May 11, 2018
Oct 11, 2017
Learn more about the COMS faculty and students and what they have been up to this year!
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.
Jun 6, 2017
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.
Feb 17, 2017
Learn more about the COMS faculty and what they have been up to this year!
Dec 13, 2016
Chris Santini, Communication Studies Senior, earned first-team all-Big Sky honors.
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.
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.