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Communication Studies

  • Our Mission

    The Department of Communication Studies at UW-L provides students with opportunities to increase their understanding of the communication process and develop communication competencies necessary for their personal and professional endeavors.

    Our department prepares students for communication intensive careers in business, law, politics, social and human services, media, and higher education. 

    Our students, faculty, and staff are committed to quality teaching and learning, scholarly and applied research, creative activities, and service to the university, local community, and beyond. 

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    Student Spotlight

    Public Speaking Competition

    Public Speaking Competition Winner Cara Henney

    Cara Henney won first place in the inaugural Public Speaking Competition.  The other four finalists were: Carly Ferguson, Samantha Mueller, Adria Braley, and Allison Shaver.  Click here to to see the WMCM-TV video synopsis of the event.  Visit the Public Speaking Center's website for videos of all five finalists' presentations.

    CST Faculty Scholarship Showcase

    Dena Huisman Headshot   Dena Interpersona Cover Page

    Huisman, D. (2014). Telling a family culture: Storytelling, family identity, and cultural membership. Interpersona, 8(2), 144-258.


    Awards & Honors

    Jennifer Butler Modaff

    Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Butler Modaff for her nomination for a SAPA Award (Students Advocating Potential Ability)!  The Department of Communication Studies was also nominated for this award!