CoJMC Dean, Associate Deans ‘Blanket Nebraska’ this month

CoJMC Dean, Associate Deans ‘Blanket Nebraska’ this month

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 2:30pm
The Dean and Associate Deans will visit 5 Nebraska cities this month as part of the Blanket Nebraska campaign.
The Dean and Associate Deans will visit 5 Nebraska cities this month as part of the Blanket Nebraska campaign.

This month, Dean Maria Marron and Associate Deans Frauke Hachtmann and Mary Kay Quinlan are visiting five Nebraska cities as part of Chancellor Ronnie Green’s Blanket Nebraska campaign.

The CoJMC leadership is traveling to Omaha, West Point, Norfolk, Columbus and Lancaster County to meet and talk with University of Nebraska–Lincoln stakeholders.

“This is wonderful opportunity to talk with Nebraska stakeholders about all the great things we’re doing at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications,” Marron said. “Our visit to Omaha last week was an enriching experience, and I look forward to our next visits.”

Marron and Hachtmann kicked off the tour on Aug. 5 in Omaha. They began their day at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties office, where they discussed Emerald Ash Borer’s effect on Nebraska trees.

Then, they visited Faithful Shepard Presbyterian Church for a tour of the H.O.P.E. Garden before heading to KMTV for the live mid-day show. They finished their day with a visit to the Child Care Garden Project at Prairie Lane Elementary School.

Marron, Hachtmann and Quinlan will continue the tour on Aug. 12, visiting West Point, Norfolk and Columbus. They will start their day visiting former West Point News owner Gwen Lindberg in West Point. Then, they will travel to Norfolk to visit the Norfolk Daily News. They will end their day in Columbus at the Columbus Telegram.

On Aug. 18, the CoJMC leaders will visit the IANR Nebraska Extension office in Lancaster County to consult with communicators there on website development.

Their tour will conclude on Aug. 23 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital where they will present to the Sunrise Kiwanis Club about the future of University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the CoJMC.

In total, 15 campus leaders will make 50 stops across the state of Nebraska. For more information about the Blanket Nebraska campaign,http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/unltoday/article/unl-leaders-to-blanket-nebraska/