COVID-19 Update

Our operational status

Academic departments will be minimally staffed. Classes for Fall 2020 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

The Department of Communication Studies at UWL 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.


Get Out the Vote!

Students, don't forget to vote! For more information about the election, how to register to vote, how to vote, and more, click HERE.

CST faculty showcase


Congratulations to Dr. Greg Ormes for being selected as a 2020 Eagle Student Teaching Award winner! He is one of six winners chosen out of 500 student nominations. Dr. Ormes teaches Communication in Teams, Public Relations, Professional Communication, and Organizational Communication. He says his favorite part of teaching is "following our students’ journeys as they discover their passions and their paths. Building these meaningful relationships with students brightens my days, motivates me as a scholar and a person, and broadens my worldview. I can’t imagine being anything besides a teacher.” To see more about Dr. Ormes and his award click HERE. 

Department spotlight

Graduating CST senior, Kaylee Mulholland, has been awarded the 2020 Murphy Award for Academic Excellence. She was one of two UWL seniors chosen for the university's top award and will receive a $1,000 stipend. Kaylee is graduating with a bachelor's in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Media Studies, and a minor in Business Administration. She has completed many research projects including three that were published in the Journal of Undergraduate Research. Kaylee will be continuing her communication studies academic career as she pursues a master's degree at the University of Utah in the fall. Congratulations Kaylee! For more about Kaylee and her award, click HERE.