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Comm Development Day a Success!
On March 16, 2018, the Department of Communication hosted its first annual Comm Development Day.  It was an idea the graduate students came up with in order to make a meaningful contribution to the undergraduate students they serve.  Once this idea was presented, the faculty and staff were immediately on board.  Ph.D. student and GTA, Corey Pavlich said, "For me, The idea for comm development day stemmed from interactions that I have with internships students. A lot of reason why students like... Read more
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:02am
Professor Harwood Gives Communication and Music Presentation for UA Prison Education Project
The University of Arizona Prison Education Project is an ongoing selection of reading and writing course, as well as a lecture series for inmates at the Arizona Department of Corrections Whetstone Unit.  The program began with a generous donation from made to the Department of English by Barbara Martinsons, who teaches sociology and American history in prisons in New York each summer and pioneered prison education in New York City.  Professor, Jake Harwood, presented a lecture on "Communication... Read more
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:21am
Priority Registration
Priority Registration Dates Registration dates are based on class standing*. Look at Uaccess Student under enrollment dates in order to determine your registration week.  Students will not be able to add or make changes during any other week. *Class standing is based on amount of completed credits, NOT the year or the number of credits you will have accrued by the end of your current semester. March 26 - April 1, 2018 Athletes, Veterans, junior Honors students, and senior Honors students April... Read more
Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:20am
Associate Professor Jennifer Stevens Aubrey is awarded the National Communication Association Mass Communication Division Teaching and Service Award
Each year, the National Communication Association recognizes two instructors for their excellence in teaching in Mass Communication.  In order to be considered, the nominee must have taught for over ten years (post-graduate), and must have been recognized for teaching excellence by his/her department, unit, college/university, or other group or association. This includes, but is not limited to, awards, merit evaluations, student recognition, etc.  This year, our very own Jennifer Stevens Aubrey... Read more
Fri, 12/22/2017 - 8:46am
Berger Memorial Scholarship Winners
2017 Brenna Ilana Berger Memorial Scholarship winners: Antonio Coronado Sommer Rainee Yazzie   Information about the Brenna Ilana Berger Memorial Scholarship can be found in the story below, which is available at the following link: Scholarship Honors Memory of Brenna Berger   UA alumna, who died in 2010 after a long illness, worked with at-risk students in a Los Angeles middle school. A scholarship in her name goes... Read more
Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:50am
New Public Relations Faculty in Communication
Assistant Professor of Practice, Julie Armstrong The Department of Communication is pleased to announce the addition of our newest faculty member, Julie Armstrong.  Julie is an Assistant Professor of Practice.  She received her MA in Communication from St. Mary’s University and her BA in English from Trinity University, both located in San Antonio, Texas.  Prior to joining the University of Arizona’s Department of Communication, Armstrong was on the faculty of St. Edward’s University in Austin... Read more
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:12am
2017 Undergraduate Commencement
A commencement ceremony for undergraduate students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, including Communication Majors, was held on Saturday, May 13th at the McKale Center on campus.  A video of the event can be viewed here: 
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:01pm
Communication Major, Sam Singh, Volunteers for Stuff the Cat Tran
Wednesday marked the finale of the UA4FOOD campaign with the Stuff the Cat Tran event.  Food donations from Communication Undergraduates, Graduates, Faculty, and Staff were taken over to the Cherry & University location to be combined with donations from all over campus.  Among the student volunteers at the Stuff the Cat Tran event was Communication major, Sam Singh.  He had this to say about volunteering: "I volunteered because I got an email from the Comm Department. The event was great.... Read more
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 2:08pm
Blood Drive In Memory of Amanda Kundrat
The Graduate Students of the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona are hosting what we hope will become our first annual memorial blood drive in honor of Amanda Kundrat joining the long running blood drive hosted by the Penn State Communication Arts and Sciences grads and faculty. Our blood drive takes place Thursday, April 6, 2017 near the Communication Building (between Centennial Hall and Social Sciences). Look for the Bloodmobile. If you are interested in donating, please... Read more
Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:50am
Research on Smartphones and Relationships by Communication Assistant Professor Matt Lapierre
Your smartphone might be ruining your relationships, even when it's off. View the full Chicago Tribune story here:
Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:49am


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