'COMM Plishments, Volume 4, Issue 4: December 15, 2016

Dec. 22, 2016

Bob Craig , Professor Emeritus, published an article, “Pragmatist realism in communication theory,” in Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication , 7 (2), 115-128. doi: 0.1386/ejpc.7.2.115_1, 2016. He also presented a keynote lecture entitled “For a Practical Discipline” in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Departamento de... Read more »

'COMM Plishments, Volume 4, Issue 3: November 1, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016

Sarah Beck, PhD Student, had her paper, “Leaky Closets: The Potentiality of Queer Digital Space” accepted to the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association conference. David Boromisza-Habashi , Associate Professor, was elected Vice-Chair of the Language and Social Interaction Division at ICA, a position that morphs into division chair in the... Read more »

'COMM Plishments, Volume 4, Issue 2: October 1, 2016

Oct. 1, 2016

John Ackerman , Associate Professor, Leah Sprain , Assistant Professor, and two additional coauthors, published “The skunkwork of ecological engagement” in Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning , 16.1, 75-95. This article is part of a special issue on Sustainable Communities and Environmental Communication, that... Read more »

'COMM Plishments, Volume 4, Issue 1: September 1, 2016

Sept. 1, 2016

Promotions David Boromisza-Habashi was tenured and promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. Monica Carroll was promoted from Academic Scheduling & Student Services to Office Manager of the Communication Department. Matt Koschmann was tenured and promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. Matt Laszewski was promoted from Graduate Program Assistant... Read more »
Dean Bergen

Watch Dean Bergen's Commencement Address

June 3, 2016

College of Media, Communication and Information Dean Lori Bergen delivers the Spring 2016 commencement address to Department of Communication graduates:Read more »

Spring 2016 Graduation Photos

May 18, 2016

Congratulations to the Department of Communication Spring 2016 graduates!Read more »

COMM 'Plishments: Volume 3, Issue 9: May 2, 2016

2016 Spring Commencement News Savannah Bathke and Cheryl Foland , both undergraduate students, will receive the Academic Achievement Award. The award is presented to the top one percent of graduating seniors as determined by grade point average, communication skills, intellectual curiosity, analytical capabilities and academic creativity. Jayne Colorado-Caldwell undergraduate student,... Read more »

Striphas discusses “Robot Tastemakers” on Marketplace Podcast

March 30, 2016

Associate Professor of Communication Ted Striphas was recently featured on an episode of the National Public Radio/Marketplace podcast, Actuality . Striphas, who is writing a new book on the computer algorithms that increasingly help to curate our news, information and culture, discussed the presence of “robot tastemakers” in today’s world... Read more »

Sprain leads new team to study how students engage, deliberate

Oct. 11, 2015

Leah Sprain, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, will lead a two-year project to assess how students from different backgrounds interact, discuss and deliberate. The goal is to develop new ways to measure the civic and political engagement of youth. Sprain’s project brings together an interdisciplinary team of... Read more »

Message from the Chair

Sept. 10, 2015

Welcome to the Department of Communication! We all have reasons to be effective communicators: making close relationships; workplace exchanges; public meetings; volunteer and recreational groups; political, environmental or social media campaigns. During your time in our department we will be encouraging you to become a skilled and thoughtful actor and... Read more »