Travels in Texas
POSTED 2014-09-15We recently drove across Texas (all 27,000 miles of it) on our way back from California—but we finally got to visit Dealey Plaza. We also made a last-second decision to take the exit and walk around the City of Baird. I think we met just about everybody, and the folks were very friendly indeed. It was great fun. Thanks for showing us around, citizens of Baird!
Ann Smith profile
POSTED 2014-08-22I was happy to see Signatures magazine publish this alumni profile by one of the students in our Writing for the Media class last semester.
“Surviving Trauma” in production
POSTED 2014-06-09This film project—by our friends Luke Renner and David Neidert—is worthy of support. Here’s the Kickstarter page.
POSTED 2014-03-31I check in on this photo blog by Stanley Leary every once in a while. If you're into photography, maybe you could pick up something helpful here.
Profile of the coach
POSTED 2014-03-31You hear a lot of talk about college basketball this time of year. In case you missed it, here’s a short video I did recently for Owen Handy, AU men’s basketball coach. (Please watch it in HD.)
New journalism options at AU
POSTED 2014-03-28The new AU catalog offers a minor and a complementary major in journalism. Here are the options at a glance. For more information, please consult the catalog or talk to me.
Revised office hours
POSTED 2014-03-25I had to shuffle my office hours a little bit. Revised hours are in the sidebar at right.
POSTED 2014-03-12Our friends at The Story Shop made a big splash with their “We Are Madison County” campaign at the Chamber’s gala dinner last week. Check out the WAMC initiative and the associated character films—especially this one.
Look out for Dottie Andrews
POSTED 2014-02-18...if you’re a writer.
POSTED 2014-02-14This video showed up in my Twitter feed yesterday. It covers a lot of basics, but I certainly picked up a couple helpful new techniques.
On being a good learner
POSTED 2014-01-22Passing along a worthy-of-contemplation item that was shared by AU’s library director.