Tom Luljak

UWM Today Host

Tom Luljak is the Vice Chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.

Luljak, who joined UW-Milwaukee in the Spring of 2000, earned his master's degree from UWM in mass communication. His bachelor's degree is from the department of Radio/TV/Film and Speech Education at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.

Prior to his work at UWM, Luljak served as director of corporate communications at Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin, where he also served as executive director of the company's foundation. Luljak began his career as a broadcast journalist, and served as news director for WTMJ-TV, WTMJ-AM and WKTI-FM. His numerous broadcast journalism honors include the George Foster Peabody Award for Investigative Journalism.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Sinking of the Rouse Simmons

Tom Luljak, Lee Ann Garrison and Corbett Toomsen
Credit Jon Strelecki

  100 years ago a terrible storm on Lake Michigan was responsible for the sinking of the Rouse Simmons, otherwise known as the Christmas Tree Ship. The ship loaded with Christmas trees and headed south to Chicago went down off the shores of Two Rivers Wisconsin. On this edition of UWM Today, Tom Luljak discusses how students at UWM have tried to capture the emotion and impact of the sinking of the Rouse Simmons with Lee Ann Garrison and Corbett Toomsen of the Peck School of the Arts.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu December 13, 2012

UWM Study: Children Who Learn to Talk While in Childcare

Paula Rhyner and Tom Luljak
Credit Jon Strelecki

  For a parent, one of the most amazing milestones to occur in their child's development is the ability to speak. It is an aspect of the human condition that continues to intrigue researchers around the world... especially those looking at some of the problems that can occur in language development. At UW-Milwaukee, a team of scientists are studying the large number of infants and toddlers who are in childcare centers when they begin to talk. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet Paula Rhyner, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health Sciences.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Equine Therapy

Tom Luljak & Lisa Engel
Credit Jon Strelecki

  Host Tom Luljak talks with Lisa Engel, a staff member in the School of Education and master’s degree graduate, who is working towards her counseling certification as part of the counseling team on a farm specializing in equine therapy.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Concussions in Youth Athletics

Tom Luljak & Ryan Wilkinson
Credit Jon Strelecki

  Tom Luljak talks with Ryan Wilkinson about concussion in youth athletes and the recent legislation passed in Wisconsin. Wilkinson is clinical assistant professor and director of clinical education for the Athletic Training Education Program (Department of Kinesiology) in the College of Health Science.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Food and Nutrition

Tom Luljak with Lori Klos and Susan Kundrat
Credit Jon Strelecki

Tom Luljak talks with Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Lori Klos and Clinical Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences Undergraduate Program Director Susan Kundrat.

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