Communication Studies student crowned National Miss Amazing

This story originally appeared in Source.   Savanah Overturf was nonverbal until she was 4 years old. Now, the 28-year-old Colorado State University student is pursuing a career in public speaking, and reads slam poetry at a Fort Collins coffee shop once a week. Overturf, who is pursuing a major in communication studies with a […]

Professor and student discuss what it means to be an American on Colorado Public Radio

Communication Studies Teaching Associate Professor and filmmaker Usama Alshaibi spoke recently with CSU Film Minor Ivy Winfrey on Colorado Public Radio about what it means to be an American. Usama Alshaibi was born in Baghdad, Iraq and immigrated to the U.S. as a child. “The reason earlier immigrants came here, our mothers and fathers and […]

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 […]

Spring 2021 Commencement

SATURDAY, May 15 @ 10:30 A.M. Watch: Join us for the Department of Communication Studies virtual commencement celebration featuring: Welcome and introduction from Dr. Elizabeth Williams, Director of Undergraduate Studies Messages from CMST faculty, instructors, and ASCs CMST senior speeches Scrolling list of names for graduating Comm Studies seniors Parting words from Dr. Greg […]

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 […]

First Generation Conversations

Every year in late April we host a first generation CMST student reception and invite one or two first generation alumni to share some insights on life beyond CSU. Since we were unable to gather at the end of Spring 2020, but still wanted to make these important connections between students and alumni unfold, we […]

The Rhetoric of (Re)Development

This story is a reprint from the Winter 2019/Spring 2020 College of Liberal Arts Magazine.  Bluebird skies frame the mural-adorned plywood wall that defines the southern border of Swansea Elementary School in Denver. The 700-foot-long wall shields parents, children, and educators from the material effects of sinking a two-mile portion of I-70 below grade. The […]

Study abroad communication opportunities for summer 2019 feature Italy, Spain and South Korea

In Summer 2019, the Department of Communication Studies is offering three education abroad programs in Spain, South Korea, and Italy. These programs offer unique experiences out of the class room while still earning course credit. All programs offer various financial aid opportunities including a $1,000 Communication Studies Education Abroad Scholarship per program. The Frank B. […]

Senior Emily Myler to lead new Communication Studies Club

Emily Myler is a communication studies senior and second-year student at CSU. She transferred from Colorado Mountain College, located in her hometown of Glenwood Springs, after receiving her associate’s degree in Spanish. Myler quickly found her place on campus after joining several campus organizations, including volunteering as a copy editor at the Collegian and becoming […]