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Rhetoric Society of America Project a Success!

Co-Organizers Lynda Walsh (English), Cathy Chaput (English), and Amy Pason (Communication Studies) hosted the first ever Rhetoric Society of America Project at UNR over May 20-23.  The impetus of the Project was to have rhetoric scholars from around the country come to UNR to think about community/university relationships and how universities work with the community … Continue reading Rhetoric Society of America Project a Success!

New Lecturer/Assistant Debate Coach Hired

The Department of Communication Studies will welcome Benjamin Krueger as Lecturer and Assistant Debate Coach  beginning in Fall 2019. Dr. Kruegar previously taught at Northern Arizona University and brings experience teaching courses from across the discipline and has a passion for debate coaching.

Gutierrez-Perez Edits Border Lines Journal

Dr. Robert Gutierrez-Perez recently edited the latest volume of Border Lines, the journal sponsored by the Latino Research Center at UNR. “Border-Lines” is a refereed journal that contains articles, poetry, prose and testimonials, both in English and Spanish, that embrace transformational and intersectional politics in research with and for Latinx communities and interlocutors.  The focus … Continue reading Gutierrez-Perez Edits Border Lines Journal

Undergraduate Student End of the Year Award Recipients

Caitlin Book was recognized at the College of Liberal Arts end of the year award ceremony as the Outstanding Graduate of the School of Social Research and Justice Studies.  Cailtin was recognized from among students from the departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Communication Studies (that comprise the School).  Caitlin’s professors recognized her excellence in … Continue reading Undergraduate Student End of the Year Award Recipients

College of Liberal Arts Service Award

Dr. Amy Pason, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, received the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Award for Service.  This award was in recognition of Dr. Pason’s work in developing the current undergraduate curriculum in the department and chairing numerous hiring committees, her service on college and university committees (CLA Courses and Curriculum … Continue reading College of Liberal Arts Service Award

MA Student Finalist in the 3 Minute Thesis Presentations

Tandace Crane is a finalist in the 3 minute thesis presentation competition sponsored by the Graduate School.  Students are challenge to present the results of their thesis in 3 minutes and using just one powerpoint slide/visual.  Tandace is one of eight finalists to present on her thesis:  “Religious Stigma: A Peculiar People” advised by Dr. … Continue reading MA Student Finalist in the 3 Minute Thesis Presentations

UNR Welcomes Basic Course Director James Cherney

Dr. James Cherney has accepted an offer to be the department’s new Basic Course Director. He joins the faculty as a tenured associate professor, bringing with him a considerable record of scholarship that includes the highly-influential essay “The Rhetoric of Ableism” (published in Disability Studies Quarterly) and the forthcoming book Ableist Rhetoric: How We Know, … Continue reading UNR Welcomes Basic Course Director James Cherney

Dr. Sarah Blithe honored with the Thornton Peace Prize

Dr. Sarah Blithe will receive this year’s Thornton Peace Prize. This award, given annually, recognizes an individual or group from the university community who exemplifies by word or deed that use of force is not an acceptable means for settling disputes. As this year’s winner, Sarah will be honored at the Honor the Best ceremony … Continue reading Dr. Sarah Blithe honored with the Thornton Peace Prize

Dr. Jimmie Manning wins Mid-Career Award

Dr. Jimmie Manning will receive this year’s John T. Warren Mentorship Award from the Central States Communication Association at their annual convention next week. This award recognizes a mid-career scholar who exhibits some of the many virtues John himself exuded as a mentor, scholar, and engaged member of the discipline. To that end, recipients must … Continue reading Dr. Jimmie Manning wins Mid-Career Award

Manning Recognized for Top Paper and Research for Central States Communication Association

New department chair and Full Professor Jimmie Manning will be  recognized for achievements in research at the Central States Communication Association Convention (April 3-7 in Omaha, Nebraska).  Dr. Manning is finishing his term as that association’s Executive Director and has been active in shaping different interest groups in the association. The Sexual Orientation and Gender … Continue reading Manning Recognized for Top Paper and Research for Central States Communication Association