Otis receives 2020 Debut Publication Award

Doctoral candidate Hailey Nicole Otis has received the 2020 Stephen E. Lucas Debut Publication Award from the National Communication Association (NCA) for her article “Intersectional Rhetoric: Where Intersectionality as Analytic Sensibility and Embodied Rhetorical Praxis Converge,” published in the Quarterly Journal of Speech in 2019. The NCA section committee praised the article as being “timely, […]

Communication Studies Launches “Speaking Well”

Podcast addresses present day issues with CMST faculty insights Speaking Well covers the issues and circumstances present in our world, such as living and working from home during a pandemic, reckoning with systemic racism, coping with social isolation, and navigating a highly charged and controversial election. More importantly, it addresses those issues by drawing on […]

Communication Studies Graduates First PH.D. Cohort

Graduates commend department’s teaching opportunities, faculty mentoring, and supportive community Congratulations to the Department of Communication Studies first Ph.D. cohort. Big smiles from Ph.D. graduates Jordin Clark and Hailey Otis. Emily Amedée, Jordin Clark, Andy Gilmore, Hailey Otis, and Kristin Slattery began their journey through the communication doctoral program fall semester 2017. The cohort has […]

ACT partners with CSU Alumni Association, Features Short Film by CMST Alumnus

For several years the Colorado State University Alumni Association (CSUAA) has hosted regional, in-person Alumni Night Out learning events that feature intriguing topics and places. In 2020, ACT Human Rights Film Festival and CSUAA planned a film-focused Alumni Night Out event during the fifth edition of ACT in the Lory Student Center Theater. The event […]

2020 CMST Alumni Films Debut in Through the Student Lens

The inaugural edition of CSU’s Through the Student Lens Film Festival premiered online May 3 through May 17. With a total runtime of just 57 minutes, the festival featured 23 short films made by students and recent alumni, including seven filmmakers from the Department of Communication Studies.   The films ran two to four minutes in length and […]

ACT Re-imagines the Film Festival

In March 2020, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival became one of the first festivals in the nation to announce that its annual festival – set to open April 3 – was postponed until further notice.   The postponement was announced after ACT had released the film program and sold tickets and passes. ACT’s festival programmers and staff determined that cancelling the 2020 festival seemed ill-advised and unnecessary. Instead, ACT Managing Director Beth Seymour got busy re-imagining how to honor filmmakers and continue […]

First Generation Alumni Support First Generation Students

Every year in late April, the Department of Communication Studies, with support from the College of Liberal Arts, has hosted a first-generation celebration for communication studies majors. Whether graduating in a few short weeks, or several years from earning a degree, all first-generation majors are invited. The event aims to help students build connections with their peers, department faculty, especially those who also identify as first generation, and first-generation alumni.   Prior to the […]

Communication Studies Graduates First Ph.D. Cohort

Congratulations to the Department of Communication Studies first Ph.D. cohort.   Emily Amedée, Jordin Clark, Andy Gilmore, Hailey Otis, and Kristin Slattery began their journey through the communication doctoral program fall semester 2017. The cohort has published their research in highly regarded scholarly journals, won prestigious awards, and developed robust teaching portfolios.   All are on track to complete their degrees in 2021, which puts them under the 5-year national […]