Looking Back at 2017 With Gratitude

As the year winds down, I look back with so much gratitude, especially when I remember the new friends I’ve made. The months seemed to fly by, as if on skates. It was late fall before I realized that I hadn’t sent a recent newsletter, so I have some catching up to do. About mid-summer, I learned that Gretchen Simard,… (more…)

Alumna pens award winning booking about the holocaust

By William Lineberry The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture May 11, 2015 10:54 am Nancy Beasley’s career as a journalist started with a wager—one that she lost. In 1979, Beasley’s husband bet her $10 and a haircut that she could get a job as a reporter at the Richmond News-Leader. She took him up on the bet… (more…)

Lohmann: A powerful story that won’t let her go

You just never know when something will grab hold of your life and take you on a wild, rewarding, unforgettable ride. Nancy Wright Beasley half-jokingly describes that scenario in her life as “Izzy driving the bus” — a reference to her first book: “Izzy’s Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust.” READ MORE Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30 pm, BY… (more…)