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Senior Nicole Reitz stands outside Cavanaugh Hall smiling
Posted on October 6th, 2021 in Blog, Campus Citizen, Internships, Student Spotlight, Students by Emily Turnier

By Nicole Reitz When I first entered IUPUI as a journalism student back in 2018, I would have never imagined all of the writing opportunities that would be presented to me and where each of them would lead me. During my third week of college, I came across a tweet about joining the school’s newspaper, …

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Picture of Sarah Lounsbury for PRSSA page
Posted on August 19th, 2021 in Blog, PRSSA, Student Spotlight, Students by Emily Turnier

Sarah Lounsbury, a senior in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, will serve as president of IUPUI’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) for the 2021-2022 academic year. Lounsbury told us about her plans and goals for PRSSA this year: “I’ve been very involved in PRSSA since my sophomore year …

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Posted on April 3rd, 2021 in Internships, News Reporting, Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Senior Terrence Lambert is one of two Indiana undergraduate college journalism students chosen for the 2021 Indianapolis Press Club Foundation summer fellowship. The 10-week fellowships pay $6,000 each. Lambert will work at the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper this summer. “I was really excited when I found out that I landed this fellowship,” he said. “The excitement …

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Posted on March 22nd, 2021 in Public Relations Jobs, Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Senior Vanessa Smith, a public relations student, is working during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament as the Final Four Fan Jam lead. The Fan Jam organizes basketball-themed appearances in the community through interactive, “pop-up” events. Smith gave us the details about her position: “I oversee a team of volunteers to execute each Final Four Fan …

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Picture of Terrence Lambert for blog post
Posted on February 11th, 2021 in Internships, Social Media Jobs, Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Since January, journalism major Terrence Lambert has had basketball on the brain. As a social media intern for IUPUI, Lambert has been helping the IUPUI Brand Team map out March Madness-related content for the university’s social media channels. (IUPUI is one of the hosts of the 2021 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.) “Throughout this semester I …

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Picture for Sarah Lounsbury blog post
Posted on January 12th, 2021 in Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

March 12: The Day College Athletics Stood Still By Sarah Lounsbury Thursday, March 12, 2020, started out as an ordinary day for me. I woke up to the sound of my alarm going off at 5:50 a.m. and crawled out of bed to get ready for morning weights with tennis practice to follow. When I …

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Posted on January 6th, 2021 in PRSSA, Social Media Jobs, Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

By Arabella Rollison What is the life of an influencer like? The word “influencer” is a laden term. When you think of an influencer, you might think of Kim Kardashian or someone dancing on TikTok. Well, I can assure you I’m not them, but I do fall under the category of an influencer! My page, …

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Vanessa Smith stands with hand on hip smiling
Posted on November 5th, 2020 in PRSSA, 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 Campus Citizen, News Reporting, 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 press …

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