At the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication our goal is to produce graduates who: are well-educated in communication, the liberal arts and humanities, and in the social, natural, and physical sciences; are ethical, technologically proficient, analytical, and critical; have the cognitive, research, and professional skills required to succeed in their first jobs and to mature as leaders in a constantly changing, challenging, and exciting new information era; and are able to contribute as citizens to a changing and increasingly complex society.
NEWS and EVENTS
Press Women of Texas offers a $500 scholarship in 2015 to students preparing for a career in journalism or communications.
The scholarship goes to a student at a Texas college or university and is administered by Press Women of Texas. For more information, visit www.presswomenoftexas.org.
NCA’s Undergraduate Honors Conference will be held on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, DC, May 28-31, 2015.The conference is designed to assist undergraduates with current research and post-graduate plans; it provides opportunities for interaction between students and scholars in Communication.
Participation is limited to 40 students who will be selected on a competitive basis. Applicants must be Communication majors in their junior or senior years with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Participants will be responsible for travel and incidentals, but all other costs including housing, food, and conference fees, will be covered by NCA.
Interested students can submit materials Monday, January 12, 2015 through Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Applicants must follow the guidelines for submission found at http://www.natcom.org/UGConference/
Valenti School weekly update 11.25.14
ARTHUR SANTANA’s research about anonymous, online comments was featured in a Washington Post blog:
SUZANNE BUCK participated in a KUHF-FM Houston Matters' radio segment on November 21 about how to improve communication between generations.
Valenti School intern Cassidy Sun Estrada went undercover for an investigative story about entry-level wages. Amy Davis (B.A. Broadcast Journalism) reported the story for KPRC-TV Channel 2.
Dr. Northup is a professor at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. He lived in LA for seven years where he wrote in the entertainment industry. After writing for television, he decided to study the effects that watching television has on an individual. He currently teaches a documentary film class and persuasion.