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Scholarships for COMS Majors

May 20, 2021

Scholarships are available for Communication Studies majors! These scholarships are made possible because of generous donations from alumni and emeritus faculty, and we are grateful for their support of our department and our students. 

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Coms Students Present at SSRIC Research Symposium

May 13, 2021

The Communication Studies Department is enormously proud of our students who recently presented their original research at the 46th Annual CSU SSRIC Social Science Student Symposium (S4). The symposium was conducted in an online format via Zoom on May 6, 2021.

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Coms Honor Society Book Drive Collects Over 300 Books

Apr 22, 2021

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the Communication Studies Honor Society, has concluded their 2021 philanthropic campaign! For their yearly service activity, LPH ran a month-long Book Drive for local schools in San Luis Obispo County. 

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Media Students Present at National Conference

Apr 15, 2021

Students of media studies recently shared the results of their original projects at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which took place entirely online this year April 12 - 14, 2021. The Communication Studies Department is very proud of our Cal Pol students who presented their fantastic projects! 

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Coms Students Present at Winter Research Competition

Mar 13, 2021

The Communication Studies Department is enormously proud of our students who presented their original research this quarter at the Winter 2021 Cal Poly Student Research Competition. Caitlin Lee and Anika Maney both participated in the competition online, February 20, 2021. 

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CLA's 5th Annual Social Justice Teach In

Feb 19, 2021

As part of the university’s continuous commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the annual Social Justice Teach In occurred on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PST over Zoom. This event was open to the campus community and offered a daylong series of workshops that focus on topics related to equity and social justice designed to inform and inspire featuring Cal Poly educators and other professionals.

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COMS Career Symposium Winter 2021

Jan 30, 2021

The Cal Poly Communication Studies Club hosted their Annual Career Symposium this week. The Symposium every year provides an opportunity for students to learn more about ways that they can use their Communication Studies degree after graduation. This year it was a multi-day event to allow students to drop in and out as they had virtual classes. Although organized by the Cal Poly Communication Studies Club, this event is always open to all Cal Poly students. All majors were welcome to attend! 

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Coms Students, Alumni, & Faculty Attend 106th Annual NCA Convention

Nov 19, 2020

Communication Studies students, alumni, and faculty members head online this year to attend the 106th Annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 19-22, 2020. Faculty and students in attendance will be presenting original research, sharing best practices in teaching, participating in academic service opportunities, and networking with scholars.  

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Coms Graduate School Workshop Fall 2020

Nov 5, 2020

Mark your calendars for a special event next week!  The Communication Studies Department in collaboration with Lambda Pi Eta is hosting a Graduate School Workshop next Friday!  

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Coms Student Spotlight: Julianna Quihuiz

Oct 8, 2020

The Communication Studies department is proud to spotlight the fabulous work and service of one of our current students, Julianna Quihuiz, who has recently started a new Club at Cal Poly that promotes Sustainable Fashion.


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