Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Women's Pages or Not?

My Gender and News class (JR418) today discusses the history of women in news, and one of the topics that comes up is whether newspapers should have women's pages or not. I found this excellent article by Sarah Jaffe, titled "From Women's Page to Style Section," in which the author lays out the dilemma. On the one hand, women's pages give us a place to write stories about women and issues important to women. On the other hand, why should these stories be relegated to women's pages? Are they not interesting to everyone? Is this a form of gender apartheid? I am curious to hear what my students think.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Butler University Open House

Today was the first of three Butler University open house events this semester. Prospective students get the opportunity to learn more about Butler at these events. My colleagues and I were here bright and early on a Saturday morning!


Armando Pellerano and Scott Bridge
With Allison Harthcock

Allison Harthcock, Suzanne Reading and Mary Gospel


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Changing Role of Media in Community

This afternoon, I participated in a panel titled "The Changing Role of Media in the Community," as part of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series here in Indianapolis. My co-panelists were Tim Swarens from The Indianapolis Star and Tom Harton form the Indianapolis Business Journal. Thanks to Waseema Ali from the Desmond Tutu Center for organizing the event.

Today's program

Monday, September 11, 2017

Good Teaching Resource

I'm always trying to improve my teaching, and here is a good teaching resource: www.pedagogyunbound.com by David Gooblar. I'm especially thinking about including more active learning activities, such as short writing assignments, in my classes.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Promotion to Full Professor

It happened! I was promoted to Full Professor in April.
Receiving my promotion letter from Provost Kate Morris

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Short-term Study-abroad course to South Africa: Summer 2017

My colleague Rose Campbell and I took a group of Butler students to South Africa for a short-term study-abroad course over the summer. The course focused on Media, Diversity and Culture in South Africa and included visits to Johannesburg, Pilanesberg and Cape Town. Great success!
At Cape Point
Visiting the Apartheid Museum

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Butler Faculty Woman of Distinction Award

I was honored to receive Butler University's Faculty Woman of Distinction Award at the end of last semester.