Department of Communication Studies

The UNI Department of Communication Studies is dedicated to providing our students with a variety of experiences inside and outside of the classroom that will help them prepare for a career in a communication-related field.

Our mission is:

  • to assist students in becoming informed, responsible, creative, and critical communicators
  • to enhance student knowledge of, and skill in, the construction, interpretation, and distribution of communication in diverse cultural and global communities
  • to promote theoretical understanding and professional/personal practice of effective and ethical human communication between and within a broad range of contexts and communities.

You can find us in our state-of-the-art facilities in Lang Hall, one of the university's historically significant buildings.

Featured Stories

PR Students are Runners-Up in National Video Contest
Three UNI Public Relations students won a trip to New York City for creating the runner-up video in the PR Council's third “Take Flight with PR” video contest. Brittany Lynn Holthaus, Tobias Henderson, and Kathryn Storey created a short video titled...

UNI Interpreters Theatre Presents "The Inferno"
The UNI Intepreters Theatre presents The Inferno, the fall 2015 main stage production of the UNI Interpreters Theatre. This original play was written with the assistance of a Professional Development Assignment competitively awarded to Dr. Paul...

Roxanne Heimann Wins 2015 Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award
Roxanne Heimann, who is in her 11th year teaching in the UNI Department of Communication Studies, won the Iowa Communication Association's Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award for 2015.  She received the award at the IBA meeting in Decorah, Iowa, on Sept....