The Department of Communication Studies
Is Dedicated to Understanding and Enriching Human Interaction



2017 Communication Studies Commencement

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:51pm

This year's graduation ceremony, like all graduation ceremonies, represents a closing chapter for many. All the same, it is also a time of rejoice, celebration, and reflection. Beginning with an introduction by department head Dr. Ed Panetta, the ceremony's tone was established as positive,...

2017 Communication Department Awards and Recognitions

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:19pm


This year’s Olive M. Cone Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Devin Sinclair.  Devin is one of our most talented and hardest working students.  Not only will she graduate Magna Cum Laude in December, she is a Zell Miller Scholarship winner, a Presidential Scholar, and on the Dean’s...

Dr. Tina Harris Recognized with 2017 Engaged Scholar Award

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:24pm

Dr. Tina Harris, a professor in the communication studies department in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Engaged Scholar Award. This annual award recognizes a full-time, tenured faculty member for significant contributions in public service, outreach...

Communications studies student featured in HBO movie ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:01pm

UGA sophomore Kyanna Simone Simpson may find herself being recognized on campus in the coming weeks thanks to a role in the HBO film adaptation of best-selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Simpson, a Franklin College of Arts and Sciences student currently...

Spring 2017 Public Speaking Contest

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:12pm

The department held its Spring 2017 Public Speaking Contest on April 19.  Seven fabulous speakers hand-chosen by their instructors took to the stage in front of an audience of more than 200 faculty, students, friends, and family.  The fare ranged from an after-dinner speech exhorting us to...