Monday, October 23, 2017

Braithwaite Working on Global Educational Initiatives in Oman

Dr. Chuck Braithwaite is in Muscat, Oman with University of Nebraska-Lincoln's International Engagement and Global Strategies officials working on global educational initiatives. He is pictured here in a meeting with Bader Al Suleimani, Director, External Relations Office, University of Nizwa, Birkat Al-Mouz Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman, discussing Chuck’s global classroom project. The university group is also traveling to the United Arab Emirates.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Castle Presents in Ireland

Dr. Kathy Castle, Department of Communication Studies' Director of Undergraduate Education, gave her presentation celebrating the Pearson Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, for the Association of Business Communication in Dublin, Ireland.

Communication Studies Kelly, Bonander, Hoerl and Graduate Student, Baker, Attend LGBTQ History Dinner

Drs. Casey Ryan Kelly, Allison Bonander, Kristen Hoerl and graduate student Jonathan Baker represented the Department of Communication Studies at the 15th annual LGBTQ History Dinner on October 19th. This was their largest event, celebrating 10 years of the LGBTQA+ Resource Center on UNL's campus. Awards went to State Senators Adam Morfeld and Patty Pansing Brooks for their work for inclusion, and PFLAG as the longest running LGBTQ support institution in Lincoln. The keynote speaker was Ryan Sallans, a trans advocate and UNL alumni. Pictured: Kelly, Bonander & Baker.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blood Named Japp Scholar

The Department of Communication Studies congratulates doctoral candidate Adam Blood, named a Phyllis Japp Scholar. This fund is named for Dr. Phyllis Japp who was a member of our faculty from 1986-2009. The fund is generously supported by valued alumni, faculty, and the Japp family, including the Phyllis and Lyle Japp Endowment. In addition to his excellent scholarship and teaching, Adam Blood is the graduate student coach for UNL’s debate team, part of the Cornhusker Speech & Debate program, and a UNL Graduate Student Ambassador.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Dawn O. Braithwaite and Colleagues on the Book Publication.

The Department of Communication Studies congratulates Dr. Dawn O. Braithwaite, and colleagues Elizabeth Suter and Kory Floyd, on the publication of their book, Engaging theories in family communication, 2nd edition (2018, Routledge).

Dr. Denker Discusses Difficult Classroom Conversations

Dr. Kathy Denker of Ball State University visited UNL today to work with us and talk with our faculty, lecturers and GTAs about the topic of Difficult Classroom Conversations. Dr. Denker talked about her instructional communication research projects on the topic and about some of her own classroom approaches and interventions. Thanks for visiting Kathy Denker!

Bravo Laura Springer

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dr. Seiler Recognized for 45 Years of Dedicated Service to the University

Chancellor Ronnie Green recognized the university's 45 and 50 year employees on stage at his State of the University Address on September 19. Congratulations to Department of Communication Studies’ Dr. Bill Seiler on his 45 years of dedication and service to the university and our department. We recognize especially his outstanding teaching and 21 years as Department Chair.

Dr. Kelly Wins the 2017 Early Career Award

Congratulations to Dr. Casey Ryan Kelly, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, who has won the 2017 Early Career Award from the National Communication Association’s Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division. This award recognizes scholars who have a clear and impressive record of scholarly research and exhibit the potential to contribute significantly to the field. One of his nominators expressed: “In short, Casey Ryan Kelly has accomplished early in his career what many of us strive to finish across a longer time span. He is a superstar critic-theorist. He is eminently deserving.”

Friday, September 15, 2017

Doctoral Candidate Adam Blood Kicks off Communication Studies' 17-18 Colloquium Series

Doctoral Candidate Adam Blood kicked off Communication Studies' 17-18 Colloquium Series September 13. The presentation, titled Arguing About Threats to Loyalty in the Internet Age, featured a discussion on his work with Dr. Ron Lee on loyalty in the age of terror.