Department of Communication Studies

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Hamzehee Named 2016 Outstanding New Forensics Coach
UNI Co-Director of Individual Events (Speech Team) Joshua Hamzehee will receive the 2016 AFA-NIET Outstanding New Forensics Coach Award. The award will be given at the national tournament in April 2016. The award recognizes "outstanding new forensics coaches...

Remembering John Burtis
Dr. John O. Burtis, University of Northern Iowa Communication Studies professor, passed away on Dec. 7, 2015 at Hospice Home in Waterloo with his wife Kris and other family members and close friends at his side. He was 60, and had been a professor at UNI...

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....

Dawn Porter to Visit Oct. 5-6 for Clohesy Documentary Film Series
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Dawn Porter, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, will visit the University of Northern Iowa Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5 and 6, to screen two of her works as part of the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series.  ...

Communication Studies Students to Assist on "The Valley on ESPN3" Sports Productions
The University of Northern Iowa will make its The Valley on ESPN3 debut this Friday and Saturday with the UNI volleyball team and its action-packed tournament in the McLeod Center. The initial broadcast will feature UNI taking on the No. 10-ranked...

Electronic Media Students Awarded IBA Scholarships
UNI Electronic Media students Samantha Fickett and Madison Steffen received Electronic Media scholarships from the Iowa Broadcasters Association at the IBA 2015 Summer Convention awards luncheon in West Des Moines on June 25. Several hundred  Several...

UNI Speech Team Finishes 9th at National Tournament
The UNI Speech Team finished 9th in the country at the American Forensic Association - National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Portland. The competition was held at Lewis & Clark College, April 3-6, 2015. The 9th place finish is UNI's highest...

UNI Debate Team Wins National Junior Division Debate Tournament
Junior Communication majors Keegan Bosch and Ingrid Folkers  won the novice division of the National Junior Division Debate Tournament (Novice Nationals) in Kansas City.  The pair ended the tournament with a tournament of 7 wins and 1 loss (which...