Department of Communication Studies

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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...

Can I Play, Too? Gender Equity in the Age of #Gamergate
UNI will host four panelists from the gaming industry and gaming journalism at the Women's History Month Keynote Address: "Can I Play, Too? Gender Equity in the Age of #Gamergate".  The event is Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium...

Speech Team Ready for Another Top Finish at National Tournament
The UNI Speech Team, part of UNI Forensics, is putting in long hours of practice to get ready for the American Forensic Association - National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Portland. The competition will be held at Lewis & Clark College,...

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents 'The Soul Food Museum'
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present an interactive performance that will bring to light the magic, politics and ritual of an African-American Sunday dinner. "The Soul Food Museum" will be performed at 7:30 p....

Director Changfu Chang to Screen Documentary on International Adoption
An 18-year-old Asian woman, born in China but raised in the U.S., embarks upon an emotional journey as she navigates the conflicting worlds of two cultures.  The film Ricki's Promise, a documentary written, directed, and produced by Changfu Chang,...

Faculty Members Win Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award
Bettina Fabos, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, and Leisl Carr Childers, Assistant Professor of History, were awarded the Interdisciplinary Public Scholarship Award from the university for their commitment to UNI and their work on FORTEPAN IOWA...

Documentary Makers Featured on IPR
A Nov. 14 Iowa Public Radio feature highlighted "Sons of Jacob Synagogue," a documentary co-directed by Francesca Soans, associate professor, communication studies, and Robert Neymeyer, historian of the Grout Museum in Waterloo. The film, which was also noted...