Dr. Marie Hardin, Dean of the Penn State College of Communication, presented “The Paralympics and the Future of Spectator Sport” as part of the Academic Spotlight Speaker series. The event was held Thursday, October 20 in the Ferguson Student Center, on the University of Alabama campus.
Hugo Balta, President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and Coordinating Producer at ESPN, spoke to a packed house in an APSC-sponsored event on Friday, October 24 that was free and open to the public. Videos concerning certain topics are linked to in the following:
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David Higdon, Integrated Marketing Communications Director for NASCAR, spoke on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 pm in Reese Phifer 21 in an event that was free and open to the public.
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Award winning sports columnist, best-selling author, and television commentator Christine Brennan spoke to students, faculty, and the outside public on the topic of “Sports in the 21st Century: Diversity at the Starting Line” on October 25. More information about the event can be found here.
Former NASCAR crew chief and current racing analyst Larry McReynolds spoke to students in an event on Thursday, October 17.
The University of Alabama Program in Sports Communication held its inaugural Academic Symposium on Wednesday, March 20 at the Gorgas Library. Over 150 students and faculty presented their work and/or attended the Symposium. ESPN’s Mike Hill provided a guest lecture. The conference program was quite robust with Dr. Lance Kinney serving as Symposium Director.
ESPN’s host and anchor and University of Alabama alum Rece Davis spoke on the UA campus on Thursday, January 31 at 11:00 at the Ferguson Student Center Theater. The SportsCenter anchor and host of “College Football Live” and “College GameDay” offered a short lecture and answered many audience questions.