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Communication Experts on the Radio!

Recently, Debate Director Phil Sharp, debate team captain Joshua Nelson, and Associate Professor of Communication Studies Amy Pason were featured on local news program, “Nevada Outlook” on KOH AM 780.  They were interviewed for a special report titled “Communication Breakdown.”  They responded to a variety of questions related to how political discussion has become more … Continue reading Communication Experts on the Radio!

Communication Studies Recognizes Award Winners!

The end of this academic year has been a successful one for our faculty and students who were recognized for their achievements this year. Daniel Lang (Communication Studies minor) was recently awarded a prestigious scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Chinese this summer in Xi’an, China. The award is part of the … Continue reading Communication Studies Recognizes Award Winners!

Dr. Sarah Blithe granted tenure and promotion

Dr. Sarah Blithe has recently been granted tenure by the Board of Regents and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.  Dr. Blithe has received numerous awards on her research in gender issues in organizations, and has recently gotten a contract for a book about organizational issues in Nevada’s brothels. Congratulations to Sarah on … Continue reading Dr. Sarah Blithe granted tenure and promotion

Undergraduate Students Inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

On March 15, 2018,  13 students were recognized and inducted into the Sigma Mu Chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Studies National Honor Society.   New inductees include: Emily Akers, Evan Alanis, Caitlin Book, Vanda Chau, Joseph Friedrich, Camille Hill, Tricia Kamaumu, Helga Martell, Marvin Martinez, Molly McFadden, Kwincie Ramirez, Raina Sweeney, and Remington Valdivia. … Continue reading Undergraduate Students Inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

Communication Studies Graduate Student wins Dean’s Merit Scholarship

Incoming MA student, Marie Perez Navarro has been awarded the Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholarship for newly admitted graduate students is a one-year award in the amount $10,000.  Congratulations to Marie!

Faculty in Scholarship and Leadership roles at WSCA 2018 Conference

Faculty in the Department of Communication Studies will travel to Santa Clara on February 16-19, 2018 to participate in the annual Western States Communication Association conference.  Act this conference, faculty are both active in presenting scholarship and in leadership roles in the association. Assistant Professor, Dr. Robert Gutierrez-Perez, will be participating in a roundtable discussion … Continue reading Faculty in Scholarship and Leadership roles at WSCA 2018 Conference

Faculty and Graduate Students Presenting at the National Communication Association Convention

In November 2017, faculty and graduate students will be presenting their research and current projects at the National Communication Association convention in Dallas, TX. Dr. Sarah Blithe is presenting a co-authored project:  “Thinking Through the Legacy of Sex Work: Life Stories of Former Legal Prostitutes” for the Ethnography division with graduate student, Breanna Calvin.  Calvin … Continue reading Faculty and Graduate Students Presenting at the National Communication Association Convention

Dr. Hanchey wins Dissertation Award

Assistant Professor, Dr. Jenna Hanchey, will receive the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Critical and Cultural Studies division of the National Communication Association and the annual convention this November in Dallas.  Hanchey’s dissertation work looked that international aid and nonprofit organizations working in Africa. Dr. Hanchey recently earned her PhD from the University of … Continue reading Dr. Hanchey wins Dissertation Award

Recent Faculty Publications on spirituality, myth, and activism

Assistant Professor, Robert Gutierrez-Perez has recently published articles centering on issues of spiritual activism, actual spirits, and the storytelling surrounding them. “Bailando Con Las Sombras: Spiritual Activism and Soul Healing in the War Years” is co-authored with Dr. Luis Manuel Andrade and is published in Qualitative Inquiry. By utilizing performative writing and personal narrative, this poetic essay dives into … Continue reading Recent Faculty Publications on spirituality, myth, and activism

Recent Faculty Publications

Research faculty in the Department of Communication Studies have been busy with publishing articles.  Over Spring/Summer 2017, the following have been published: Dr. Sarah Blithe continues to work on her research related to legal brothels in Nevada with this article in Human Relations: Blithe, S.J. & Wolfe, A. (2017). Embracing Opportunities for Work-life “Balance” in … Continue reading Recent Faculty Publications