Faculty Who Think and Do: Discovering Communication Behind Borders
Since coming to NC State in 2002, Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo has been nothing short of a memorable professor to the students and faculty who interact with him in the Department of Communication. From his work on HIV/AIDS campaigns in Sub-Saharan […]
2016 Southern Colloquium on Rhetoric at NC State University
This fall, investigating the rhetorical tradition's treatment of "energy" (Aristotle's energia)....
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.
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.
Study Highlights How Former Drinkers Navigate Social Drinking Situations
A small, qualitative study led by an NC State communication professor highlights a wide variety of approaches that former problem drinkers take to determine how and whether to tell people in social situations that they don’t drink.
High schoolers have fun and focus on possible future careers at first COM Camp
When the studio lights switched on in the Butler Communication Building television studio on July 6, they lit more than just sets. They helped fire the imaginations, and enlighten the educational goals, of ten high school students participating in the […]
Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo receives Outstanding Global Engagement Award
NC State Provost Warwick Arden presented Department of Communication associate professor Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo with the 2015 Outstanding Global Engagement Award at the 5th Annual Global Engagement Exposition held April 14, 2015, at the University Club. The Expo is sponsored […]
NC State Students Bring Nonprofit’s Work to Life
Two Communication students volunteered their skills and talents to a local nonprofit. Zach Swann and Cameron McCarty have created a video to help PLM Families Together tell the story of moving families from homelessness to places of stability and hope.
Dr. Freddi Hamilton Cobb Delivers COM December Graduate Student Commencement Address
Fredessa (Freddi) Hamilton Cobb, who earned her Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media, was selected to deliver the graduate student speech at the Department of Communication's December commencement.
No Worries for New Teachers
New teachers worry whether their students will like them, question their credibility, or worse: learn nothing worthwhile. Professor of Communication Deanna Dannels has coached hundreds of new teachers and hears these very concerns and the questions that arise from them. In her new book, Eight Essential Questions Teachers Ask: A Guidebook for Communicating with Students (Oxford University Press, 2014), Dannels shows teachers how to overcome their concerns by understanding the research, learning from mentors, and facing their fears.