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Today's word on journalism

Friday, May 12, 2006


PETERSBORO, Utah -- Gloom like a Bulwer-Lyttonesque pall hung heavily over the Cache Valley as word came that the WORD had gone.

"As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire. . . ." No, wait. . . . That's actual Bulwer-Lyttonism. Scratch it.

We conclude, with joy and trumpets and a tankard or two, the 10th season of TODAY'S WORD ON JOURNALISM. What began in 1995 as a professor's strategy to get his students to read email (guess that worked!) now has spread, birdflu-like, far beyond that unwilling audience to self-flagellating WORD volunteers on five-and-a-half continents. But the willing and unwilling alike--the halt and addled and addicted and deluded--will have to get a life and smell the roses, for a while anyway.

Today marks the end of the WORD for this academic season. Even ere the rosy dawn that didth bust o'er this glade, this vale, this happy home. . . . ooops. Avert already, Sir Bulwer, you mangy cur!!!!

See you in the fall. . . TP

Student wins public relations award

April 11, 2004 | Trisha Taggart of Logan, a junior majoring in public relations at Utah State University, won the Utah PR Student of the Year competition, sponsored by Richter7, the state's largest, locally-owned advertising and public relations agency.

The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, is given to a Utah college student each year on the basis of academic record, work experience and aptitude for success in public relations as demonstrated through a written case study and oral presentation, according to Tim Brown, Richter7 partner.

"Creating the PR Student of the Year award pushes for excellence from future professionals in the field," Brown said. "We've seen excellent students surface from Utah State University. Two of the last four recipients have been from USU, which speaks very highly of the university and its leadership."

Taggart, who recently organized a charity event for Operation Smile which raised thousands of dollars to help augment surgery expenses for a child, expects to receive her bachelors degree from USU in May 2006.

Richter7 makes this scholarship available annually and it is open to all Utah college students pursuing a degree or career relating to public relations. Six of the last 16 finalists have come from USU since 2003.




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