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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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Professor King Named Editor of Women’s Studies in Communication

Nov. 13, 2018—Congratulations to Professor Claire King, who has recently been named editor-elect of Women’s Studies in Communication. Professor King will begin accepting manuscripts in January 2019. Women’s Studies in Communication provides a feminist forum for diverse research, reviews, and commentary addressing the relationships between communication and gender. WSIC invites contributions that advance our understanding of the intersections...

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NCA Recognizes the Department of Communication Studies

Nov. 12, 2018—The National Communication Association (NCA) recently recognized Vanderbilt’s Department of Communication Studies with a Presidential Citation for Service. The recognition comes for hosting the 2018 Doctoral Honors Seminar. The seminar, which took place July 23–26, 2018, on Vanderbilt’s campus, brought together promising doctoral students and distinguished faculty members from across the discipline and around the nation...

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Bohyeong Kim Wins 2018 Cultural Studies and Stuart Hall Foundation Award for Early Career Researchers

Nov. 1, 2018—Professor Bohyeong Kim has won the 2018 Cultural Studies and Stuart Hall Foundation Award for Early Career Researchers. The award comes in recognition of her 2017 article in Cultural Studies entitled, ”Think Rich, Feel Hurt: The Critique of Capitalism and the Production of Affect in the Making of Financial Subjects in South Korea.” The award selection committee had...

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Professor Travers Named Immersion Coordinator

Oct. 26, 2018—Congratulations to Professor Courtney Travers, Senior Lecturer of Communication Studies, who has been named one of sixteen Immersion coordinators for the College of Arts & Science. The inaugural class of Immersion coordinators will represent college faculty across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Each coordinator has been selected because of his or her knowledge, energy, and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Librarian Office Hours in CMST

Oct. 3, 2018—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 Wednesday from 11:30–12:30, Frank Lester, the subject-matter librarian for CMST, will be in the CMST conference room (220 Edgehill). He’s...

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