FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — Students and faculty gathered for the dedication of the Sue Walk Burnett Journalism and Media Center at the University of Arkansas Friday morning.
Connected to Kimpel Hall, the center is located on the busiest corner of campus and features a brand new television studio with an open view of that corner.
The new addition also features a converged newsroom as well as new classrooms, labs and offices.
“It’s really an amazing thing because I never dreamed that I would have a building with my name on it when I graduated from the University of Arkansas 50 years ago,” Burnett said.
Larry Foley, chair of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, said this renovation may be the biggest thing to happen to journalism education in the school’s 88 year history.