'Friday University' to feature grant writing, online collaboration tools

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is offering “Friday University,” a series of seminars about communication challenges. The Feb. 17 sessions feature grant writing and online collaboration tools.

The hands-on seminars are taught by experienced faculty who use a variety of engaging, classroom-tested techniques and methods to make the topics meaningful. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the concepts learned in individual and group exercises.

In the Feb. 17 morning workshop, Bob Moyer and Chris Peterson will discuss how to write grant applications in tight budgetary times. The session is 9 a.m. to noon in 114 Andersen Hall. Register at http://go.unl.edu/igq.

In the Feb. 17 afternoon workshop, Steve Janssen will present easy, fun and free ways to communicate through blogs, wikis, websites, cloud computing, online collaboration and shared calendars. The workshop is 1 to 4 p.m. in 107 Architecture Hall. Register at http://go.unl.edu/u0b.

Moyer is the author of more than 50 successful grant applications worth more than $10 million. He is executive director of the not-for-profit organization Family Violence Council.

Peterson has coordinated grants and offers 15 years’ administrative experience with grants in state government. She teaches business communication, business law, entrepreneurial legal issues, insurance and general business classes.

Janssen makes extensive use of technology tools to encourage student learning and collaboration. He teaches management, leadership, economics and business communication classes.

Registration for a half-day "Friday University" session is $75. Attending both morning and afternoon sessions cost $125.

For more information, or to register, go to http://go.unl.edu/hdz.

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