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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 »