The Forum staff, whose members include many students from the School of Mass Communication, published the first-ever Forum Focus magazine this spring. Two articles focus specifically on the work of students in two classes in the School of Mass Communication.
The magazine highlights some of the contributions by people in the campus community who have worked to bring awareness to and combat the issues of hunger and poverty.
“Working on The Forum we regularly see efforts by groups on campus to make a difference in the lives of the hungry and impoverished,” said Jennifer Ellis, executive editor. “So, creating a magazine that allowed us to focus on what we thought were valiant efforts seemed like a great way to challenge ourselves. It turned out to be a lot more work than we expected, but we are happy with the results. We hope to turn The Forum Focus into an annual publication in which we can highlight other important topics.”
Sonny Rhodes, Forum adviser, had high praise for the students’ efforts. “It was an ambitious project,” he said, “especially given that their work on the Focus was in addition to the many hours they put it in each week on The Forum. But they succeeded exceedingly well. I could not be prouder of them.”