year in a row that USC has received this award.

Journalists invited to apply for Media Law School 2018 fellowships

Journalists invited to apply for Media Law School 2018 fellowships

The 2018 Media Law School will provide selected journalists with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the key stages of civil and criminal proceedings and to learn enough basic law to report accurately on many important issues in the news.

CreateAthon@USC announces 2018 nonprofits

CreateAthon@USC announces 2018 nonprofits

Nine South Carolina nonprofits have been selected to receive free marketing services during a 24-hour creative blitz in November, making this year’s CreateAthon@USC the largest event to date. Read about this year’s nonprofits and find out how you can help.

First person: My experience at the 2018 Kellar Radio Talent Institute

First person: My experience at the 2018 Kellar Radio Talent Institute

In June, public relations major Derrick Vaz attended the Kellar Radio Talent Institute, which brings in industry professionals to teach aspiring broadcasters. Read more about Vaz’s experience and how it built upon the skills he learned in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

PR Prose: Reasons to listen — and really listen

PR Prose: Reasons to listen — and really listen

In this column, Dr. Shannon Bowen discusses the importance of "listening" to public relations ethics, especially in this age of alternate facts, fake news, fragmented social media, and covert analytics.

From the warm hearts of South Carolina to the warm heart of Africa

From the warm hearts of South Carolina to the warm heart of Africa

Students preparing for a service learning trip abroad teamed up with individuals and a national company to deliver toys and blankets to vulnerable children in Malawi.

 

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