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.
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 Lorde, and Harvey Milk.
May 6, 2016
Euni Kim and Danielle Berton, both set to graduate Spring 2016 have been recognized for their outstanding service.
Apr 6, 2016
Dr. Christine Shea celebrates 30 years of service in the Communication Studies Department at Cal Poly.
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.
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.
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
Feb 17, 2016
Congratulations to Alyssa Gianetti, COMS Senior, for signing with Norway's premier soccer league, Arna-Bjørnar of Toppserien.