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UF
January 2017
UF
eCommunigator
 
Defining Moments
 
Defining Moments
  Dean's Message
 
Yvette Miley, B.S. Broadcasting 1985
SVP for News, MSNBC and NBC
 
In 1985, Yvette Miley came to CJC to get her hands dirty. She had one goal: become immersed in broadcasting. On her third day on campus, she volunteered for WRUF-AM. There, Miley found her passion. So much so that she soon quit going to class, lost her scholarship and almost became homeless. Then she got a wake-up call from Dean Lowenstein.
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  What We Start We Finish!  
  Last year, CJC had the second highest four-year graduation rate among UF’s 12 colleges (73 percent) for those students who declared in their first year. Only the College of Education had more (76 percent). We were fourth highest for students who declared in their third year (82 percent), trailing only Public Health (94 percent), Nursing (94 percent) and Health and Human Performance (85 percent).  The high graduation rate is a credit to faculty, staff, advisers and alumni who help guide our students through their CJC journey.  
   
 
CNN Veteran and Distinguished Educator Head to CJC  
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CNN Digital Senior Editor Mira Lowe will join CJC this month as the new Innovation News Center news director. Mira brings years of leadership experience to our news operation, including senior positions at CNN, serving as the first woman editor-in-chief of JET magazine and in several editorial positions at Newsday. Also joining the CJC family is Mira’s husband Herbert Lowe, a distinguished journalism professional and educator and past president of the National Association of Black Journalists. Herb will teach a range of digital journalism courses and lead the Summer Media Institute for high school students.  
 
Mira and Herbert Lowe
Mira and Herbert Lowe
 
 
CJC Fall Commencement
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CJC graduated 146 students during the Fall Commencement in December. Included in the total are 47 Advertising, 16 Journalism, 24 Public Relations and 54 Telecommunication students and five online Media and Society degrees. Graduation was held in the newly remodeled Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
 
 
 
 
GHQ Offers a Multi-Platform Training Experience
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GHQThe Division of Media Properties in December launched GHQ, a new student-run digital and traditional radio experience featuring a contemporary hit-radio format. Targeted at a millennial audience, the multi-media platform includes an app, developed in partnership with Futuri, a leading developer of social and mobile technology for broadcasters.   The app allows listeners to vote on which songs they would like to hear, leave audio requests and compete in contests. GHQ is also broadcast on the third digital stream of WUFT-FM 89.1 and over the air on 95.3 FM in Gainesville.  CJC students will get hands-on, in-depth exposure to content creation, community outreach and audience engagement on-air and through social media and the mobile app.
 
 
New Distance Learning Courses
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UF CJC is now accepting applications for three new online master’s programs that launch in August 2017. The Public Interest Communication specialization prepares students for careers that use communication to drive social change. The Digital Strategy specialization provides the knowledge and experience to run omni-channel digital marketing campaigns and the Political Communication program empowers political professionals to fully leverage digital media for campaigns and voter messaging. For more information email distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu.

In addition, the online masters with a specialization in Global Strategic Communication recently partnered with Stetson University to provide a hybrid MAMC/MBA program. Students may earn an MAMC with an MBA certificate, or take four more classes and earn a joint MBA/MAMC. Learn more at goufonline.org.
 
 
Frank Waddell Joins Roundtable On Fake News  
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Journalism Assistant Professor Frank Waddell participated in “Experts Roundtable: The Future of Journalism in Trump’s America” published in The Conversation on Nov. 29. Waddell focused on navigating the fake news landscape suggesting that news outlets can educate the public in media literacy, debunking viral fake news along the way.  
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Frank Waddell
 
 
frank/frank scholar/Changeville – Coming Soon!
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“Curiosity” is the theme for frank 2017 set for Feb. 28 -March 3 in Gainesville. The frank gathering is a pipeline for creating new strategies and talent that drive social change. Registration is filling up fast for both frank and frank Scholar, a one-day academic conference. Request your invitation today at frank@jou.ufl.edu. More information on speakers and sponsors is available online.

Changeville is a festival that showcases and connects those who use music, comedy, film, virtual reality and storytelling as a vehicle to drive positive social change. Click here for tickets to the March 2-3 event in Gainesville.
 
 
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Juan-Carlos Molleda
  Juan-Carlos Molleda Becomes UF Professor Emeritus
  Dean's Message
  Juan-Carlos Molleda, former CJC Public Relations Department chair, has been granted emeritus status by UF Provost Joseph Glover. During his 16-year tenure, Molleda launched both an online undergraduate program and two online master’s programs in public relations and communication management.
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Beyond Consumer Research 2016: Neuroscientific Insights for Digital Challenges
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CJC partnered with the Hamburg Media School on a December conference featuring emerging approaches to studying consumer media behavior.  Held in Hamburg, Germany, the event included sessions on neuromarketing, eye-tracking, crowd-breath monitoring, facial coding and more.  CJC Telecommunication Professor Sylvia-Chan Olmsted presented on “affective” engagement. 

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Faculty Profile: Yulia Strekalova  
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Yulia Strekalova is CJC’s Director of Grants Development and a recent CJC Ph.D. graduate. And now she can add assistant research professor to her resume. Strekalova was drawn to academia because of her curiosity of how people make sense of health information. Her interest in how people understand health information started with a conversation that is still at the heart of her work today.   
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Yulia Strekalova
 
 
Jim Handly Selected for D.C. NBC Anchor Position
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Jim Handly, B.S. Telecommunication 1984, will replace veteran broadcaster Jim Vance as the 11 p.m. anchor on the Washington, D.C. NBC-owned television station News4 WRC. Handly has been with WRC since 1992 and has served as the 4 and 5 p.m. anchor since 2006. He will join co-anchor Doreen Gentzler beginning in May.
 
 
A CJC Travel Collaboration
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Steve Johnson, B.S. Journalism 2011, and CJC Visual Coordinator Ryan Jones, B.S. Journalism 2014, collaborated with The Washington Post writer David A. Taylor for a travel piece on Stinson Beach, CA. “Just An Hour from the Busy Bay Area, a Laid-Back Retreat to Soothe the Soul” was published on Dec. 15.  Johnson produced a 360 video and Jones illustrated the article with photos of the sand, surf and accommodations.
 
 
Roll Call
Thomas Armstrong, B.S. Advertising 1986
is the President/CEO of Premium Retail Solutions.
 
Charles “Charlie” Harris Jr., B.S. Advertising 1978
is the CEO of Central Florida Community Action Agency.
 
Cindy Kanstoroom, B.S. Advertising 1989
is the founder and principal managing partner of NIH Research & Consulting. NIH is celebrating its 25th business anniversary.
 
Jose Navarro, B.S. Telecommunication 1998, and
Mathew Tainow, B.S. Telecommunication 1996
are the owners of Sidebar and Park Bar in Atlanta.
 
Judge Louis Schiff, B.S. Public Relations 1977
co-wrote Baseball and The Law: Cases and Materials.
 
Dalton Yancey (aka Frederick D. Yancey III), B.S. Advertising 1967
is the president of Friends of Carr Cabin, Inc. and serves on the board for Florida Hospital Waterman.
 
 
 
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