Unprecedented times call for creative solutions. The 2020 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication was scheduled for the first week of April, just when the pandemic hit the U.S. in full force. With only weeks to prepare, the entire conference was shifted to a fully virtual platform. Over 2.5 days, there were 280 attendees, 200 presenters, and 185 posters. In total there were 115 universities and organizations, 31 states (plus the District of Columbia), and 9 countries represented!
Student Awards/Deans List
On April 20th we held another online celebration for our student award winners and our dean's list recipients from the last year! This year's Outstanding Student Award winners are:
Outstanding Junior: Benedicta Wiafe
Our students worked incredibly hard to reach the milestone of their college graduation, and not even a global pandemic was going to stop us from recognizing their accomplishment. On May 8th, we held an online ceremony to bring together students, faculty, staff, family, and friends to celebrate our graduates and show our Wildcat pride. You can view the video of the ceremony here.
Several of the Department of Communication faculty and graduate students will be presenting at the upcoming NCA 105th Annual Convention: Communication for Survival, in Baltimore, MD. Below is a list of presentations by those that will be representing our department.
Congratulations to Department of Communication lecturer Pamela Henderson for being awarded an Alternative Textbook Grant from the University of Kentucky Libraries.
A total of 10 grants were awarded to successful applicants who proposed to use open textbooks, free course content, and/or UK Libraries’ licensed information resources as alternative textbooks for their courses. An alternative textbook for COM 287 will be implemented starting this fall.