Michael J. O'Donnell portrait

Michael J. O'Donnell

Associate Professor
Degree
B.A., Central College
M.S., Iowa State University
Office
OEC 119J
Phone
(651) 962-5281
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5281
Mail
Mail 4302
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105Courses:

Courses: 
Professor O'Donnell currently teaches Editing, Writing and Designing for the Web and Visual Communication.

 

Professional experience:

Twenty-five years as a sports reporter, editor and page designer at papers such as the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Chicago Tribune and the Quad-City Times of Davenport, Iowa.

Scholarship and service:
Professor O'Donnell is co-author of The Editor's Toolbox (Iowa State University Press), a textbook on editing with Buck Ryan of the University of Kentucky.  He has presented sessions for the National Student Press Association workshop, refereed conference papers for the Visual Communications Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and consulted on scholastic journalism with the St. Paul Academy-Summit School.

At UST:
Professor O'Donnell joined UST in 1999.  

Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 258 - 01 Writing/Designing for the Web M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 312
CRN: 20681 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell This course teaches students HTML and Web-page production. The goal is to help students develop strategies for writing, editing, designing and publishing a Website that meets professional standards.

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COJO 258 - 02 Writing/Designing for the Web - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 312
CRN: 20682 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell This course teaches students HTML and Web-page production. The goal is to help students develop strategies for writing, editing, designing and publishing a Website that meets professional standards.

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COJO 298 - 01 Digital Imagery and Sound - T - R - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 312
CRN: 22609 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 258 - 01 Writing/Designing for the Web - T - R - - - 1300 - 1700 OEC 312
CRN: 30079 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell This course teaches students HTML and Web-page production. The goal is to help students develop strategies for writing, editing, designing and publishing a Website that meets professional standards.

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COJO 478 - 01 Experiential Learning - - - - - - - -
CRN: 30579 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell

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Fall 2015 Courses

Fall 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 111 - 02 Intro to COJO-I - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 312
CRN: 41801 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

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Location Time Day(s)
COJO 111 - 03 Intro to COJO-I M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 303
CRN: 41802 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

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COJO 232 - 01 Visual Communication - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 452
CRN: 40728 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell Introduction to the history, theory and principles of communicating visually through art, illustration, photography, design, typography, film, video and other visual forms. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

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