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 uncivil and aggressive and each offered their own tips on how to have more productive discussion on controversial issues.
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 Critical Language Scholarship program which is an intensive overseas language program intended to increase the number of Americans learning languages that are critical to the nation’s security and economy.
The College of Liberal Arts recognized the following department members for their outstanding work this year:
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service went to Sandra Ott for serving as interim department chair in Communication Studies.
Dean’s Award for Service went to undergraduate Communication Studies major, Shaun Cameron
Outstanding Graduate, School of Social Research & Justice Studies went to Claire Santamaria (Communication Studies).
Finally, the Department of Communication Studies recognized Camille Hill as the Outstanding Communication Studies Student for 2018.
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 this accomplishment!
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.
Congratulations to our new members!
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!