Skip to main content

Author

2018 Lambda Pi Eta Induction Ceremony

Oct. 25, 2018—The Delta Psi Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta held its 2018-2019 Induction Ceremony this week. Vanderbilt’s Department of Communication Studies is proud to welcome Jackson Dunn, Brandon James, Marissa Luchs, Kencell Nixon, and Hannah Waters into its prestigious honor society. Lambda Pi Eta seeks to foster interest in the study of communication and prepare communication...

Read more


Professor M.L. Sandoz Promoted

Oct. 16, 2018—Congratulations to Professor M.L. Sandoz, who was recently promoted to the rank of Principal Senior Lecturer. Professor Sandoz is the first faculty member in Communication Studies to earn this rank. This is a much-deserved recognition. Professor Sandoz has taught at Vanderbilt for over 25 years. In that time, she has coached the Vanderbilt Debate team...

Read more


CMST Special Topics: Social Media & Everyday Life

Oct. 8, 2018—In Spring 2019, CMST will offer a new course on social media, taught by new faculty member Bohyeong Kim. Below are the details. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Professor Kim. CMST 3890: Selected Topics in Communication Studies – Social Media & Everyday Life MWF, 01:10p – 02:00p Kim, Bohyeong...

Read more


Spring 2019 Courses in CMST

Oct. 8, 2018—Below are the courses offered in CMST for Spring 2019. 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 1001: Commons iSeminar – Immers Exp Study Pres Politics W, 02:10p – 04:00p Travers, Courtney C. | Koch,...

Read more


Sports & Society in CMST

Oct. 3, 2018—This past year, Vanderbilt University launched its Sports & Society Microgrant Program, designed to engage the campus in investigating how sports and society impact each other across a variety of disciplines. John Koch, senior lecturer of communication studies, has been awarded one of these Sports & Society microgrants. His proposal explores “Sports and Political Agency in the...

Read more


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...

Read more


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...

Read more


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...

Read more


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....

Read more


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...

Read more