Department of Communication Studies

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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...

Radio Entrepreneur Mary Quass to Give Keynote Address at 10th Annual Fast Forward Workshop
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "Fast Forward: Ten Years of Building Career Momentum," an electronic media workshop that brings together academics and media professionals, will be hosted at the University of Northern Iowa, Friday, Oct. 3, in Lang Hall. Registration...

UNI to Host Scriptwriting and Film Competition
Your script. A ten-minute film. One of the top film directors in Hungary. Only at UNI.  If you have a story inside you but have never quite had the skillset or the opportunity to produce a film, here is your chance.  This competition is open to ALL...