SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION
It's been an amazing year!
We couldn't do it without you.
Welcome to the 2018 SOJC Yearbook! Each year, our yearbook offers a glimpse into the student projects, hands-on learning experiences, and faculty innovation that have been happening in Allen Hall, at SOJC Portland, and all over the world. It’s a chance to celebrate and reflect as a community on the year’s accomplishments and a reminder of why we do what we do.
The heart and soul of any school are its people. The SOJC is proud to be the academic home to some of the top advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations students and faculty members in the nation. This year, we’ve added five notable researchers and teachers to our faculty, and we’re exploring new ways to find and attract talented undergraduate and grad students interested in journalism and communication.
A big part of the SOJC experience is the hands-on learning students do in the field. From Allen Hall and our Portland location to far-flung places around the globe, students cover stories that matter on storytelling trips, build their portfolios through premiere internships, navigate client work in student-run agencies, network with industry experts, and see their first bylines and multimedia credits on TV, online, and in print.
Academic excellence at the SOJC begins with our internationally renowned faculty. As award-winning researchers, professionals, and innovators, they are just as likely to publish in the New York Times as the Public Relations Review. In the classroom, they are passionate teachers who inform and inspire. Out in the field, they are dedicated mentors who help students build real-world skills and strong industry networks.
WE LOVE OUR ALUMNI
Our alumni mean the world to us—and to each other. Over our century-long history, we’ve built a tight-knit community of accomplished SOJC Ducks who support student scholarships and faculty research, share their wisdom in class visits, and help new graduates launch their careers. In the process, they’ve formed a strong network of personal and professional connections that will last a lifetime.
EVENTS AT THE SOJC
From international conferences to talks with award-winning authors, this year the SOJC hosted 44 face-to-face gatherings, celebrations, and lectures at the Eugene campus, our Portland location, and venues throughout the state. In the process, we engaged over 11,000 attendees, expanded students’ horizons with new perspectives, and connected them with a wider network of professionals and experts.