Faculty Excelling in the Community

Posted 2-11-2015 by Brian Horton

Communication lecturer Austin Robinson has had a piece of photographic art accepted in Arlington Visual Arts Association juried show. The show runs though the month of February at Arlington’s Bob Duncan Community Center.

Students in Dr. Karishma Chatterjee’s COMS 3316 Communication in Human Relations are collaborating with the non-profit Helping Restore Ability (http://www.helpingrestoreability.org/) as part of the class’ service learning efforts.

Fall 2014 COMM GTA LaDonna Aiken traveled to Okinawa, Japan in Jan. to conduct research. Aiken, who serves as a part-time lecturer for BCMN, was awarded a Dean’s Award for Research Travel for $1,000 to make the trip. Aiken’s research focuses predominately on military broadcasting, specifically, the first 50 years of the Far East Network Okinawa.

  • ladonna aiken with the people of okinawa japan
  • the beautiful scenery of okinawa, japan

“I was able to travel to Japan and interview people that grew up listening to FEN Okinawa, and record their stories and experiences,” Aiken said. “I was incredibly excited and grateful for the opportunity to conduct this research. I was able to visit Okinawa's prefectural archives as well as getting the interviews I needed.”

Communication lecturer Melanie Mason and UTA Theatre and Jour Alum Steven Morris are sharing the stage in a production of the farce, Rumors, at Onstage in Bedford at the Bedford Boys Ranch. The show runs through Feb. 15.

Communication specialist Roby Mceuen served as a judge at the Corpus Christi American Advertising Awards (previously ADDY competition) as part of the AAF 10th District Small Club Advertising Competition judging.