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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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University Awards and End of the Year Celebration

Jun 14, 2019

As the 2018-2019 academic school year comes to a close, Communication Studies faculty and students take time to celebrate some notable department achievements.  

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Coms Students Collaborate on Sea Otter Savvy Program

Jun 13, 2019

Communication Studies students in Jeremy Teitelbaum's Small Group Communication class (Coms 217) worked on a class project with the Community Active Wildlife Stewards to improve the Sea Otter Savvy program in spring 2019.  The Program helps communicate the need for responsible wildlife viewing of these adorable but fragile creatures.

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Debate Team Finishes Competition Season Strong

Jun 12, 2019

The Cal Poly Debate Team finishes the 2018/2019 competition season with a strong record of success.

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Coms Day of Service at Transitions - Mental Health

Jun 10, 2019

The COMS Department Social Events Committee was established in Fall 2018, with Dr. Leslie Nelson and Dr. Andrea Terry serving as Co-Chairs and Dr. Lauren Kolodziejski, Dr. Ritch Woffinden, and Dr. Anuraj Dhillon serving as committee members. Recently, the Social Events Committee partnered with Transitions - Mental Health Association (TMHA) for the committee's 1st annual "Day of Service" on June 7, 2019. 

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Dr. Duffy & Dr. Besel’s Research Published in Edited Book

Jun 6, 2019

Communication Studies Professors Dr. Duffy and Dr. Besel recently published several research chapters in a new book issued by Michigan State University Press titled The Handbook of Research on Black Males: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Multidisciplinary.


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