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.

UWM Open House

Oct 11, 2012
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  Tom Luljak talks with Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Michael Laliberte and Jan Ford, Director of Admissions and Recruitment about the UWM Open House as a showcase for the university's opportunities for students, in and out of the classroom. At the Open House, October 26-27, prospective students and their families also learn about how student success is supported at UWM.

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Tom Luljak interviews Scott Emmons, interim dean and professor of music in the Peck School of the Arts, on the Year of the Arts at UWM and the partnerships that have been created across campus and the metro area to present exciting arts programming. These performances, exhibitions and special events are engaging students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the greater Milwaukee community (and beyond).

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  UWM neuropsychologist Krista Lisdahl discusses the effects of a regular marijuana habit on the brains of teens and young adults with host Tom Luljak. Lisdahl recently won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama and the National Institute of Health.

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Tom Luljak's guest, Elise Frattura of the School of Education, talks about integrating services for students with special needs into the regular classroom.

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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
Jon Strelecki

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.