October 2020 - News Articles

Department of Journalism and Media Studies Part-Time Lecturer Karyn Collins, director of the Hugh N. Boyd Journalism Diversity Workshop, died Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Collins, a veteran journalist, had been a part-time lecturer for JMS since 2015. She taught Writing for the Media, a course that introduces both JMS majors and students from across the university to the basics of media writing, and the department’s popular Fashion Journalism course, which she developed.

Fulfilling our Mission during the 2020 Pandemic

All of us can be incredibly proud of the response and performance of the School of Communication and Information over the past seven months during the coronavirus pandemic. With very little notice last spring, our full- and part-time faculty and teaching assistants transitioned campus classes to remote learning and our staff redesigned all operations to work remotely. In every area of the school people demonstrated tremendous dedication and creativity to assure the teaching, research, and work of the school would continue as smoothly as possible.