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
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.  

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 232 - 01 Visual Communication - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 452
CRN: 40782 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

Schedule Details

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COJO 258 - 01 Writing/Designing for the Web M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 312
CRN: 40965 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 M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 312
CRN: 42460 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell This class will provide a foundation for producing digital photographs, videos and sound recordings that will enable the student to produce a wide range of media texts, including journalistic multimedia stories, documentary films, dramatic or comedic productions and radio productions. The class will cover the basics of digital information, basic equipment operation, basic composition for still and moving images, high quality sound recording and basic digital editing, including digital storage and workflow. Students will learn how to create digital media with an eye on technique and aesthetic quality.

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 256 - 01 Design Concepts-Communication - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 OEC 312
CRN: 10045 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. O'Donnell This course has been developed to provide students with an elementary understanding of graphic design elements and principles. Applied projects in typography and publication layout will be completed via the Macintosh. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

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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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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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Location Time Day(s)
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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