A Semester at Sea, a Book, and a True Voyage of Discovery

Associate Professor Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager recently returned from a unique semester abroad. She was on Semester at Sea (SAS), a program that takes students and faculty around the world together. A voyage of discovery Khrebtan-Hörhager is a Global Scholar/Intercultural Specialist for the Institute for Shipboard Education, which manages SAS. On each SAS voyage, college students from […]

Comm studies undergraduates win awards at annual research showcase

CSU’s Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) is an annual event that showcases the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students across various disciplines. The showcase culminates in a closing ceremony that recognizes all participants and honors award winners. This year, CURC’s showcase was held on Thursday, April 20. Out of over 500 CSU students, three […]

Ten new students named to renowned national honor society

Ten exceptional undergraduate Communication Studies students were awarded last month with inductions into CSU’s Mu Sigma Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the undergraduate honor society of the National Communication Association.   Lambda Pi Eta is a prestigious organization that requires high academic marks and commitment to the field of communication of its student members throughout their […]

Returning to an in-person Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference

From April 12 to 15, the annual Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference convened in Denver. It was the first in-person SCMS Conference since 2019. Many faculty and graduate students from the Department of Communication Studies attended to present their research and learn from other media and film studies scholars from around the […]

“Communicating the Other across Cultures: From Othering as Equipment for Living, to Communicating Other/Wise”

Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager’s new book published by University of Michigan Press Associate Professor Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager’s book Communicating the Other across Cultures: From Othering as Equipment for Living, to Communicating Other/Wise is being published in November 2023. Communicating the Other across Cultures is available for preorder now. About the book: Communicating the Other across Cultures exposes how we […]

Communicating in the courtroom

“My Communication Studies degree has really given me an edge when it comes to trial work,” Schenk says. “Some of my favorite classes were Studies in Persuasion and Advanced Public Speaking, which taught me both the psychology and practical skills behind being a great presenter. Understanding what persuasive techniques work and why, and appreciating the ethical implications behind our speech has given me a level of comfort in court and in front of juries that I know I wouldn’t have without my degree.”