Department of Communication Studies

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Communication Studies Students and Alumni Win Several IBNA Awards
Two groups of UNI students and several UNI alumi won awards at the Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA) convention on April 24 in Waterloo. A UNI-TV news broadcast class led by Dr. Joyce Chen and Dr. Anelia Dimitrova won Best Newscast - 3rd Place, 2015 from...

UNI Forensics: Speech and Debate Teams Finish Successful Seasons
The Forensics squads in Debate and Speech have wrapped up very successful 2015-2016 seasons for the University of Northern Iowa. UNI Debate Congratulations to Abbie Shew for being named a 2016 CEDA All American, and Megan Mapes for being named North Central...

Communication Studies Alumni Produce New Iowa Public Television Series: Iowa Entrepreneur
Iowa Public Television has announced that it will be airing a new series, Iowa Entrepreneur. Each of the 13 episodes features two local Iowa businesses and the stories of how their owners overcame personal and financial struggles to find success. Beginning...

The Money Savvy Student, presented by Adam Carroll
UNI Communication Studies alumnus Adam Carroll, who has taught over half a million people about financial literacy, returns to UNI to lead The Money Savvy Student for a Financial Literacy Month event. Carroll will speak Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:...

Elizabeth Becker, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist to Speak on American Intervention
Elizabeth Becker, an award-winning author and journalist, will speak on the topic of American military intervention. Her talk, "Cambodia and American Intervention:  Lessons from History:  The Unintended Consequences of American Intervention Around...

9th-in-the-Nation UNI Speech Team Presents "Spring Showcase"
Check out the 9th-in-the-nation and  BEST in Iowa UNI SPEECH TEAM's "NIGHT B4 NATIONALS" SPRING SHOWCASE on MONDAY MARCH 28 7:30PM in the MAUCKER UNION BALLROOM for FREE! After 4 consecutive years being top-10 nationally and winning over 200 awards...

Marilyn Shaw to Receive the ICA Citation Award
Marilyn Shaw, Communication Studies instructor and coordinator of advising, will receive the Iowa Communication Association's 2016 Citation Award. The ICA Citation Awards is "given each year to a recipient that has consistently demonstrated exceptional...

Barfield Wins Grace Walsh Award
Sadé Barfield, co-director of the UNI Speech Team, received the 2016 Grace Walsh Award at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire tournament.  The award is given to “a coach who has made contributions to the field of forensics or who...

Public Relations Expert Presentation Hosted by UNI PRSSA
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Feb. 23, 2016—The University of Northern Iowa’s (UNI) PRSSA Chapter hosted an event featuring public relations expert, Karmen Johnson, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Johnson flew from Seattle, WA to Cedar Falls, IA to speak on behalf of UNI...

UNI Interpreters Theatre Presents Facing Our Truth
The UNI Interpreters Theatre presents Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege.  Following the murder of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman, The New Black Fest commissioned a group of playwrights to write ten-...