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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

    Two CST students received grant funding from the Office of Undergraduate Research!

    Carol Vang received full funding for her research entitled Racial Micro-aggressions as Experienced by Asian American Females in a College Setting. She will conduct this research Spring 2015 for her capstone Senior Project. 

    Derek Zimmerman received full funding for his research entitled Rest in (Virtual) Peace: A Content Analysis of Grief Messages on Facebook. Derek is a junior and a double major in Finance and CST. He hopes this research will lead to a related topic when he takes CST 498 and 499 during the 2015-2016 academic year.

    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!