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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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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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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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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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Lambda Pi Eta 2017-2018 Induction Ceremony

Oct. 24, 2017—The Delta Psi Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta held its 2017-2018 Induction Ceremony last week. Vanderbilt’s Department of Communication Studies is proud to welcome Mirah Alix, Colleen Guerry, Lauren Hamrick, Kara Katona, Cutler Klein, Apurva Kunte, Rachel Labarre, Lyndi McIntyre, and Kennedy Sapp into its prestigious honor society. Lambda Pi Eta seeks to foster interest...

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What women’s right to vote means in a Trump era

Aug. 28, 2017—In a recent interview with Rewire, Bonnie Dow, Professor of Communication Studies and Dean of Humanities, discusses suffrage, Women’s Equality Day, and the current political environment in the United States: Rewire: Can you describe the women’s suffrage movement in the late 1800s? Bonnie Dow: Most historians would say it started in 1848 because that’s when there was the...

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