Mon, 11/05/2018 - 2:23pm
Congratulations to the UGA Debate Union for being ranked number one nationally in all three national debate organizations! Following their most recent tournament at the University of Kentucky the team overtook Harvard, Wake Forest, Emory, Michigan, Northwestern, and hundreds of other institutions. Six debaters won individual awards. They’re well on their way to winning that national championship!   Good luck and Go Dawgs!   For more information…
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Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:06pm
The Department of Communication Studies held its annual commencement exercises on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the University of Georgia Chapel. The event featured two addresses, one from graduating senior Jonas Taylor and a second from program alum Hannah Kay Herdlinger. A member of Lambda Pi Eta and a graduate of UGA’s entrepreneurship program, Taylor encouraged his classmates to see their graduation day as a beginning to lives of service in the…
Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:45pm
UGA Communication Studies major Kendall Burton was featured in the May 7 issue of ESPN The Magazine. Titled “The Toughest Out” and written by senior ESPN staff writer Wayne Drehs, the story tells of Kendall’s rise to UGA softball fame, a rise all the more remarkable because of the odds Kendall first had to overcome. Born with a severe bilateral cleft lip and palate, Kendall has undergone 23 surgeries, suffered a stroke, and battles periodic post…
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 2:43pm
The Department of Communication Studies held its Spring 2018 Public Speaking Contest on Wednesday, April 18. The event, which was sponsored by Xanedu Publishing, was emceed by graduate student Steven Murray and showcased the following student speakers, listed alongside the names of their instructors: Taylor Bush, “UGA Policy on Pre-Health Student Shadowing” – Anna Walling Cassidy Fuller, “The Real P.T. Barnum Story” – John Banister Jake Dickens…
Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:55pm
On February 18, 2018, at the District 6 Southeast Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Regional Championship at the University of West Georgia, graduate student Becca Steiner was awarded The 2018 Matt Grindy Outstanding Graduate Student Coach. This annual award is intended to recognize both the pedagogical and competitive contributions to the growth and development of policy debate by graduate student coaches, who are balancing their…
Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:34am
Heather S. Cohen (MA, University of Georgia) is a recipient of the 2018 UGA Franklin College-University of Liverpool Doctoral Student Short-Term International Research Fellowship. In the spring of 2018, she will be traveling to Liverpool (under the mentorship of Dr. Laura Soulsby) to conduct research and teach about the importance of communication following the death of a close other in childhood. Her presentation, entitled "Grief Communication…
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:28am
Advait Ramanan and Swapnil Agrawal, a team of Georgia Debate Union debaters, are gearing up for what promises to be one of their most challenging debates to date. On January 20-21, Ramanan and Agrawal will face off against six other teams in the Dartmouth Round Robin, one of the most presitigious intercollegiate policy debate tournaments of the year. Participation in the debates is by invitation only, and the teams that compete are typically the…
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:14pm
The Georgia Debate Union, which is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, received a shout-out from UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences in their September news brief. The shout-out was in regards to GDU’s outstanding performance at the Georgia State University debate tournament, held September 16-18, 2017. Check out the mention here: http://www.franklin.uga.edu/chronicles/posts/kudos-september-2017