Faculty Who Think and Do: The Significance of Empathy and Digital Media
During his time as an undergraduate student at Wake Forest University, Dr. Grant Bollmer realized his love for digital media when he took an introduction to communication course. The ideas his professor proposed about why and how technology is shaping […]
Faculty who Think and Do: Research and Teaching with and for the Public
After spending the last 5 years developing and leading the Virtual Martin Luther King project, North Carolina State University professor Dr. Victoria J. Gallagher had the chance to see her hard work pay off last Fall. The Virtual Martin Luther […]
Fall 2017 Commencement Student Speaker
Alicia Ferreira has been chosen to be the Fall 2017 Commencement Student Speaker. Graduating this fall, Alicia focus is on Interpersonal, Organizational and Rhetorical Communication. While at NC State, Alicia has conducted undergraduate research focusing on performing a content analysis […]
An NC State Department of Communication Research Event
The department is proud to announce a Tune-Up Research Symposium.
NC State Student Announced as PRSSA Regional Ambassador
Ryan Will, a junior majoring in public relations, has been proudly announced by The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) as one of 15 Regional Ambassadors to serve on the national level.
Social Media Posts May Help ID Students at Risk for Alcohol Problems
Research finds that having an "alcohol identity" puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems — and that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a stronger predictor of alcohol problems than having a drink.
The Bonds That Heal: Studying Human-Animal Interactions
Two researchers are showing us just how significant our relationships with animals can be. Focusing on a horse-riding academy for at-risk girls, the scholars are documenting how human-animal interaction can serve as a powerful educator of what works and what doesn’t in a healthy relationship. Their findings not only document the holistic social benefits of equine-assisted therapies, but show how our connection with horses may be more physiological than you think.
Opening the Door to Study Abroad
A new College of Humanities and Social Sciences pilot program aims to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to study abroad for the first time. Kickstarted by a $25,000 NC State University Foundation grant, the Travel Scholars pilot program will help some underrepresented students pay for study abroad and inform others about what resources are available.
Research Into Lean Stigma Gives Undergrad New Insights
Through undergraduate research, NC State communication major Lauren Ray is helping provide insight into how formerly overweight or obese individuals navigate those social barriers. Working as a research assistant with faculty mentor Dr. Lynsey Romo, Ray aided in a study examining the interpersonal challenges of lean stigma and the communicative strategies people use to manage those threats.
Tar Heel: Sharita Whitaker has forged a legal career for other minorities to follow
NC State University Department of Communication Alum Sharita Whitaker is featured in this News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) feature.