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Communication celebration reconfigured into 3 events
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
By Mary Hawkins, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
PULLMAN - The Murrow Symposium, traditionally a one-day event held in April by The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, is expanding in 2011 to embrace three events in spring and fall.
“We believe this new approach maximizes the opportunities for our students, alumni and professionals to interact, learn from each other and together explore where the communications industry is heading,” said Lawrence Pintak, founding dean of the college.
Presentation of The Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award to Ted Koppel will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Beasley coliseum (see article here).
“Murrow Career Day: Meet the Pros” will be April 5. Professionals, including distinguished alumni, will come to Pullman to lead critiques and workshops for Murrow College students on everything from how to land their first reporting job to achieving success in Hollywood.
Accomplished specialists in broadcasting, public relations, advertising and other communication fields will spend several days visiting classes and engaging with students and faculty.
The third event will take place in October, when dozens of Murrow College scholarship recipients will travel to Seattle for the annual banquet. The celebration will include donors, alumni and friends of the college.
That visit, to coincide with the WSU Foundation Board of Governor’s meeting, will include briefings at news organizations, advertising and PR agencies, and with other potential future employers.