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Dr. Claire King Discusses Celebrity Parasocial Relationships on WSMV’s Openline

May. 18, 2022—Dr. Claire King appeared on the WSMV program Openline with Rhori Johnston to discuss parasocial relationships and cultural fascination with celebrities, including the recent interest in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial. See the entire interview at the link below. Dr. Claire King on Celebrity Parasocial Relationships

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Congrats to the Spring 2022 Houston Symposium Winners!

Apr. 28, 2022—The Department of Communication Studies hosted its biannual Houston Symposium on Wednesday, April 27. Senior Andres Hernandez took first place with his critique of the attention economy. Senior Blair McDonald placed second for her speech on prison recidivism in Tennessee. And sophomore Payton Frankiewicz placed third for her presentation about sexual assault reporting on campus....

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Spring 2022 Houston Symposium

Apr. 19, 2022—The Department of Communication Studies invites you to the Spring 2022 Houston Symposium on Wednesday, April 27, from 6-8 p.m. in the Commons Multipurpose Room (235/237). Students enrolled in our Media Studio course will present research that they’ve conducted throughout the semester. The first hour will be dedicated to interacting with students and engaging their...

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Debate Team to Host “Debaters Without Borders” Screening

Feb. 24, 2022—The VU Debate Team will host a screening of Debaters without Borders on Friday, March 11 in Wilson Hall 103. Admission is free. For more information, see this flyer. Debaters Without Borders is a one hour documentary about one man’s quest to help students in Cameroon improve their debating skills in the midst of dealing...

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Dr. Courtney Travers Featured in Politico Article

Feb. 4, 2022—Dr. Courtney Travers’s work on the aesthetics of the presidency were featured in a recent Politico article about the Biden administration. You can read the entire article here.

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VU Debate Participates in Virtual Event with Rwanda National Debate Team

Feb. 4, 2022—Virtual learning for Vanderbilt debate students opened doors halfway around the world this spring, as a friendly virtual competition with the Rwanda National Debate Team brought deeper opportunities to learn about that nation’s genocide in 1994. Vanderbilt students Zacarias Negron and Ellie Hooey recently debated the Rwanda National Debate Team on the topic of whether...

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Congratulations to the Fall 2021 Houston Contest Winners!

Dec. 8, 2021—The Department of Communication Studies hosted its biannual Houston Contest on Tuesday, December 8. Senior Matty Templeton took first place with his presentation on language justice in Nashville. Sophomore Alisha Saluja placed second with her speech on food insecurity. Junior Jana Li placed third for her presentation about Asian American experiences of racism. Luke Burleson’s...

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Fall 2021 Houston Contest

Dec. 3, 2021—The Department of Communication Studies invites you to the Fall 2021 Houston Contest on Tuesday, December 7, from 6-8 p.m. in the Commons Multipurpose Room (235/237). Students enrolled in our Media Studio course will present research that they’ve conducted throughout the semester. The first hour will be dedicated to interacting with students and engaging their...

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Paul Stob Receives NCA’s Winans-Wichelns Award

Oct. 5, 2021—Professor Paul Stob has been named the recipient of the National Communication Associations’ James A. Winas – Herbert A. Wilchelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address. The award honors scholarship that has been published by NCA members in the previous year. Dr. Stob received the award for his book, Intellectual Populism: Democracy,...

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Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Internship

Feb. 11, 2021—The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Office of Special Events is currently accepting applications for their Summer 2021 internship! Ann information sheet on the internship, which includes testimonials from former interns, is included: OSE Internship Additional information on the internship including qualifications, responsibilities, and learning objectives can be found here: https://americanhistory.si.edu/upcoming-internship-opportunities#Special%20Events%20Internship. Information on Special Events...

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