Southeast Missouri State University professor honored with award for Creative Work

Southeast Missouri State University professor honored with award for Creative Work
Dr. Jim Dufek, professor of mass media at Southeast Missouri State University, was honored with the Silver Medal Award.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Dr. Jim Dufek, professor of mass media at Southeast Missouri State University, was honored with the Silver Medal Award.

The award recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility of social concern.

"I’m extremely grateful and humbled by this recognition from the Cape Chapter of the AAF. There are many talented producers, writers and artists in this organization, and I’m honored to work with them on occasion,” Dufek said. “As a professor, I have the great pleasure of doing something that I truly enjoy and the satisfaction of bridging the gap between student and professional storytellers. There’s always a demand to craft a useful message for a business, non-profit or start-up, and it’s a privilege to guide students as they work in our community to produce a promotional program.”

Dufek has been a member of the mass media department at Southeast Missouri State University for 36 years. He has taught broadcasting, television and production. As the TV and Film Operations Manager, he provides students with hands-on opportunities in the Rust Media Center, Rose Theatre, SETV, Cape Chronicle and Redhawks Update. He also serves as co-director of the annual Fault-line Film Festival.

Dufek has also presented at conferences year after year and contributed production expertise for dozens of broadcast projects, including “Off the Grid” and “Missouri Veterans Project”. He coordinated local talent and was involved in local scout for the 20th Century Fox production of “Gone Girl” in Cape Girardeau and has produced work for ABC news, C-SPAN, ESPN, CNN, KFVS-TV and KBSI-TV.

Students in the Department of Marketing, Department of Art Design and Department of Mass Media were also honored, earning a “Best in Show," three gold, four bronze and three silver awards.

SE Creative, Southeast’s student advertising firm in the Department of Mass Media, was honored with “Best in Show” for their Fault-line Film Festival posters competing in the “Poster Campaign” category.

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