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Winner Crowned at the Bi-Annual Public Speaking Contest

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:01am
Recently, the communications department hosted its annual public speaking contest to much delight and fanfare. Over 100 students joined us to celebrate the eloquence, intellect, and acumen of some of the undergraduate population’s best public speakers. Dr. Roger Stahl, organizer of the event, was...

Dr. Panetta Weighs In: Do Facts Matter?

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 6:15pm
Recently, the COMM department's own Dr. Ed Panetta was interviewed on the relevance of facts in debating.  His position asserts the relevance of factual claims and celebrates the breadth of knowledge held by students, while lamenting the decline in depth-based approaches to research and...

Alumni Recognition at the National Communication Association

Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 9:14am
We would like to congratulate alumni Raka Shome and Pamela Lannutti on their NCA awards! Raka Shome (UGA PhD) is receiving the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of National Communication Association. Pamela Lannutti (UGA MA and PhD) is receiving the Gerald...

Charleston Syllabus Symposium at the University of Georgia

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016 - 9:20pm
On September 23, 2016, Dr. Tina Harris represented the Communication Departmant at the Charleston Syllabus Symposium, held at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia. Inspired by the #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag campaign born in the wake of the June...

Kristi Schaller named One of Nine 2016-17 Service-Learning Fellows

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2016 - 10:52am
The Office of Service-Learning has selected nine faculty members, including our own Kristi Schaller, for participation in its yearlong Service-Learning Fellows program. This program provides an opportunity for faculty members from a range of disciplines to integrate academic service-learning into...

UGA Director of Debate weighs in on First Presidential Debate

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:08pm
Our own Dr. Panetta shared his thoughts on last night's Presidential Debate with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  In addition to his position as the current chair of the Communications Department, Dr. Panetta has been the director of debate at UGA for 27 years.  His analysis can be found here:...

Doctoral Student Lee Pierce Wins Prestigious Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the National Communication Association

Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 5:29pm
Lee Pierce, former doctoral student and lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia, recently received the National Communication Association’s 2016 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. Given annually, the award recognizes new Communication...

Dr. Happe Presenting at the 2016 Public Address Conference

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016 - 4:11pm
Dr. Happe will be delivering a plenary address at the 2016 biennual Public Address Conference to be held at Syracuse University, September 29th-October 1.  According the organizers, "The Public Address Conference is acclaimed and coveted for its tradition of featuring keynote and plenary speakers...

Ashton Hope Keegan (1993-2016)

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:36pm
Ashton Hope Keegan, 23, passed away tragically August 21, 2016.  Ashton was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on January 24, 1993. She was loved and cherished and will be missed by all that knew her.  A memorial service will be held Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6PM at Lord & Stephens West Chapel...

Dr. Jennifer Samp and Dr. Andrew Cohen (GSU) Receive NEH Collaborative Research Grant

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 4:55pm
Dr. Jennifer A. Samp and her colleague Dr. Andrew I. Cohen (Philosophy, Georgia State University) earned a multi-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The project, which is titled “Reparative Justice and Moral Injury among Post-Deployment Soldiers,” will explore the moral...

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