Richard R. Phillips (’78 journalism and mass communication) is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He was recognized April 7, 2021, at the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s 89th Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony, which recognized 2020 honorees.
The late Giles Fowler, associate professor emeritus of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has been posthumously named a recipient of 2021 Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. Fowler and the other awardees will be recognized Friday, June 4, during a virtual ceremony. Registration closes at noon on June 3.
Madison Tuttle (’18 public relations), a public affairs specialist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and Karla Walsh (‘10 journalism and kinesiology), a freelance journalist who writes about topics including food, health, fitness and the restaurant industry for national and local media, have been named 2021 Iowa STATEment Makers by the Iowa State University Alumni Association.
Kelly Howard (’08 journalism and mass communication) is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the Iowa State University Alumni Association. Howard was recognized at the 89th Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony, April 7, 2021, which recognized 2020 awardees.
The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication is accepting nominations for its Greenlee Professional Achievement Award and Greenlee Young Alumni Award. Nominations for both awards will be accepted now through Dec. 15, 2021.
Al Henkel (’82 journalism) is the recipient of the 2021 Greenlee Professional Achievement Award, and Adam Kuban (’07 M.S. journalism, ’05 journalism and meteorology) is the recipient of the 2021 Greenlee Young Alumni Award.
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic a year ago, Dara Wald, assistant professor of environmental communication in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, had no idea how relevant her course Risk Perceptions and Communication (JLMC 560) would be for the graduate students in her class then and now.
As public health agencies ramp up efforts to educate people about the COVID-19 vaccines, narratives can be a powerful tool. In a paper published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ISU’s Michael Dahlstrom examined how narratives or storytelling can help counter misinformation and provide a connection between science and the human experience.
A Greenlee master’s program alumnus took talents back to a place he knew better than any other: home. Since leaving Iowa State, Dr. Etse Sikanku has invested his wealth of knowledge to challenge the systematic barriers of research in Ghana.
Since leaving Iowa State, Dr. Etse Sikanku has invested his wealth of knowledge to challenge the systematic barriers of research in Ghana.