The College of Communication Architecture + The Arts’s School of Communication + Journalism (SCJ) celebrated the official opening of the SCJ Media Hub at Biscayne Bay Campus on Monday, Oct. 1.
The Media Hub, located in AC2 130, is now home to the student-run, faculty-led South Florida Media Network and BOLD Strategic Communication Agency. The ceremony kicked off with an introduction by BBC SGA President Jefferson Noel, B, who then introduced Brian Schriner, dean of the College of Communication, Architecture, and the Arts (CARTA).
“CARTA works collaboratively with the faculty to enhance the school’s curriculum by creating additional opportunities for experiential learning and providing increased opportunities to produce and edit content that will propel our students and faculty forward,” Schriner said.
The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony, reception and tours. Student association and club representatives — which included BOLD communications agency, Public Relations Student Society of America, Society of Professional Journalists and Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society — featured current projects and past accomplishments.
“We’re creating the opportunity for our students to be the first among many to create narratives that are impactful, that move the ‘needle’, and help transform our society in a positive way,” said President Mark B. Rosenberg to guests who included board members, partners, faculty, staff and students.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony and presentations, guests were welcomed to tour the nearly 5,000-square-foot Media Hub. The future holds even more growth for SCJ’s facilities. Plans include renovations to the Broadcast Studio as well as the creation of iSTAR — an immersive studio which will provide students with vital career training in the creation of virtual reality and augmented reality as well as mentorship and internship opportunities.
To learn more about the School of Communication + Journalism, visit scj.fiu.edu.