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Dr. Conway’s Research Featured in Media Report

Jan 17, 2019

Cal Poly Communication Studies faculty member, Dr. Bethany A. Conway-Silva recently had her research featured in a media report by the Journalist’s Resource, a publication of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.  The article focuses on her 2018 publication in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, which examined the 2014 midterm elections.

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COMS Students & Faculty Present at Annual WSCA Convention

Jan 11, 2019

Communication Studies students and faculty are heading to Seattle next month to attend the 90th Western States Communication Association Convention which takes place February 23-25, 2019.  

Lambda Pi Eta, Coms Honor Society, Inducts New Members

Dec 11, 2018

Lambda Pi Eta, a Communication Honors society, inducted new members this fall!

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Cal Poly Students are Quarter-Finalists in Social Justice Debate Championship

Dec 1, 2018

The Cal Poly Debate Team participated in the Social Justice Debates’ Eastern Championship hosted by George Washington University from Nov. 17-18. Students Ryan Hund, Georgina Bailey, Sydney Adair, and James Hasbany finished the event as quarter-finalists arguing over the motion, "University speech regulations designed to protect racial minorities advance the cause of racial oppression.” Additionally, Mr. Hund and Mr. Hasbany both ranked in the top 10 most skilled speakers in the event’s speaker rankings. Also representing Cal poly were Parker Swanson, Alyssa Manno, the debate program’s director, Chris Skiles, and assistant director, John Patrick. 

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Call for Papers: DePauw University’s National Undergraduate Conference

Nov 27, 2018

Students are invited to submit scholarly papers for presentation at DePauw University’s 45th National Undergraduate Honors Conference.  The conference will take place in Greencastle, Indiana form April 4-6, 2019.

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Student Editing & Publishing Opportunities in Feminist & Queer Studies

Nov 15, 2018

Cal Poly students can apply to join the editorial team of sprinkle, an internationally published undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies.  Applications to join the editorial team are due by 11:59pm on Monday, December 3rd, 2018.

COMS Faculty Attend Annual NCA Convention

Nov 6, 2018

Communication Studies faculty members head to Salt Lake City, Utah this week to attend the 104th Annual convention of the National Communication Association.

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CSU Student Research Competition

Nov 5, 2018

The 33rd Annual CSU Student Research Competition will be held April 26-27 at CSU Fullerton.  

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COMS Alumnus Hosts Health Insurance Event at Cal Poly

Nov 3, 2018

Communication Studies Alumnus, Max Reichardt, is promoting enrollment in health insurance through Covered California. Cal Poly students are invited to attend an upcoming enrollment event. 

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Mentorship & Research Opportunities for Underrepresented Students

Nov 2, 2018

The Communication Studies Department highlights two new programs that provide mentorship opportunities for underrepresented students.


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