Experience Making Number One: Know Ole Miss

As a student at The University of Mississippi you have seen many buildings that meant little or nothing to you unless you are taking a class in that building or it happens to house a department that you had to deal with.

As an Experience Maker at The University of Mississippi you have to make sure that all those buildings mean something to you. You have to be able to identify them in order to prepare yourself to be the Experience Maker you are meant to be. If nothing else, you need to feed your curiosity about such buildings and who resides in them.

The following 15 buildings houses various departments and folks on campus. Your job is to identify those buildings and identify who resides in them. Do not put your answers in the comment section of the blog. You will be tested on those buildings next Friday Sept. 3 as part of your Test 2.

Again, identify each building and find out which department or departments or folks reside there. Please note that the picture under Building Number 7 is a cluster of three buildings and not just one. You have to identify all three buildings. Good luck and let your first Experience Making journey begins.

Building Number 1

Building Number 2

Building Number 3

Building Number 4

Building Number 5

Building Number 6

Building Number 7

Building Number 8

Building Number 9

Building Number 10

Building Number 11

Building Number 12

Building Number 13

Building Number 14

Building Number 15

PS: Do not forget to read the Introduction and Chapter 1 from the Media Shift book and be ready to discuss and comment in class on the intro and chapter 1 on Monday.

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About Samir Husni

Samir Husni, aka Mr. Magazine™, is the founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi. He is also Professor and Hederman Lecturer of Journalism at the School of Journalism and New Media. Dr. Husni is the author of the annual Samir Husni's Guide to New Magazines, which is now in its 28th year. He is also the author of Launch Your Own Magazine: A Guide for Succeeding in Today's Marketplace published by Hamblett House, Inc. and Selling Content: The Step-by-Step Art of Packaging Your Own Magazine, published by Kendall Hunt, Magazine Publishing in the 21st Century, published by Kendall Hunt, and co-author of Design Your Own Magazine. He has presented seminars on trends in American magazines to the editorial, advertising and sales staff of the magazine groups of the Morris Communications Company, Hearst Corp., Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Meredith Corp., Reader's Digest Magazine, ESPN the magazine, Sail Magazine, American Airlines Publishing, the National Geographic Society, the Swedish magazine group Bonnier, the Finnish magazine group Sanoma Magazines, Southern Progress magazines, New South Publishing, Inc., the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Society of Magazine Editors, Vance Publishing Corporation, the Florida Magazine Association, The Magazine Association of Georgia, the National Society of Black Journalists, the Japanese Magazine Publishers Association, and the American Press Institute. He is "the country's leading magazine expert," according to Forbes ASAP magazine, "the nation's leading authority on new magazines," according to min:media industry newsletter; and The Chicago Tribune dubbed him "the planet's leading expert on new magazines." Dr. Husni has been interviewed by major U.S. media on subjects related to the magazine industry. He has been profiled and is regularly quoted in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many other newspapers nationwide, as well as the major newsweeklies and a host of trade publications. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNBC, CNN, CNNFN, PBS, and on numerous radio talk shows including National Public Radio's Morning and Weekend Editions. Dr. Husni has also served as an expert witness in several lawsuits involving major media corporations including Time Inc. and American Express Publishing among others. He has been a judge of The National Magazines Awards, The Evangelical Magazines Association, The City and Regional Magazines Association, and The Florida and Georgia Magazine Association Awards. Dr. Husni is the President and CEO of Magazine Consulting & Research, a firm specializing in new magazine launches, repositioning of established magazines, and packaging publications for better sales and presentations. Dr. Husni holds a doctorate in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Texas. When he is not in his office reading magazines, Dr. Husni is at the newsstands buying magazines.
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18 Responses to Experience Making Number One: Know Ole Miss

  1. Jean Phillips says:

    Woo! Nothing better than a good, old-fashioned scavenger hunt.

    Let the games begin…

  2. Bracey Harris says:

    Getting exercise and homework done at the same time is a bonus. It doesn’t get much better than spending a lazy Sunday in Oxford strolling around the Ole Miss Campus!

  3. Ramond Tisaby says:

    Let the games begin..!! lol..!!

  4. Not quite sure if I’ll ever figure out building 12…

  5. Katie Hatcher says:

    Building 12 is easy-squeezy!!

  6. Jonece Dunigan says:

    Everytime I pass by building number 14, I always think of Harry Potter and wait for him to come flying out the window on a broomstick. =]

  7. Alex McDaniel says:

    Looks like you guys have the right idea! Get some friends from class together and go snooping around like journalists.

    And remember, the goal is not only to know what building it is, but who uses it. While you’re out on your campus tour, pop in the buildings themselves and find out who’s inside. Not only will you make essential connections you’ll need as student journalists, but if you’re in the right place at the right time, you just might uncover a story.

    Happy hunting!

    -Alex (Dr. Husni’s T.A.)

  8. honeypoohgirl13 says:

    Alot of them i never seen or been in so this going to be kind of difficult for me

  9. Katie Keatley says:

    This is definitely an assignment that will be helpful for finding classes next semester here at Ole Miss. I didn’t even know that some of these buildings existed!

  10. taylorharrell says:

    Thank goodness for not taking this class until sophomore year. 🙂 luckily i know a lot of these buildings but there are still some that are stumping me!! I have NO CLUE what number 1 could be, #15 and #3 i have a clue on what they might be but I’m still not 100% sure. Guess I’ll be browsing the campus tomorrow to figure out for sure what they are. What a fun assignment! 🙂

  11. Angela Rogalski says:

    Like some of my fellow classmates, a few of them (3 to be exact) have me stumped. I rode and walked the campus for two and a half hours on Sunday afternoon, and still couldn’t locate those three. Great job, Dr. Husni! You managed to find an array of very interesting buildings to go along with a very interesting assignment. It’s fun and challenging…I’m loving this investigative stuff. I am determined to find the three that have managed to elude me….But where could they be?

  12. Will Tyner says:

    oh the benefit of living in oxford for 10 years :), good luck everyone!!! if anyone still needs to hunt, its on!

  13. Alexandra Donaldson says:

    Can’t wait to start! Let the curiosity begin!

  14. Joshua Bryant says:

    You’re the Annie Leibovitz of Ole Miss.

  15. Sally White says:

    Some of these buildings are even a mystery to me, and I am not even a freshman anymore. Guess I’ll be exploring the campus this afternoon to find the few I’m not sure on!

  16. Ariel Ladner says:

    Oh how I love a challenge. This is a fun activity to do.

  17. Kells Johnson says:

    i have no clue what the first building is,but i will find out!

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