An 8.9-magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami, causing death and destruction in Japan.
The extent of the damage in Japan is not fully known, but thousands, likely tens of thousands, died, countless homes were destroyed and the damage has been estimated in excess of $30 billion, making it one of the worst natural disasters of all time.
In these difficult times we, as Christians, should pray for the suffering people of Japan. We should also seek to be the hands and feet of Christ, doing what we can to help the Japanese people in their time of need.
POSTED: Mar 13, 2011 - Broadcasting  Digital Media  Journalism  Public Relations/Advertising  Theatre  Photojournalism  Film Studies  Advertising  Media Communications  

 For those of you techie types interested in the details of the new studio equipment being installed in Jennings Hall, here you go. Click on the links to go to detailed info about each item.

(3) JVC GY-HD250U ProHD cameras with VF-HP840U LCD HD Studio Viewfinder, HZ-FM13U Focus Control, HZ-ZS13U Zoom Control, and RM-HP250AU Camera Control Unit
(1) Broadcast Pix Slate 3016 HD switcher with 3 DVEs, built-in multiviewer, clip store, and Inscriber CG
(1) Sony KDL-42V4100 42" LCD monitor for program, preview and camera monitoring
(3) Sony PDWF75 XDCAM HD decks
(3) Tel... READ MORE
POSTED: Jul 31, 2008 - Broadcasting  Digital Media  

Wink Martindale, a Jackson native whose broadcasting career spans more than 50 years, will visit Union Communication Arts students Thursday, Oct. 25th, during the 12:15 hour.

 Mr. Martindale will conduct and Q&A session with students in the Television Studio on the second floor of Jennings Hall. A video of his career will be shown prior to the Q&A session. The entire event will be televised live on EPlus Channel 6.

Wink Martindale  The host of 19 games shows and currently seen as the Orbitz Man in commercials for the national online travel service, Martindale began his broadcasting career at WDXI in Jackson in 1951 after "pestering his Sunday School teacher, who owned the station, to give me a job." Eventually, he worked for two other Jackson stations before vaulting to an on-air job at WHBQ in Memphis, the most popular rock music station serving West Tennessee in the 1950s.

POSTED: Oct 22, 2007 - Broadcasting  


Union Broadcasting Society
The Union Broadcasting Society exists for students interested in the broadcasting field. The Society plans to become affiliated with the student chapter of Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) and Alpha Epsilon Rho, a professional broadcasting fraternity. UBS produces Focus on Jackson, a half-hour television magazine aired on local stations as well as producing a syndicated game show and Union’s basketball games. The Society seeks to strengthen students’ contacts with professionals in the broadcasting industry.
Advisor: Steve Beverly
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Scholarship Banquet with Tony Blair Oct 3, 6:00pm: Carl Perkins Civic Center, Jackson, Tennessee
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be the keynote speaker for Union University’s 14th annual Scholarship Banquet Oct. 3 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tenn. : more event info

Fall Classes Begin Aug 23, 8:00am

Fall Convocation Aug 26, 10:00am: G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel

FOCUS: New Student Orientation Aug 19, 9:00am

Freshmen Registration Jun 20, 9:00am

Communication Arts Awards Banquet May 10, 5:00pm: Grant Events Center
Come out to enjoy a great dinner and celebrate the end of the 2010-2011 school year with all of the Com. Arts faculty and staff. Tickets are $5.00 and will go on sale at the end of April.

Union Scholarship Symposium May 4, 9:00am: Jackson Campus

COMUnion Chicago Mar 3, 9:00am: Chicago, IL
Professional trip for students. Features visits to Golin Harris, the Ketchum Agency, the Chicago Film Office, the Mayor's Office of Special Events, Art Institute of Chicago, and NBC/Universal Chicago.

Final Exams Dec 7, 8:00am

Fall Break Oct 15, 8:00am