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 […]

Alumni feature: Keeping community newspapers fresh with Linda Shapley

This story originally appeared in CSU Magazine. Keeping community newspapers fresh with Linda Shapley Publisher of Colorado Community Media nurtures young journalists while keeping local newspapers thriving Spring 2022 | Emily Wilmsen A yellow sticky note on Linda Carpio Shapley’s laptop reminds her to “be the leader you needed when you were younger.” That’s good news […]

Reconnecting at the 2022 WSCA Convention

Last month, communication studies scholars were excited to gather from around the region for their first in-person Western States Communication Association (WSCA) annual convention since the COVID-19 pandemic began. They met up in Portland, Oregon, where CSU hosted a special reception for graduate students, faculty, and alumni one night to celebrate.  Many of our faculty […]

“Listening skills in dementia care”

Elizabeth Parks and Bentley Porterfield-Finn’s article published in Communication & Medicine Assistant Professor Elizabeth Parks and recent MA in Communication Studies graduate Bentley Porterfield-Finn have published the essay “Listening skills in dementia care: Cultivating a more inclusive conceptualization of active listening verbal processes” in Communication & Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alumni Panel Pivot

Each semester the Department of Communication Studies organizes a series of alumni panels for all Senior Capstone sections. Prior to the pandemic, panels occurred in-person at the Lory Student Center and featured alumni living in the Northern Colorado area. The opportunity to bring alumni back to campus to share stories and meet our soon-to-be-graduated-seniors has always been a highlight of the semester.   Once […]

We stand with Black Rams Matter and Black Lives Matter

Dear colleauges, students, alumni and friends: The Department of Communication Studies condemns the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Sean Reed, and the continued enactment of white privilege across the nation. These are moments when, for many of us, communication fails, words fall far short, and the sounds and images scrolling on […]