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

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…

Posted on August 28, 2017 in News & Events


Tennessee’s Campus Free Speech Protection Act

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?…

Posted on May 28, 2017 in News & Events


Join Us! CMST Commencement Reception

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…

Posted on April 24, 2017 in News & Events


Spring 2017 Houston Contest Winners

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.

Posted on April 19, 2017 in News & Events


Spring 2017 Houston Contest, April 18

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…

Posted on April 6, 2017 in News & Events


Mapping Movements & Memories in the Americas

“Mapping Movements & Memories in the Americas” Monday, April 3, 2017, 3–5 pm First Amendment Center Auditorium This symposium will explore how people and groups reinscribe meaning in contested spaces. The event will be both scholarly and interactive. Scholars from different disciplines will present digital mapping projects that explore the intersections of space, meaning, memory,…

Posted on March 21, 2017 in News & Events


CMST Alumni Event, March 27

Please join us for an evening with Communication Studies alumni! Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m., Edgehill Room 225F Featured Alumni Speakers: Dave Pacula – Senior Creative Director, Black River Entertainment Publishing Courtney Kissack – Regional Development Representative II, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta – Department of Communication Studies Honor…

Posted on March 14, 2017 in News & Events


Hear from Former CMST Students

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…

Posted on February 24, 2017 in News & Events


Fall 2016 Houston Contest Winners

The Fall 2016 Frank K. Houston Public Speaking Contest took place on Tuesday, November 29. Thanks to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this semester’s winners: Jonathon Segal (1st place) Eve Moll (2nd place) Miguel Moravec (3rd place) Videos of their speeches and of all the speeches at this semester’s contest can be…

Posted on December 7, 2016 in News & Events


Fall 2016 Houston Contest, Nov. 29

The Fall 2016 Houston Contest will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 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…

Posted on October 27, 2016 in News & Events