Dr. Randall Sumpter, head of Texas A&M's Journalism Studies program, spoke to us, talking about some of the great internships our journalism students are getting, about new lecturer Dale Rice (whom I called a full-time journalism lecturer, which is not quite right; Dr. Sumpter noted that he is not teaching solely journalism right now) and also on the status of the paperwork to allow A&M students to declare an interdisciplinary journalism major. It's been submitted for approval and will go through some hoops, probably undergo a modification or two, etc. Dr. Sumpter encouraged FJSA members to stay active and involved in the process. Also, he'll soon be lining up the Journalists-in-Residence for next spring.
Also at the Fall Reception: FJSA elected new officers: President Rob Clark '95, Vice President Doug Pils '92 and Secretary Frank Smith '87. Whoop!