Hall School welcomes two new faculty members November 14th, 2013
The Hall School of Journalism and Communication welcomes two new faculty members this Spring. They are:
- Professor Morgan Hooper Drinkard
- Professor Robbyn Brooks Taylor
Prof. Drinkard will be teaching the advanced public relations classes next term and Prof. Taylor will be teaching Opinion Writing, Ad Copy and Public Relations Writing.
Prof. Drinkard earned her undergraduate degree from Troy University and her Master of Arts in Public Relations from the University of Alabama.
Prof. Taylor earned her undergraduate degree from Troy University and her Master of Science in Strategic Communication degree from Troy’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication.
Dr. Spurlock’s brother passes away November 14th, 2013
The Hall School is sad to report that Chuck Spurlock, Dr. Jeff Spurlock’s brother, passed away earlier this week in Montgomery. Chuck Spurlock was the State Director for U. S. Senator Jeff Sessions.
Services for Chuck Spurlock will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery.
Changes to the Spring 2014 Course Schedule October 25th, 2013
The Hall School made several late changes to the Spring 2014 course schedule.
The following classes have been added to the spring schedule:
- PRJ 3375 TVAA PR Writing Wallace Room 106 Wednesday 3:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
- PRJ 2230 TOAA Intro to PR Wallace Room 107 T, TH 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Dropped from the schedule:
- ADJ 3322 TFAB Advertising Copywriting 12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m. MWF
- JRN 3365 TOAA Studio Tech and Producing Changed to 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. T,TH
NOTE: Non-journalism majors minoring in Public Relations are required to take the PR writing class, PRJ 3375. This includes the Communication Studies majors.
Building an Effective Portfolio Workshop – October 22 October 21st, 2013
Do you need help compiling your writing clips? Are you confused about tear sheets, resumes and cover letters? Are you prepared to show your photographs or design samples to a potential employer?
If any of the questions above sound familiar, then you will be benefit from attending the “Building an Effective Portfolio” workshop scheduled for 6 p.m., October 21 in Room 207 of Patterson Hall. The 1-hour workshop is sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists at Troy University.
All students are encouraged to attend. At the workshop, you will learn about creating resume tapes, selecting your best clips for jobs and internships, preparing for a work samples, communicating with potential employers and much more. The speakers will include Prof. Stewart, Prof. Kirby and Mr. Aaron Taylor. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, email Lindsey Jackson at email@example.com or Prof. Tabb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teach English in Japan October 15th, 2013
On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Ms. Mellissa Takeuchi, Representative from the Embassy of Japan in the U.S. will be visiting Troy University to inform faculty and students about the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). She will have an exhibition table with her in the Cafeteria Area of the Trojan Event Center from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
JET seeks to enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. The Program aims to enhance foreign language education, and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike.
The Program provides grantees awards of up to $33,000 a year if they are hired by the Japanese Government to teach English as a second language for at least one year, though contracts may be extended up to five years. The program is open to all US citizens whom just graduated or about to graduate and will provide orientation sessions and training.
You will find all the necessary details and information in the web at http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/index.html
NABJ Workshop – Wednesday, Oct. 9 October 7th, 2013
The Troy University chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists invites all broadcast and print/multimedia journalism majors to a workshop on Wednesday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the 107 Wallace Hall conference room. Speakers will be WTVY news director Kim Allen, from the CBS-affiliated station in Dothan, and Robbyn Brooks Taylor, managing editor of The Messenger newspaper in Troy.
All majors are invited to come hear what they have to say about resume reels, portfolios, and what professionals want from journalism applicants.
National Association of Black Journalists August 27th, 2013
The Troy University chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month this semester at 6 p.m. in the Wallace Hall 107 conference room. NABJ is open to all students.
HSJC Student Organizations August 26th, 2013
Academic year 2013-2014 faculty advisers for the HSJC student organizations
- Ad/PR Club – Dr. Colaco
- Broadcast Club – Dr. Spurlock
- Communication Club – Dr. Cochran
- HSJC Student Leadership Advisory Council – Dr. Padgett
- Lambda Pi Eta (NCA National Honor Society) – Dr. Diggs
- NABJ – Dr. Hoppin
- SPJ – Prof. Tabb
Congratulations to the HSJC’s inaugural graduate class July 28th, 2013
Congratulations to the Hall School of Journalism and Communication’s inaugural graduate class. These students earned their Master of Science in Strategic Communication degrees and participated in the Summer 2013 commencement ceremony on the Troy campus.
Front row: Katy Tunks, Laura Leslie, Maegan Faulk Marshall, Maggie Casey and Maegan Hart Dorsey.
Back row: Robbyn Brooks Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Dr. Padgett, Jerrid Olmstead and Steven Stiefel.
Dr. Sarapin elected to ACA office July 28th, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Susan Sarapin as she was elected Vice President-Elect of the Alabama Communication Association.
Troy will be hosting the ACA convention on Saturday, July 26, 2014.