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The Spartan Echo is the student newspaper of Norfolk State University.

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  • SPARTAN ECHO| Norfolk State University 700 Park Avenue Norfolk, Virginia 23504|NEWSROOM: 757.823.8200 E-Mail: [email protected]

    08.29.14Vol. 62, Issue 1

    Vol. 63, Issue 10 03.25.16

    MCJR bids farewell to two beloved professorsby Shareen NicholsonThe Department of Mass Communications and Journalism is preparing to say goodbye to two of its most memorable profes-sors. Dr. Stanley Tickton and Dr. Paula Briggs will retire at the end of this semester. Both profes-sors have been teaching at Norfolk State for more than twenty years. While at Norfolk State, both continued on p. 2

    professors have had ma-jor involvement with the universitys radio station, WNSB-FM. Dr. Tickton served as the Supervisor, Manage-m e n t -Ad m i n i s t ra t i o n from 1976 through 1981. In addition, he was instru-mental in the founding of the station. Dr. Briggs served as the stations Public Affairs Director from 2002 through 2005.

    Dr. Tickton began his me-dia career as a radio pro-ducer-director at WOAK-FM, Royal Oak, MI. He has also served as producer-di-rector at WHA-TV, Channel 21, Madison, WI. He has also produced and direct-ed live 30 and 60 minute programs over WWTC-TV, Cadillac, MI, and WPBN-TV, Traverse City, MI. He

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    NSU prepares for MCJR Week, April 4-7

    MCJR week allows students the opportunity to attend workshops, network, and gain more information re-garding their future in the Mass Communications/Jour-nalism field. Photo by Tyra Whitney.

    The Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University is cur-rently planning its annual MCJR Week, a week-long event that centers on mass communications and jour-nalism topics. This years conference will be April 4-7. MCRJ Week includes guest speakers, online/interactive presentations, and panel discussions. It brings in alumni to share

    their experiences and knowledge of the media with the next generation of students who aspire to en-ter the media or communi-cation-related fields.Last years MCJR Week featured guest speakers such as Iisha Scott, from WVEC 13 News, and Katie Barrie, who has worked with PBS, CBS and WCTV. Alumni speakers included Phil Thornton and Jona-than Mason. Network tele-vision anchors and Pulit-zer Prize winning authors

    have keynoted previous conferences.According to NSU profes-sor Dr. Morgan Kirby, MCJR Week provides students an environment where stu-dents can receive inspira-tion, advice and thought provoking messages from industry professionals.I would love to see stu-dents from all over the campus attend, said Kirby.This year marks the 41st anniversary of MCJR Week.

    by Antonio Garland

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    SEE P.2Dance theater

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    Dr. Stanley Tickton Dr. Paula Briggs

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    SPARTAN ECHO| Norfolk State University 700 Park Avenue Norfolk, Virginia 23504|NEWSROOM: 757.823.8200 E-Mail: [email protected]

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    Want a job after graduation? Youll need experience and we can provide it.

    Want a job in the media after graduation? Want to work in a communica-tion-related field? If so, youll need more than a degree; youll need sam-ples of work product you can show a potential em-ployer and related expe-rience listed on your re-sumepreferably two or more years of it. Thats where the Spar-tan Echo comes in. Any major going into any field can work for the Echo and build a portfolio of their

    writing, photography, and/or graphic design work. If you do that over time, you can even list the experi-ence on a resume.Just come to one of our staff meetings on any Tues-day or Thursday of the ac-ademic semester at 12:30 p.m. in room 344 of the Student Center. Introduce yourself and get involved. You can even take the work you do for us and tie it back into your ma-jor. PoliSci? Write us an election story. Chemistry?

    Tell our audience about the dangers of chemical addi-tives in our food and cos-metics. Business? Tell stu-dents how to get that small business started while theyre still in school. Pre-Med? Tell us how to eat healthier and stay fit. A student in any major can benefit greatly from being a published author. The topics and needs are endless and as varied and wide as the entire univer-sity, so we hope to see you soon and help you contrib-ute.

    In addition, if you al-ready have skills in these areas, you possibly can get paid for doing it while still in school. Apply today for a position with the Spar-tan Echo as a writing, mul-timedia or graphic design editor. If youre a student at NSU, youre guaranteed an opportunity to inter-view for the job, andlets face itopportunities dont get much better than that.Applications are avail-able online at http://

    www.nsu.edu/Assets/websites/student-ac-tivit ies/Student-Pub-l i c a t i o n - F o r m s /Spartan-Echo-Publica-tion-Application.doc. Ap-plications are accepted via e-mail at [email protected] your application today for an editor po-sitionor just come and join us at our next staff meeting to see how you might get involved with the Echo. Either way, we look forward to meeting you!

    MCJR bids farewellserved as the executive producer and producer-di-rector at WSIU-TV, Channel 8, SIU Broadcasting Ser-vice and SIITA (Southern Illinois Instructional Tele-vision Association) and served as their acting pro-duction manager. Dr. Tickton is very active in many organizations. He has served as the National Historian of the Nation-al Broadcasting Society (NBS) since 2001. He also

    served as a board member of the Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Sciences, 1982-1994 and 1995-2003. Dr. Tickton is best known for his no-nonsense MCM 440 mass communications law class, which many stu-dents in the department claim was the class where they learned the most. Re-turning alumni still talk about it decades after graduation. He also teach-es media management as

    well as programming. Since 2001, he has served as the Coordinator of the Gradu-ate Program in Media and Communications. Dr. Briggs began her me-dia career as a news pho-tographer. She shot and edited news for KOMU-TV, Columbia, MO; WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC; and WTKR-TV, Norfolk, VA. She also pro-duced newscasts at KOMU-TV. Dr. Briggs worked in radio as well. She pro-duced vignettes for NPR affiliate KBIA-FM in Co-lumbia, MO and produced and anchored newscasts at

    WRAP-FM in Portsmouth, VA. She has been recog-nized for her work by local and national broadcasting organizations.Dr. Briggs is very active in broadcast organizations. She serves on a variety of advisory boards. Not only does Dr. Briggs serve as the Diversity Chairperson for the National Broad-casting Society (NBS), but she has been the advisor to the NSU chapter of The National Broadcasting So-ciety-Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS-AERho) for the past 20 years.

    Here at NSU, she is known for her love of production. She teaches many courses including TV Production, Electronic Field Producing and Editing, TV Directing, Audio Production, and Ad-vanced TV Production. Dr. Briggs is not just a teacher. Shes a mentor, who cares about the well being of her students. She goes out of her way to help her students in any way that she can, said senior mass communications ma-jor Tyeka Bailey.

    Events Include: *Monday, April 4*Kickoff Mixer and Regis-tration - 6 PMKeynote Speaker - 7 PMDerek Blanks, Celebrity PhotographerStudent Center, Room 138ABC/149

    *Tuesday, April 5*Panel Discussion. 9:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3 PMStudent Center, Room 138 BC*Tuesday Night*The Directors CutFilm Screening, Room 138 ABC6:30 PM

    *Wednesday, April 6*The Catalyst Skills Boot Camp 10 AM - 5 PMMust register to attend.Student Center, Room 138 ABCWednesday NightThe Green Room: Indus-try Insiders Dish on What It Takes to Make It in a Dig-ital World

    Student Center, Room 149 *Thursday, April 7*MCJR Alumni Panels 9:30 AM - 4:30 PMStudent Center, Room 138BCVisit www.nsumcjr.com for detailed information.

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    MCJR Week

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    Every vote matters; make it count

    African Americans did not always have the oppor-tunity to freely vote. Many fought and protested for equal opportunities at a great price to themselves and their families. Voting is so important because, not only as an African American, but as an American citizen, your vote is your voice. It is your moment to be heard and to hold elected offi-cials accountable for their

    decisions and its your op-portunity to voice your opinions on the many is-sues that affect the com-munity you live in. It is very important to elect a leader that will stand for your rights no matter your race, sexu-al orientation or religion because this will be the person who will represent America for the next four years. The elected can-didate represents issues

    such as healthcare, educa-tion, womens rights, taxes and much more, so every vote matters.The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for break-ing down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are differ-ent from other men, said President Lyndon Johnson, who signed Americas fa-mous Civil Rights legisla-

    An editorial by Tyeka M. Bailey

    spartan opinion

    tion.The 26th Amendment gives citizens of the Unit-ed States who are eighteen years of age or older the right to vote and not be de-nied by the United States or by any state on account of age. Exercising your right to vote allows you to set examples for younger generations to come. In or-der for change to take place regarding different issues, your voice has to be heard.

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