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Student Information, 2010-2011

Student Information, 2010-2011

The department of Communication Studies provides students with a variety of opportunities for research and both R.E.A.L. and field experiences.

Student Achievements

Fall 2010 Special Events class planned and coordinated fundraisers and special events for:

  • Bygone Days on the Bosque (Fort Worth, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Central Texas Wedding Expo (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Children’s Charities of Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Stephenville Museum (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Chapel on the Bosque (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]

Spring 2011 Public Relations class assisted with fundraisers and special events for:

  • TSU’s Legendary Weddings & Special Events (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • KTRL Radio [Wakefield]
  • Foster’s Home for Children (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Kore Underground Entertainment (Dallas, TX) [Wakefield]

R.E.A.L. Experiences

Diversity Conference (Edwards & Horton)

Environmental Communication Week (Edwards & Horton)

Central Texas Wedding Expo (Wakefield)

Texan TV News has been moved from pre-recorded video to live Internet streams. In the last year, Tarleton students have done 165 plus daily live video news broadcasts.  (Malone)

Senior students have been moved into the roles of producers for Texan TV News.  (Malone)

Students put in charge of editing and posting stories on Texan News Service, which has been updated daily with video news and weekly print news. (Maben & Malone)

Students delivered 145 radio news spots for Tarleton's public radio station on a (almost) daily basis.  (Malone & Truax)

International Texas Longhorn Association’s Longhorn Drover magazine. Students designed, wrote, edited, and provided photographs for 10 issues.2009-2010 and 2010-2011 (Malone)

PREM Student Projects with R.E.A.L. Clients

Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Promotional Writing students created media kits, news releases, Web materials, news release, fact sheets, pitch letters, collateral materials for:

  • Angus Foundation (Saint Joseph, MO) [Wakefield]
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Erath County (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Cowboy Church of Erath County (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Down Under Horsemanship (Stephenville, TX) [Maben]
  • Elaina Kay (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Farmer’s Insurance (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Hispanic Business Council (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • HOPE, Inc. (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Jerry Barnett (Stephenville, TX)  [Maben]
  • Maxim Oil & Chemical (Everman, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Maypearl Chamber of Commerce (Maypearl, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Meals on Wheels of Erath County (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • New Horizons (Goldthwaite, TX) [Maben]
  • North Texas High School Rodeo Association (Saginaw, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Paradigm FX (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Red 7 Entertainment (Saginaw, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Relay for Life of Erath County (Stephenville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Schultz Industries (Waco, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Tarleton Lions Club (Stephenville, TX) [Maben]
  • Tarleton State Horsemen's Association and Stock Horse Team (Stephenville, TX) [Maben]
  • Texans for Christ (Stephenville, TX) [Maben]
  • Texas Folk Music Foundation (Kerrville, TX) [Wakefield]
  • Trojan Fireworks (West, TX) [Wakefield]
  • TSU Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta (Stephenville, TX) [Maben and Wakefield]
  • TSU Environmental Communication Week (Stephenville, TX) [Maben]
  • TurboChef (Carrollton, TX) [Wakefield]