Events to spotlight Communication Week, March 23-27

March 23, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Jeffrey Romagni

Public relations experts and local news personnel will talk about their jobs during UT’s Communication Week Festival, Monday, March 23, through Friday, March 27.

The festival, in its second year, will include presentations by student organizations, local communications professionals, and UT faculty and staff members.

Events will be held on UT’s Main Campus and include:

• Monday, March 23: “Media Convergence,” a presentation by Tom Oswald, media producer for the UT Department of Communication, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in University Hall Room 4620.

• Tuesday, March 24: The UT chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will present guest speakers Tobin J. Klinger, UT senior director of university communications, and Matt Lockwood, UT director of public relations, at 3:30 p.m. in Student Union Room 2584.

• Wednesday, March 25: UT:10/UTTV will present guest speaker Kristian Brown, anchor for 13 ABC News, at 7:15 p.m. in Rocket Hall Room 1558.

• Thursday, March 26: The Independent Collegian will present guest speakers Dave Murray, special projects editor for The Blade, Dr. Samuel Nelson, UT associate professor of political science, and Jason Webber, public relations adviser to the Toledo mayor, at 7 p.m. in the Law Center Auditorium.

Refreshments will be available at each event.

For more information on these free, public events, contact Dr. Sumitra Srinivasan, UT assistant professor of communication, at

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