Volume 31, Number 15
December 03, 2018
This is our last edition of Comm-Announce for the fall. We've got the December list of graduates and lots more news in a jam-packed, end of semester edition of Comm-Announce. First a reminder about your subscription to this newsletter.
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END OF SEMESTER INFORMATION
Today is the last day of the semester with Tuesday as reading/stop day and finals starting on Wednesday. Commencement is scheduled for Friday, December 14. The new winter term of classes starts on Wednesday, December 12. Then the regular spring semester begins on Monday, January 7.
Department offices will be open during the holiday season on a regular schedule 8 am to 4:30 pm until closing on Friday, December 14 at 4:30. The Comm Department offices will reopen on Wednesday, January 2.
HELP AS YOU PREPARE FOR FINALS
The University's Reach Program is now in the last stages of its Finals Blitz. A variety of events are planned through Wednesday including free food and massages, arts and crafts, stress management sessions, quiet study spaces, and the regular tutoring and study skill services that REACH provides for all undergraduate students. Be prepared for your finals! For more information, go to:https://reach.louisville.edu/examprep/finalsBlitz.html
Jefferson County Public Schools is looking for a student for writing, video, social media and event work. Find out more about this new listing on our website at:http://comm.louisville.edu/department/internships/display_one.php?id=2984
NBC NETWORK INTERNSHIP
NBC is offering a full-time, paid internship in New York City next summer in its entertainment and programming department. Applications close February 19. Find out more at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25354&siteid=5108&jobid=435215#jobDetails=435215_5108
SPEECH COMPETITION WINNERS
Last week's annual fall 2018 Speak Up U of L speech competition was hard fought. The judges and audience raved about all of the speakers this time so the top three have much to be proud about.
First place: Mia Rodriguez. Second place: Coliwe Mhlanga. Third place: a tie between Brelynn Whitehill & Mukesha Eduige. And the winning instructor for the competition is Jessica Sanchez. Nicely done by all the winners!
TOP COMM STUDENTS
Congratulations to our top graduating master's student, Katie Wells. She is finishing her MA with 3.77 GPA with a focus on strategic communication. She is currently a full-time UofL employee in in the UofL Student Affairs office. As a part-time student, Katie was able to complete her degree only 2 and 1/2 years, only a semester behind her cohorts who were admitted with her at the same time but as full-time students. Congrats to Katie!
We also want to recognize our Outstanding Undergraduate senior, Ian Anderson. Ian came to UofL to complete his undergraduate work after taking a few years off school to figure out what most interested him. He's currently completing a practicum on infographics while working in the field at NowSourcing, a local agency. Ian is applying to multiple graduate programs and plans to continue his studies after graduation in higher education. Well done Ian!
HAIL HAIL THE DECEMBER GRADS
Cheers to our graduates for the fall semester of 2018. A total of 115 Communication students have been approved for graduation when they complete their work this semester.
Congratulations and best wishes to all of you in the future. Please keep in touch and let us know what you are up to after graduation! We like to keep track of the accomplishments and experiences of our graduates.
Here's the list of our grads:
Karla Olivares Ortega
PANAMA BA DEGREES
Juan Aleman Arosemena
Diana Avilez Tovar
Mariavalentina Chersia Simonovis
Maria Laura Garcia
Ricardo Garcia De Paredes
Melissa Renee Navarro Lasso
Andres Alberto Ruiz Abrego
And with that, we close the fall semester. Good luck during finals. From Keneka, Lauren and all of the members of our office staff, our chair Professor Futrell and the rest of the faculty, we wish you a great holiday season and a prosperous New Year! See you in 2019.
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