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Alumni Newsletter

Joe Mazer with Communication Alumna,  Catherine Reynolds, Senior Producer at  Face the Nation on CBS

Joe Mazer with Communication Alumna, Catherine Reynolds, Senior Producer at Face the Nation on CBS

Welcome to the Department of Communication’s first online newsletter! We will use this new resource to keep you updated on various department initiatives, student and faculty accomplishments, and alumni successes. I took over as department chair on July 1, 2018, and now, as I conclude my first academic year in this role, I can say without question that the Department of Communication is clearly on the move.

With graduation and the 2018-2019 academic year behind us, sighs of relief and cheers of joy are resonating throughout the department – from students and faculty alike! We recently wrapped up an academic year filled with tremendous activity and growth. In this newsletter, you will read many accomplishments, including:

Faculty members Gregory Cranmer and Darren Linvill received recognition for their research in sports communication and social media, respectively.

Effective July 1, the university’s student media operation will transition to the Department of Communication. We are excited to welcome to the department The Tiger newspaper, WSBF-FM, Tigervision TV network, in addition to several student-run special interest publications. With guidance and mentoring from a full-time student media advisor, we are confident these organizations will continue to provide all students with transformational learning opportunities.

The Social Media Listening Center launched a partnership with Sports Illustrated for the NFL Draft. This partnership has yielded great learning experiences for our students.

Read All Stories In Our First Alumni Newsletter