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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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Tennessee’s Campus Free Speech Protection Act

May. 28, 2017—In a recent opinion piece for the National Communication Association, Professor Dustin Wood discusses Tennessee’s recently passed Campus Free Speech Protection Act: Ultimately, the Campus Free Speech Protection Act asks us to individually reflect on an important question: Do I support the free speech of those with whom I disagree—even those whose opinions I find offensive?...

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Join Us! CMST Commencement Reception

Apr. 24, 2017—To all graduating CMST students: Join us! The Department of Communication Studies invites you and your family to a reception in honor of your graduation. When: Thursday, May 11, 4–6 pm (open-house format) Where: Curb Center Atrium, 1801 Edgehill Ave. Who: You, your family members and commencement guests, and CMST faculty Please join us for...

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Spring 2017 Houston Contest Winners

Apr. 19, 2017—The Spring 2017 Frank K. Houston Public Speaking Contest took place on Tuesday, April 18. Thanks to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this semester’s winners: Claire Barnett (1st place) Matthew Austin (2nd place) Max Schneider (3rd place) Videos of their speeches and of all the speeches at this semester’s contest can be found here.

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Spring 2017 Houston Contest, April 18

Apr. 6, 2017—The Spring 2017 Houston Contest will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 7 pm in the auditorium of the First Amendment Center. Students from different sections of CMST 1500 this semester will compete for cash prizes. The Houston Contest is free and open to the public. Information about the contest and videos from past winners can be found...

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