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Writing is its own reward

Paul Kix (’03 journalism) stumbled on the topic of his first book, The Saboteur, in the most unlikely of places: the New York Times obituaries. The Saboteur was published in December and, coming full circle, received high praise from the Feb. 4 New York Times Book Review.

Reflections on the 2018 Greenlee Summit

Rick Phillips, Chair of the Greenlee School Advisory Council and the Chief Communications Officer for Nationwide, shares his observations of the 2018 Greenlee Summit, which was geared to industry professionals in journalism, advertising and public relations.

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Greenlee alumni named 2018 STATEment Makers

Kelsey Kremer (’13 journalism) and Maia Zewert (’15 journalism) have been named 2018 Iowa STATEment Makers by the the Iowa State University Alumni Association. Read more about them and the other 19 alumni who’ve been honored this year.

Putting trust in wanderlust

The United Nations World Tourism Organization received 2,400 entries in its competition to find an ambassador to travel the world in celebration of its “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.” But in the end, Minnesotan Katie Diederichs was the perfect choice. Diederichs (’10 journalism & design) and her husband, Ben Zweber (’12 indus engr & MBA), quit their jobs four years ago to start the website “Two Wandering Soles.”

After Harvey

Hurricane season has brought a flood of emotion to Americans from the southern U.S., including Cyclones across Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean. For poets like Eloísa Pérez-Lozano (’11 psychology, MS ’11 journalism) of League City, Texas, that flood of emotions was best released through poetry.