Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Egads: News, news, news!

Hey everybody,

It's been four whole days since I last posted here -- an eternity in Park time. That's not to suggest that things have slowed down or there isn't a lot to report; that's never the case, even during Spring Break! (By the way, I hope you're all having a restful, relaxed and safe vacation...and you'll be back next week, ready to go!)

The posters arrived today from NBC, outlining the details of the 2006 Olympics internship meeting: March 28, from 4 to 5 p.m., and again from 7 to 8 p.m., in Textor 103. You only have to attend once; the second session will be a repeat of the first.

I also got some great news from Professor Ben Crane, who reports that Mad Cow Crusaders, one of the films produced by students in his Doc Research course last year, is a finalist in the Video Documentary category of The National Broadcasting Society's 2004-2005 Awards competition.

The awards will be presented in Hollywood Saturday night. The show's producers -- Matt Antalek, Jaime Foster, Dan Shott, and Rachel Webster -- will attend and will send photos.

Congratulations to them, and to Dr. Crane. What an honor, and what a great tribute to an extraordinary learning experience.

Speaking of extraordinary: the works of two Park photo students, Stephanie Meyer and Jason van Staveren, have been included in the 2005 Annual Photo Show of the State of the Art Gallery in downtown Ithaca. The show opened March 4 and will continue through April 8. Congratulations, Stephanie and Jason! And to the rest of you, stop in next time you're downtown and enjoy the show!

I'm off next week -- I know, I know, just in time for you all to be back on campus - to my first meeting of the New York City Advisory Council. It's a group of alumni first established by former Dean Tom Bohn, and I'm very excited about the opportunity to work with such a highly professional and experienced "sounding board" for our ideas and plans.

I'll also be attending the gala dinner announcing the Bayliss Foundation's new radio scholarship/fellowship program. As I've reported here before, Park is one of ten communications programs nationwide to be included in this major initiative, spearheaded by the foundation and supported by the radio industry. The event -- black-tie, evening gowns, I'm going shopping as soon as I hit the city -- is expected to draw as many as 450 radio enthusiasts. It's a testament to the reputation of the Park School that it is so clearly recognized as among the best of the best....


Post a Comment

<< Home