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Alumni Centennial Celebration Sept. 5-7, 2013

Registration Deadline - Aug. 25


6:30 p.m. – President's Associates Dinner and presentation of the Gaylord Prize to Tom Brokaw - CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Gaylord Prize dinner honoring Tom Brokaw has been postponed until Spring 2015. Please watch for more information in the coming months.


10 a.m.– JayMac Distinguished Alumni Ceremony honoring

Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation Auditorium, Gaylord Hall, Room 1140

This session will also be streamed live on this webpage.

11:30 a.m. – Centennial Luncheon

Sandy Bell Gallery, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

1:30 p.m. – Faculty Panel Discussion on
“The Future of Media”

Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation Auditorium, Gaylord Hall, Room 1140

This session will also be streamed live on this webpage.

3 p.m. – Reflections in the Round

Studio D, Gaylord Hall, Room 160

Moderated by distinguished alumni Linda Cavanaugh (Broadcast Journalism, ’73) and Bart Conner Public Relations, (’84) this session will be captured with a multi-camera shoot and will provide an opportunity for alumni to reflect on your time at OU.

This session will also be streamed live on this webpage.

5-6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
University Club, Oklahoma Memorial Union


4-5:30 p.m. – Tailgate Party Prior to OU/WVU Game


Gaylord Hall, Eastside Courtyard

Centennial Book

Centennial Book

A 346-page narrative history of 100 years of excellence in journalism education at the University of Oklahoma including:

  • special contributions from alumni through the decades
  • short bios of the JayMac Distinguished Alumni
  • nearly 400 photos taken from the pages of The OU Daily, Sooner Yearbook and from the archives of the OU Western Heritage Collections, Gaylord Family, Gaylord College, Oklahoma Heritage Association and the Oklahoma Historical Society

Written by OU journalism alumni Bob Burke (1970), Bill Moore (1979) and Andy Rieger (1980).

Order your book online and pay with card.

Download an order form and pay with check.

100 Stories Website

This unique website features the best of student and faculty work taken from classes across the five majors. The website provides both a behind-the-scenes look at the various classes as well as showcases the top projects. The website launched March 1, 2013 and website visitors are able to subscribe to receive notification as additional stories are available throughout 2013.

Upcoming Centennial Events

Aug. 7, Alumni Reception in conjunction with AEJMC international conference

We will welcome alumni from the Washington, D.C. area to join us for an evening reception at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Sept. 5-7, Centennial Celebration

Join alumni, faculty, staff and current students in celebrating 100 years of excellence in journalism education. See details above.

Oct. 11, OU/TX Reception

OU Helmet

Our annual Beat Texas reception is hosted by Moroch Partners in Dallas. Kick off your OU/TX weekend with current students, faculty and alumni.

Oct. 22-24, Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture Series

Thomas Patterson, Harvard University; Lecture series will be hosted in conjunction with the Carl Albert Congressional Studies Center.



Previous Centennial Events

National Press Photographers Association Workshop, March 17-22, 2013


2013 was the first time the News Video Workshop was coordinated directly by the Gaylord College. Dr. Julie Jones, associate professor of journalism, continued the proud tradition begun by Ned Hockman more than 50 years ago.

Read more about NPPA.

The Future of Privacy in a Socially Networked World, Feb. 25-26, 2013


How do we as consumers and creators of online content retain our personal privacy? How do we protect our identities while participating in Internet commerce? What is the relationship between Internet freedom and the growth of democracy? These were the questions that discussed in this two-day Future of Privacy Symposium hosted by the University of Oklahoma Feb. 25-26.

Read more about the symposium.

New Media in Indian Country, Video Production, March 29, 2013

Indian Country

This third annual event in conjunction with the Native American Journalists Association focused on video production, basic lighting techniques, shot selection and framing, visual storytelling elements, sound capture, and editing strategies.

Read more about New Media in Indian Country.

Account Planning Conference, April 5-6, 2013

Account Planning Conference

This two-day conference was an opportunity to learn from key strategic planning professionals.  Professional planners discussed digital ethnography, storytelling, model development, and humor. There was a session dedicated to the use of planning tools in public relations. Importantly, this is a chance to discuss what you do with like-minded people, whether they be working professional planners, academics, or students.

Read more about the Ad Planning Conference.

Water: A National Crisis Webcast, April 11-12. 2013

Water Project

National webcast for journalists

In two webcasts national experts discussed how the changing climate has affected weather patterns across the nation. Special attention was given to helping journalists report on these issues.
Read more about the webcasts and get the presentation slides.

These events were part of a semester-long investigative reporting project where students  produced stories and video focusing on the drought and the surrounding issues.

Read the stories at