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Professors Kawamura & Nelson Nominated for Mentor Awards

Feb 7, 2020

Two Communication Studies professors, Ms. Lisa Kawamura and Dr. Leslie Nelson, were honored last week at the annual Terrance Harris Excellence in Mentorship Award Ceremony. The award recognizes Cal Poly staff, faculty, and friends that have made an impact on a current student Poly Rep.

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Coms Faculty to Speak at Annual Teach In

Jan 31, 2020

As part of the university’s continuous commitment to diversity and inclusion, the annual Inclusion Starts with Me Teach In is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. This event is open to the campus community and offers a daylong series of workshops that focus on topics related to equity and social justice featuring Cal Poly educators. 

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Alternative Breaks: Travel & Service Opportunities

Jan 24, 2020

The Cal Poly Center for Service in Action is facilitating service and travel opportunities for students.  Travel locations include alternative break global service trips in both Italy and Nepal with a domestic option of traveling to Seattle. 

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Dr. Adams Featured on Local KSBY News

Jan 17, 2020

Communication Studies Professor Dr. Aubrie Adams was interviewed by local KSBY 6 News to offer expert analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of removing “likes” from Instagram. 

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Drew Gilmore & Eden Peterson Awarded Baker/Koob Grant

Jan 10, 2020

Under the direction of faculty advisor Dr. Leslie Nelson, Cal Poly students Eden Peterson (PSYCH) and Drew Gilmore (COMS) have been awarded a Baker/Koob Endowment for their proposal titled, "Impact of childhood trauma on former foster youths' well-being: The mediating effects of foster parent-child self-disclosure and communication accommodation." 

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Fall 2019 Faculty Activities & Accomplishments

Dec 18, 2019

Congratulations to the Communication Studies Department students, faculty, and staff on successfully finishing the fall 2019 quarter! With our last update this quarter, the Department would like to highlight additional notable activities and accomplishments carried out by some of our faculty this quarter.  

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Debate Team Has Strong Performance in Fall 2019

Dec 7, 2019

The Communication Studies Department is proud to commend the students of the Cal Poly Debate Team for their work during the Fall 2019 quarter.

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Quarter Plus Student Wins Elevator Pitch Competition

Nov 22, 2019

The Communication Studies Department is proud to announce that one of the winners of Cal Poly’s 10th annual Elevator Pitch Competition was Alexandra Joelson, a student who took Coms 101 (Public Speaking) during the most recent Quarter Plus summer 2019 program.

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Coms Faculty Attend 105th Annual NCA Convention

Nov 8, 2019

Communication Studies faculty members head to Baltimore, Maryland next week to attend the 105th Annual convention of the National Communication Association. 


BEACoN Mentorship & Research for Underrepresented Students

Nov 2, 2019

BEACoN is a program funded by the Office of University Diversity & Inclusivity that is designed to provide research and mentorship opportunities for underrepresented students at Cal Poly. 


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