Kim Guthrie, President of Cox Media Group and Iowa State University alumna in journalism, will present the Greenlee School’s 2018 Futures Forum, “From the Iowa Cornfield to the New York Boardroom,” Oct. 4. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Refreshments will be available at 3:30 p.m.
Sara Wyant, president and founder of Agri-Pulse Communications Inc., the nation’s largest communications firm focused on agricultural and rural policy issues, will present the 2018 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 2 at Iowa State University. Wyant earned a degree in journalism and mass communications from Iowa State in 1980.
William F. “Bill” Tubbs, co-owner and co-publisher of the Eldridge North Scott Press and Wilton-Durant Advocate News and longtime supporter of journalism eduacation, will receive the Greenlee School’s 2018 James W. Schwartz Award. The annual award recognizes distinguished service to journalism and communication.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas Emmerson, professor emeritus in the Greenlee School, will be honored by the Iowa State University Alumni Association on May 18 at 5:30 p.m. for his impact on his former students’ professional or personal lives.
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.”
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.