The following article was written for an Ebert Fellowship in memory of the late Roger Ebert. The fellowship works with the forthcoming Roger Ebert Center at the College of Media. Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips advises the Ebert fellows.
Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, Amelia Mugavero, a UI senior majoring in broadcast journalism, chats with The N-G's Melissa Merli. The Dallas, Texas, native is Miss Central Illinois and is the first Marching Illini feature twirler in 10 years.
On Tuesday, September 1, the College of Media invited students to interact in a social setting and attend the 10th annual College of Media picnic. Located in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, the event offered visitors a chance to learn about unique opportunities that the College had to offer and also enjoy a great meal with old and new peers. A variety of Registered Student Organizations were represented at the picnic such as the American Advertising Federation, Selling Illini, PRSSA, Her Campus, and NABJ.