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The faculty and staff of the Z School want to congratulate all of our undergraduate and graduate students graduating this semester! You should all be so proud of the work you accomplished, especially given all of the challenges we faced because of the coronavirus. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Classes Go Online Through Summer

CORONAVIRUS SAFETY MEASURES: Students should make plans to remain off campus until further notice. Please practice physical distancing. Students who receive notice to self-quarantine should contact Student Health Services 813-974-2331. Contact Housing and Residential Education at 813-974-0001 or housing@usf.edu. International students and foreign exchange students contact USF World.

What do I do if I think I was exposed?

USF is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on our campus. Please be assured that if positive coronavirus cases are reported within the USF community, the information will be shared as soon as possible to mitigate risks to the public. If you have concerns that you may have been exposed to an individual with COVID-19 or have questions about your health, contact the Florida Department of Health at (866) 779-6121.

LGBTQ+ Ally of the Year Award

Academic Services Administrator Jennifer Iceton received the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Ally of the Year Award. The award honors someone who has gone above and beyond in working diligently towards LGBTQ+ inclusion at USF. Jennifer has been instrumental in the success of LGBTQ+ initiatives across campus. As a Safe Zone facilitator and co-chair of CISOGI, she contributed a tremendous amount of time and energy to support LGBTQ+ initiatives.

WUSF Airs Advanced Reporting Stories

Tampa's NPR sister station, WUSF, is airing stories created by USF's Advanced Reporting class. WUSF teamed up with students to give unheard voices a platform in one of America's largest media markets. This semester's Telling Tampa Bay Stories series focuses on Sarasota's African American community, Newtown.

Z-Students Win National Telly

Professor Kristin Ruyle's spring 2018 Documentary Film Class earned a bronze Telly Award this year for it's student documentary, "Florida Medical Marijuana: The Stigma of Legalization."

Faculty Present at NCA National Conference

Assistant Professors Janelle Applequist, Ph.D., and Travis Bell, Ph.D., presented their research on social aggression in Disney programming. Applequist discussed pharmaceutical advertising. Bell discussed the use of rap music in baseball. They also participated in a panel about the college admissions scandal. Professor Artemio Ramirez, Jr., Ph.D., presented his research for the top paper panel in the Human Communication and Technology Division.

Z-School Awards $122K in Scholarships

Nearly 70 mass communications students in USF’s College of Arts and Sciences took home $122,750 from 20 scholarship funds at the annual banquet of The Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications Thursday night in Traditions Hall at the Alumni Center.

Jordan Zimmerman Named USF BOT Chair

April 1, 2019: Z-School alum and benefactor was unanimously elected by the USF Board of Trustees to serve as chair for a two-year term.

Passing of Former Director Friedlander

Edward Jay Friedlander, age 74, a friend, father and journalism educator for more than 50 years, died on Friday, January 31, 2020 in a Tampa, Florida area hospital. His last university position was as the director of the School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida from June, 1995 through August, 2010.