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October 7, 2004

Communication Department Earns Honors at Convention

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's communication department was host Sept. 16-18 to the annual convention of the Southwest Journalism Congress. SWJC comprises accredited mass communications departments of 18 Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas universities. Student development and recognition in all forms of student media are the primary purposes of the congress.

The 2004 Chacahoula, ULM's yearbook, earned five honors in four yearbook contest categories:

* LaTienda Pierre, editor in chief and mass communications May 2004 graduate: second place in cover design and second place in introductory copy;
* Arely Castillo, mass communications graduate student: first place in academic setting photography and third place in sports feature photography; and
*Josh Tolleson, mass communications junior: third place in special events copy.

Mass communications professors participating in the convention included: Dr. Bette J. Kauffman moderated a professional media panel and a diversity in the media panel; Joel Willer presented a seminar on Web site design and hosted tours of KXUL student radio station; Robert Lewis guided guests through the student television operation; and Tae hyun Kim moderated a seminar on photographic analysis of Sept. 11. Jarrett Reeves, ULM mass communications instructor and student publications coordinator, was president of the congress and chairman of the convention this year.

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