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  • 2006Greenlee School of Journalism and CommunicationNewsletter

    Volume 66 No. 74 2006

  • Page Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    From the Director ..................................................2

    Advisory Council Profiles .......................................4

    Faculty Updates ...................................................11

    Alumni Highlights

    Society of Friends ............................................17

    Schwartz Award Winner ..................................18

    Alumni Updates ...................................................20

    Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication2006 Newsletter, Volume 66, No. 74 Winter 2006

    Design Editor: Jody A. GradenEditor: Deb GibsonCover and faculty photographer: Dennis ChamberlinProduction consultant: Ken BurdittSubmissions via hard copy, e-mail and online.Address: Greenlee Newsletter, 101 Hamilton Hall, Ames, IA 50011Phone: 515-294-4342E-mail: newsletter@jlmc.iastate.eduOnline version: available at www.jlmc.iastate.eduCover photo: Patricia Dean, recipient of 2006 Greenlee School Schwartz Award

  • Page From the Director

    Dear Friends,

    The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

    continues to emerge as one of the top programs in the

    country. Our reputation for professionalismhardhat

    journalism and creative advertisingis known

    throughout the industry. Our research productivity has

    soared in recent years, with top papers at national

    conferences and publications in prestigious publications.

    From Facebook to food science, professors and research

    assistants are investigating communication theories and

    practices so newsworthy that findings often appear in the

    popular press, including the New York Times, Washington

    Post and USA Today.

    In fact, there is so much good news to share, that we decided to give readers of our annual

    Newsletter a snapshot of the School at the start of the new academic year:

    1. Anadequatecomplementofteachers. We are pleased to welcome to the School Sela Sar, assistant professor, advertising; David Saldana, adjunct assistant professor, journalism and mass communication; and Lauren Monahan, lecturer, advertising. Also included in our ranks is Deb Gibson, Meredith professional in residence. Finally, we have three searches in progress for senior-level faculty, and if those hires are made, next year we will have boosted our teaching ranks to near peak levels.

    2. Service-orientedprofessionalandscientificstaff. We have hired well with Academic Advisers Lindsay Gilbert and Kim McDonough and Technology Support Specialist Jacob Dekkenga. Each had to fill positions previously held by dedicated employees. A search is in progress for a media information specialist for the Reading Roomideally a person who can assist us with Web and information gathering and also manage the library space, working with a graduate assistant to help faculty with grants. When this person is hired, we anticipate more online content for alumni who visit www.jlmc.iastate.edu.

    3. Increasinglevelsofbenefactorsupport. Our benefactors and friends have been investing in the School because of faculty and staff accomplishments. External fund-raising at Greenlee ranks among the highest in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Your gifts allow us to retain the best faculty and students with professional development funds and dozens of endowed scholarships. Our latest gifts include a named teaching fellowship, national speaker series, an annual adviser award, public

    From the Director

  • Page From the Director

    relations scholarships and a magnificent scholarship in perpetuity in the name of the late Hugh S. Sidey, our first Schwartz Award winner and former White House correspondent for Time magazine.

    4. Anactivealumnibase. Our alumni are invigorated by the energy of the School. They are opening chapters across the country, sanctioned by the ISU Alumni Association. This is due to the leadership of Chris and Caralee Adams, co-chairs of the Society of Alumni and Friends. Last year the Advisory Council under Bill Monroe advocated for the School at the college and university levels, ensuring that our importance was recognized internally as well as externally. That continues to be the focus of the Councils new leadership in Chair Lou Thompson, a partner with the firm Genesis, Inc., and also managing director of Kalorama Partners, and in Vice-Chair Dave Kurns, interactive editor and director of Meredith Integrated Marketing. Also, five Council members are coming on board: Jerry Bowen, correspondent for the CBS Evening News; Pat Dean, associate director of the Annenberg Journalism School at the University of Southern California (and 2006 Schwartz Award winner); John Arends, CEO of Arends Integrated Marketing; Tom Wilson, executive vice president of Risdall Advertising; and Lisa Meyer, president of Hi Wire, a post-production facility serving the advertising, television and film industries.

    5. Ph.D.programinscienceandriskcommunication.Thanks to the efforts of our graduate faculty, especially Lulu Rodriguez, we are going forth this year with a strong application for a new doctoral program that enjoys widespread support. The Iowa Corn Promotion Board believes our proposed program would serve the broader interests of Iowa and U.S. agriculture, and ultimately the worlds consumers, adding that the School is uniquely qualified to develop such a program. Other organizations, from the Missouri Dairy Association to the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, echo that sentiment.

    You can see why were excited to begin this new academic year. Most of all, were excited to be

    part of your life and to share the news about your life in our annual Newsletter, one of the most

    comprehensive in higher education. In addition to receiving this book-length volume, you also

    now can visit our Newsletter online at www.jlmc.iastate.edu.

    Thank you for supporting the Greenlee School with your many contributions and good wishes and

    your individual entries in this impressive volume by Jody Graden, editor; Deb Gibson, writer; and

    Dennis Chamberlin, photographer.

    Best Wishes,

    Michael Bugeja, director

  • Page Advisory Council Profiles

    Caralee Adams

    Caralee Adams is a freelance writer covering health, parenting education, personal finance and other topics for magazines, newspapers and websites.

    Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, The Christian Science Monitor,

    Parents, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and corporate communication for Nestle, Coca-Cola, Principal Financial and Thrivent.

    Adams earned a bachelors degree in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University, where she was recognized as an outstanding journalism graduate in 1986. She also earned a masters degree in political science from the University of New Orleans.

    She worked as a general assignment reporter for The Tulsa Tribune right after leaving Iowa State, and worked as coordinator of public information and program specialist in the University of New Orleans Training, Resource, and Assistive-technology center before moving to freelance work in 1997.

    Adams was project editor of PepsiCos Everyday Smart Moves magazine, contributing editor of Worthwhile magazine, and managing editor of Parent Power, the newsletter for the Center for Education Reform in Washington, D.C.

    She has edited conference proceedings and academic papers for the National Institutes of Health; Parenting for a Peaceful Home, a publication of the Parent & Child Guidance Center in Pittsburgh, Penn.; and wrote a family health column for emoneydigest.com

    Chris Adams

    Chris Adams is a reporter in the McClatchy Washington Bureau, working on national investigations for all of the companys papers.

    He previously worked for the Wall Street Journal and the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. He has had several beatseducation, the steel industry, health

    care, race relations, the environmentand he has covered everything from a small-town Louisiana sheriff, to the Martha Stewart stock-trading case, to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    Adams graduated from Iowa State in 1988, with majors in journalism and political science, and later received a masters degree in political science from the University of New Orleans. While at ISU, he was editor of the Iowa State Daily and of Ethos magazine. He was awarded the schools James W. Schwartz Award in 2000.

    His reporting has won multiple awards including the George Polk Award, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Worth Bingham Prize, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting, the National Headliner Award, the Livingston Award, the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Washington Reporting, the SPJ/SDX Award for Washington Reporting and a Heywood Broun Award.

    He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 and 1999, and in 2000 was part of a six-person Journal team that won the Pulitzer for stories on Pentagon spending.

    Adams also teaches undergraduate reporting courses at the American University School of Communications in Washington.

    Don Arends

    Don Arends earned an agricultural journalism degree from Iowa State University in 1952, and in 1958, founded his own marketing communications group.

    Arends, Inc. is based near Chicago and serves local, regional, national and multi-national corporate clients including Kaiser Aluminum, Canadian Pacific Railway, Lucent Technologies, Philips and Miner Enter