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TCU Orators to Compete in Battle of Flowers Contest

By Jenni Royston, News and Media Studies, 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 in… 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 »

Application Now Open for COMM and STCO Study Abroad Trip

A flyer advertising the Communication Studies and Strategic Communication interdisciplinary study abroad trip to Europe.

By Desaray Hickombottom, Communication Studies major, Class of 2020 Schieffer College students: Are you interested in a spring break study abroad opportunity? The Bob Schieffer College of Communication is heading to Poland, Germany and The Netherlands for spring break 2020. Students will have the opportunity to visit places such as Old Town Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz-Birkenau,… Read more »

Comm Studies Class Hosts Food & Culture Conversation Day

A group of students seated together at Food & Culture Conversations Day.

By Christina Ligi, News and Media Studies major, Class of 2019 This semester, students in the Intercultural Communication class hosted Food and Culture Conversations Day focused on diasporic communities in Africa and how people communicate and reveal identities through food. The “What’s Next?” grant, awarded by Schieffer College Dean Bunton, encouraged Dr. Debi Iba, Communication Studies instructor,… Read more »

Students Explore Complex Definitions of Family in Communication Studies Course

As students head home for the holidays, they will likely be spending large amounts of quality time with their family. For five semesters now, Assistant Professor Kristen Carr has taught Family Communication, a course designed to explore complex definitions of family, family interaction from different theoretical lenses, the role of family rituals, narratives, and storytelling in… Read more »

Communication Studies Professor Wins Early Career Award

Dr. Qinghua “Candy” Yang, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, received the 2018 Association of Chinese Communication Studies Early Career Award at the National Communication Association’s convention this month. This award honors a scholar who is at the early stage of his or her career and has already played an important role in… Read more »

Gorvetzian Family Fund in Communication Studies

This year, the Bob Schieffer College of Communication proudly presents the Gorvetzian Family Fund in Communication Studies. The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Jenswold, Vice President of Human Resources for JP Morgan Chase. The day’s events include: 9: 15 a.m. Fireside Chat and Breakfast 12 p.m. Student come-and-go lunch,  Moudy South 3rd Floor Foyer 5 p.m. Keynote… Read more »

New Article by Dr. Ledbetter and Shawn Redd

Dr. Andrew Ledbetter and 2012 Master of Science graduate, Shawn Redd, of the Communications Studies department have a article in the latest issue of the Western Journal of Communication. The research article is entitled “Celebrity Credibility on Social Media: A Conditional Process Analysis of Online Self-Disclosure Attitude as a Moderator of Posting Frequency and Parasocial Interaction.”

Honors Student Wins Battle of the Flowers

Last month John Biebighauser and Stephanie Milligan competed in the Battle of the Flowers Oratorical Contest. First prize included a cash prize and a ride in the Fiesta San Antonio parade on April 21st. Both students are in the John V. Roach Honors College. Mr. Biebighauser received first prize for the competition. The pair was coached by… Read more »