WMU News

Working with the media subject of education forum

February 16, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- Working with the media will be the subject of a forum sponsored by the Western Michigan University College of Education Alumni Society from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in 2000 Schneider Hall.

WMU education graduates, as well as area students, parents, school personnel and the general public, are invited to attend this free program on "Lessons from the Press." It will feature George E. Arwady, publisher of the Kalamazoo Gazette, and Michael Lloyd, editor of the Grand Rapids Press.

The program is part of the alumni society's Issues in Education series, notes Dr. Carole M. Bullmer, a guidance counselor at Marcellus High School and series organizer. Bullmer has four degrees in education from WMU, including her doctoral degree.

"Our February program will focus on ways to establish positive relationships with the media and to interact constructively with the media during an interview or a crisis situation," Bullmer said. "Given the importance of the educational issues being debated in Michigan today, both the media and educators need to have a good understanding of one another."

Arwady and Lloyd will make opening remarks followed by a question-and-answer session and discussion. The next Issues in Education program will take place in March and address prescription drugs in the schools.

To reserve a place at the February event or to obtain more information, those interested should call Bullmer at (616) 646-5081 or contact Karin F. Carl in WMU's College of Education at (616) 387-2965 or <karin.carl@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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