Friday, July 21, 2017

Congratulations, Dr. Ángel Maldonado!

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communication Studies Department congratulates Dr. Ángel Maldonado, who successfully defended his dissertation at the University of Utah (his advisor Dr. Kent Ono is to his right in the photo). Dr. Maldonado joins our faculty this Fall.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dr. Kaitlin Phillips

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communication Studies sends congratulations to Dr. Kaitlin Phillips (middle) who defended her dissertation today. Her advisor, Dr. Jordan Soliz, and committee (Dawn O. Braithwaite, Julia Torquati, and Jody Koenig Kellas) were pleased to celebrate her accomplishment).

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Why Taming the Office Bully Isn't Easy

Communication Studies PhD alumna Stacy Tye-Williams and professor Kathy Krone provide very helpful insights about workplace bullying:…

Why Taming the Office Bully Isn't Easy

The advice given to victims of workplace bullying typically either doesn’t help the situation or makes things worse. A new study details why.

Monday, July 3, 2017

During Terminal Illness, Hope Has a Dark Side.

The Department of Communication Studies is proud of the important research on "Communicatively Constructing the Bright and Dark Sides of Hope: Family Caregivers’ Experiences during End of Life Cancer Care" by professors Jody Koenig Kellas, Kathy Castle, alumna Alexis Johnson, and Marlene Z. Cohen of University of Nebraska Medical Center.…/during-terminal-illness-hope-has…/

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Longtime Administrative Assistant is relay coordinator for Tractor Relay Across Nebraska

Communication Studies' longtime Administrative Assistant, Donelle Moormeier, is the relay coordinator for the Tractor Relay Across Nebraska (TRAN). Riders on antique tractors drive across the length of the state for ten days in June. This year, 25 tractors traveled across the state, visiting many communities and highlighting agriculture. In celebration of Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood, Donelle organized a tractor drive around the Nebraska State Capitol on June 10. 152 antique tractors were driven around the capitol. Congrats to Donelle and the Nebraska Antique Farming Association.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Congratulations to Communication Studies Majors and Minors Graduating Saturday and to Today's Doctoral Graduates.

Congratulations to all of our Communication Studies majors and minors graduating Saturday and to doctoral graduates Dr. Nicole Allen, Dr. Jonathan Carter, and Dr. Jamie Downing graduating today, Have wonderful time celebrating and remembering all of your professors, family, and friends who have supported you. We have benefited greatly from your presence here and will watch proudly as your careers and lives develop. We hope you’ll stay actively connected to our community, Top of Form

Dr. Jonathan Carter
Dr. Jamie Downing

Dr. Nicole Allen

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wonderful Years of Intercultural Communication in Action.

Dr. Chuck Braithwaite's Intercultural Communication Global Classroom students were visited by Turkish children from the campus of Yeditepe University in Instanbul, Turkey. Professors Braithwaite and Ayseli Usulata and their students celebrated another successful semester teaching together.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Chancellor Hosts a Dinner for the Cornhusker Speech & Debate team and coaches

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communication Studies is delighted that the Cornhusker Speech & Debate team has their home in our department. UNL's Chancellor hosted a dinner for the team and coaches last night. We deeply appreciate the support of Chancellor Ronnie Green and Jane Green and their enthusiasm and long family history with this important co-curricular activity.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communication Studies Congratulates COMM 495 Senior Capstone Students

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communication Studies congratulates COMM 495 Senior Capstone students on the completion and presentation of their research projects in an April 26th poster session in the Nebraska Union. Well done students and professors Dr. Ron Lee and Jordan Allen.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Honors and Awards Ceremony 2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Communication Studies held our annual Honors and Awards event on April 23rd to celebrate our outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, Speech & Debate students, and faculty. A wonderful celebration of these scholars and community members!

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For a full gallery of pictures visit the UNL Communication Studies Facebook page

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Debate team takes fifth in the nation Lincoln-Douglas debate

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Back Row Left to Right: Zach Hadenfeldt, Jackson Slechta, Colten White; Front Row:Ashley Holland and Britnee Hart
UNL Department of Communication Studies is very proud of the Husker debaters and coach Adam Michael Blood for coming in fifth in the nation Lincoln-Douglas debate at the National Forensics Association national tournament. Congratulations to Britnee Hart for earning a first place/national championship as a novice debater. Congratulations to the team!

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Gretchen Bergquist honored at UNL Research Fair

Congratulations to UNL Department of Communication Studies doctoral candidate Gretchen Bergquist whose poster won an award at the UNL Research Fair for her project: “Investigating Layers of Identity and Identity Gaps in Refugee Resettlement Experiences in the Midwestern United States.”

Donde Plowman, executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, discusses a research project with students during the 2017 Spring Research Fair.

Welcome to our new assistant professor: José Ángel Maldonado!

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is delighted to announce that José Ángel Maldonado will join our faculty as an assistant professor in Fall 2017, focusing on Rhetoric of Identity and Difference. Coming out of the University of Utah program, Prof. Maldonado centers his work in Communication and Rhetorical Theory, Critical and Cultural Studies, Globalization and Neoliberalism, and Transnational Indigeneity, with a particular interest in Mexican Communication Studies. Welcome to Nebraska, Ángel!
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University of Nebraska Speech team continues to impress

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Congratulations to the Cornhusker Speech team for their 8th place finish in the nation at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament. UNL has the significant accomplishments of placing in the top 10 for the 10th straight year and in the top 20 for 22nd straight year. Four Nebraska teams (UNL, UNO, Doane, and Hastings) were in the top 20, showing the important shared commitment to speech and debate in our state’s colleges and high schools.
The Department of Communication Studies is so proud of the student competitors who have been going to tournaments since September and preparing even longer. Congratulations to Director Dr. Aaron Duncan, Assistant Director Dr. Allison Bonander, and our wonderful coaches, Dr. Jon Carter and Dr. Amy Martinelli. Congratulations to Dr. Allison Bonander who won a select New Coach Award from the American Forensics Association.
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The Debate program's national tournament is coming up! Go Big Red!

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!

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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.

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