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Welcome New Faculty Member Bohyeong Kim

Aug. 23, 2018—The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to welcome Bohyeong Kim to our faculty. Professor Kim joins us by way of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she earned her Ph.D. in 2018. Professor Kim’s research explores digital media and culture, financialization, cultural economy, and the cultural Cold War, with particular emphasis on Korea and East Asia. Her...

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Vandy Debate Hosts Irish Debate Tour and Public Debate

Apr. 20, 2018—The Department of Communication Studies and the Vanderbilt Debate Program recently hosted Ireland’s top college debaters, who toured the United States in March and April. Wednesday, March 28, offered an Exhibition Debate between the Irish and our own Vandy Debaters. The debate took place in the First Amendment Center Auditorium, 6:00-7:30, and was open to the...

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Spring 2018 Houston Contest Winners

Apr. 18, 2018—The Spring 2018 Frank K. Houston Public Speaking Contest took place on Tuesday, April 17. Thanks to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this semester’s winners: Mary Catherine Cook (1st place) Lin Reish (2nd place) Samantha McCormick (3rd place) Videos of their speeches and of all the speeches at this semester’s contest can be...

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Vanderbilt Debate Team Receives National Honors

Mar. 22, 2018—The 2017-2018 intercollegiate debate season has officially ended with Vanderbilt debaters receiving National Honors. The Cross Examination Debate Association named senior Kaylee Kohlmaier as one of the 2018 National Debate Scholars. Kohlmaier is a varsity debater who has been a member of the debate team for all four years of her undergraduate career at Vanderbilt....

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Fall 2018 Courses in CMST

Mar. 12, 2018—Below are the courses offered in CMST for Fall 2018. For more information, log into YES and search “cmst” in “class search.” For details on how these courses relate to parts of the CMST major, click here. CMST 1002: Introduction to Communication Studies-01 MWF, 09:10a – 10:00a Travers, Courtney C. CMST 1002: Introduction to Communication Studies-02...

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Vandy Debate in the Great Debate 2018

Feb. 23, 2018—To draw attention to broad national issues including criminal justice, civil disobedience and the ethics and the current administration, The Reclamation Center, Inc. and Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church have joined forces to present “The Great Debate – Nashville” on Saturday, February 24, 2017; 1 p.m. at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church located at 2334...

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Neil Butt Named Debate Director of the Year

Feb. 20, 2018—Dr. Neil S. Butt, Director of Debate at Vanderbilt University, recently received the honor of Director of the Year by District 6 of the National Debate Tournament (NDT) and the Southeast Region of the Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA). This award recognizes esteemed directors of debate from southern states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina,...

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Prof. Jeff Rice on Authentic Craft

Feb. 9, 2018—On Thursday, February 8, Professor Jeff Rice of the University of Kentucky spoke to students and faculty about his work on the “craft” movement in food, beverages, and lots of other stuff. Jeff Rice is Professor of Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky. His interests include new media, critical theory, pedaoggy, rhetoric...

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Fall 2017 Houston Contest Winners

Nov. 29, 2017—The Fall 2017 Frank K. Houston Public Speaking Contest took place on Tuesday, November 28. Thanks to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this semester’s winners: Veronica Smith (1st place) Sasha Pines (2nd place) Zachary Buchta (3rd place) Videos of their speeches and of all the speeches at this semester’s contest can be found here.

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