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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Senior Vanessa Smith has been an active member of the IUPUI chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America during her college career. In the latest round of elections, Smith was voted president of the organization. “I’ve been involved in PRSSA at IUPUI since my freshman year and finishing off my senior year as …

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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

  Junior Skye Aitken, co-editor-in-chief and culture editor of The Campus Citizen, IUPUI’s independent, student-run media, attended and covered the Indianapolis protests against racial inequality in late May and early June. Aitken said she was nervous about covering the protests on the first day, but slowly started to feel more comfortable. “Originally, I had no …

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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Michael Williams, B.A.J. ‘18, who is currently a student in IUPUI sports journalism graduate program, was hired to write sports at The Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, but the COVID-19 pandemic made him adapt to covering news. “Since the pandemic started, I’ve turned into a state government reporter to an extent,” said Williams. “I’ve been …

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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Junior Mikaili Azziz was recently named an Indianapolis Press Club Foundation Summer Fellow, and she has been working at the award-winning Indianapolis Recorder, one of the top African-American newspapers in the nation and the longest-standing African-American-owned newspaper in Indianapolis. Azziz “was elated” when she learned that she was selected as a fellow. “My internship at …

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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

When junior Jacob Keith and his roommate, marketing major Pierce McCammon, were trying to think of a name for their newly-conceived podcast, they were sitting at a round table in Tower Dining. “We thought, ‘Think how good of a title ‘Thoughts From the Round Table’ would be for a podcast,’” said Keith. The name stuck. …

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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, senior Caleb Lynn found himself with a bit more time on his hands. So, Lynn took the time he had at home to work on creating and hosting a sports-themed podcast, Lynn-Sanity. “I was able to plan episodes and guests, and spend time getting as informed on the topics I …

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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Tejaswini Vavilala, a 2014 graduate of the Public Relations Master’s program, is working hard on a second Master’s degree (this one in International Affairs) at The New School in New York City, but she has also dedicated several years of her life as an advisor to the Sphoorti Foundation. The Sphoorti Foundation is a hostel …

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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Tashi Copeland, B.A.J. ‘18, despite a rocky job market because of COVID-19, recently started a new gig as Communications Manager at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). “Many of my coworkers, family, and friends thought it was a bit crazy to switch jobs during a pandemic,” she said. “I was nervous about starting a new venture …

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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Tarena Lofton, B.A.J ‘18, has been on the frontlines of disseminating news about COVID-19 as Assistant Social Media Manager for Kaiser Health News (KHN) and California Healthline. KHN is a nonprofit news service covering health issues, and California Healthline is a service of the California Health Care Foundation produced by KHN. “I’m learning a lot …

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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Morgan Campbell, B.A.J. ‘18, a social media and digital marketing specialist at IU, has been working hard to keep students, employees, and supporters informed about coronavirus developments as they relate to IU. She manages and posts for all official IU social media channels. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Campbell has had to switch gears into …

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