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Resources available to Students
The Advising Resource Center has a complied a list of resources for students to utilize. 
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 1:05pm
2020-2021 Scholarship & Award Winners
Winners of the 2020-2021 Communication Department Undergraduate Scholarships and Award We are proud to announce the recipients of the coming academic year’s awards and we send each one a hearty congratulations! They are: Ashley Chau (top left photo) – Recipient of the Brenna Ilana Berger Memorial Scholarship Jasmine Harris (top right photo) – Recipient of the Brenna Ilana Berger Memorial Scholarship Jade Salmon (bottom left photo) – Recipient of the David A. Williams Undergraduate Scholarship... Read more
Mon, 04/27/2020 - 6:56pm
Can a teen's self-image addiction turn deadly?
Jennifer Stevens Aubrey featured on KGUN9 “It didn’t take long before Hannah says her obsession with self-image started distracting her from school, preventing her from getting a good night's sleep, and hindering her ability to make meaningful relationships… Professor Stevens Aubrey believes these behavior patterns can prove to be very negative for the youth.” Read more here: With an emphasis on gender and child... Read more
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 9:37am
Recipients of 2019-2020 Brenna Ilana Berger Scholarship
This year’s undergraduate student recipients of the Brenna Ilana Berger Memorial Scholarship are Jade Salmon and Ryan Bravin. Jade is a senior who in addition to majoring in Communication, is also majoring in Psychology and French and is involved in communication research as a member of Professor Jennifer Stevens Aubrey's research team studying media.  Jade's name frequently appears on the Dean's List for academic achievement at the end of each semester.  Ryan is a senior majoring in... Read more
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 5:38pm
Meet the new Public Relations faculty!
UArizona Communication's launch of the Public Relations minor has been long awaited by students of all areas who wish to bridge communication and the business world. To support that minor a number of new Public Relations courses had to be developed. With a new curriculum comes the need for new faculty members with a high level of experience and expertise in the area of Public Relations. In August of 2019, we welcomed four such faculty into our growing Communication Department here at UArizona.... Read more
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 5:01pm
Ben's Bells Founder Researching Kind Communication
University of Arizona alumna Jeannette Maré founded Ben's Bells in 2003. This fall, she returned to school to study kindness in the Department of Communication with Professor Kory Floyd. She plans to research how best to equip people with the skills they need to practice kindness during difficult conversations. She was featured on UA News and KGUN 9. UA News: KGUN 9 News: Read more
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 3:07pm
TRELLIS ADVISE | Student Advising Platform
Starting November 27, 2019, Wise Advising will no longer be used to schedule advising appointments. Students will soon be able to use a simple and modern interface to book appointments with their advisors through a new advising platform. With Trellis Advise, students will now be able to see their assigned advisors upon logging in. Additionally, this new platform is user-friendly and will allow current and former undergraduate students to conveniently manage and schedule an appointment or view... Read more
Fri, 11/22/2019 - 10:05am
Dr. Floyd an ICA Fellow
Dr. Kory Floyd was inducted as an ICA Fellow at the organization’s annual conference in May. Fellow status in the International Communication Association is primarily a recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the broad field of communication. This is among the most prestigious honors given by organization, representing excellence across a career of research. It is reserved for elite scholars who have made significant and enduring contributions to the field. Only 3% of ICA... Read more
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:29pm
Doctoral candidate Alice Fanari selected for award by The Center for Compassion Studies
Doctoral candidate Alice Fanari has been selected for the 2019-2020 Contemplative Research and Social Transformation Award. Alice, originally from Italy, is interested in intercultural communication and instructional communication. Her current areas of study focus on the phenomenon of reverse culture shock and the communication process associated with students' (re)adjustment after studying abroad, and on the unique experience of International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) in the U.S. classroom,... Read more
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 9:42am
Graduate Students Give Course on Intro to Communication for UA Prison Education Project
A group of ten of our Communication graduate students are involved in presenting communication course to inmates at the Whetstone Unit, in the Arizona State prison system.  This five-week introduction to communication course covers topics as diverse as intercultural communication, public speaking, organizational communication, and media.  The photo to the right features graduate students Alice Fanari, Amanda Cooper, and Rose Kelly, who taught a couple of weeks ago. Other Communication graduate... Read more
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 4:32pm


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