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Commencement Coverage on Hartford Courant, Patch and Local TV Stations, Communication Students on Fox CT on Wednesday Morning, and More
The University’s 54th annual Commencement ceremony received significant media coverage. The Hartford Courant made the University the lead in both its Commencement round-up story (click here to read it) and its Commencement photo gallery (click here to see the pictures). West Hartford Patch also published a story and photo gallery; click here to see them. There was also coverage in West Hartford News. In addition, Fox CT did a story (click here) on graduation that included interviews with two members of the Class of 2011. And there were also video briefs on WFSB-TV Eyewitness News and NBC Connecticut.
On Wednesday, May 18, two School of Communication students, Megan Lenzzo and Jeff Stango, and William Seymour, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Communication, will be guests on the Fox CT Morning Show during the 8 a.m. hour. The two students are part of a group of 12 students who volunteered to challenge the sometimes frightening notion of a children's trauma program and replace it with the reality of a warm and caring commitment to children. They created a special public relations plan using stories and videos threading together how health-care professionals work to create trauma prevention programs as well as make the process of treatment easier for parents to understand. Also taking part in the segment will be Dr. Brendan Campbell, pediatric surgeon and director of pediatric trauma at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
A Middletown Press story about the first Connecticut Book Festival, being held May 21 and 22 at the University of Connecticut’s West Hartford campus noted that “the Connecticut Humanities Council and Northeast Children’s Literature Collection will sponsor a Children’s Activities Tent and chalk drawing competition, led by Bill Thompson, [assistant professor of illustration at the Hartford Art School] and author of Chalk.” To read the story, click here.