April 11th, 2009
Our birthday is coming
By Dave Aeikens
After much anticipation, SPJ’s 100th anniversary and the celebration that will recognize it out just days a way. I look forward to seeing many of you in Greencastle, Ind. Friday for what will be a terrific day.
We will be joined by Russ Pulliam, whose grandfather was one of the 10 DePauw University students who started SPJ in 1909. We will also do a roll call of past presidents who are in attendance Friday. We will have a panel discussion on journalism. We will remember our roots with a modified SPJ induction ceremony in Meharry Hall.
After dinner, Jane Pauley, a longtime SPJ member, will give he keynote address.
We have asked chapters to plan events around the 100th anniversary and send pictures that can be posted on the Web site. Members can watch the events on through a web cast or get updates through Twitter.
This is going to be a great week for SPJ!