Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Thank You From MAS Journalism

by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

During our last meeting for the semester, the Fall 2014 journalism students invoked the patron saints of writers, journalists, and photographers as we reviewed our accomplishments and shared our gratitude for those who support MAS Journalism.

Saint Francis de Sales, pray for us!
Saint Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us!
Saint Veronica, pray for us!

We are grateful for these accomplishments:

44 new posts on MAS Journalism, 30 of which were written by this semester's journalism students

15 new subscribers to the MAS Journalism blog

A banner with the MAS Journalism logo to use at MAS events

Frank Villanueva and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, celebrate
the first use of the new banner at the third press conference this semester.

Expanded coverage of MAS sports, the MAS faculty, and courses in the college and graduate school

Higher quality photo essays

Publication of several MAS posts in the Hilltop News, the newsletter for employees of Mount Angel Abbey

Publication of the work of MAS Journalism in the Catholic Sentinel

We also thank those who helped to make these accomplishments possible:

The students and faculty who presented at our press conferences: Brother Lorenzo Conocido, Father Theodore Lange, Dr. Andrew Cummings, Dr. Katy Leamy, Chad Hill, Paul Grandi, Father Peter Arteaga, Father Ralph Recker, Stephen Kenyon, Father Terry Tompkins, John Hesla, and Dr. Elizabeth Farley.

Each member of the hilltop community who agreed to be interviewed and photographed for MAS Journalism

Our guest speaker, Dr. Jodi Kilcup, the Director of Development for the Abbey Foundation of Oregon

Phillip Shifflet, for his service in the Writing Center and feedback on story drafts

Paul Grandi, who served as our proofreader

Brother Lorenzo Conocido, for his feedback about the MAS Journalism blog

Monsignor Joseph Betschart, President-Rector of Mount Angel Seminary, Dr. Owen Cummings, Academic Dean of Mount Angel Seminary, and Dr. Creighton Lindsay, Associate Dean of the College.

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