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Summer 2019 Classes in CMST

May. 6, 2019—This summer the Department of Communication Studies is offering three sections of CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking: Maymester, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II. If you’re in Nashville, Public Speaking is a great summer course option. The fundamental communication skills developed in CMST 1500 are beneficial for all intended careers, and the condensed...

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Spring 2019 Houston Contest Winners

Apr. 11, 2019—The Spring 2019 Frank K. Houston Public Speaking Contest took place on Tuesday, April 9. Thanks to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this semester’s winners: Max Raphael (1st place) Cassidy Kortze (2nd place) Devon Shewell (3rd place) Videos of their speeches and of all the speeches at this semester’s contest can be found...

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April 11: Meet, Greet, & Eat with Bob Kaiser

Mar. 28, 2019—Join us Thursday, April 11, 12:00–1:30, for lunch and discussion with Bob Kaiser, long-time political journalist for the Washington Post. Hear about his experience reporting on some of the most pivotal events in American political history. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie Covington <stephanie.a.covington@vanderbilt.edu> by April 8. When: Thursday, April 11, 12:00–1:30 (drop...

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New Internships Available

Mar. 26, 2019—DEVENEY’s 2018 Summer Scholar Program 12-week paid internship that offers an exceptional student or recent graduate the chance to work hands-on in an award-winning integrated marketing agency. The chosen candidate will receive a competitive honorarium, housing assistance and transportation costs to and from New Orleans. This is a full-time position. A minimum 3.0 GPA and...

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Meet, Greet, & Eat with Jen Duck, editorial producer at CNN

Mar. 1, 2019—Join us Tuesday, March 12, 11:30–1:30, for lunch and discussion with Jen Duck, editorial producer for Anderson Cooper 360. Hear about her experience in television news, about pursuing a career in the media, and about the rise of “fake news.” Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie Covington <stephanie.a.covington@vanderbilt.edu> by March 7. When: Tuesday, March...

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Jeff Bennett Named Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellow

Jan. 30, 2019—Congratulations to Professor Jeff Bennett, who has been named to the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a semester-long program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty academic research. Starting July 1, Bennett and two other fellows will work with the Division of Communications to develop a highly...

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Meet, Greet, & Eat with CMST Alums

Jan. 23, 2019—Join us Tuesday, February 19, 11:30–1:30, for lunch and discussion with former CMST students Matt Harper and Tierra Johnson. Hear about their experiences moving from communication studies at Vanderbilt to careers in business and television. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie Covington <stephanie.a.covington@vanderbilt.edu> by February 14. When: Tuesday, February 19, 11:30–1:30 (drop by...

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Documentary Film Screening: Stop the Presses

Jan. 18, 2019—On February 11 at 6pm in the Freedom Forum, the Department of Communication Studies will screen the documentary Stop the Presses (Deborah Kerr, 2018), which tells the story of the shuttering of a family-owned newspaper in Florida and addresses many pressing issues about the state of the press in the U.S. Following the screening, we...

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Librarian Office Hours in CMST

Jan. 17, 2019—Need help with researching your paper? Need help crafting the evidence for your speech? Need help finding a good book, journal, or database for your upcoming project? Stop by Librarian Office Hours in CMST! Every Thursday from 12:00–1:00, Frank Lester, the subject-matter librarian for CMST, will be in the CMST conference room (220 Edgehill). He’s here...

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Fall 2018 Houston Contest Winners

Nov. 28, 2018—The Fall 2018 Frank K. Houston Public Speaking Contest took place on Tuesday, November 27. Thanks to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this semester’s winners: Yolanda Ye (1st place) Douglas Finnegan (2nd place) Tim Rice (3rd place) Videos of their speeches and of all the speeches at this semester’s contest can be found...

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