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Communication Department News

Showing stories between November 1, 2011 and November 30, 2011.

Spring, Wintermester seats filling fast

Posted November 18, 2011 by Barrie Hill in category students

Students have been flocking to the Department of Communication Advising office the past several weeks to meet with advisors to plan spring semester schedules and enroll in Wintermester classes.

Communication advisor John Macejak is urging all students in the Department of Communication to enroll as soon as possible.

"Registration for classes began in October, and many popular class times have filled," Macejak said. "There are only a handful of seats left in Communication Department Wintermester classes. We encourage our students to meet with an advisor and enroll in classes immediately."

Students can also review their progress toward graduation during the advising session and verify that they are on track with their degree plans, Macejak added.

Located in Room 126 in the Fine Arts building, the Department of Communication Advising office is open for walk-in advisement 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

PRSSA raises funds with fall fashion show

Posted November 16, 2011 by Barrie Hill in category students

The UTA chapter of PRSSA raised almost $500 at the group's Fall Fashion Show held Nov. 17 at Blackfinn Restaurant in the Arlington Highlands Shopping Center.

The event, which included food, discounted drinks and prize giveaways from local retailers, helped PRSSA raise money for the chapter. The funds raised will help send UTA students to the PRSSA national conference being held in Raleigh, North Carolina March 15-18, explained Katy Kiger, PRSSA chapter president.

For more information on PRSSA, call 817-965-0398 or e-mail utaprssa@uta.edu. Check out PRSSA on Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Shelley Wigley is faculty sponsor for the organization.

Students seeking donations

Posted November 11, 2011 by Barrie Hill in category students

Students in COMS 2304 Group Communication class are working with the non-profit organization, A Wish for Wings, as part of a service learning project this semester.

"To promote awareness of this organization, the COMS 2304 students will be giving away hot chocolate and seeking monetary donations," explained speech communication instructor April Blount.

Proceeds collected will benefit the organization's upcoming event, "Breakfast with Santa," a holiday party for children with life-threatening conditions.

"These students are looking for our help. If you have any hot chocolate mix, stir sticks, or cups you are willing to donate, we can sure use them," Ms. Blount said.

Drop off donations in the Department of Communication Office, Room 118 in the Fine Arts Building, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Place donations in the box labeled A Wish for Wings.