Lecturer Carie Kapellusch, COMS, received the Gertrude Golladay Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Liberal Arts on April 13.
Kapellusch was chosen from more than 300 College of Liberal Arts faculty based on surveys by the Liberal Arts Constituency Council, a student group that works to have student voices heard.
Kapellusch has been at UTA since September 2013.
The Department of Communication won the Gold Star Award from the UTA Leadership Center by collecting more than 50 pounds of food for UTA’s Food Pantry.Lecturer Marti Harvey, JOUR, Friends of the Pantry committee member, spearheaded the departmental collections. The food supplied UTA’s pop-up food pantries during the spring semester. The pantries provided much-needed food assistance to more than 250 students during its five, three-hour pantry events.
Lecturer Jennifer Little, PREL/ADVT, received the first ever Kickass Single Moms grant for $1,000 for her Little Hands Book Bank project.
Founded in 2012, the Little Hands Book Bank collects new and gently-used children’s books in the North Texas community. Books are cleaned and sorted into starter libraries, which are given to low-income children through local partner organizations that emphasize education, reading-readiness and family literacy.
The Kickass Single Mom Grant awards $1,000 each month to support promising projects already underway that could use a financial boost.
Austin Trung Nguyen, 2017 BCMN alum, accepted a multimedia journalist position at KAGS TV, the NBC affiliate in Bryan-College Station, in April.
Nguyen worked at the student-run newscast, UTA News, from September 2015 through December 2016 and completed news internships at WFAA and CBS 11 in Dallas/Fort Worth in 2016. He was also awarded the grand prize for multimedia feature story at the South Central Broadcasting Society regional competition.
Javier Giribet-Vargas, BCMN 2017, landed a summer internship at National Public Radio’s Weekend All Things Considered in Washington D.C. He will work directly with WATC Executive Producer Kenya Young and NPR Host Michel Martin as a production assistant.
Giribet-Vargas began as a reporter at UTA Radio in 2015. Since then, he has worked at Telemundo and as an intern at KERA 90.1 in Dallas. He credits these experiences with nabbing the highly-coveted internship at NPR.
He said he has been working toward securing this internship since May 2016 and is very excited to be joining the NPR team.
NPR is a non-profit media organization that provides syndicated content to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States.
Amy Gonzales, COMS 2016, has been named Program Coordinator for the Salvation Army’s Youth Education Town North Texas program.
YET, founded in 2103 with the support of the NFL as a Super
Bowl XLV legacy project, offers
classes and enrichment programs for adults and high school students preparing
for college as well as education, recreation and a safe place for disadvantaged
youth to hang out.
Click here for more information on the Salvation Army's YET program.
UTA SPJ is holding a discussion on sexual violence and how to properly address it as media professionals on Wednesday, April 12.
Guests from The Women's Center of Fort Worth and The Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Program here on campus, as well as award-winning Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter and author Tim Madigan, will present the discussion.
The event will be held in the Fine Arts Building Room 327A from 3 to 4:30 p.m. or visit UTA SPJ’s Facebook page for the latest on this and upcoming events.
For more information, please contact:
Group Adviser Dr. Kim Jones - firstname.lastname@example.org
UTA SPJ President Tabitha Redder - email@example.com