What's New:

The Bloomsburg University Xi Omega chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society, has been named the 2019 Chapter of the Year by the National Communication Association.


Congrats to Communication Studies student Kyle Bower for serving as APSCUF’s summer government-relations and communications intern.




Congrats to The National Communication Association Student Club (NCASC)! NCASC was selected as the 2018 Bloomsburg University Student Organization of the Year for their outstanding work in the areas of leadership, programming, and service.

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The BU Department of Communication Studies is officially on social media! Please like our Facebook page and our Twitter page and share with friends who may be interested!


Featured Student

Kynslee Shepherd
Just a little under four years ago, I received my acceptance letter from Bloomsburg University. Within the past month I received a second acceptance letter from Belmont University congratulating and welcoming me to their Master of Sport Administration program. This acceptance could have not been made possible without the foundation that Bloomsburg University has given me, and in part I owe a huge thank you to the Communication Studies Department. When I was a freshman, I had not a clue in the world what I wanted to pursue professionally, and I bounced between a few different majors until finally declaring Communication Studies. The foundation and guidance that classes and faculty have given me are abundantly appreciated. I see the skills and knowledge that I have developed being a crucial part leading into this next step of my education. After I complete graduate school, I hope to find my place in the professional sports world, hopefully in an Operations position or Fan Development. My goal is to become to become an Athletic Director for a powerhouse Division I University.

Department News:
December 2014


On Thursday, December 4th, 2014, the National Communication Association Student Club and the College of Liberal Arts sponsored Communication Day, with presentations held in the Kehr Union Ballrooms. Presentations included:

Prof. Beth Michalec
Department of Communication Studies
"Reengineering the Pink Aisle: GoldieBlox, Super Bowl XLVIII and Coordinated Management of Meaning"

National Communication Association Student Club
"Get to Know NCASC"

Dr. Lauren Mackenzie
Department of Communication Studies
"The Communication of Respect Across Cultures"

Dr. Michael Martin
Department of English
"An Ethnographic Study of Texting"

Dr. David Magolis
Department of Mass Communications
"Professional Networking through Social Media"

Dr. Shavonne Shorter
Department of Communication Studies
"The Art of Networking"

Dr. Mary King
Department of Communication Studies
"Our Body Reacts: How Communication Impacts our Health and Well-Being"

Mr. Jamie North
Marketing Specialist and Web Editor
Office of Marketing and Communication
"How to Get a Job in Social Media"

#BUResponsibly Team
"Alcohol and Drinking at Bloomsburg University"

Mr. Brian Johnson
Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute
"Reel Talk: The Movies as Community Builder"

Ms. Boenelle Kline
Student in the Department of Communication Studies
"Attached to Your Perspective: Attachment Styles and Nonverbal Communication"

Invited Lecture

Dr. Lauren Mackenzie was an invited guest lecturer on Dec. 18th, 2014 at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. Her presentation was delivered in in the National Security Affairs Department, and her audience consisted of senior U.S. military officers as well as three officers from the nations of Oman, South Africa and Mexico.