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Director of Costa Rica Study Abroad Program Interviewed by Discover UGA

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016 - 4:52pm
Dr. Tina Harris’s International Perspectives on Interracial Communication course is featured in this month’s issue of Discover UGA, which focuses on the topic of Diversity. The Department of Communication hosts UGA Costa Rica’s study abroad program, also titled International Perspectives on...

Join Us for a Communication Studies Graduate Program and Debate Alumni Reunion!

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:50pm
The Communication Studies Department and Georgia Debate Union will host a reunion for graduate program and debate alumni this spring! On Saturday, April 23rd, the event will kick off with an afternoon of activities, including an historic walking tour of the campus, golf tee times, a mock debate,...

Comm Studies Students Raise $8500 for Local Non-Profit Organizations

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 1:13pm
Dr. Kristi Schaller's COMM 3600 (Small Group Communication) students worked in 8 teams during Fall semester to raise money for Athens-Clarke County non-profit organizations.  Each of the 8 teams were tasked with raising $1000 for a local non-profit.  Non-profits who will benefit from this project...

Festive Music, a Roaring Fire, and Ugly Sweaters Make for a Wonderful Holiday Party

Posted on Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 3:22pm
On December 9, 2015, the Communication Studies Department gathered in Caldwell Hall for the annual holiday party. Dr. Celeste Condit and Stacia Janovec were the triumphant winners of the faculty and student ugly sweater competition (check out their winning sweaters by clicking through the event...

Congratulations to 2015-2016 Cone Scholarship Recipient Elizabeth Trent!

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:40pm
Elizabeth is a senior double-majoring in Communication Studies and Public Relations.  In addition to being a Zell Miller Scholar with a near straight-A record, she is active in PRSSA and Relay for Life on campus.  In the Communication Studies department, faculty chose her to be a student researcher...

Communication Studies Alum Kim Houlne Wins Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 12:38pm
Kim Houlne was recently named the recipient of the 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business for Lifetime Achievement. She was selected from 1,300 nominations representing 26 countries worldwide. Houlne is a 1988 graduate of the UGA Communication Studies (formerly Speech Communication) program. On...

Congratulations to Master’s Recipient, Alysen Wade!

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 10:47pm
Second-year Master’s/PhD student Alysen Wade successfully defended her comprehensive exams this month. She has earned a master’s degree in Communication Studies with a Rhetoric focus. Dr. Kelly Happe, pictured above with Alysen, served as Alysen’s advisor. Other members of her committee included Dr...

Communication Studies NCA Party Draws Friends Old and New

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015 - 2:37pm
The annual Communication Studies party at the National Communication Association Convention drew a large crowd on November 20, 2015. Current faculty and students greeted alumni and prospective students at the Rio Conference Center in Las Vegas. Even a few future Bulldogs attended with their UGA...

Winners Crowned at the Bi-Annual Public Speaking Contest

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:03pm
Instructors Jason Williamson and Anna Walling pose with first and second place winners Brenna Schroder and Saba Amirali    The Communication Studies Department held its bi-annual public speaking contest on Thursday, November 12. The night kicked off with the announcement of this year's Olive M....

Saying Goodbye to Dr. Chuck Gruner

Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 10:02am
It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and former colleague Charles (Chuck) Gruner passed away on Wednesday October 28, 2015. Chuck retired from UGA in 1997 after teaching in the Department of Speech Communication for twenty-eight years. Chuck was a kind and thoughtful...

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