“That’s not funny: How the right makes comedy work for them”

Nick Marx’s new book published by University of California Press Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Nick Marx and Boston College Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Department Matt Sienkiewicz have published the book That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them. About the book: A rousing call for liberals […]

Center for Public Deliberation heads to Delaware for new conference on civil discourse

The past few years haven’t been an easy time to champion civil discourse in America, but several CSU students are taking on the challenge.  Last month, four student interns with CSU’s Center for Public Deliberation (CPD) were invited to the inaugural Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Ithaca Initiative National Student Dialogue in Wilmington, Delaware.

Graduate students impress with 2022 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Our graduate committee was beyond impressed by the nominations received for the Excellence in Teaching Award at the M.A. and Doctoral levels this year. Communication Studies graduate students are doing amazing work and are making phenomenal contributions in the classroom. Congratulations to the winners of this year’s awards, Emily Scroggins (M.A. Student) and Kira Marshall-McKelvey […]

Study with us this summer!

Taking a course during CSU’s summer session offers wonderful benefits such as a significantly reduced course length, small class size, and more. There’s still time to enroll! Just head to summer.colostate.edu to learn more. Communication Studies is offering dozens of sections of classes this summer in four-, eight-, and 12-week terms from May 16 through […]

“(W)reckoning dual pandemics through food and hip-hop topoi: An analysis of Ghetto Gastro’s Afrocentric PCI rhetoric”

Mitch Combs and Kristen Herring’s article published in Popular Culture Studies Journal Ph.D. students Mitch Combs and Kristen Herring have published the article “(W)reckoning dual pandemics through food and hip-hop topoi: An analysis of Ghetto Gastro‘s Afrocentric PCI rhetoric” in Popular Culture Studies Journal. Excerpt: Contemporary chefs are pushing the boundaries of their work beyond the kitchen, […]

Eight new students named to renowned national honor society

Eight exceptional undergraduate Communication Studies students were awarded this month with inductions into CSU’s Mu Sigma Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the undergraduate honor society of the National Communication Association.   Lambda Pi Eta is a prestigious organization that requires high academic marks and commitment to the field of communication of its student members throughout their […]

Two alumni panels provide career advice and insight to CMST undergraduates

On April 19 in the Lory Student Center, Joel Delgado (’14, CEO at Panoptic Productions LLC and Global Media Technician at NBCUniversal Inc.) and Jenna Farmer (’14, Events and Communications Specialist at Northern Water) spoke about their careers and professional experience since graduating from CSU with Communication Studies degrees. They also answered questions from the […]

“A transcription system for nonverbal listening behavior”

Elizabeth Parks and Kiah Bennett’s article published in International Journal of Listening Assistant Professor Elizabeth Parks and Ph.D. student Kiah Bennett have published the article “A transcription system for nonverbal listening behavior” in International Journal of Listening. Abstract: Nonverbal communication behavior is central to the communicative performance of listening. Yet listening scholarship has primarily been […]

“Home economics: Sitcom capitalism, conservative comedy, and media conglomeration in post-network television”

Nick Marx’s article published in Communication, Culture & Critique Associate Professor Nick Marx has published the article “Home economics: Sitcom capitalism, conservative comedy, and media conglomeration in post-network television” in Communication, Culture & Critique, volume 16, issue 1, March 2022. Abstract: This article argues that conservative comedy has become a considerable cultural force in the service […]