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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


    Troy Neumann took first place at the 2015 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Awards for Excellence in the

    Public Affairs (TV) category for his video production, Birth to Three Promotion.  He did the video for The Parenting Place in Onalaska. Congratulations!

    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

    Terry Smith

    Terry Smith will be receiving the CLS Excellence Award for Academic Staff at the CLS Excellence Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 29.  Congratulations Terry!