Thanks to major university
support and the Anderson Gift to the JMC School,IMPORTANT ADVISORY:
very ambitious construction projects got
underway in DBH
that will enable many new and exciting
for students and faculty!
AVOID CONSTRUCTION ZONES IN DBH
Several DBH building projects have not
completed by the start of fall semester
We apologize for
PLEASE: Navigate the halls carefully.
Stay alert, look and follow all warning
and stay away from active construction
SAFETY IS ALWAYS
OUR COLLECTIVE TOP PRIORITY.
Director Photo Exhibit:
Forward To Our
- Summer 2014
During major summer construction in Dwight
Bentel Hall, our great
JMC School office staff moved temporarily to the
10th Street Student Services Building.
Four major DBH construction projects began
reshaping our future in late May.
They were inspired by our JMC School mission and
goals to keep advertising,
journalism and public relations programs among
the best in the United States.
Major upgrades took place both upstairs and on
the first floor of
Dwight Bentel Hall.
Also by mid August, university contractors
completed the exterior work on our building.
More than one hundred windows were painted and
cleaned, roof repairs were made,
and a new air-conditioning unit was installed on
On the second floor, the
DBH 225 Cisco Telepresence smart classroom and
Mack Lundstrom Convergence Journalism Newsroom
were serviced and integrated with a major
on the first floor of the building.
Introducing the new JMC School Digital
Television and Multimedia Production Center.
A fully high definition control room and green
screen based television studio.
Mark Siegel has built many of these studios for
professional companies like Cisco Systems,
and academic institutions like USC and
The ABS team quickly identified JMC faculty and
student needs and goals,
then developed a comprehensive technology plan,
and spent the summer turning our
very ambitious ideas into a facility capable of
and streaming HD quality programs and efforts
over the internet and airwaves.
Profs. Tim Hendrick, Lloyd La Cuesta, Diane
Guerrazzi and Director Rucker
reviewed every detail of the plan and
University crews cleared out all the analog
studio equipment by late May,
and ABS crews began rebuilding the control room
and a new green screen studio.
When JMC School faculty returned to campus on
August 21st, they were treated
to a tour of the new television facility. NBC
Bay Area Chief Engineer,
Francis Sandico, who served as a major
consultant on the TV studio upgrade, also helped
the faculty select Juan Serna, an SJSU graduate,
to be the first
JMC School TV Studio Engineer and Manager.
During the summer months
convergence journalism student Elliot
worked with the Director Rucker and Juan Serna
to enhance and fine tune a 2014
promotional video Dr. Richard Craig used last
spring to recruit high school students from
across the nation who were meeting at a San
See the revised JMC Promotional Video on
YouTube ( linked here soon ).
Later in the Fall 2014 Semester the JMC School
plans to host an DBH Open House.
All JMC students and campus guests will be
invited to tour all the upgrades in
DBH including the last major project scheduled
for completion by October.
DBH 117 is no longer the
student lounge. Soon the advertising, public
DBH Communications Agency students will have a
state-of-the-art creative suite
for developing their projects and campaigns.
The JMC School is
nationally accredited by the Association of
Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC).
This November, a four member AEJMC visiting team
will time with us in DBH
and will talk with JMC School students about our
history and their
wide variety of experiences in
our degree programs.
very excited about the future!
These new technologies and tools will help keep
JMC School students
competitive in future media job hunting efforts
statewide, nationally and globally.
Our students stand out and work to be recognized
achievements when they fully embrace, in every
and production, important JMC School
Our JMC School Motto: "We Learn By Doing"
This is why the School of Journalism and Mass
San Jose State University continues to enjoy a
for excellence in media education.
Look for more exciting updates here during Fall