Greenlee Director Michael Bugeja
From the director
Our Centennial year officially begins in May, but we're eager to celebrate
before the semester ends.
So our First Amendment Days celebration this
April–a week-long slate of activities, with one day set aside
for each of the five freedoms–is our inaugural event honoring
our benefactors and friends and featuring such distinguished speakers
as Gene Policinski,
executive director of the First Amendment Center; Judith Krug, director
of the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom;
Michael Kent Curtis, law professor at Wake Forest University; Mary
and John Tinker, whose 1969 case (Tinker vs. Des Moines School District)
went to the Supreme Court; Hugh Sidey, former White House correspondent
for Time; Karol DeWulf Nickell, editor of Better Homes & Gardens;
and David Stoeffler, vice president for news at Lee Enterprises Inc.
Lee Enterprises is co-sponsoring the First Amendment event with the
The second Centennial event will be Aug. 10-13 in San Antonio at the
national convention of the Association for Education in Journalism
and Mass Communication. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, Aug.
we said we planned to "paper" AEJMC with our research, posters,
teaching presentations, discussions and panel topics–and we're on
the way to doing that with more than 20 faculty and student papers
and a book award in media ethics research to be presented.
event especially recognizes the role of research and the contributions
of our graduate program.
Homecoming 2005 will be the next date to mark on your calendars and
PDAs. Plans for that will be announced later. Rest assured, however,
also will make this an event to remember, celebrating campus life in
educational, creative ways across our emphases–advertising, electronic
media studies, newspaper, magazine, public relations, science communication
and visual communication. These are benchmark events.
year we will be sponsoring dozens of additional mini-events during
the calendar year, from guest speakers to displays in Hamilton Hall.
We also have some objectives. We're not only celebrating 100 years
of service. We also are looking ahead with specific goals.
We hope the Centennial will accomplish the following:
* Instilling a deep, abiding pride in our students, alumni, benefactors
and friends for the historic role of the Greenlee School, producing
winners of five Pulitzer Prizes, a Medal of Freedom and countless other
and entrepreneurial successes.
* Enhancing our alumni base, especially through the recently formed
Greenlee Society of Friends, recruiting recent graduates to work on
throughout the year.
* Remodeling the remainder of Hamilton Hall. We have a beautiful main
floor, but our lower and second floors need to have the same sparkle
and utility as our remodeled sections.
These are significant and symbolic goals. We want our students to live
up to the legacy of the past and our graduates to remain connected
as active alumni with the Greenlee School.
Finally, we hope a fully
building will be an enduring hallmark of our success, and the Centennial
offers us a fitting occasion to look forward with excitement and anticipation.
We also will be looking to our alumni and friends for financial support
to remodel our facilities. There will be naming opportunities here–rooms,
student centers, even offices–and we'll communicate those during the
And what a year it promises to be!
You are a part of that year, along with our past and our future. You
will find that out for yourselves as you browse through our Centennial