Monday, March 20, 2017

Dawn O. Braithwaite Award Initiated

Thanks to Dr. Jimmie Manning's kindness and generosity, Dr. Dawn O. Braithwaite will have the opportunity to announce the inaugural recipient of the Dawn O. Braithwaite Award for Qualitative Research as Chair/Program Planner at next year's CSCA Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Interest Group Business Meeting in Milwaukee! 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

University of Nebraska Speech & Debate Showcase Their Abilities.



The University of Nebraska Speech and Debate team showcased their abilities on March 8 to a crowded room of UNL faculty, students and staff. The presentations had the audience laughing and crying as they become thoroughly engrossed in the dramas presented by the students.

Dr. Mohan J. Dutta, University of Singapore, Shares Groundbreaking Activist Health Communication Research.


The Department of Communication Studies was honored to have Dr. Mohan J. Dutta, Provost's Chair, Professor and Head of the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) visit with us. He spoke to the department and the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Interest Group of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium and the Minority Health Disparities Initiative on campus and shared his groundbreaking activist health communication research.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kathy Castle Health Communication Research

Dr. Kathy Castle, Department of Communication Studies, presented about her mixed methods health communication research to the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Interest Group (QMM) of the UNL Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative, February 6, 2017.


Welcome to the new faculty of UNL Communication Studies!

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communication Studies is very pleased to announce that Dr. Kristen Hoerl and Dr. Casey Ryan Kelly will be joining our faculty as Associate Professors in Rhetoric and Public Culture, starting August, 2017. Dr. Hoerl (PhD, University of Texas at Austin), and Dr. Kelly (PhD, University of Minnesota) are currently members of the faculty at Butler University. Welcome Kristen and Casey!

Dr. Kristen Hoerl
Dr. Casey Ryan Kelly


Monday, February 6, 2017

Cornhusker Speech & Debate hosted the inaugural Jack Kay Swing Tournament this past weekend

Cornhusker Speech & Debate hosted the inaugural Jack Kay Swing Tournament this past weekend here at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jack was our Director of Forensics and then our Department Chair in Communication Studies. His legacy lives on at Nebraska and in all of his students, colleagues, friends, and of course family. Pictured at the awards ceremony, Dr. Aaron Duncan tells the assembled about Jack. We are also working to endow a Jack Kay Scholarship for a Speech & Debate in his honor. Jack Kay will always be a Husker in our hearts.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communication Studies Rhetoric and Public Culture doctoral students proposals accepted to the Midwest Winter Workshop

Congratulations to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communication Studies Rhetoric and Public Culture doctoral students Nicole Allen, Chase Aunspach, Jon Carter, Will Cooney, Ashely Garcia, Jamie Downing, and Jen Rome whose proposals were accepted to the Midwest Winter Workshop held the University of Iowa on January 28th. Thanks to the hosts at Iowa and the rhetoric colleagues who came and shared their expertise. Great road trip!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Dr. Dawn O. Braithwaite quoted in World Herald article.


Dr. Dawn O. Braithwaite, Will Cather Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies, was quoted in a January 3 article in the Omaha World Herald.




Many couples disagree on the thermostat--and there's science behind why.

Friday, December 23, 2016

New Student Enrollment Leaders for Summer 2017






Congratulations to Communication Studies majors Cameron Anderson and Griffin Mims who have been selected as campus New Student Enrollment Leaders for Summer 2017. They will assist new students in their transition to the university, educational opportunities, and academic and co-curricular life at UNL: http://cas.unl.edu/2017-university-orientation-leaders-selected

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Seniors present their capstone projects

Larissa Nakagawa and Communication Studies seniors presented their capstone projects to Dr. Ron Lee, GTA Jordan Allen, and other faculty and students in the Nebraska Union on December 7, 2016. Congratulations seniors!