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Jie Zhuang Awarded TCU Scholarship to Study Vaccine Hesitancy

A photo of a box of vials and several syringes to administer the COVID vaccine.

Jie Zhuang, assistant professor of communication studies, received an inaugural TCU Invests In Scholarship grant to fund research on coronavirus vaccine hesitance. Dr. Zhuang will begin her project in summer 2021. Black Americans and African Americans have been disproportionally affected by COVID-19, suffering higher rates of infection, hospitalization and deaths in comparison to other groups… Read more »

Professor Offers Tips to Safely Enjoy the Holiday Season

A headshot of Kristen Carr, associate professor of communication studies at TCU.

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely alter many Americans’ plans for the holidays this year, causing some people to remain isolated when they are used to being together with friends and family. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise celebrating with individuals in one’s household and avoid gathering in large groups. Therefore, many… Read more »

Class of 2020: Nick Noguez

A headshot of Nicholaus C. Noguez, TCU Class of 2020.

Hometown: Sachse, Texas My degree: Communication Studies My favorite class or professor in the Schieffer College: My favorite class was Communication Theory and was taught by my favorite professor Candy Yang. It is the class that made me want to be a Communication Studies major. Professor Yang later became my research mentor. What I’m doing… Read more »

Learning Through a Pandemic: A View Inside One Schieffer College Classroom

After 10 years of teaching in the Schieffer College, instructor Carrie Moore says teaching her Advanced Public Speaking course this fall is like being the choreographer, director, producer and cinematographer of an event every time she steps into her classroom. That’s because some of her students are learning from Moore in the physical classroom, while others… Read more »

Student Turns Passion for Musicals Into Graduate Research Project

A photo of Laine Zizka posing in her undergraduate graduation cap, which had a "Come From Away" themed message on it.

By Margaux Nersesian, Strategic Communication major, Class of 2021 Student Laine Zizka has turned her passion for musicals into a thought-provoking research project for her master’s degree in Communication Studies at the Bob Schieffer College of Communication. Inspired by her childhood memories of her family’s love of musicals, Zizka says she “never passed up an… Read more »

Senior Wins First Place at Texas Oratorical Contest

A photo of TCU student Michael Brown giving his speech at the 2020 Battle of Flowers Oratorical Contest in San Antonio, Texas.

By Jenni Royston, News and Media Studies major, Class of 2020 Michael Brown, a senior Communication Studies major in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, won first place at the recent Battle of Flowers Oratorical Contest for his speech titled, “A Tiger by the Tail: Tex Hill and the Flying Tigers.” In previous years, Brown… Read more »

TCU Orators to Compete in Battle of Flowers Contest

A photo of Michael Brown, a TCU student competing in the Battle of Flowers Oratorical Contest.

By Jenni Royston, News and Media Studies major, Class of 2020 Two TCU students are headed to San Antonio this month to compete in the annual Oratorical Contest of the Battle of Flowers competition in San Antonio, Texas: Michael Brown and Cage Sawyers. Brown is a senior communication studies and entrepreneurial management double major and Sawyers is double-majoring… Read more »

Putnam Announces Retirement

A headshot of Michael Putnam, a Communication Studies instructor at TCU.

By Desaray Hickombottom, Communication Studies major, Class of 2020 Michael Putnam, a Communication Studies instructor, is retiring after six years at TCU. During his time at TCU, he taught Communicating Effectively; Organizational Communication; and Interviewing. Putnam was an instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington for 20 years before coming to TCU. “Since I… Read more »

Alumna Hosts Schieffer College Students at JPMorgan Chase Headquarters

A group photo of the Communication Studies students who visited JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters.

By Desaray Hickombottom, Communication Studies major, Class of 2020 TCU Schieffer College alumna and Board of Visitors member Elizabeth Jenswold ‘89 recently hosted two dozen Schieffer students at JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s regional headquarters in Plano, Texas. Jenswold, head of human resources for the chief administrative office in the commercial bank, gave students in Communication… Read more »