The Department of Communication is increasing efforts to improve communication. Social media is a prominent tool to communicate with faculty, staff and current and prospective students.
In addition to the in-progress redesign of the Department of Communication's website, the Department is also utilizing social media tools to share up-to-date, departmental information. Check out the following for more info.
The Department of Communication hosted one of the department's most popular events. Communication Day, an annual event celebrating careers in the communication field, was held Oct. 22 in University Center's Bluebonnet Ballroom. The theme of the 6th Annual Comm Day was Destination Success.
Comm Day offers students a chance to network with top communication professionals and distinguished alumni who are eager to share tricks of the trade and help students increase their potential of landing a coveted communication position.
"Comm Day is an opportunity for students to explore the rich and diverse field of communication, including advertising, broadcast, communication studies, communication technology, journalism and public relations," offered Dr. Andrew Clark, chair of this year's event. "Alumni roundtables will allow current students to interact with departmental alum who are now working in the Communication industry.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, a UTA alum, was keynote speaker for this year's event.
Destination Success also included a headshot booth, resume critiques and image consultation.
Panelists for Comm Day:
• Ben Taylor - Digital Strategist at Rockfish
• Claire Dunn - Account Executive at PAVLOV Agency
• Tanner Hearne - Director of Technology at The Music Bed
• Carlos Cucalon - Front-End Web Developer at Hanley Wood
• Shiraz Sultan - Creative, Interactive, and Marketing Recruiter at The BOSS Group
• Gentrie Pool - Sales Director at Sterling Administration
• Raquel Daisy – Communications Manager Better Business Bureau
• Jessica Dowdy – Public Relations Director Ft. Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau
• Jason Sickles – Senior Reporter Yahoo
• Reese Dunklin – Investigative Reporter Dallas Morning New
• Zoheb Hassanali – Photojournalist, KCEN Waco
• Jason Foster – Remote Broadcast Engineer, Photographer – KTVT, Dallas/Ft. Worth
UTA Radio.com has announced the lineup for this fall’s Rocktober concert series.
The bands confirmed to play at UTA’s Library Mall include Lindby, DayWaster, Svenny Baby, and Dead Beat Poetry.
"The artists included are local bands from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and some like Lindby have direct ties to UTA, with four out the five members graduates of the music department," explained BCMN lecturer Lance Liguez, who is also faculty sponsor of UTA Radio.“This will be kind of a homecoming for us,” Lindby’s Nick Goodrich said.
One artist will perform at noon each Friday in October, with DayWaster kicking things off on Oct. 3.
The date coincides with College Radio Day, Liguez noted. The event aims to “raise a greater, international awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate around the world by encouraging people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so," according to the event's website. UTA Radio has participated in College Radio Day since its inception in 2011.
UTA Radio.com is a student-run internet radio station that serves the UTA, and the world, with its eclectic mix of alternative/indie rock, sports, and student-produced entertainment. Check out UTA Radio online at www.utaradio.com and on www.iHeartRadio.com
Public Relations students are hosting an awareness event for Arlington community leaders on Nov. 28 to offer informaiton on Meals On Wheels Tarrant County and its impact on the citizens of Arlington.
The public is also invited to attend. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Rio Grande Ballroom, UC, 300 W. First Street. RSVP to Sir Jones at Sir.Jones@mavs.uta.edu.
In honor of College Radio Day, UTA Radio will air a 45-minute documentary produced about the day during UTA Radio News.
The documentary will air at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Comm Day preparations are well under way with student teams hard at work on the Comm Day challenge. Comm Day events are now detailed on a special website.
Designed by Comm Tech student Carl Ebiri, the Comm Day site features a schedule of events for the day, speaker bios and a promo video by Department of Communication engineer Joe Carter.
Check out the new site for all kinds of Comm Day information.
Comm Day is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 9-4.