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Student Preparation for Medal of Honor Convention Highlighted

Tn Today StoryTwo recent news stories in Tennessee Today highlighted the preparation Assistant Professor Nick Geidner and his students did in advance of the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention held in Knoxville Sept. 10 – 13.  Both stories are linked below.  The first story outlines the advance work done by the students and the second story shares the journey of one JEM student as she turned her experiences working on the project into a full time job.

UT Faculty, Staff, and Students Prepare for Medal of Honor Convention

The 2014 Medal of Honor Convention, to be held in Knoxville September 10 through 13, is giving UT students special opportunities to interact with some our nation’s most honored veterans.

Assistant Professor Nick Geidner directs the Medal of Honor Project, an award-winning service-learning collaboration between UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media and the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention. Through the project, students will be chronicling the convention and producing written, audio, and video pieces related to it.

http://tntoday.utk.edu/2014/08/27/faculty-staff-students-prepare-medal-honor-convention/?&utm_source=tntoday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2014-08-28

Medal of Honor Project: New Grad Turns Student Experience into Job

Taylor Hathorn discovered a passion for promoting military veterans through her involvement with UT’s Medal of Honor Project.

Now that passion has turned into a job for the 2014 journalism graduate.

The Medal of Honor Project is an award-winning service-learning collaboration between UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media and the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention, which will be held September 10 through 13 in Knoxville. Directed by Assistant Professor Nick Geidner, the project is allowing UT students to chronicle the convention and produce written, audio, and video pieces related to it.

http://tntoday.utk.edu/2014/09/03/medal-honor-project-grad-turns-experience-job/?&utm_source=tntoday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2014-09-03