IUPUI journalists report from Rio

Two Department of Journalism and PR students had a rare opportunity at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Frank Gogola and Rebecca Harris, master’s students in the Sports Capital Journalism Program, provided the United States Olympic Committee and the Indianapolis Star with coverage of many of the Olympic sports.

Students Frank Gogola and Rebecca Harris covering the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

In their rare moments of downtime they were able to watch the Olympics’ biggest stars such as Simone Biles and Michael Phelps compete. The students were accompanied by Professor Malcolm Moran, director of the Sports Capital Journalism Program. Moran said the Olympic experience “presented evidence of the professionalism and resolve of Rebecca and Frank. They had been advised – warned might be a better word — that covering the Olympic Games was sort of like 16 consecutive days of final examinations, except that on some of those days you may not know the subject or even where the final will take place. They are journalists, every bit as much as the ones that sat nearby with points of reference dating back to Los Angeles in ’84 or even Montreal in ’76.”

From Germany with love for IUPUI and Indy

Meet Maria Drahmann and Marius Dirksmeier, German students visiting @IUPUI as they research their Master theses.

IUPUI welcomed Maria Drahmann and Marius Dirksmeier, exchange research students from Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet in Germany, as part of a new exchange program hosted by the Max Kade German-American Center IUPUI, the American Studies program, and the Institute for American Thought.

Maria is researching Clemons Vonnegut as part of her master’s thesis project "Clemens Vonnegut: German-American Education Reformer." Marius is researching the Indianapolis Turnverein for his project, "History and Development of U.S. College Sports."

Changing the world starts now

The students present their plan to clients as part of their classwork.

Congrats to Department of Journalism and PR at IUPUI students Karissa Bash, Kenyari Keith, Allyse Turner, and Paige Williams!

As part of Julie Vincent's J428 Public Relations Planning & Research class, the group developed a communication and outreach plan to educate the public regarding low head dam safety. The Indiana Water Resources Association recently honored their efforts at the 37th Annual Water Resources Symposium with an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Uncovering the past through hands-on learning

Professor Jeremy Wilson leads IUPUI students on an annual summer archeology field study.

Since 2010, Professor Jeremy Wilson (Anthropology) has led a group of IUPUI students in an archeology dig that is uncovering a Mississippian village in Cass County. Work continued this summer, with the group using traditional archeology techniques and remote sensing to learn more about the centuries-old Native American village.

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