Tuesday's Tidbits

Tuesday April 12, 2017



Upcoming Events: April 18 - 20


Make plans to attend events for #MCJDays, April 18 - 20, 2017. Events consist of professionals in the classrooms and portfolio reviews for journalism students on Tuesday, portfolio reviews for broadcast/media production/recording industry students, a broadcast professional panel and the MCJ Awards & Showcase Reception on Wednesday, and we'll wrap up the festivities on Thursday on the Gulf Park Campus with the Hall of Fame panel and induction. The listing of events by day/time will continue to be updated as speakers and details are confirmed.

Students should sign-up for portfolio review times on Monday, April 17 in the main office, CH-106, to secure a time with the reviewer of your choice. Contact Mandy Nace with any questions at 601.266.4258.


Tuesday, April 18


8 - 9:15 a.m.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

CH-104: Ron Hickman, reitred radio broadcaster
CH-203: Geoff Pender, political editor at the Clarion-Ledger
CH-205: Eli Bayliss, photographer and multimedia producer at the Clarion-Ledger

11 - 12:15 p.m.

CH-103: Ron Hickman, reitred radio broadcaster
CH-201: Jim Coll, cheif communication officer for the University of Southern Mississippi

1 - 2:15 p.m.

CH-102: Elizabeth Radley, communications coordinator at the DuBard School for Language Disorders
CH-205: Eli Bayliss, photographer and multimedia producer at the Clarion-Ledger

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS, 1 - 3 PM, College Hall 104

Students should sign up for an appointment to have their portfolio reviewed prior to the session. The sign-up sheet will be in the MCJ Main Office, CH-106 on Monday, April 17. Confirmed reviewers for the session will be listed below as the event draws near.


Wednesday, April 19

2017 MAB Day Panel, April 19, 1 - 2 pm, Thad Cochran Center 218




**Students should correspond with Dr. Sheffer regarding sign-up**


MAB DAY PROFESSIONAL PANEL, 1 – 2:00 PM, Thad Cochran Center 218




2017 MCJ AWARDS RECEPTION AND SHOWCASE: "Shine Out Loud," 4 - 6 PM, Thad Cochran Center Ballroom I

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi will honor and recognize some of our top students at the 2017 MCJ Awards & Showcase reception: "Shine Out Loud," Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Thad Cocharan Center Ballroom.

To RSVP for the reception click here: http://bit.ly/ShineOutLoud.  An RSVP is not required to attend however it helps us with properly planning the event. Business casual attire is requested but feel free to "put on the glitz."

Please contact the MCJ Main Office at 601.266.4258 with any questions, or email mcj@usm.edu.


Thursday, April 20


2017 School of Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees

2017 MCJ Hall of Fame Inductee, Scott Dixon McDowell

Scott Dixon McDowell
Retired Film Professor

Mr. McDowell joined the faculty of the Radio Television and Film Department at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1989, as an Assistant Professor teaching screenwriting and film production.  He was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in 1994, serving as Chair of Radio Television and Film from 1996 to 2001 when the department was merged with Journalism to form the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. He was promoted to full professor in 2004 and taught until his retirement in 20015 after twenty-six years of teaching, research and service. 



2017 MCJ Hall of Fame Inductee, Steve Mims

Steve Mims
Film Writer & Director

Writer and Director Steve Mims’ award-winning work includes commercials, music videos, short films and feature-length movies that have screened internationally in festivals, theatrically and on television. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.  Over the years he’s taught film production at UT Austin, including Film One, Film Two and Film Editing. 

HALL OF FAME PANEL DISCUSSION, 4 - 5 pm, Hardy Hall Ballroom, Gulf Park Campus
HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AND RECEPTION, 5 - 6 pm, Hardy Hall Ballroom, Gulf Park Campus

For parking and planning purposes, please RSVP for the event via this link: bit.ly/2017MCJ-HoF. Click here for the event press release.

***All hall of fame events are free and open to the public***