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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.  

COMS Students Recognized by College of Liberal Arts

May 6, 2016


Euni Kim and Danielle Berton, both set to graduate Spring 2016 have been recognized for their outstanding service. 

Celebrating 30 Years of Service!

Apr 6, 2016


Dr. Christine Shea celebrates 30 years of service in the Communication Studies Department at Cal Poly. 

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Cal Poly to Host 14 Universities in Second Western Region Debate Championship, March 4-6

Mar 7, 2016


The Cal Poly Debate Team is hosting the second annual U.S. Universities Western Region Championship, featuring 14 teams from six states, on campus March 4-6.

Green Voices, Edited by Dr. Besel and Dr. Duffy Published

Feb 17, 2016


Green Voices, Defending Nature and the Environment in American Civic Discourse, edited by Dr. Besel and Dr. Duffy, was published by the State University of New York Press earlier this month. 

Two New Courses Offered Spring 2016

Feb 17, 2016


The Communication Studies Department is excited to offer two new courses to the Spring 2016 curriculum. With the addition of two new full-time faculty, the department is able to offer: 

COMS 422 - Rhetorics of Science, Technology & Medicine taught by Dr. Lauren Kolodziejski

COMS 386 - Communication, Media & Politics taught by Dr. Bethany Anne Conway 

COMS Senior Signs With Premier Soccer League of Norway

Feb 17, 2016


Congratulations to Alyssa Gianetti, COMS Senior, for signing with Norway's premier soccer league, Arna-Bjørnar of Toppserien.

Student Paper Accepted to Research Symposium

Feb 17, 2016


Communication Studies senior, Euni Kim has had her paper title, "Is Orange Really the New Black?: Potentially Progressive Television for Women and Sexual Minorities" accepted to the Western Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

Faculty Present at NCA Conference in Las Vegas

Dec 31, 2015


Communication Studies faculty presented or contributed to the following topics and presentations:

Annual Banquet

Jun 3, 2015


Last Friday, May 29, the Communication Studies club held the Annual Spring Banquet at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Amidst cocktails, dinner, and dancing, Departmental Awards, Academic Honors and Scholarship awardees were announced.

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