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Communication Studies Newsletter 2015

Communication Studies Faculty and Students

News

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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Communication Studies Department newsletter! On these pages, you can see some of the exciting work by faculty and students in our busy department.  

Read Professor Bernard Duffy's letter

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FACULTY UPDATES

Learn about the work and accomplishments of the Communication Studies Department faculty over the past year.

Read more about the faculty

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LEARN BY LIVING

Communication studies Professor Jnan Blau and geography Professor Ben Timms did a summer abroad in Cusco, Peru, with Cal Poly students. 

Read more about summer abroad in Peru
 

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WELCOME LAUREN KOLODZIEJSKI

The Communication Studies Department welcomes a new faculty member, Lauren Kolodziejski!

Read more about Lauren Kolodziejski

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CAREER SYMPOSIUM

The career symposium is an important resource for students to gain real-world experience and insight into the world of work.

Read more about the career symposium

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DEBATE TEAM

With a change in leadership and a new debate format, the Cal Poly Debate Team competed across the nation and finished strong.

Read more about the debate team

Challenging Media Portrayals

CHALLENGING MEDIA PORTRAYALS 

Communication studies students Jessica Ross and Carlye Sani delved deeper into the implications of media portrayals in their Gender and Communication course.

Read more about challenging media portrayals 
 

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INTERNSHIP LEADS TO MORE THAN AN ENHANCED RESUME

Danielle Berton spent summer 2014 working as an intern for the Clinton Foundation in New York City. For three months, she was able to learn and grow as a communication studies major, while experiencing the vastness of New York City and the effects of a foundation as powerful as the Clinton Foundation.

Read more about Danielle Berton's experience

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ALUMNA KIRSTEN BRUNNER

Looking back, Brunner recognizes that she cannot only credit Cal Poly with meeting her husband, but that she would not be where she is today without her undergraduate degree in speech communication.

Read more about Kirsten Brunner
 

Thumbnail - Aaron McKinnonALUMNUS AARON MCKINNON

Open to all possibilities, Aaron McKinnon dreamed of becoming anything from archaeologist to National Geographic show host.  However, the world had a different plan, and in 2013, he graduated from Cal Poly with a communication studies degree.

Read more about Aaron McKinnon

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The breezy sounds of local San Luis Obispo band Fialta are drifting across the nation. The self-professed “Central Coast indie pop” group — including 2011 communication studies alumnus Michael Leibovich — are multi-faceted artists, balancing day jobs with writing, composing and performing music inspired by lifelong learning and the world around them.

Read more about Mike Leibovich and Fialta

givingGIVING

Read more about Nancy South and why she gives, your gifts at work, and how to make an impact by giving back to the Communication Studies Department.

Read more about giving to Communication Studies

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