2021 Communication Studies Awards & Honors

This content originally appeared online in Celebrate CLA! on CLA Source.  Each spring the College of Liberal Arts recognizes faculty and staff for their contributions to their units, the college, the university, their colleagues, and to their profession or discipline. This year four members of the Department of Communication Studies were honored with the following awards.   Distinction in Curricular Innovation Award – Karrin Vasby Anderson  This award is […]

Community Guide Project Amplifes Housing's Impact on Health for Fort Collins Residents

Originally printed in the College of Liberal Arts Magazine When we think about health, many of us think about healthcare for our bodies. But according to the City of Fort Collins’s Home2Health program, “going to the doctor only accounts for about 20 percent of overall well-being.” Access to safe, quality, affordable housing – and the […]

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 […]

Small, wearable air pollution sensors will let workers know what they’re breathing

By Anne Manning This story originally appeared in CSU Source Every day, millions of workers head to their jobs and breathe any number of airborne chemicals, particles or vapors, all of which may or may not be affecting their health. Measuring these pollution exposures – and making that data meaningful to workers and employers – […]

Are you listening? Contribute to research on listening across difference.

Have you ever been accused of “not listening”? Did you feel misunderstood? Have you ever accused someone of poor listening skills because they didn’t engage the way you wanted? Now is your chance to put that misunderstanding to good use by participating in a survey about listening across difference. Data from the 10-minute survey will inform […]

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Less than 90 minutes before the documentary film “Fog of Srbrenica” was set to play at the 2017 ACT Human Rights Film Festival, Serbian filmmaker Samir Mehanovic’s cell phone rang. Mehanovic, who has the physique of a former Olympic weightlifter, was casually walking the few blocks from The Armstrong Hotel to the afternoon screening at […]

Elinor Light receives Visual Communication Divisions Outstanding Article of the Year award

The National Communication Association awarded Special Assistant Professor Elinor Light the Visual Communication Divisions Outstanding Article of the Year award for her paper, “Aesthetic ruptures: viewing graffiti as the emplaced vernacular.” The article was originally published in March 2018 in The award was presented at the 104th NCA Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. […]

Welcome ACT Human Rights Film Festival Managing Director Beth Seymour

The Department of Communication Studies welcomes the new Managing Director of the ACT Human Rights Film Festival, Beth Seymour. Seymour will be tackling the festivals’s major operations, including registering and organizing volunteers, securing partner sponsorships, inviting filmmakers and other prominent guests, procuring films for screenings, and leading programmatic planning and execution. Seymour will be working […]

Dunn’s Queerly Remembered receives outstanding book award

The National Communication Association has honored Colorado State University Associate Professor of Communication Studies Thomas R. Dunn with its 2018 Outstanding Book Award for Queerly Remembered: Rhetorics for Representing the GLBTQ Past. Dunn will receive the award at the104th NCA conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Friday, November 9.   The award is presented by NCA’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer […]

Anderson to edit Quarterly Journal of Speech

The National Communication Association has selected Colorado State University Professor of Communication Studies Karrin Vasby Anderson as the next editor of its Quarterly Journal of Speech (QJS), the most prestigious and oldest peer-reviewed journal published in the field of rhetorical studies. According to the journal’s website, QJS welcomes the full array of scholarship produced under […]