Department of Communication Studies

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'Singing lecture' will explore folk songs and the labor movement
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Corey Dolgon, sociology professor at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, will use words and music to explore the role that folk songs play in the U.S. labor movement at his "singing lecture" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the...

Electronic Media Leadership Students in Las Vegas for NAB Show
It's all on Twitter. Follow them at Twitter@UNIMediaLeader and the hashtags #PanthersAtNAB and #MediaLeadership, April 6-9. People can check their pre-Show blog posts at ModernMediaMix.com.

Electronic Media Students and IDS Program Win Cedar Valley-AAF Awards
Three Electronic Media Students and the Interactive Digital Studies program won ADDY awards at the 2014 American Advertising Federation - Cedar Valley regional awards competition in February at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Olivia Hottle won a student...

Academy Award Nominee Lucy Walker to visit UNI for Documentary Film Series
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Documentary filmmaker and two-time Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker will visit the University of Northern Iowa Sept. 29 and 30 to screen five of her works. Walker will screen and discuss the following films, all in Lang Hall Auditorium...

Anelia Dimitrova Receives 9 Iowa Newspaper Association Awards
Anelia Dimitrova, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism, won nine Iowa Newspaper Awards at the the INA 2014 Convention and Trade Show held Feb. 6-7 in Des Moines. Dimitrova, who has taught at UNI since 1995, is also executive editor at...

Katelyn Santy Wins Outstanding Master's Thesis Award
Communication Studies MA graduate Katelyn Santy won the 2014 Outstanding Master's Thesis Award from the University of Northern Iowa Graduate College. Santy's thesis, "Where Loyalties Lie: A Study of Workplace Dissent Through the Lens of Loyalty," received the...

Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker and FoodCorps Founder Curt Ellis, Feb. 24
When Curt Ellis left Iowa after creating the Peabody-winning documentary King Corn, something didn't sit right––and it wasn't just the home-brewed high-fructose corn syrup he'd consumed. Join Curt for a lively multimedia presentation as he shares the journey...

Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Byron Hurt to Lecture and Screen Films, Feb. 11-12
Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt will screen two of his films at the UNI on Feb. 11 and 12.  The first event will feature the film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” at 6:30 p.m., to be followed by a lecture and discussion with Hurt at 7:30 p.m.,...

Communication Studies Faculty Members Recognized for Service to UNI
Ten full-time and adjunct members of the Department of Communication Studies faculty were honored at the Academic Affair Employee Recognition Reception on Jan. 29. The event recognized faculty members for years of service at UNI. Patricia Olthoff-Blank (...

30 Communication Studies Students Awarded BA degrees at Fall 2013 Commencement
Thirty Communication Studies students received BA degrees at the Fall 2013 Commencement program on Dec. 20, 2013 in the McLeod Center. The commencement program also listed 6 candidates for MA degrees from Communication Studies. Communication Studies had the...