Hope you enjoyed breaking news in class and getting a little taste of what it might be like in the real world. (Although of course news doesn’t always happen to break right when you’re in class. …And you likely won’t have all that information, as we talked about.)

Grades are now in for your last assignment, the crime story.

Don’t forget to read Chapter 18: Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings before Thursday’s class.

Here are some reminders:

The Job Fair is happening Wednesday, Sept. 30, from noon-4 p.m. in Maggs Gym.

Former CNN correspondent Ralph Begleiter will be speaking at 7 p.m. Thursday, in a presentation titled “What ‘They’ Think of Us and Why It Matters: Global Perceptions of the United States.” His talk is in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

The next Society of Professional Journalists meeting for the SU chapter is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in TETC 152. The topic is “How to Get Involved: Journalistic Organizations on Campus.” (So you might want to check this one out even if you aren’t interested in SPJ.)

An event on the Baltimore riots/protests hosted by the SPJ-Maryland Pro Chapter, the Baltimore Association of Black Journalists and the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association is coming up on Thursday, Oct. 15. It’s called “Picturing Protest” and is at 7:30 p.m. that day at WBAL-TV in Baltimore. If you are interested and you’d like to ride along with other students in a van, let me know and I will help coordinate that for you. (Let me know ASAP because I don’t know if it will fill up.) Here’s the Facebook event.

You can get five points of extra credit on your next quiz if you attend and stay the whole time at any of these events: The CNN correspondent’s talk, the SPJ meeting on campus and the Baltimore event. (It’s five points for each, so you could earn up to 15 points on just these events.)

Just get the form signed by an official (organizer/adviser/officer) and get it back to me within a week. I understand you may not be able to make it all the way up to Baltimore, but that’s why it’s extra credit. There are plenty of extra credit opportunities.