Saturday, August 29, 2015

Introducing the Fall 2015 Journalists

by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

This semester, five seminarians are taking part in the the journalism class that is part of MAS Journalism for the first time.  Brother William Petry, Brother Jorge Moreno,  and Luis Trullijo, will be writing profiles and news briefs that will be published by MAS Journalism.

Brother William Petry

Brother Jorge Haro

Luis Trujillo

These three students will also be pursuing the Unfamiliar Genre Project.  Through this work they will will explore and try their hand with a genre with which they have no previous experience.  MAS Journalism alumni Daniel Miller and Carl Sisolak have also completed the Unfamiliar Genre Project.

Garrett McGowan will be building on his previous work in journalism last year, which included news stories and a photo essay, to expand the coverage of MAS Journalism through a profile and several news briefs this semester.

Garrett McGowan

Phillip Shifflet and Dean Marshall will also be providing press releases for major seminary events throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

Readers with suggestions for news stories this semester may contact Sister Hilda Kleiman with their ideas.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Mount Angel Alum Serves in Uganda

Alex Woelkers, who graduated last May from Mount Angel Seminary, is now serving as a missionary in the St. Muggaga Boys Home in Jinja, Uganda.

The home is run by the Brothers of St. Charles Luwanga, and it currently serves 36 boys from age 7 through high school.  Alex is writing a blog,, about his work at the home, which includes but is not limited to helping to fix broken arms, teaching prayers and reading, and helping to harvest and plant crops.

Alex welcomes prayers for the boys, and donations for the home are welcome as well.