Dr. Johnson comes to us
from Southern Illinois University
with a distinguished career and great
media and higher education. She also has many
experience an academic department chair at SIU.
My colleagues wish her all the best here at SJSU.
It was my decision to step down after 5 1/2
as school director. I am thrilled to be returning
to my passion,
full-time teaching, and
becoming the new
JMC School Digital Productions Coordinator.
Stay tuned for invites for some fun new
Special thanks to my
SJSU colleagues and local friends
for a great "BRAVO" party as a thank you for all
efforts over the past 5 years as school
It was an honor to serve this great program!
book by a distinguished SJSU Journalism
and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee
is challenging perceptions widely held
in California, the Vatican and the Pope
well known priest believed to be the
the Spanish missions in the Golden
Castillo, winner of 13 awards as a
the San Jose Mercury News,
questions myths and the
Serra. Historically he is
founder of the earliest missions in
"A Crown of
Thorns, the Enslavement of California's
by the Spanish Missions"
describes them as
"death camps where more than 60,000
Indian workers died,
many as a result of whippings, disease,
Castillo says "Indigenous people were
held captive and treated
brutally by Franciscan friars from 1769
He closely examined records kept by
the Catholic religious order, and
including letters by Fr. Serra that
confirmed the brutal treatment.
The new book strongly suggests it would
be a huge mistake
for Pope Francis to elevate Father
Junipero Serra to Catholic sainthood
later this year. Since the book was
sale online in February, it has slowly
risen on the
Amazon best seller list.
Congratulations to the JMC School's 2015 CHAMPION
These students took home the 1st Place
Saturday, April 11th at the National
Student Advertising Competition -
Regional Finals - Client (Pizza Hut).
They beat ad campaign presentations by students
Cal Berkeley, Univ. of San Francisco, Fresno
University of Nevada - Reno.
BRAVO TO THE CHAMPS:
Issadora Busch -
JMC Professor Tim Hendrick - Adviser/Coach,
Emily Du, Amar Nijor, Alex Elkins,
Canh Ha, Wesley Winton, Hamani Sharma
and Kelsey Higham
Another individual JMC
School advertising major
recently took 1st place - gold honors
at a egional advertising competition
that included entries by local professionals.
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Cheers
and all the multimedia students
who produced a spectacular campus
community event Sunday,
February 8th. Despite day-long
heavy rain showers, an estimated 500 +
guests came to SJSU's Morris Dailey
Auditorium to witness some
Bay Area unsung heroes tell their
powerful and inspiring life stories
in the new JMC School documentary
"The Barbershop Diaries."
By evening's end every guest
expressed great appreciation to the
JMC School and university for offering
such a unique, informative and
moving experience. Barbers and hair
dressers from a wide range of
global cultures candidly shared on video
their personal life
struggles, battles and triumphs. Local
musical groups and campus
performers also shared their talents
throughout the program
creating a wonderful and uplifting mood
and feeling of celebration.
Event co-sponsor CreaTV, a local cable
recorded the event for local broadcast
later this month.
Thanks to the promotional efforts of
President Mo Qayoumi,
university public relations experts
and Pat Harris, CASA Development
Director Sonia Wright,
and corporate event sponsor Rocket
Fuel, many Bay Area news
outlets including the San Jose Mercury
News, KQED and KCBS radio,
KPIX-5 and NBC Bay Area reported
several advancer stories
the week before the event.
We were all treated to a
truly exceptional evening
that will be long remembered
and talked about throughout the Bay