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COMS Faculty in the News

Oct 11, 2017


Learn more about the COMS faculty and what they have been up to this year! 

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American Association of University Professors

Aug 18, 2017


The events in Charlottesville last weekend prompted the following response from the American Association of University Professors, which we post here as a statement of grave concern by those in the academy.

Communication Studies Student Club

Jun 6, 2017


 
The Communication Studies Student Club was selected as the 2016-2017 CLA Club Council Club of the Year. The club will be formally recognized at the student awards reception next Friday. Congratulations!

COMS Faculty in the News

May 25, 2017


Senior Banquet 2017

The Senior Banquet was held at the San Luis Country Club on May 19. Camille Lethcoe won the department Outstanding Senior Award. Annie Welden won the department Outstanding Academic Achievement award. Camille and Annie were the co-recipients of the department Outstanding Service award. The students selected Dr. Lauren Kolodziejski as the Outstanding Teacher in Major Classes. A faculty committee selected Dr. Vincent Meserko and Dr. Jodie Steele as the Outstanding Teachers in General Education Classes. Dr. B. Christine Shea, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service at Cal Poly, was recognized as was Dr. Cassandra Carlson, who is leaving Cal Poly for a new position at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina.

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COMS Faculty in the News

Feb 17, 2017


Learn more about the COMS faculty and what they have been up to this year! 

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Chris Santini, Communication Studies Senior

COMS Senior Chris Santini Recognized in all-Big Sky Conference

Dec 13, 2016


Chris Santini, Communication Studies Senior, earned first-team all-Big Sky honors. 

Dr. David Askay named a Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Faculty Fellow

Dec 7, 2016


Dr. David Askay was recently named a Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Faculty Fellow. Involvement in the CIE invites students to explore new and creative ideas, promoting ingenuity outside their disciplines. 

The Communication Studies Department Celebrates the Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

Oct 10, 2016


As the Communication Studies Department works with the College and University to increase diversity and inclusiveness across campus, on a national level we join in celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington D.C. 

VISIBLE by Guest Speaker - Dr. Paul Leonardi

Sep 27, 2016


Thursday, October 27th
​4:00 - 5:30 PM
UU 207 (Chumash Right)

 

Visible: How Spying, Eavesdropping and Self-Promotion Can Lead to Innovation in the Digital Age 

New technologies are making people's work increasingly visible. Through the use of communal data repositories people can wee what work their coworkers are doing and through the use of social networking sites people can see with whom those coworkers communicate. This increasing visibility of work and communication has a variety of effects - both positive and negative - on innovation. Through a series of studies of automotive engineers, mobile app designers, bankers, and telecommunications professionals, Dr. Leonardi builds a theory of communication visibility that helps to explain how the increasing social transparency of the workplace is changing organizations and the lives of those who work in them. 

The Communication Studies Department Celebrates Pride Month

Jun 9, 2016


The Communication Studies Department celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month and the accomplishments of advocates such as Elizabeth M. Birch, Larry Kramer, Audre Lordeand Harvey Milk.  

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