Old Dogs, New Tricks

A blog for non-traditional students

Smarty Pants

I know, I know.  I said I’d have an interview thingy up here with my bud Melissa Kramer, another non-traditional student in the journalism program at UC whose first book has just been published.  But she and I are so busy, it’s almost impossible to find time to meet.  So for now, I’ve got to toot my own horn, because I’m so excited I’m about to explode. 

This morning I received an email that fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine: I’ve been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa Society!!  For anyone who doesn’t know what I’m talking about, Phi Beta Kappa is probably the most prestigious collegiate honor society, and also the oldest such organization.  Because I’m so giddy, I’ll probably not explain it very well, so I’ll just give you the Wikipedia link for the fraternity.

Okay, back to the grind – I swear I’ll have something more substantial up before the month is out!

*** Danielle


April 21, 2009 Posted by | Student Life | 3 Comments

Congrats to the News Record!

I wanted to acknowledge the great job the News Record (the student paper at the University of Cincinnati for which this blog was originally created) has done this year.  The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) “selected The News Record as second-best overall among all non-daily collegiate student newspapers in its multi-state region as part of the organization’s annual Mark of Excellence Awards,” said Leonard Penix, director of student media, in an email sent to our program list-serv.  The paper also took first place in the sport photography category.  So I just want to say way to go to my colleagues and classmates for all their hard work, and in particular congratulate our editor-in-chief Kristy Conlin, a fellow non-traditional (check out her blog).

And for those who have been waiting impatiently for my return, just a word of warning: I’m fairly overloaded for my last quarter, so posts will be coming, but may be a bit slow.  I’m planning on getting together with the non-trad author/mom/full-time student/intern for lunch soon, so I’ll have that up ASAP.

*** Danielle

April 4, 2009 Posted by | Student Life | Leave a comment