Communication Department News

Showing stories between February 1, 2011 and March 1, 2011.

Communication Advisors Nominated for Outstanding Advisor Award

Posted March 1, 2011 by Keith Bartholomew in category faculty

John Macejak, Melinda Long and Lynda Arnold, the Department of Communication advisors, have been nominated for this year's Outstanding Advisor Award.

"All three of our incredible advisors were nominated this year," remarked Department Chair Charla L. Markham Shaw. "We're so appreciative of our advisors for their contributions to the success of our students and our department. Congratulations to John, Melinda, and Lynda!"

The Outstanding Academic Advisor Award program, started in the 1984-1985 academic year, recognizes distinguished advisors who strive to uphold the University's pursuit of academic excellence. These individuals develop and nurture relationships and work closely with UTA's student population, and the University and community at large.

Graphic Specialist Judges Advertising Awards

Posted February 2, 2011 by in category faculty

Roby B. McEuen, Department of Communication Graphic Specialist, judged the American Advertising Federation 10th District Small Advertising Club ADDY competition on Jan. 22.

The ADDYs are a three-tiered advertising competition that starts at the local level. Gold and sliver ADDY winners are then forwarded on to their district ADDY competition. District winners advance on to the national AAF ADDY competition and compete against other district winners from across the United State.

McEuen has served as a judge for the ADDY awards since 2001. "There are a number of reasons I like judging. It is a fun and easy way to keep up with what is happening in the advertising industry. Judging allows me to see work being created in different parts of the state of Texas and around the country," McEuen said. "This gives me a broader perspective on advertising in general. I get to meet and visit with other professionals in other markets and talk about industry trends, concerns and opportunities. Finally, it is just a lot of fun!"

Department Staff Volunteer for Job Fair

Posted February 2, 2011 by in category faculty

Mike Putnam, Department of Communication full-time lecturer, is among the many faculty and staff members volunteering their time at the Spring 2011 Job Fair. The Career Center is hosting the fair on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Mavericks Activities Center.
Mr. Putnam said he is eager to assist with the event.
"This is something I can easily do to give back to the University as a whole and to our graduates. UTA is, in many respects, a large family. And we all have a certain obligation, if not duty, to help out others where we can," Putnam said. "Donating one hour over lunch hour is not only easy to do but it's fun as well. I did this last year and look forward to being part of it again this time around."

Students in Dr. Luis Lopez-Preciado's Fall Advertising Campaigns Class worked with the UTA Faculty Club to design and implement an advertising campaign for the campus eatery. The restaurant, located in the basement of Davis Hall, is open to all faculty and staff.
Two of the advertising students are continuing the project this semester with Aramark, the parent company that manages the restaurant. The students will spend the semester as paid interns with the company.

PR Student Secures Internship

Posted February 2, 2011 by in category students

Public Relations major, Katy Kiger, has accepted a spring Public Relations internship position with Richards Partners, affiliated with The Richards Group. (8750 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX. 75231)