Department of Communication Studies

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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...

Communication Studies Students and Alumni Win Several IBNA Awards
Two groups of UNI students and several UNI alumni 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...

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...