Department of Communication Studies

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Bill Henderson Memorial Video
A celebration of Bill Henderson's life was held at UNI on Oct. 23, 2016 (Bill’s birthday).   Dr. Bill Henderson, University of Northern Iowa Communication Studies emeritus faculty member, passed away on October 1, 2016, at around 1:15 a.m., at the Cedar...

CEO and Founder of Happy Medium to Present at UNI
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — On Tuesday Nov. 1, the CEO and Founder of Happy Medium, Katie Patterson, will present at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The “Finding My Happy Medium: From UNI to the Inc. 5000 List” event is presented by the UNI Public Relations...

UNI Interpreters Theatre Presents "Cornucopia"
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present “Cornucopia” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 27; Friday, October 28; and Saturday, October 29, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 Lang Hall. Controversy brews in the faraway...

Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop Returns Oct. 21
UNI's Fast Forward digital media workshop returns on Oct. 21 for its 12th consecutive year. The event continues to bring working professionals to students to help them learn how to get ahead in their careers. Students pick the workshops they want to attend...

Remembering Bill Henderson
Dr. Bill Henderson, University of Northern Iowa Communication Studies emeritus faculty member, passed away on October 1, 2016, at around 1:15 a.m., at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.  Bill had been an emeritus faculty member since his...

Professor Melissa Beall Wins Prestigious Donald H. Ecroyd Award from the National Communication Association
Melissa Beall, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa, recently received the National Communication Association’s 2016 Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. "I am truly...

UNI Alumnus Mike Pasley to Speak about Succeeding in the Entertainment Industry
UNI Alumnus Mike Pasley (2005) returns to UNI September 26 and 27 to talk about how to succeed in the entertainment industry. Pasley is creative director of Digital Twigs, a Los Angeles-based animation studio.  Pasley will give a talk at 8 p.m., Monday,...

Harken Spends Week in USMC Key Leaders Workshop
Communication Studies instructor and Internship Director Nichole Harken spent a week this summer in Quantico, Virginia at the Marine Corps Officer Camp.  She was one of only 100 educators from around the nation invited to attend the USMC 'Key...

Panel: The Role of Journalism and the Mass Media in an Age of Climate Crisis
A panel on the role of journalism and the mass media in an age of climate crisis will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 8:45 a.m. at the Rod Library ScholarSpace (3rd floor) at UNI. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. The panel features opening...

UNI students lead IowaWatch investigative story on speech on college campuses
Nicholas Fisher (English major and executive editor of the Northern Iowan) and Clinton Olsasky (Interactive Digital Studies and Journalism major and Northern Iowan news editor) are the lead authors on an investigative story on speech on college campuses in...