Communication department began Comm Week celebration yesterday

What the heck is going on at Tech? Comm Week kicked off on Monday with the news hole tournament.

This game mimics the bag toss game “corn hole,” but involves throwing newspapers instead.

A news hole is the space available on a page after the advertisements are placed, said Dr. Brenda Wilson, chairwoman of the Department of Communication.

Former students Drake Fenlon and Adam Webb created “J Week” in 2014.  They were inspired by the engineering department’s Engineering Week.

This year, journalism and speech majors can participate in a mock debate and Family Feud game, a fashion show featuring garments and accessories made from newspaper.

Guest speakers Monday night included alumnus Chris Brooks, a freelance sportswriter for the Macon County Times, and Kamren Scott, a digital media specialist at Space Center Houston.

Panelists, and also alums, Chad Augustine a technical recruiter for Tek Systems, and Jenessa Ford of Northwestern Mutual shared their expertise with the audience.

Comm Week concludes on Thursday with a department celebration honoring spring graduates, scholarship and award winners and Comm Week winners.

“We hope these events will provide the opportunity for communication majors to interact with one another, appreciate their major, and have fun. Comm week is a good opportunity to bring visibility to our department,” Wilson said.