Fox 26's Isiah Carey to Join CCRS Fellows in Roundtable Discussion on Media Representation
Popular television host Isiah Carey of The Isiah Factor is the featured speaker at the Spring 2019 Communication Studies Speaker Event to be held February 20, 2019 from 1 to 2 pm in UHD's Robertson Auditorium. This semester's theme, "The Black Factor: Overcoming Barriers to Black Representation in the Media" brings together lived experience with media research. Drs. Creshema Murray and Felicia Harris, both Assistant Professors of Communication Studies and Fellows of UHD's Center for Critical Race Studies, will also be part of the panel discussion with their academic perspectives on diversity in the media. Students and community members are encouraged to attend this spring's event, which will feature a round table discussion and a question and answer session. Following the talk, a reception will be held in celebration of the first successful year of UHD's iRadio.
UHD iRadio Expands into 2nd Year
Students on campus may still wonder what UHD iRadio is and how they can listen. And Communication Studies students in particular may have an interest in developing a broadcasting skill set that directly translates into the media production industry. As the student-driven radio station enters its second year of internet broadcasting, the station encourages students to listen and get engaged. UHD iRadio is operated by Communication Studies students and serves to inform, entertain, and enlighten listeners on and off campus through a wide range of programming. Students hone both their creativity and broadcasting skills by developing shows built around news, music, sports, interviews, and a range of other topics. Tune into iRadio Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3pm at www.uhd.edu/iradio and follow "uhdiradio" on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For students interested in applying for UHD iRadio internships and paid student opportunities or being interviewed on-air, please reach out to Dr. Lucas Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Spring Arts & Communication Festival Brings Energy to Campus April 10-12, 2019
Join the Arts & Communication department for two jam-packed days of fun and festivities featuring a host of A&C workshops and events such as the A&C Internship Fair, a reprise of the O'Kane Theatre's "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind," a lecture and reception with the author/artist of "Signs of Resistance" Bonnie Siegler, SGA's Chalk Day on the South Deck, Graduate Studies Fair, Open Mic, and so much more. Visit the Arts & Communication department's website for the full schedule.
Alumni Spotlight: UHD Communication Studies 2018 Student Winner Accepts Job at TCH
Cayla Caples, a faculty-selected winner of UHD Communication Studies' annual student of the year award in 2018, recently accepted a position at top-ranked Texas Children's Hospital in the Communications Department. "After graduating, I searched for something that would hold the things I learned at UHD to an absolute high," said Caples, who looks forward to working at such a community-oriented organization. After graduating in May 2018, the self-proclaimed "city-hopper" continued working at HEB while starting her job search. She wrapped up her last trip before starting work with a swing through Atlanta, and will start the new role in early 2019. Congratulations to Cayla!
Three New Scholars Join UHD Communication Studies Faculty
In the fall of 2018, UHD Communication Studies welcomed new faculty members Drs. Ivan Gan, Natalia Matveeva, and Kara Winkler. Dr. Gan brings a wide range of experience, including a Ph.D. in organizational communication from Texas A&M University and J.D. from The Australian National University. Dr. Matveeva, a long time member in the UHD English Department, will also support the corporate communication track with an emphasis on professional and business communication. Finally, Dr. Winkler's focus area on interpersonal communication will allow her to teach courses such as Interpersonal Communication and Women, Men, and Communication.