Grand Opening Celebration

Grand Opening of the renovated Don Morris Center and the JMC Network Newsroom


September 26, 2008, marks the Grand Opening of the renovated Don Morris Center and the JMC Network newsroom at Abilene Christian University. Highlights of the Grand Opening include tours of the renovated facility and a keynote presentation by Hamil R. Harris, multi-media reporter for The Washington Post. Harris’ presentation is a part of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Distinguished Speaker Series:¬†Diversity in the Marketplace of Ideas.

Also see:¬†Learn more in ACU’s news release.¬†(pdf)

Hamil Harris, The Washington Post
Hamil Harris, The Washington Post

Program of Events

  • 11:45 a.m. Grand Opening Ceremony, Don Morris Center Courtyard
    • Participants include:
      • Dr. Cheryl Bacon, chair of the JMC department,
      • Dr. Royce Money, president of ACU,
      • Daniel Johnson-Kim, The Optimist editor in chief, and
      • Dr. Charlie Marler, past chair of the JMC department
  • Noon Reception in the JMC Network Newsroom, 2nd floor, Don Morris Center
  • 12:15 -1:45 p.m. Student-led tours of the facility and faculty-led presentations
    • Locations:
      • KACU-FM and KUF-TV7 studios, 1st floor — John Best
      • Newsroom, 2nd floor — Cade White and Kenneth Pybus
      • Room 302 — Dave Hogan
      • Advertising/Public Relations Agency Office — Joyce Haley
      • Room 307 — Doug Mendenhall
      • Room 320 — Dr. Susan Lewis
  • 2-3 p.m. Hamil R. Harris, a staff writer for The Washington Post will speak about “Diversity and the new media. Are you ready?”