Student Successes

We celebrate our students and their amazing accomplishments. Here is just a sampling.

(And we'd be happy to add more.)

The Journal's Photo Editor David Nash won second place in the news category and The Journal's online work won a Pacemaker Award in the 5000 or fewer undergraduate enrollment division at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention (Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association), in November 2012.

ADVT 4910 Advertising Production Campaigns ClassStudents in ADVT 4910 Advertising Campaign Production class won second place in the Midwest Regionals of the National Student Advertising Competition in April 2013.

Members of the Forensics & Debate team finished in the top 20 in all three team sweepstakes categories at this year's national tournament.

The Journal and The Journal staff members placed first in ten different categories at the Missouri Collegiate Media Association convention in April 2013.Ryan Duffy

Joshua Sellmeyer received the Tulsa Press Club Best College Writer Award in May 2013.

Brittany Ruess received the Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) Photojournalist of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.

Ryan Duffy had a solo photography exhibit at the Sheldon. He is the first student to have ever done so.

Lina Bessonova had photos published in the pages of Elle France.

Aizhan Tuganbayeva presented her feature film, Sin In Emotions, at Vienna's Breitenseer Lichtspiele cinema, which is Austria's oldest operating movie theater and considered the oldest continuously running cinema in the world.

More than 150 people attended Kinematifest 6. Held April 19 and 20, 2013 it was an annual international juried animation and interactive media show planned and managed by SOC students.

Internationally recognized animator, author, and teacher John Canemaker presented his Academy Award-winning film, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, gave a talk, and held a workshop.

Students in the Audio Engineering Society (AES) hosted a successful summit March 22-24, 2013 with 200 participants on campus, including students and faculty members from 22 schools, 16 states, and Mexico. The summit featured 36 industry professionals, 39 panel presentations, 16 corporate sponsors, and 6 exhibitors. Dennis Leonard from Skywalker Sound delivered the keynote speech.