Dr. Sybril Bennett was elected the Vice-Chair of the News Division at the annual Broadcast Education Association convention held in Las Vegas, April 21-25. In this role, Dr. Syb will be responsible for the panel submission and implementation process for the national conference for the 2009-10 academic year. In addition, she will become the Division Chair for 2010-11. During this year’s convention, she moderated two panels and served on another. One of the panels was an opportunity for Dr. Syb and other faculty to share their experiences as Fellows at the Disney/International Radio Television Society Digital Media Summit held in 2008. Another panel focused on teaching diversity in the classroom while the other was an opportunity for her to share multimedia teaching strategies and ways for faculty to get training on new technology.
Dr. Syb is also serving on the national conference planning committee for the Online News Association convention to be held in San Francisco in October, 2009.