First Amendment Month
Guest Speaker Dr. Sam Swan
Tuesday, April 21-7:30P.M.
Communications Building 131
Rose Water- Friday 17, 2:00 P.M.
Manufacturing Consent- Monday, April 20, 7:00 P.M.
Hotel Rwanda- Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 P.M.
Southern Exposure- Wednesday, April 22- 7:00 P.M.
ALL SCREEENINGS TO BE HELD IN THE COMMUNICATION BUILDING ROOM 131
Live Free or Eat Free
Live Free or Eat Free
What rights are you willing to give up for a free lunch?
Monday, April 13 - 12 noon - 2 p.m.
Communications Building Lawn
This event will be open to the UNA campus community. During the 2-hour period, participants will be asked to agree to temporarily sign away their rights to get a free slice of pizza and a soft drink. Communications students dressed in “Gimme Five” t-shirts will serve as Monitors for the event. This event is designed to reminded participants of the importance of the five First Amendment freedoms we normally enjoy, including freedom of speech, the press, assembly, petition, and religion.
Highlights from February
Celebrate Black History Month with the Department of Communications!
The Department of Communications will be screening the documentary White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America by Tim Wise at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24 in the screening room 131. The documentary will run about 70 minutes. Following the screening, we will host guest speaker Ms. Tori Bailey. Ms. Bailey is owner and general manager of WZZA Radio in Tuscumbia. She is well-respected not only for her work in the broadcast industry and the local community but also for her involvement as a board member/officer with the NAACP at the local and state levels.
Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
Communications Building Screening Room 131
Highlights from October 2014
National News Engagement Day
Highlights from April 2014
Open Forum on UNA Radio
Wednesday, April 16 at 3:00 P.M.
Room 131 of the Communications Building on Pine Street across form Kilby School.
The UNA Department of Communications invites you to our open forum discussing UNA's new radio station. We are seeking comments from the UNA campus and the Shoals community on programming and how the station can best serve the area.
April is First Amendment Awareness Month!
The First Amendment To The United States Constittution:
CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXCERCISE THEREOF; OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, OR OF THE PRESS; OR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE, AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.
This event was open to the UNA campus community. During the 2-hour period, 115 participants (UNA students, faculty and staff) agreed to temporarily sign away their rights to get a free slice of pizza and a soft drink. All pizzas were cheese, so there was no choice on type of pizza. Soft drinks and bottled water were served, but participants were not allowed to choose their drinks. Students from Dr. Beth Garfrerick’ s COM 442 Public Relations Campaigns class dressed in the “Gimme Five” t-shirts printed with the five freedoms of the First Amendment served as monitors. Participants were not provided seating; they had to stand in a restricted area, some on the grassy lawn while others were lined up on the sidewalk. Monitors did not allow participants to talk or use cell phones. Annoying music was played. Monitors harassed participants with Silly String and in other harmless ways. This event was designed to reminded participants of the importance of the First Amendment freedoms we normally enjoy. Funding for the event was provided by a 1 for All Campus Initiative Grant awarded by the American Society of News Editors and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
examining how mega-corporation influence news content.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Room 131 Communications Building
Shadows of Liberty
Thursday, April 3
Friday, April 4
Friday, April 4
My Favorite Year
Tuesday, April 8
Wednesday, April 23
Wednesday, April 23
Highlights from February 2014
Department of Communications celebrates Black History Month
Guest Lecture by Bob Friedman
"Radio in the Struggle for Civil Rights in Birmingham"
Monday, February 17, 2014
A Lesson Before Dying
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Highlights from December 2013
UNA Theatre: Directing Class Showcase
Wednesday; December 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm
The Fall 2013 TH370: Directing Class will showcase their work in the George S. Lindsey Theater.
Submission Now Open for the 2014 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival
The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival will begin taking submissions for next year's event, scheduled for March 6-8, 2014, starting May 1, 2013.
Highlights from November 2013
UNA Department of Communications presents the 2013-2014 Parker-Qualls Lectureship in Communications
Monday; November 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm
The UNA Department of Communications was pleased to present H. Brandt Ayers, publisher of The Anniston Star, as guest lecturer for the 2013-2014 Parker-Qualls Lectureship in Communications. Mr. Ayers spoke on November 25, 2013, at 6:00 PM in the Communications Building, Room 131. Following the lecture, Mr. Ayers signed copies of his book, In Love With Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal, which is available in the UNA Campus Book Store.
UNA Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol
Thursday; November 21, 2013 through Saturday; November 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Sunday; November 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm
The UNA Theatre presented A Christmas Carol in Norton Auditorium.
Student tickets were $5 and adults are $15. Tickets were available online for purchase soon.
Highlights from October 2013
Study Abroad Interest Meeting for Zambia and Victoria Falls in July 2014
Thursday; October 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Thursday; October 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Why study abroad in Zambia? It's fun and cheap-- relatively.
The trip will be led by a former Fulbright Scholar to Zambia. He's been to Zambia three times and has spent time in six African countries and 25 other countries around the world.
This is not the usual study abroad!
If you couldn't make it to either meeting but are interested, call or email Dr. Greg Pitts, Department of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-765-4260.
UNA Theatre Presented: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Thursday; October 3, 2013 through Saturday; October 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Sunday; October 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm
The UNA Theatre presented The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) in the George S. Lindsey Theater and invited the campus community to enjoy some of Shakespeare's finest. This production contained adult humor, which may be unsuitable for a younger audience.
All tickets were $5 and were available at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts or at the door. For more information, please call 256-765-5122.
Highlights from September 2013
UNA Department of Communications presents Orson Welles: Citizen Kane
Monday; September 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Tuesday; October 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm
By many estimations, the greatest film ever made! The Communications Department was joined by students and members of the UNA community in recognizing the importance of the First Amendment.
This screening was sponsored by the UNA Department of Communications for students enrolled in COM 205 Communications in a Global Age and was available for the campus community. Citizen Kane was shown in Room 131 in the Communications Building on Pine Street.
The Black Press: Soliders Without Swords
Monday; September 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Thursday; September 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm
In a segregated society, the Black Press served as the nation's strongest voice for African-Americans. The Department of Communications welcomed the UNA community in recognizing the importance of the First Amendment and a free press to provide a voice for citizens.
This documentary screening was sponsored by the UNA Department of Communications for students enrolled in COM 205 Communications in a Global Age and was available for free for students and community members. Soliders Without Swords was shown in Room 131 in the Communications Building on Pine Street.