Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Student Highlight -- Study Abroad 

Global Connections
Erin Winters a junior broadcast journalism major is spending spring 2015 in a study abroad semester at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.  In addition to her courses, she is engaged in living and learning the culture, language and people  of South Africa. She plans to start a non-profit organization while in the country.  Her e-notebook shares how the first days are shaping up:

  “Cape Town is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.  It’s so majestic.  I see palm trees out my bedroom window, and breathtaking mountains out my front door.  I’m completely captivated by everything.  Every day I see something new and fascinating.  The culture is rich, communal, and vibrant.” 
   “…  I’m currently in the process of starting a non-profit organization here, which I’m so excited to launch.  My intentions are to leave here with much more than “study abroad” checked off of my lifelong to-do list.  I want to change my life by changing other peoples’ lives.  I want to leave a lasting legacy of Howard and myself.  I will keep you updated on everything!  These first few weeks were just so busy.”

We are proud of Erin and know she will do well; HU “Truth and Service”

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SOC Bright Lights

Fulbright Specialist Grant
School of C professor Kehbuma Langmia has been awarded a 2015 Fulbright Specialist grant in Communications and Journalism.  He will teach Journalism and Media Studies courses at the University of Buea in Cameroon during the summer of 2015.  Congratulations Dr. Langmia.  We look forward to hearing about his experiences at the University of Buea during the Fulbright.

SOC Alum Joins Participant Media

 SOC alum
Steven Gray is now with Participant Media, "a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change."  Gray is editorial director, news & social justice for the company’s TakePart magazine based in the New York office. " He will lead the News & Social Justice editorial team covering human rights, legal affairs/criminal justice reform, poverty/income inequality, LGBT issues, and race," according to a staff announcement. Gray has worked for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Time. Link to Participant Media website:


NNPA Special Report
Alumna Jazelle Hunt is completing a NNPA fellowship project on rape in the Black community. The first two parts of the five-part series are available online at Black Press USA