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Communication Studies Revives Annual Public Speaking Competition

The Department of Communication Studies reestablished its annual public speaking competition, Public Speaking Excellence Award. PSEA allows the top speaker from each section of the COMM 10123: Communicating Effectively class to be “recognized for the exceptional skill and hard work that they have displayed over the course of the semester.” Students were nominated by their… Read more »

Paul King Celebrates 42 years at TCU

The Bob Schieffer College of Communication honors Paul King, Ph.D. on his retirement, which concluded a 42-year faculty career at TCU. As a teacher, Dr. King taught argumentation and debate, communication ethics, and the course that became his signature: Listening, which is vital to deliberation and dialogue. “He gave me my last ever final as… Read more »

5 Things @TCUSchieffer: What Makes Holiday Food the Best of the Year

A table full of Thanksgiving food, including turkey, yams and decorative pumpkins.

With the holiday season upon us, the discourse around food becomes commonplace as families and friends converse about and over meals. Based on her Food, Culture and Comm course, we spoke with Debi Iba, Ph.D., about how food is both a product of culture and a culture producer. From our conversation, we came up with… Read more »

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 »