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Take a moment to read what is happening in the Communication Arts Department in the month of March

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COMM ARTS alumna featured on TPR

March 26, 2021 - Jackie Velez graduated in May of 2019 with her Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts and English. Jackie was active in Communication Arts student media organizations - KUIW, Logos, and UIWtv. She is currently working at San Antonio College as a writing tutor.

Jackie has been busy working on a several writing projects and she was recently featured on Texas Public Radio’s “Worth Repeating: Fight or Flight." Check out her TPR interview and visit the links below to see her work:

TPR "Worth Repeating: Fight or Flight":
-Facebook link: https://rb.gy/futdq9
-Website link: https://rb.gy/vdlhcl
-YouTube link: https://rb.gy/kajij4

Curious Observer podcast:
-Spotify: https://rb.gy/aclmof
-YouTube: https://rb.gy/t8ppyv

The Esperanza Peace and Justice (Teatro Esperanza):
-Facebook: https://rb.gy/uyo0hc

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

COMM ARTS alumna earns social media award

March 17, 2021 - Madalyn Skye Mendoza was named “Best Social Media Follow for All Things SA” in the “Best of the City” for San Antonio Magazine. Mendoza concentrated in journalism and was active in student media at UIW.

The citation for Mendoza – listed among other notables named in the magazine at https://t.co./Bedi8NDOjF?amp=1 – reads: “Spurs fandom, local culture and breaking news go hand-in-hand on the Instagram (@maddyskye10) and Twitter (@maddyskye) feeds of Maddy Skye Mendoza, ‘the face of MySA’ and a UIW grad. Whether she is Instagramming a local street mural or the newest foodie hotspot or tweeting practical information locals can use about COVID-19 and other news. Mendoza bridges her life as a reporter with her love of San Antonio to create connection with readers and digital followers alike.

Sharing her reaction to the listing on Facebook, Mendoza said she was “truly stunned to be mentioned with these local legends. You’re my whole heart, San Antonio! I’ll brag on this city forever.”

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Emmett selected for internship program

March 17, 2021 - Christina Emmett, a senior communication arts major concentrating in journalism, has been selected for the Buster Haas Minority Internship Program sponsored by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association.

Christina, a retired Air Force veteran who lives in San Antonio, will be assigned to a full-time internship at the Bryan College Station Eagle beginning in June.

For her participation in the internship, Christina, a writer-photographer for the Logos, will receive a $3,000 stipend, plus $1,000 for living expenses. Upon successful completion of the internship, she also will receive a $500 scholarship. The internship -- named after the late Buster Haas, a Dallas Morning News assistant managing editor for 32 years -- aims to increase the number of minority journalists working in newsrooms across Texas. Interns, who are assigned to a daily newspaper of 30,000 or smaller circulation, are expected to conducting themselves to the highest professional standards in a newsroom and in the community served by the newspaper.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Reyes García publication

March 3, 2021 - Dr. Zazil Reyes García, Associate Professor in the Communication Arts Department co-pubished: Podcasting Latinidad as a Crónica Rhetorical Narrative in Stories, Music, and Entrevistas in the Western Journal of Communication.

To view the publication visit: https://bit.ly/3q4KWBo.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Take a moment to read what is happening in the Communication Arts Department in the month of February

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Mercer weighs in on job market

February 24, 2021 - Michael Mercer, senior instructor of communication arts and adviser for the Logos, was among sources quoted in an online article, “Experts weigh in on current job market trends,” published by Zippia.com – The Career Experts.

Zippia is a site for companies who want to recruit top-level staff and job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations. Zippia’s data-based approach to connecting job seekers and companies has been featured in USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, the New York Times, and more. You can see the article at https://www.zippia.com/communications-manager-jobs/trends/.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Velez lands anchoring role on "The Rundown"

February 12, 2021 - Abigail Velez, 21, a communication arts major, made her professional anchoring debut Monday, February 8, on “The Rundown,” a twice-a-week show streaming on the “All in El Paso” network.

Velez, who is concentrating in multimedia with a journalism emphasis, was contacted by network representatives who came across her online portfolio, which included stories she had written for the Logos and video packages for news and features she had worked on for UIWtv -- all done remotely from El Paso. She transferred to UIW last August and has yet to set her feet on the Main Campus.

All in El Paso has a free Roku app you can add to keep up with Velez’s work when she’s on Monday and Friday nights. See her debut as lead anchor at https://fb.watch/3xPsR4K_KS/.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

UIWtv receives new studio equipment

February 11, 2021 - "UIWtv, the 2020 Lone Star EMMY Chapter Student Production Award Recipient, received their new TV studio made possible by a grant from the City of San Antonio. UIWtv will be featuring their new studio equipment in their newscasts this semester.

Theresa Coronado, Communication Arts Instructor and UIWtv Advisor shared, "Students are incredibly excited to see the upgrade to our studio. It came just in time for their first newscast of 2021. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the year."

To catch a live production, visit uiwcommarts.com/uiwtv/.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Take a moment to read what is happening in the Communication Arts Department in the month of January

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Reyes García earns Top Paper Award

January 20, 2021 - Dr. Zazil Reyes García, Associate Professor and Director of Communication Arts ABM Programs, was awarded the Top Paper award in the Latina/o Communication Studies Division by the National Communication Association. Her paper was titled Feminist Latinidad: A Comparative Media Analysis of One Day at a Time and Jane the Virgin.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Take a moment to read what is happening in the Communication Arts Department in the month of November

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UIWtv Earns Two NATAS Student Production Awards

November 3, 2020 - UIWtv took home two NATAS Student Production Awards. Check out the winners below and view their productions at https://www.youtube.com/user/uiwtv or click on the header to be directed.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Take a moment to read what is happening in the Communication Arts Department in the month of October

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UIWtv Earns Three NATAS Student Production Nominations

October 7, 2020 - UIWtv has been nominated for three NATAS Student Production Awards. Check out the nominees below and view their productions at https://www.youtube.com/user/uiwtv or click on the header to be directed.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Take a moment to read what is happening in the Communication Arts Department in the month of September

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Mercer joins Maestro Connect

September 28, 2020 - Michael Mercer, Senior Instructor and Logos adviser, is a member of a new editorial board for a monthly digital publication, Maestro Connect, being launched by a nonprofit agency that works with local entrepreneurs.

The mission of Maestro Connect is to empower, educate, and entertain entrepreneurs with news, features, and editorial stories about local businesses and beyond. Mr. Mercer is hoping that University of the Incarnate Word students will earn valuable community service hours and internships required for graduation through this connection with the new, off-campus publication.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Take a moment to read what is happening in the Communication Arts Department in the month of July. 

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July 14, 2020 – The UIW Communication Arts Department is proud to recognize two of our students, Gracie Aday and Iliana Stowers, for earning the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar accolade. 

To see the full #UIW article visit: The Word: UIW Community Newsletter – July 10, 2020

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Take a moment to read what is happening in the Communication Arts Department in the month of June. 

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2020 Spring Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

June 25, 2020 - The UIW Communication Arts Department would like to extend their congratulations to the 2020 Spring Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipients. The honor roll recognizes student athletes who earned a minimum 3.0 semester GPA and were eligible for competition. See below to acknowledge your peers.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

UIWtv reporter conducts interview on campus.

Alumni Interview with MastersinCommunication.com

June 19, 2020 - Communication Arts alumni of the Masters of Communication Arts sat down with MastersinCommunication.com for an interview. The interview was a chance for alumni to talk about their experience with the program.

Paige Wolf, a 2019 graduate, stated "The experiences I had and the connections I made throughout graduate school have been extremely helpful in my career path." To learn more about what other students shared of their experience, visit their website by clicking on the headline.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

UIW COMM T-Shirt Campaign

June 17, 2020 - We want to remind our Communication Arts students and faculty to pack your COMMUNICATE t-shirt this summer as you travel or take a quick day-trip. As you pack your bag and plan those outfits, don't forget your t-shirt and tag us on social media at the links below for a share.
We want to see where you will be going!

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Take the #UIWCommIPromise Pledge

June 8, 2020 - Last week Dr. Trey Guinn, our Communication Arts Director urged UIWCOMMArts to answer the call to be courageous communicators during these times and into the future. Dr. Guinn asked students, faculty, and alumni to listen, love, and lead. We know this past spring and the beginning of summer have proved to be challenging for us all. Let us help you tell your story by accepting the promise and using #UIWCommIPromise.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Take a moment to read what is happening in the Communication Arts Department in the month of May. 

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SAAHJ Scholarship

UIWComm Students Awarded SAAHJ Scholarship

May 28, 2020 - Congratulations to the recipients of the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists (SAAHJ) scholarship from the Communication Arts Department. See below to see our Communication Arts student recipients.

Led by SAAHJ board members, all scholars were chosen by a committee of journalism and communication professionals. To learn more visit their website by clicking on the headline.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

The April-May Online Edition of
The Logos


May 8, 2020 - The Logos has gone digital for the April-May edition. You can read it by clicking on the headline. Michael Mercer, Senior Instructor and The Logos Advisor, expressed his gratitude to two graduate students who helped produce the digital version of The Logos.

This edition is a hybrid model of what we could expect to see in the future. Stories were produced by students in two Communication Arts courses: Publications Practicum and Advanced Media Writing. The UIW Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability also contributed.

If you would like to visit past editions, please visit: uiwcommarts.com/the-logos/. If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Spring 2020 Meet the Masters


May 6, 2020 - Last Wednesday, April 29, UIW Communication Arts, held the first ever virtual Zoom for Meet the Masters. Professors, colleagues, family, and friends joined in celebrating the 8 graduating candidates for Spring 2020. Each student was allotted 8 minutes for their presentation and with 2 minutes of Q&A and praise from audience members.

Each student, in their final semester of the Communication Arts Graduate Program, enrolls in a capstone or thesis course. At the end of the semester, students present their projects at this event - Meet the Masters. For more information about the Master's in Communication Arts, please visit the website by clicking on the headline.

If you are a prospective or current student and you would like additional information about the program, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Spring 2020 Lambda Pi Eta Induction


May 6, 2020 - Last Wednesday, April 29, UIW Communication Arts, held the first ever virtual Zoom for Lambda Pi Eta. Professors, colleagues, family, and friends joined in celebrating the inductees for Spring 2020. Inductees were presented with their stoles and pins.

Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society for Communication Arts Students. To learn more about Lambda Pi Eta, please visit their website by clicking on the headline.

If you are interested in participating in Lambda Pi Eta as an undergraduate or graduate student, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Take a moment to read what is happening in the Communication Arts Department in the month of April. 

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Dr. Guinn Interviews with mastersincommunciations.com


April 27, 2020 - Dr. Trey Guinn, Communication Arts Program Director and Associate Professor had an opportunity to participate in an interview with https://www.mastersincommunications.com/. Dr. Guinn provided an in-depth interview about the Masters in Communication Arts program expectations and outcomes. Currently the Masters in Communication Arts consists of a total of 36 graduate hours. Of those hours, 12 are core graduate hours consisting of 4 core courses. Of the remaining 24 graduate hours, 21 graduate hours, or 7 courses, are made up of electives so students can tailor the degree to their professional interests. Dr. Guinn expressed, "From there, the student is ready to really play “Choose Your Own Adventure” within the broad realm of communication. And so their next seven courses, which make up 21 credit hours, are comprised of their electives." The remaining 3 hours are reserved for the final semester where students participate in a capstone or thesis project.

Prospective students can learn more about the graduate program by visiting the following link: https://www.uiw.edu/smd/academic-programs/commarts/graduate-program.html. The Communication Arts Department encourages potential students to call the office at (210) 283-5044 or email Dr. Trey Guinn at tguinn@uiwtx.edu for additional information.

To read the article in full, click on the headline.

#UIWCommCares Hosts Workout Sessions for Students and Faculty


April 24, 2020 - The Communication Arts Department began a social media initiative shortly after the extended Spring Break called #UIWCommCares. Faculty began hosting #UIWCommBreakfastClub Zoom meetings where they cooked breakfast with their families and encouraged students to participate. Students quickly joined in whipping up their own breakfast dishes live amongst their peers.

Within the last two weeks, Dr. Darlene Carbajal, Associate Professor of Communication Arts, has led two 30-minute workout sessions for students and faculty. The workout does not require any equipment, other than an optional workout mat, and some water for the designated water breaks. The video can be found on YouTube by clicking on the headline.

If you are a prospective student, current student, faculty, or alumni, please follow us on social media if you would like to participate in the next event or call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.

Meet the Masters Goes Virtual for Spring 2020


April 22, 2020 - We hope you are following us on social media and have checked out our latest video post about Meet the Masters next Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Mark your calendars for this event celebrating our May 2020 Graduate Students!

Graduate students who are in their final semester will be providing participants with an 8-minute presentation of their capstone or thesis project. They will present to their peers, colleagues, faculty, family, and friends. Traditionally this event is held in the University of the Incarnate Word's Special Collection Room in the Mabee Library. With the current global pandemic, Communication Arts Faculty and Staff have come up with a solution to provide this event online for all to participate from their homes.

If you are a prospective student, current student, faculty, or alumni, and you would like to participate in the evening event, please call the Communication Arts Department at (210) 283-5044 to obtain more information.