THE SIXTH consecutive
year, the School of Journalism has placed near the top of the Hearst
Journalism Awards Program, a year-long competition comprising 12
separate contests. UM placed 10th overall among journalism schools
nationwide and eighth in broadcast news. Soon these journalism
students will be able to learn in a state-of-the-art facility.
The J-School broke ground last spring (above) for Don Anderson
Hall, a new $12 million building paid for with private donations.
Caldwell was named a Truman Scholar in the spring, President
George Dennison went to her class and gave her a dozen red roses.
A few weeks later, she added a $5,000 Udall Scholarship to the
$26,000 Truman honor. Also winning Udall Scholarships were juniors
Sierra Howlett and Dawson Dunning. In addition, Dunning and Amanda
Ng each received $7,500 Goldwater Scholarships. In the past six
years, UM students have won 26 of these prestigious national
Professor Stewart Justman won the PEN Award for the Art of the
Essay, one of the writing world’s
highest honors. His critically acclaimed book, “Seeds of
Mortality: The Public and Private Worlds of Cancer,” delves
into his own experiences as a cancer patient. The PEN Award is
presented annually to the best collection of essays by an American
writer. Justman received the award during a ceremony in New York’s
a faculty member in the School of Business Administration, turned
an award he won in a national C-SPAN essay contest into an educational
experience for UM students. Lawrence’s prize as one of
25 winners in the cable network’s
25th anniversary essay contest was a campus visit by the giant
C-SPAN School Bus, a traveling television studio and classroom.
The visiting C-SPAN crew talked to several classes and featured
UM in its weekly edition of “Washington Journal."
FOUR DECADES in
the classroom haven’t dimmed Professor Harry Fritz’s
passion for teaching history. He’s won every UM teaching
excellence award given by the administration and students, some
twice. This year the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for
Advancement and Support of Education named him the 2004 Montana
Professor of the
Year, an award that recognizes outstanding teaching at the
undergraduate level. This is the fifth consecutive year a
UM professor has won the honor.