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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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Debate Team Brings Home Championship Titles from California Cup Sweepstakes

May 14, 2015

The Cal Poly Debate Team brought home top honors, emerging with several strong performances at the California Cup, which took place from March 27-29.

Cal Poly Debate Team Garners More Success at Championship Tournament Feb. 21

May 14, 2015

Cal Poly’s Debate Team attended the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association’s Spring Championship Tournament at Moorpark College on Feb. 21. Debaters Brandon Bartlett (English) and Euni Kim (Communication Studies), both in their first year at Cal Poly, placed third at the tournament after arguing the merits of nuclear weapons. Both students were honored among the attendees from colleges and universities across Southern California and Arizona.

Cal Poly Debate Team: Semifinalists at San Diego Invitational Tournament

May 14, 2015

The Cal Poly Debate Team became the only California school to advance beyond the preliminary rounds of the Sunset Cliffs Classic Forensics Tournament, which took place on Feb. 7-8, at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Drawing competitors from across the western United States, the tournament hosted several top schools, along with other state institutions such as UCLA, Pepperdine University and Claremont McKenna College.

Cal Poly Debate Team Members Finish in Final Round of UC Davis Tournament

May 14, 2015

Cal Poly Debate Team members Minnal Kunnan (computer science) and Neeckaun Irani (political science) were finalists at the UC Davis Intervarsity Debate Tournament, which took place Nov. 8-10. Teams from around the Western United States debated a comprehensive range of topics including international relations, social justice, environmental policy, domestic policy, economics, and philosophy. After seven rounds of competition, Cal Poly emerged as the only public university to advance to the final round. Finalists Kunnan and Irani argued that American national security necessitates a reduction of privacy for both American and foreign citizens.

Book Selected by "Choice Reviews On-Line" as One of the Significant University Press Titles for Undergrads

May 14, 2015

The Will of a People: A Critical Anthology of Great African American Speeches, a critical anthology of African American Speeches published by SIU Press. Edited with Introductions by Richard W. Leeman and CLA Communication Studies Professor Bernard K. Duffy.

Bernard Duffy, Communication Studies Professor and Dept. Chair, Selected For Distinguished Scholar Award

May 14, 2015

 Department ChairCommunication Studies Professor and Department Chair, Bernard K. Duffy, is one of two Cal Poly Professors selected by the Academic Senate to receive the 2013 Distinguished Scholarship Award. Duffy, along with Professor Lanny Griffin (Biomedical & General Engineering) will be honored during Fall Quarter 2013.


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