Archive for July, 2011

27
Jul
11

A SHOCKER THAT WILL NOT GO UN-NOTICED!

Dear Readers,

Last night I was informed that three members of The IUPUI School of Journalism (SOJ) were no longer going to be employed.  For various reasons the positions are gone, they quit, or whatever.  Bottom line is that as a student I’ve gotten to know and respect these three individuals, and as this is my last semester it wouldn’t feel right to walk the halls without these individuals being there!

This is just one of many issues that The SOJ at IUPUI is having and as a student not knowing the full details of the situations surrounding this and many other issues is just isn’t right!

If you are a current student at The SOJ or at IUPUI, an alumni, or someone who knows these three individuals and/or knows of issues around The SOJ please write a letter stating your dis-concerns and urge the dean and everyone else to stop making these changes, and allow these three a chance to come back! Write a letter and send it to The SOJ at 535 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202.

My personal belief is this: Terminating, ending a position, firing isn’t necessary (unless the person in that position truly sucks at their job).  For an educational institution to cause three very influential members to be gone before or during the new semester of this year is border line madness!

I’ve just received an update from one of the individuals whom we will can Madame X.  Madame X informed me that her position was terminated and that her last day is August 29th, that’s at the end of the FIRST SEMESTER OF SCHOOL!  To make matters worse, she was not informed as to why her position was terminated.  How is it that Dean Drew is going to let someone go during the first semester of school and not explain in detail why that person is let go?

Change, Dean Drew, is a process that takes place over time not in the blink of an eye!  Also change should be expressed to all parties.  Why wasn’t the full expressed process of change explained to Madame X?

Readers again I urge you to write a letter to The SOJ at535 W. Michigan St. Indianapolis, IN 46202.  Express your unhappiness about the level of severe change, and urge Dean Drew to allow those who are being removed or have left to come back home!

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Rob Branch, student at The SOJ

P.s.  I’ve just been updated about some of the situations.  I will let you read his blog at: bobdittmer.wordpress.com  Right now there is a major uproar going around from alumni and students alike.  I hope that what happens right here, right now paves a way for our industry to once again see that when one is affected all are affected.  Thank you Bob, Deb, Suzy, and Maggie!  Thank all of you!

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22
Jul
11

First Gig!

I’ve been asked to take photos for a friend of mine.  Author Steven Morgan will be having a double book signing in 2 days.  On July 23, 2011 @ The Red Room in Broadripple, that’s the place to be!  This will Steven Morgan’s third book release, following his 2010 release “Discombobulated”

  • ISBN-10: 0982387911
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982387917

The event will take place July 23rd @ 6:30 pm at The Red Room, 6335 N. Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220.  You can visit their website at www.theredroomindy.com to get directions, bookings, and whatever you like!  His double book release will be $20.00 (USD) for both books!

Come out and support a local author, oh and if he runs out of books well then you were too late that time.  Don’t worry I’m sure he will have more in store for the future!  Oh and if you want to learn more about Steve Morgan’s Facebook page here.

Good Luck Mr. Morgan, I hope the book signing is a success.  As they say in showbiz: BREAK A LEG!