Whether you are a freshman or a senior, these are words to live by

Every semester I am lucky to speak to incoming freshman as far as First Year Experience. This year I tried to make it a more practical experience, as I shared how they can impress faculty–and how they can not impress us. I was pretty excited to see much of my advice  reflected in this article today in the … More Whether you are a freshman or a senior, these are words to live by

Looking for a Job/Internship?

One of the best moments of the day comes when I am contacted by a former student–especially on with information on potential jobs or internships. Today’s list–and it’s extensive–comes from the wonderful Ben Keith: Here’s the current list: INTERNSHIPS Travel intern (paid,fall) at Mashable Photo editing, design and code internships at NPR, applications due tomorrow … More Looking for a Job/Internship?

1 Paper to Go: A Lantern Ending and Beginning

This time last year I was not really thinking about the fact that our class of 2014 Lantern editors were nearing graduation. I was merrily toddling along in my professorial role, teaching classes, working with students, grading. What a difference 12 months makes. Actually, what a difference four months makes, as it was Jan. 2 … More 1 Paper to Go: A Lantern Ending and Beginning

Good Story, David

If not for land grant universities, I might never have met David Carr. We were seeking an Ohio State School of Communication speaker as part of the Stewart Lecture Series, and I was asked to suggested the best journalist we could get. I said, “Let’s try the top; let’s ask David Carr.” David’s celebrity was … More Good Story, David

Best Buckeye Championship Book Now Available at Amazon

While everyone was watching the Ohio State Buckeyes run through an amazing season, capped by their championship victory over Oregon, our amazing Lantern staff was covering all the action in words and pictures. The efforts of sports editor Tim Moody, assistant sports editor James Grega, multimedia editor Chelsea Spears, photo editor Mark Batke and assistant photo editor Jon McAllister are … More Best Buckeye Championship Book Now Available at Amazon

Welcome to Beginning of the Beginning @OhioState in Spring 2015

It’s a new semester that means new beginnings and some endings. We welcome new students to classes that are taught new almost every semester. We say goodbye and good luck to our graduates. Every January we expect such changes. But this year, they are just the beginning. The dawn of 2015 brought an unexpected goodbye, … More Welcome to Beginning of the Beginning @OhioState in Spring 2015