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!

Comm 211 Cultural Rituals and Halloween Pumpkins

Communication Studies Intercultural Communication students in Dr. Chuck Braithwaite's COMM 211 class created Halloween pumpkins while discussing cultural rituals via live video link with students at YeditepeUniversity in Istanbul, Turkey. UNL students are pictured left to right: Ashley Collins, Abby Bierle, Riley Kalb, Matt Balascak, Jake Rock, Cooper Christancy, and Coren Fielder.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dr. Diana Carlin Pierron was the keynote speaker Monday evening, September 19 on the subject: The 2016 Presidential Race: Voter Anger, History Making, the Debates, and What it All Means--Well, Maybe." Diana is a national expert in Presidential debates and founder of DebateWatch. She spoke to a crowd of 400 and helped them prepare for the upcoming 2016 presidential debates. Diana is a 1985 doctoral graduate from our department.