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:

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!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dr. Alllison Bonander Earned the National Outstanding New Coach Award

Congratulations to Dr. Allison Bonander, Associate Director of Nebraska's Speech & Debate team for earning the national Outstanding New Coach Award from American Forensic Association that will be presented at the national tournament this coming spring.

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.