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Alumnus Shares How a Communication Studies Degree Benefits His Career

Clint Sanders '07 speaks to student audience at Schieffer College event.

The Department of Communication Studies celebrated its Gorvetzian Family Speaker Series with alumnus Clint Sanders ’07. A generous gift from Ken and Lori Gorvetzian brings TCU communication studies alumni to campus to share how they use communication knowledge in their career. Sanders was scheduled to speak in March 2020, but the event was canceled due… Read more »

Gorvetzian Family Speaker Series Scheduled for March 15

A headshot of Clint Sanders, TCU Class of 2007.

The Department of Communication Studies welcomes Clint Sanders ’07 as the guest for the 2022 Gorvetzian Family Speaker Series for Communication Studies. Sanders was scheduled to speak in 2020, but due to the pandemic, the event was canceled. Sanders is currently the Senior Director for Support Services at Texas Health Southwest in Fort Worth. The… Read more »

Seniors to Compete in Oratorical Contest of the Battle of Flowers

It’s back to the battle for Carrie Moore and her students. Senior Lily Gould, a communication studies major from Lake Forest, Ill., and Hailey Janysek, a communication studies and criminal justice major from La Vernia, Texas, will compete Feb. 25 at the 97th annual Oratorical Contest of the Battle of Flowers. Moore, a communication studies instructor,… Read more »

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 »