Emeritus professors Arnold, Turner to speak at Marshall University Journalism School luncheon

Special to HNN from a Provided Press Release

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Emeritus professors George Arnold and Ralph Turner will speak at a luncheon for Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism & Mass Communications (SOJMC) on Saturday, April 23.

Arnold, who taught at the SOJMC for 36 years, and Turner, who taught for 32, will speak about the history of the SOJMC. Turner also will discuss The Parthenon, the Society of Professional Journalists and the SOJMC internship program.

Turner is responsible for having brought the campus newspaper from a semiweekly production to four days a week. He also won “chapter advisor of the year,” along with Arnold, from the Society of Professional Journalists and created an internship program that has since become a model used by other universities and colleges.

Arnold, who produced the “Media Writer’s Handbook: A Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems,” said both he and Turner are pleased to be presenting at the luncheon.

“Since we retired, Dean (Corley) Dennison and the rest of the faculty have been very, very good about inviting us back, and so we have remained active,” Arnold said. “We’ve remained close to the program, and we appreciate that fact that they still haul us off the shelf and dust us off and let us be a part of the program from time to time.”

The noon luncheon, which follows an 11 a.m. ceremony at the Memorial Fountain and precedes the 4 p.m. Green and White game, will take place in the Shawkey Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center. The event is sponsored by Clear Channel Communications.


Tickets are $20 for Marshall students, $25 for non-Marshall students and $35 for adults. Tickets must be purchased 72 hours in advance. Contact makeyourmark@marshall.edu or www.marshall.edu/makeyourmark.
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