CSU Communication Studies Alumni Share Career Journeys and Advice

On February 13, the Department of Communication Studies hosted engaging alumni panels featuring a diverse group of successful Communication Studies graduates at the Lory Student Center. Claudia Perez (’20, Public Affairs Manager at Planned Parenthood), Kale McMonagle (’11 and ’17, Collaboration Director at The Civic Canopy), and Emily Myler (’19, Neighborhood Development Liaison at City […]

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 […]

Graduate students impress with 2023 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Our graduate committee was beyond impressed by the nominations they received this year for the Excellence in Teaching Award at the M.A. and Doctoral levels. Communication Studies graduate students are doing amazing work and are making phenomenal contributions in the classroom! Congratulations to the winners of this year’s awards, Hayley Hasberger (M.A. Student) and Michelle […]

Spring alumni panel features four recent alumni

On March 23 in the Lory Student Center, Xochitl Ramirez Amaro (’20, Campus Advisor at the Denver Scholarship Foundation), Andrea Hernandez (’21, Community Outreach and Engagement Specialist at Aurora Community Connection), Kailey Petro (’19, Public Health Account Executive at Fors Marsh), and Luke White (’18, Partner Manager at Walmart Connect) spoke about their careers and […]

Study with us this summer!

Taking a course during CSU’s summer session offers wonderful benefits such as a significantly reduced course length, small class size, and more. Enrollment opens today! Just head to summer.colostate.edu to learn more. Communication Studies is offering dozens of sections of classes this summer in four-, eight-, and 12-week terms from May 15 through August 6. […]

Queer Memory Project Celebrates LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month October is LGBT History Month, an annual opportunity to celebrate and learn about the historical figures and significant events that built today’s queer community and moved our society toward acceptance. For years the history of these marginalized communities was hidden, overlooked, or even destroyed, but programs like the Queer Memory Project of […]

New CSU alumna launches into the film industry

Transitioning from a high schooler to a professional wasn’t easy for Jennifer, but she credits CSU for providing an environment that supports students through this challenging time. “What made CSU stand out to me was the abundance of resources that CSU programs provided. I also had fantastic professors who not only cared about my academics but my personal well-being,” she says.

“Adding amusement to anxiety: Uses of humor in informal caregiver support groups”

Michelle Matter’s paper published in Communication Quarterly Ph.D. student Michelle Matter has published the paper “Adding amusement to anxiety: Uses of humor in informal caregiver support groups” in Communication Quarterly. Summary from Matter: I analyzed support groups for informal caregivers of people with dementia, in which humor and laughter were fairly common. I sorted the […]