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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CMST to host NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar June 7-10

Engaging the Responsibilities of Communication: Research, Teaching, and Communities Colorado State University’s Department of Communication Studies will host the 2020 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar from June 7 to 10 in Fort Collins. The Doctoral Honors Seminar brings together promising doctoral students and distinguished faculty members from across the discipline and around the nation to discuss current […]

Chance Encounter with Academic Inspiration Thrills Doctoral Student

It’s not every day you unexpectedly see one of your favorite musicians casually walk past you on campus. Especially when the musician is from your home state. And, especially, when the musician is a reason you pursued graduate studies. In fact, it was the first day of the 2019-20 academic year – Monday, August 26, […]

Communication studies graduate student Juliet Letteney to receive national award for rhetorical essay

The National Communication Association is awarding CSU M.A. student, Juliet Letteney, the James L. Golden Outstanding Student Essay in Rhetoric Award for her paper, “The Polysemous Border Between North and South Korea: Metaphors for Unification at the Demilitarized Zone.” The award will be presented on November 9, at the 104th NCA Annual Convention in Salt […]

Jordin Clark recipient of the 2018 College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award

On Tuesday, April 24, Jordin Clark received the CLA Excellence in Teaching Award in the category of Graduate Teaching Assistant. The award recognizes individuals who are instrumental in students becoming lifelong learners, critical and creative thinkers, outstanding communicators, and engaged and caring citizens of their community. Clark is one of seven students in the inaugural […]

Center celebrates decade of student-cultivated public dialogue

A program that gives CSU students real-world experience facilitating group discussions on difficult community issues celebrated its 10th anniversary this week. CSU’s Center for Public Deliberation marked its first decade at a Nov. 30 reception in the Lory Student Center attended by prominent guests such as Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell and state Sen. John […]