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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

"Is Orange Really the New Black?"

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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Spring Awards Banquet 2015

May 19, 2015

COMS banquet at SLO Golf Course

Join your fellow communication studies students and faculty for an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and awards! 

Where: San Luis Obispo Golf & Country club, 255 Country Club Drive, San Luis Obispo

When: Friday, May 29 (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Tickets: $25 for members/$35 for non-members

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News 2015

May 14, 2015

Jeremy Teitelbaum

Jeremy Teitelbaum presented a paper titled "Diversity and Inclusivity in Classroom Projects" at the 18th International Academic Conference on August 26th in London, United Kingdom. The paper was developed from work done in a Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology workshop.

Dr. Lorraine Jackson

Dr. Lorraine Jackson and student Carolin Eicher presented research titled Teen Monologues: Promoting Sexual Health Education Through a Teen Theatre Outreach Project at the 25th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference in San Diego, CA March 30 - April 3. Their research was conducted in the San Luis Obispo area with help from Francine Levin of CAPSLO.

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News 2014

May 14, 2015

Department Represented at National Communication Association's 100th Annual Convention

The department was well represented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, held November 20-23, 2014 in Chicago.

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News 2013

May 14, 2015

Fall Dean's List Honors

Congratulations to the following Communication Studies majors who were recently honored for making the fall 2013 Dean’s List:

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