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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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Coms Student Bryanna T. Gay Publishes Original Essay

Oct 24, 2019

The Communication Studies Department is proud to announce that one of our students in the major, Bryanna Gay, has recently had an original essay published in this year’s edition of Fresh Voices: College Composition at Cal Poly.

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Dr. Ramasubramanian Speaks on Race & Inclusion

Oct 20, 2019

The Communication Studies Department was proud to host Dr. Srividya Ramasubramanian for a talk titled “Campus Climate, Racial Microaggressions, and Inclusive Communication: A Dialogue-Based Approach."  The event took place October 15, 4-5pm in Building #7 (ATL). 

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Mentoring Opportunities for Coms Majors

Oct 4, 2019

The Communication Studies Club is partnering with Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication Studies Honors Society, to implement a mentor/mentee program for the 2019-20 academic year. In this program, Coms majors who are further along in their academic program will serve as mentors for students in their first or second years at Cal Poly. 

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Apply for Student Grants to Fund Learn by Doing Projects

Sep 27, 2019

Students interested in conducting hands-on "Learn by Doing" projects can apply for funding provided by the Warren J. Baker and Robert D. Koob Endowment grants. All Cal Poly undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. This funding may be especially helpful for students conducting their senior projects. Students may apply for up to $2,000 for individual projects and $5,000 for collaborative projects. 

Dr. Kolodziejski Receives Outstanding Faculty Award at Fall Convocation

Sep 20, 2019

In starting the new academic school year, the Communication Studies department is honored to celebrate Dr. Lauren Kolodziejski.  Dr. Kolodziejski was the recipient of the 2018-19 Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.  Presentation of her award was given at the Fall 2019 Convocation event with an address given by Cal Poly President, Jeffrey D. Armstrong.  


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