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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 List.   ...

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 and...

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 majoring in...

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 support...

Assistant Debate Coaches Recognized at National Qualifier

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:47pm
UGA Debate coaches Becca Steiner and Clay Stewart were both recognized as co-grad student coaches of the year at this year's Southeast Cross Examination Debate Association debate tournament at Emory University. Becca and Clay are both graduate students in the department of Communication Studies,...

Comm Major Interviewed in Georgia Magazine

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:35pm
The University of Georgia Magazine recently interviewed communication's major Danielle Smith, recipient of the Shaw-White Family scholarship. Danielle says that "With this scholarship, I feel like people believe in me. It's uplifting and motivating to know that there are people out there willing to...

Professor's Speaking for Institute for Women's Studies

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:14pm
This semester, as part of UGA's Institute for Women's Studies "Friday Speaker Series," two professors from the Communication Department will be giving talks. These talks are free and open to the public. They are also First-Year Odyssey Approved Events. On Friday, February 10th, in room 213 of the...

Rhetoric, Sustainability, and Student Engagement on Campus

Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 9:23pm
This fall, students in Dr. Nicole Hurt’s Rhetoric, Sustainability, and Transformation course (COMM 3310) worked throughout the semester on a sustainability intervention project. Students were tasked to rhetorically intervene in a sustainability problem in our local community. Guided by course...

Review of applications to graduate program to begin January 3

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 5:19pm
The Graduate Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 3. Offers of admission and assistanships will be made by January 11th, however applications will be accepted throughout the spring semester until we meet our admissions goal. Any questions can be directed to the Graduate...

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