Communication Studies

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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.

In Case You Missed It: Major/Minor Meeting

The CST department held an important meeting for potential and declared CST majors and minors on September 27, 2017.  You can download the PowerPoint presentation to review the information from that meeting.

Student spotlight


Communication Studies Announces Two New Minors for Students

CST is proud to announce two new minors housed in the department: Digital Media Studies & Design and Leadership Development.  Both minors are designed as interdisciplinary approaches to these important areas of study with a solid grounding in communication theory and practice.  Please click on the links or images above for more information about these exciting new opportunities for students!

Communication Studies Students Win National Video Award!

Perfect Pets, won second place at the College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI)2017 National Student Production Awards in the Best Video Public Service Announcement category. Colin Malliet, James Rau, and Tessa Tilot are the student producers of this award winning production.  The winners were announced at the CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention (NSEMC) at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio on November 2-4. The annual convention celebrates and honors the best in college broadcasting.

CST faculty scholarship showcase


Dr. Ronda Leahy recently published a co-authored article with former student, Ariana Filiatrault, in the International Journal of ePortfolio.  The article examines employers' perceptions of the effectiveness of eportfolios when evaluating potential job candidates.

Department spotlight

The 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off was held at the Greengrass Café on Nov. 4th from 5-7pm.  The event was sponsored by WRAQ, the student-run radio station, and Dr. Pat Turner’s CST 376 Remote Video Operations class.  There were ten contestants competing for the best chili.  The event raised over $400 with the proceeds going to the Coulee Region Humane Society.