Spreading the word on the upcoming alumni reunion

By Juli Metzger

Juli Metzger MA88

Serving on the Journalism Alumni Society Board is a privilege, and those of us who do are always looking for ways to engage the alumni.

The board is working now on plans for a reunion in 2013 and we would like your input. We expect to use all means possible to connect with you. Our goal for this reunion is to create multiple opportunities for you to reconnect with your classmates. The new Phoenix website will be used, too. And, we’ll use social media.

Here are some ideas we’re considering:

  •  Ask alumni to post photos online from their days at Ball State and share memories and funny stories.
  • Compile a memory book of material for alumni.
  • Dress like you did when you were at Ball State. It would be a fun competition and we would guess the “era” in which you graduated.
  • Take a tour of the department and note any changes since the 2008 reunion.
  • Provide an explanation or start a discussion of the Unified Media Center and whatever progress has been made.
  • Introduce Ballpoints, the website that combines all the student media outlets.
  • Set up a “future of journalism“ panel.
  • Tweet and post updates to Facebook throughout the event.
  • Provide a digital walking tour of the building.

What ideas do you have? We would like to hear from you. Send your ideas to us online at bsujourn@bsu.edu.