“Reciprocity,” Filtering Through the Noise, Part A

 Avery Holton, Assistant Professor, Communication, University of Utah.

Avery Holton, Assistant Professor, Communication, University of Utah

Part A

Figuring out the positives in content, technology, networks and community. How do we truly connect people through all the noise?
Texas-born, Avery Holton is a voice for “connectivity” at the U. His award-winning studies recently identified a gap between personal identity and journalistic enterprise. Our conversation picks up at LNCO 2149, where personal identity, relationships, and culture come together around the challenges of social media.

K-UTE’s New Look

You may have noticed some changes in our website, particularly on the top menu that hangs out on every page. Or you may have seen a fancy new image show up at the beginning of our lastest video. As part of K-UTE’s fresh new look for 2015, we’ve finally gotten around to changing our logo! Let me tell you a little bit about our thoughts going into making this logo:

  • The swirls are gone! In a way, I’ll kind of miss them. K-UTE’s logo has included swirls for as long as I’ve been here. But for those of you who work in design, you can probably guess that the swirls were a massive pain. Plus, they muddled up the area around the logo and made it awkward to try and put on a dark background. This new logo was designed to be clean and streamlined.
  • We kept the dark charcoal color (#272727) from before. We really like this dark grey, and feel like it gives the logo an edge that a regular black just couldn’t. And that edge was important to us – K-UTE’s style has always been a little rough and colorful, even as it’s tried to be modern and innovative. We think the combination of Charcoal and Red does a good job portraying this. And we’ve added a softer grey (#E9E9E9) to our palette, for use as a background or to fill in lighter letters.
  • The Block U is no longer the most prominant part of our Logo. The big reason for this is to make us more distinguishable from all of the other organizations at the U, to call more attention to the K-UTE Brand. The Block U is still a part of our logo though – situated right on the microphone, to symbolize that we’re still the voice of University Students. We’ve also switched to using Utah Red to further emphasize our ties to the University Community.

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We’ll be releasing a style guide soon for press and partners who need to use our logo.

But let’s give a big thanks to the Talent that went into this logo design: first to our Sales Graphics Designer Alyssa Jorgensen, who laid the groundwork for the design direction, then to our own EJ Orschel, who came up with the design structure we liked, and finally to the amazing Cooper Ferrario, for doing the final polishing and making the logo exactly how it looks now. (Fun fact: On Cooper’s Website you can currently see one of the logo designs we didn’t go with. It’s still really good!)

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Let us know what you think of the new logo, either in the comments section below or on our Facebook page!

 

~~ The K-UTE Radio Directors Team

“Reciprocity,” Filtering Through the Noise, Part D

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Social Media Tree (Google Images)

Part D

Does social media make individual lives matter? Why are we outsourcing social media channels? Why aren’t we investing in multiple social media editors?
Texas-born, Avery Holton is a voice for “connectivity” at the U. His award-winning studies have recently identified a gap between personal identity and journalistic enterprise. Our conversation picks up at LNCO 2149, where personal identity, relationships, and media culture come together around the challenges of social media.

 

The Geekwave Episode 9: League of Legends World Championship 2015

If you like League of Legends, this episode is for you!

In Episode 9, we talk to Rizwan Mohammed and Sam Clark from the U’s League of Legends Student Association all about the upcoming World Championship match, which is happening TOMORROW!

Oh yeah, this is also Lee Neuschwander’s first episode as a member of The Geekwave Team! We’re really excited to have him on board and hope he can provide another perspective to the team.

You may notice that the sound on this episode is a little more raw. That’s because we were trying out our new Blue Yeti Microphone, which we hope to use more in the future for mobile recordings and game streaming. Obviously, it doesn’t sound quite as nice as K-UTE Radio’s Studio, but it sounds pretty good for a podcast microphone.

Be sure to check out the World Championship Viewing Party tomorrow morning!

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What do you get mixing medicine, theater and communication?

Gretchen A. Case, M.A., Ph.D., B.A.

Gretchen A. Case, M.A., Ph.D., B.A., Medicine

Assistant Professor, Head of Theater Studies

Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell, Assistant Professor, Theater

Heather Canary Associate Professor, Communication, University of Utah

Heather Canary, Associate Professor, Communication

What can theater do? What do we need? What works? 
Part 1 of a 3-part conversation with U professors Gretchen Case (medicine), Heather Canary (communication) and Sydney Cheek O’Donnell (theater) highlighting their innovative proposal that uses theater, to develop and improve communication techniques for medical students.

“This is not a fix, to say that doctors are terrible at communicating, they’re already very good,” said Case. “Medical people care about this a great deal.”