Sunday, June 27, 2021

Ashland RTV alumni tour JDM media facilities

On a day dedicated to the Larry Hiner Celebration of Life, many Radio/Television alumni took the time to tour the state-of-the-art media facilites in the Journalism and Digital Media department. JDM faculty/staff members John Skrada, Derek Wood and Dr. Dave McCoy described the mission of the current program and the link to the excellent path created by Mr. Hiner, Mr. Pappas and Dr. Leidy. The alumni were impressed, as they recalled various stories of their own experiences in the television and radio studios. Dr. McCoy expressed that "the bonds of the two eras strengthed today and JDM values the expertise and insight from our fantastic alumni." Plans are now formulated for another JDM Open House to be held during the Fall 2021 Ashland University Homecoming weekend.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Incoming JDM majors attend AU Orientation Day

One of the best times of the year is the sequence of on-campus Ashland University Orientation Days. Missing last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, June Orientation Days are a fantastic way for students and parents to acquaint themselves with both the university and the chosen major. The Journalism and Digital Media department is very pleased with the turnout for this year's events. JDM will welcome 20 new first-year and 3 transfer students to the program this fall (and the number keeps growing during the summer). In the ten year history of the department, these numbers reflect the largest amount of new students entering the program. Congratulations to our newest majors and we cannot wait until the Fall 2021 semester begins!