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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  Tom Luljak discusses the complexities of prisoners’ reentry into their communities with Tom LeBel, associate professor of criminal justice in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, and Stan Stojkovic, dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

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Host, Tom Luljak talks with Richard Popp, who explores the effects mid-century print media advertising had on American consumer culture, and discusses his new book, The Holiday Makers.

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Jenny Kehl, the new director of the UWM Center for Water Policy, joins host Tom Luljak to talk about her addition to the School of Freshwater Sciences which was endowed by a $2.6 million dollar gift from Lynde Uihlein.

Guitars for Vets

Jul 26, 2012
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Tom Luljak discusses with instructor Bev Belfer how her UWM guitar class is open to all qualified military service veterans in the Milwaukee area as a partnership of the Peck School of the Arts Music Department and Guitars4Vets. Patrick Nettesheim, director of Guitars4Vets joins with Ted Palmisano and Chris Horsley, two veterans and former students as they participate and play guitar.

This episode originally aired on January 19, 2012.

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Tom Luljak discusses multimedia journalism and UWM’s PantherVision newscast with Mark Zoromski and Jane Hampden Daley of the Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies (JAMS) program.

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  The Office of Undergraduate Research gets UWM students involved in rigorous research in as many fields as the university has degree programs. Students work in state of the art UWM laboratories, present at national research conferences, participate in archaeological field visits and site digs, or might even engage in research work in community sites around Milwaukee. The Office of Undergraduate Research pairs interested students with top UWM faculty who mentor students and supervise their research.

UWM Summer Arts Events

Jun 21, 2012
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  Tom Luljak interviews Scott Emmons, interim dean and professor of music in the Peck School of the Arts, on upcoming summer arts events at UWM and the planning for Year of the Arts.

Occupational Therapy

Jun 14, 2012
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  Tom Luljak discusses occupational therapy and how it is of growing importance to people across the lifespan (not just those suffering from a disability, illness or injury) with Virginia Stoffel. She is associate professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology in the UWM College of Health Sciences, scientist with the UWM Center for Applied Behavioral Health and AOTA president-elect.

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Host Tom Luljak speaks to student Michael Hansen and Mike Westendorf, operations director of Innovative Weather.

Innovative Weather is UWM's non-profit weather risk-management service that offers training for UWM students in meteorology and also provides customized weather forecasts.

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Anthony Ross, Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management at UWM's Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, discusses supply chain management and what it means to the university's researchers and business students as well as the companies in Southeastern Wisconsin.

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