Monday, November 28, 2016

Communication Studies welcomed Professors Marianella Fernández and Luz Marina Vásquez from Universidad de Costa Rica

Dr. Chuck Braithwaite's, Costa Rican colleagues came to visit UNL to meet students and faculty and to experience the video class between Nebraska and Costa Rica from the U.S. side. Dr. Braithwaite visited Costa Rica at the start of  this longtime partnership. Professors Braithwaite, Fernández, and Vásquez explored ways to make their instructional partnership even more successful.Dr. Braithwaite is director of COMM 211 Intercultural Communication Global Classroom.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Department of Communication Studies Doctoral Candidate Jonathan Carter Receives 3 Top Paper Awards

Department of Communication Studies doctoral candidate Jonathan Carter had the extraordinary achievement of receiving three Top Paper Awards from divisions of the discipline’s flagship National Communication Association meeting in Philadelphia, November 10-13. He received a Top Four Paper from the Critical and Cultural Studies Division, Top Overall Paper for the Kenneth Burke Society, and the Top Student Paper for the Games Studies Division.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Robert J. Kibler Award was presented to Dr. Bill Seiler at the 2016 National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia.

 President of NCA Dr. Christina Beck with Dr. Bill Seiler
The award was created in 1978 to honor Robert J. Kibler. It was first presented in 1979. The award  recognizes those qualities epitomized by Professor Kibler's professional and personal life. These qualities include dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be, acceptance of diversity and forthrightness.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dr. Angela Palmer-Wackerly to Receive Dissertation Award

Dr. Angela Palmer-Wackerly
Dr. Angela Palmer-Wackerly, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, will receive the Dissertation Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association for her study, “Illness Identity, Social Support, and Cancer Clinical Trials Decision-Making.” The award will be presented at the association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, November 2016.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Kathy Castle Teaching and Technology Award

Dr. Kathy Castle, Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska Department of Communication Studies, has received the Pearson Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology from the Association for Business Communication (ABA). This award recognizes innovative uses of technology to enhance learning and engagement in business communication classrooms. ABA will present the award at their annual international conference in Albuquerque, NM in October 2016 and Dr. Castle is invited to make a presentation of her work at the Association’s 82nd conference in 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Dr. Duncan on the first Presidential Debate and Death Penalty Referendum

Nebraska Today featured an interview with our own Dr. Aaron Duncan on the first Presidential Debate.  Way to go!

Dr. Aaron Duncan was also interviewed in an Omaha World Herald article about language in Nebraska’s death penalty referendum

Carol Tschampl-Diesing: Iowa Journal of Communication

Doctoral student Carol L. Tschampl-Diesing  published her review of “A Communication Perspective on the Military: Interactions, Messages, and Discourses” in the Iowa Journal of Communication (2016, volume 48). 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Community Matters Radio Program

Communication Studies Faculty members from the Interpersonal, Family & Intergroup Communication emphasis are offering a radio series on Communication and Well-Being for KZUM’s Community Matters with Nick Hernandez. Nick visits with community leaders about how we can come together to make our collective lives better. Mondays 11:30 AM Central and will be podcast: As scholars we appreciate the opportunity to contribute our research to the community:

• Communication and Well-Being in Nontraditional Families, Dr. Dawn O. Braithwaite, 2/1/2016
• Storytelling and well-being, Dr. Jody Koenig Kellas, 2/29/2016
• Family Communication, Identity and Worldview, Dr. Jordan Soliz, 3/21/16
• Communication and Chronic Illness, Dr. Kathy Castle, 4/4/2016
• Communication, Well-Being, and Social Support, Dr. Angela Palmer-Wackerly, 4/25/2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dr. Duncan: Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream

Dr. Aaron Duncan recently returned from a very successful 
American Forensics Association National Tournament. 

He also returned a published author of: 
Duncan, A. (2015). Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream
New York, Routledge. 

His book has taken its place of honor in the UNL Communication Studies display case!