Assign Reporters Photogs to Comm & Media Week

COMM & Media Week, April 2-6, 2018

  • This year we are excited to bring Dr. Miranda Banks (Emerson College), a prominent media scholar to campus. Dr. Banks will speak Wednesday about currents attempts to diversify the media industries in Hollywood, and what past attempts to bring more women and people of color into the industry can teach us about Hollywood's problems today. On Thursday, Dr. Banks will be bringing her game Room at the Top into the classroom. Room at the Top is a massively multiplayer card game about how we collaborate in creative environments. In pursuit of our dreams to make media, how do we weigh our own vision with our teamís strategy? Create, negotiate, and compete in a race to achieve success! The game was an official selection at 2018's IndieCade?, the premiere game festival for independent games.
  • Events:
    • On Monday night, a public conversation on Women, Communication, and Leadership with TAMUCC President Kelly Quintanilla. UC Lonestar 142A, 7-9:30 pm. (OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS AND THE PUBLIC. REFRESHMENTS SERVED!)
    • On Tuesday, a networking mixer for local communication & media professionals, our students, and alumni at House of Rock, 5-7 pm. (ALL COMM & MEDIA MAJORS WELCOME. FREE PIZZA!)
    • On Wednesday, keynote speaker Dr. Miranda Banks talks about current and past attempts to diversify the media industries. UC Oso Room 221, 3-4 pm. (OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS AND THE PUBLIC.)
    • Also on Wednesday, a special film screening at the Alamo Drafthouse, hosted by Professor Emeritus Bill Huie, a TAMUCC institution and favorite of film students for many years. 7 pm, film title TBA. (ADVANCED TICKETS AVAILABLE)
    • On Thursday, Dr. Banks brings her game Room at the Top, a massively multiplayer card game about how we collaborate in creative environments, into the classroom. IH 163, 12:30-1:45 pm. (ALL COMM & MEDIA MAJORS WELCOME)
    • On Friday, the San Antonio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will host a luncheon on campus to include a discussion on crisis communication and Hurricane Harvey. This luncheon should draw PR professionals from across South Texas and San Antonio. (CONTACT DR. MARESH-FUEHRER TO ATTEND.)