Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and donors once again gathered April 7-8 to celebrate the legacy of the J-School’s founding dean, Arthur Stone.

Indian Country Today Editor at Large Mark Trahant delivered the annual Dean Stone Lecture, exploring “Crafting a Narrative of Indigenous Excellence” on April 7 in the UC Theatre. You can watch the full lecture here:

Then, on Friday, April 8, the Dean Stone Awards Banquet kicked off with a gusto that only journalists who have been pent-up for too long could create. By the end of the evening, the School of Journalism had given out more than $300,000 to current students, thanks to generous donors and the incredible community that supports this program and the next generation of critical thinkers it raises.

Relive some of the highlights in the photo gallery. You can view all the highlights — including pictures of award winners — in this photo gallery. Thanks to alum Louise Johns for capturing so many great moments.

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