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Congratulations to Professor Bennett

Dec. 4, 2019—This week, Professor Bennett was published in the Tennessean as a guest columnist, offering an opinion piece on HIV prevention in Tennessee. Congrats, Professor Bennett!

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Congrats to Professor Kim

Nov. 22, 2019—Last week at the National Communication Association Conference in Baltimore, Professor Bohyeong Kim received the Top Paper Award in the Economics, Communication, and Society Division for her paper “Moral Economy of a Foreclosure Auction in South Korea.” The paper tells the story of a group of lay Koreans who studied property auctions together, not necessarily...

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Meet, Greet, & Eat with CMST Alums!

Oct. 7, 2019—Join us Friday, October 18, 12:00–1:30, for lunch and discussion with former CMST students Luke Anapolis, Emily Frost, and Kristen Mosley. Hear about their experiences moving from communication studies at Vanderbilt to various careers. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie Covington <stephanie.a.covington@vanderbilt.edu> by October 15. When: Friday, October 18, 12:00–1:30 pm (drop by...

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New Internships Available

Oct. 1, 2019—Internships, Association for Women in Sports Media We’re accepting applications for our 2020 summer internship/scholarship program and I’d love if you’d be willing to share some information with your students. AWSM is a nonprofit organization founded as a support network and advocacy group for women in sports. We work to promote diversity in sports media. One of our hallmark programs is AWSM...

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Struggles for Suffrage: Past, Present, Future

Sep. 30, 2019—Interested in issues of voting? Disfranchisement? The 20th Amendment? Voting rights in Nashville? Then join us Monday, October 7, 4:10-5:30 pm in the E. Bronson Ingram Great Room. Flyer available here. Panelists Pippa Holloway (Middle Tennessee State University), Tiffany Lewis (Baruch College), and Charlane Oliver (The Equity Alliance) will explore voting-rights advocacy in the past,...

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Jeffrey Bennett shows how much words matter in the treatment of diabetes

Sep. 25, 2019—“The way you think about health and the way you think about medicine has a direct effect on how you understand disease, and as a result, how you treat it,” says Jeffrey Bennett, associate professor of communication studies. “For example, we use a lot of war metaphors when we talk about cancer, but we find...

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Hear from Former CMST Students

Aug. 22, 2019—The Department of Communication Studies has launched a new part of the website featuring testimonials from former students about how their CMST degree has been useful after graduation. You can read those testimonials here. If you are a former CMST student and you’d like to share your story, let us know! We’d love to hear from...

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CMST Welcome Back Brunch!

Aug. 22, 2019—WHEN: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 10:30-11:30 am WHERE: Edgehill Building, 2nd Floor Reception Area WHO: CMST majors, minors, friends, faculty, and others WHAT: Let’s start the new year off right! Join us for a CMST Welcome-Back Brunch. If you’re a major, minor, prospective student, or you are simply interested in the department, drop by...

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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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