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Camtastic Newsletter January 2024

From the Dean: Our inaugural alumni edition of CAMtastic!

DdeanI am very happy and proud to tell you that our college has launched CAMtastic! This semiannual electronic newsletter for our alumni and friends is to help keep you informed of important happenings and major achievements in SIU’s College of Arts and Media.

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Photojournalism prof’s work appears in prestigious publications around the globe

Julia RendlemanPhotojournalism professor Julia Rendleman arrived with a considerable portfolio of professional publications when she began teaching in the School of Journalism and Advertising last year. And she continues to build on her impressive body of work, which has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ProPublica, The Kentucky Lantern and numerous nonprofit publications.

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Architecture prof literally leaves his mark on Carbondale and SIU

Thad HeckmanThad Heckman, a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture, is the designer of the $23 million Southern Illinois Multimodal Station, a multi-use transit hub set to open in early 2025, and SIU’s Tedrick Welcome Center. Plus, his new 3D-printed building will house a new visitor’s center adjacent to the R. Buckminster Fuller Dome Home.

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Costume shop manager tells stories through garments

Jane PivovarnikAs a student, Jane Pivovarnik knew she loved art, history and anthropology, and “making things,” and realized the openness of the fashion program would allow her to study a lot of different subjects where she could scratch her curiosity itch while still getting her fashion degree. She became a Saluki and is now the costume shop manager for SIU’s theater program.

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