2016 – Journalism Students Launch Annual ‘Woo Bid Sooie’ Auction

The popular “Woo Bid Sooie” online auction has been pared down to its three most popular items for the 2016 fund raiser for journalism student travel. The auction is open now and taking bids through noon, Monday, March 7.

The auction offers a personal tour of Crystal Bridges, tickets to sit in the chancellor’s box for a Razorback football game, and a float trip on the War Eagle River with a $100 gift certificate to the War Eagle Mill.

Anyone interested in bidding on items simply need to browse the website at auction.uark.edu and place a bid. The person with the highest bid on each item will be contacted once the auction closes.

Proceeds of this auction benefit the Student Travel Fund. This fund benefits graduate and undergraduate students who want to attend professional organization conferences for training and for other journalism-related opportunities. All proceeds received through this auction are for the purchase of a product or service and are not tax-deductible charitable gifts.

For more information, contact Professor Debbie Miller, deborahm@uark.edu, or call 479-575-6796.

Hoyt Purvis Named 2016 Roy Reed Lecturer

Veteran Arkansas Journalist, Professor Hoyt Purvis to Address J-Days Audience

purvis1[1]Hoyt Purvis, longtime journalism and international relations professor, will address students, friends and colleagues as part of the Journalism Days 61th Anniversary sponsored by the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism. The Roy Reed Lecture Series keynote speaker will speak on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the University of Arkansas Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House.

Hoyt Purvis’ distinguished career includes roles as press secretary and special assistant to Sen. J.W. Fulbright, as foreign and defense policy adviser/counsel to Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd, and as a senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He accompanied Sen. Byrd and Senate delegations on a number of international trips and meetings with foreign leaders including China, Soviet Union, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, Syria, Morocco, Turkey, Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Japan, and Panama. He assisted Sen. Fulbright in his responsibilities as a member of the boards of the Smithsonian Institution and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and he worked on legislation to establish the Buffalo National River.

Purvis was appointed by President Clinton to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which supervises the global Fulbright Exchange Program. He served on that board for 10 years, including three as chairman.

His career with the University of Arkansas spans more than three decades and includes serving as a professor of journalism and as founder and director for the International Relations major. He has received numerous honors for teaching, mentoring and public service, including the National Outstanding Faculty Award from Phi Beta Delta, honor society for international scholars, and a U.S. Department of State citation for service to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and Department of State.

Purvis also received the University of Arkansas Honors College Distinguished Faculty Award and the Faculty Gold Medal for mentoring.

He has written books and contributed articles on a wide array of topics including international relations, Congress and U.S foreign policy, civil rights, politics, media and sports. Voices of the Razorbacks: A History of Arkansas’s Iconic Sports Broadcasters, which he co-authored with Stanley Sharp was published by Butler Center for Arkansas History in. 2013. He has been a regular panelist on Arkansas Week, a weekly public affairs discussion program hosted by the Arkansas Educational Television Network, since 1985.

Media and Communication Career Fair on April 7, 2015

The University of Arkansas Career Development Center will host the Media & Communication Career Fair in the Arkansas Union International Connections Lounge 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

It is intended for students with these majors: advertising and public relations, art studio, broadcast radio and TV, communication, creative writing, English, and theater.

Business casual attire is required.

At the Career Development Center’s page for this career fair are links to

  • See Who’s coming to the Career Fair
  • Making Career Fairs Work for You
  • Watch video on How to Prepare for Career Fairs
  • Attire for Career Fairs & Events

The original, complete text of this UA news item can be found at “Media and Communication Career Fair on April 7.” It has further details helpful to those planning to attend.

Legendary Reporter Bob Woodward to Speak at U of A, Fayetteville Library

Investigative journalist Bob Woodward

Investigative journalist Bob Woodward

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –- Bob Woodward, one of America’s premiere investigative political reporters, will appear at the University of Arkansas as keynote speaker for the 60th anniversary celebration of Journalism Days by the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism.

Woodward also appears as Roy Reed Lecturer and as part of the student sponsored Distinguished Lecture Series. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Hillside Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and tickets are required.

Woodward will also speak at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Fayetteville Public Library as part of the FPL Author Series. This event is also free and open to the public and no tickets are needed.

The two events are a partnership between the U of A student Distinguished Lecture Series and the Fayetteville Public Library.

Student Tickets Available Online for U of A Lecture

Tickets are required for Woodward’s U of A lecture, and because students fund the lecture series, tickets will be made available to students first.

Students will be able to reserve tickets starting at 9 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, by going to osa.uark.edu. Tickets are limited to one per student.

Tickets can only be picked up between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3, in the Living Room Lounge of the Arkansas Union.

If students cannot pick-up tickets during that time, they can email osa@uark.edu or call 575-5255.

If tickets are still available after April 3 they will be made available to U of A faculty and staff.

About Bob Woodward: Woodward first gained national attention, along with Carl Bernstein, as the main reporters for The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal, for which the Post won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Woodward and Bernstein wrote two books on the scandal, All the President’s Men and The Final Days.

Since that time Woodward has written 17 books based on his reporting. He was lead reporter for the Post’s coverage in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which earned the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002. He is currently an associate editor for the Post.

“No living reporter has had greater impact on informing Americans about political culture in our country than Bob Woodward,” said Professor Larry Foley, chair of the Lemke Department of Journalism. “Having Mr. Woodward come to our town and our campus is monumental for our students, faculty and community. His visit coincides with the 60th anniversary of Journalism Days at the University of Arkansas, and we could not ask for a keynote speaker with more prestige and clout.”

Woodward’s most recent book, The Price of Politics, is based on 18 months of reporting and is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition.

The above story is from University Relations, originally published at “Legendary Reporter Bob Woodward to Speak at U of A, Fayetteville Library” at newswire.uark.edu.

Contact

Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu

Journalism Students Launch Annual ‘Woo Bid Sooie’ Auction

A float trip on the War Eagle River is one of the items up for bid in the "Woo Bid Sooie" auction.

A float trip on the War Eagle River is one of the items up for bid in the “Woo Bid Sooie” auction.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Journalism students at the University of Arkansas are putting on a “Woo Bid Sooie” online auction as a part of the 60th anniversary of the Journalism Department. The auction is open now and taking bids through 10 a.m. Monday, March 30.

This year the auction features exciting new items, such as two tickets to either a Jason Aldean concert or a Kenny Chesney concert, both in Tulsa, a gift certificate for a helicopter ride over Northwest Arkansas, and a guided tour of a local brewery.

The auction will also feature items that have been popular in past years, such as a personal tour of Crystal Bridges, tickets to sit in the chancellor’s box for a Razorback football game and a wide variety of activities on campus and around Northwest Arkansas.

Popular journalism faculty members have also offered a chance to share some of their favorite activities, including golf and a Hogs baseball game.

Anyone interested in bidding on items simply need to browse the website and place their bids. The person with the highest bid on each item will be contacted once the auction closes.

Proceeds of this auction benefit the Student Travel Fund. This fund benefits graduate and undergraduate students who want to attend professional organization conferences for training and for other journalism-related opportunities. All proceeds received through this auction are for the purchase of a product or service and are not tax-deductible charitable gifts.

This auction is scheduled just before the start of J-Days, which will host many alumni of the university and the department. These alumni can also show their continuing support by bidding on any of the items available in the auction.

About Journalism Days: J-Days is a week of events each spring sponsored by the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism to celebrate the department’s students and alumni. Throughout the week, alumni and other friends of the department visit classes to inspire the students and to confirm that the skills they are learning in the classroom are those they will need in the workplace.

The above story is from University Relations, originally published at “Journalism Students Launch Annual ‘Woo Bid Sooie’ Auction” at newswire.uark.edu.

Contacts

Gina Shelton, instructor
Lemke Department of Journalism
479-575-7255, ginas@uark.edu

Steve Voorhies, manager, media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu

Bob Woodward Named 2015 Roy Reed Lecturer

FPL and UA Partner to Bring Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward

[Media Advisory] The Fayetteville Public Library and the University of Arkansas Distinguished Lectures Committee are partnering to bring Bob Woodward, one of America’s most notable and award winning journalists, to Fayetteville in 2015.

Woodward will appear at the University of Arkansas as part of the Journalism Days 60th Anniversary sponsored by the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism where he will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the University of Arkansas Hillside Auditorium.

Woodward will then appear on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library as part of the FPL Author Series. Both appearances are free and open to the public.

“We are happy to partner with the university’s Distinguished Lectures Committee to bring one of the most eminent journalists of our time to Fayetteville,” commented David Johnson, FPL Executive Director, “This is an example of Town and Gown working together to increase our community’s access to exceptional speakers.” Woodward has authored or co-authored 17 books, all of which have been national non-fiction bestsellers, and earned two Pulitzer prizes.

Since 1971, Bob Woodward has worked for The Washington Post where he is currently an associate editor. He and Carl Bernstein were the main reporters on the Watergate scandal for which the Post won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973.

“No living reporter has had greater impact on informing Americans about political culture in our country than Bob Woodward,” said Larry Foley, chair of the Lemke Department of Journalism.  “Having Mr. Woodward come to our town, and our campus, is monumental for our students, faculty and community.  His visit coincides with the 60th anniversary of Journalism Days at the University of Arkansas, and we could not ask for a keynote speaker with more prestige and clout.”

Woodward was the lead reporter for the Post’s articles on the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002.

His most recent book, The Price of Politics (September 2012), is based on 18 months of reporting and is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition. Drawn from memos, contemporaneous meeting notes, emails and in-depth interviews with the central players, the book addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns, the condition of the American economy and how and why we got here. Providing verbatim, day-by-day, even hour-by-hour accounts, the book shows what really happened, what drove the debates, negotiations and struggles that define and will continue to define the American future.

Woodward’s other books include:

  • All the President’s Men (1974) and The Final Days (1976), both Watergate books, coauthored with Bernstein
  • The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court (1979), co-authored with Scott Armstrong
  • Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi (1984)
  • Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987 (1987)
  • The Commanders (1991)
  • The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House (1994)
  • Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate (1999)
  • Bush at War (2002)
  • Plan of Attack (2004)
  • State of Denial: Bush at War Part III (2006)
  • Obama’s Wars (2010)

University of Arkansas

Founded in 1871 as a land-grant college and state university, the University of Arkansas established its campus on a hilltop overlooking the Ozark Mountains. There were few facilities and little money that first academic year, but the eight students and three faculty members who gathered for classes in 1872 showed the same dedication to learning and commitment to excellence that has carried the University of Arkansas into the 21st century. More than 140 years later, the university’s enrollment is more than 25,000 and its students represent all 50 states and 120 countries. The university is the state’s foremost partner and resource for education and economic development. It serves as the major provider of graduate-level instruction in Arkansas. And its public service activities reach every county in Arkansas, throughout the nation, and around the world.

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The above is a media advisory from Fayetteville Public Library, Dec. 9, 2014. “FPL and UA Partner to Bring Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Bob Woodward” Contact: Brandi Holt, Manager of Marketing & Communication, (479) 856-7105. 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR  72701
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