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Dr. Aubrie Adams Featured on Local KSBY News

Jan 17, 2020


Communication Studies Professor Dr. Aubrie Adams was interviewed by local KSBY 6 News to offer expert analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of removing “likes” from Instagram. 

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Drew Gilmore & Eden Peterson Awarded Baker/Koob Grant

Jan 10, 2020


Under the direction of faculty advisor Dr. Leslie Nelson, Cal Poly students Eden Peterson (PSYCH) and Drew Gilmore (COMS) have been awarded a Baker/Koob Endowment for their proposal titled, "Impact of childhood trauma on former foster youths' well-being: The mediating effects of foster parent-child self-disclosure and communication accommodation." 

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Fall 2019 Faculty Activities & Accomplishments

Dec 18, 2019


Congratulations to the Communication Studies Department students, faculty, and staff on successfully finishing the fall 2019 quarter! With our last update this quarter, the Department would like to highlight additional notable activities and accomplishments carried out by some of our faculty this quarter.  

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Debate Team Has Strong Performance in Fall 2019

Dec 7, 2019


The Communication Studies Department is proud to commend the students of the Cal Poly Debate Team for their work during the Fall 2019 quarter.

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Quarter Plus Student Wins Elevator Pitch Competition

Nov 22, 2019


The Communication Studies Department is proud to announce that one of the winners of Cal Poly’s 10th annual Elevator Pitch Competition was Alexandra Joelson, a student who took Coms 101 (Public Speaking) during the most recent Quarter Plus summer 2019 program.

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Coms Faculty Attend 105th Annual NCA Convention

Nov 8, 2019


Communication Studies faculty members head to Baltimore, Maryland next week to attend the 105th Annual convention of the National Communication Association. 

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BEACoN Mentorship & Research for Underrepresented Students

Nov 2, 2019


BEACoN is a program funded by the Office of University Diversity & Inclusivity that is designed to provide research and mentorship opportunities for underrepresented students at Cal Poly. 

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Coms Student Bryanna T. Gay Publishes Original Essay

Oct 24, 2019


The Communication Studies Department is proud to announce that one of our students in the major, Bryanna Gay, has recently had an original essay published in this year’s edition of Fresh Voices: College Composition at Cal Poly.

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Dr. Ramasubramanian Speaks on Race & Inclusion

Oct 20, 2019


The Communication Studies Department was proud to host Dr. Srividya Ramasubramanian for a talk titled “Campus Climate, Racial Microaggressions, and Inclusive Communication: A Dialogue-Based Approach."  The event took place October 15, 4-5pm in Building #7 (ATL). 

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Mentoring Opportunities for Coms Majors

Oct 4, 2019


The Communication Studies Club is partnering with Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication Studies Honors Society, to implement a mentor/mentee program for the 2019-20 academic year. In this program, Coms majors who are further along in their academic program will serve as mentors for students in their first or second years at Cal Poly. 

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