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:

March 2018 Newsletter

Communication Day

Communication Day is a one-day research conference sponsored by the 2018 Student Organization of the Year, the National Communication Association Student Club (NCASC). It took place Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 in the Kehr Union Ballrooms. Communication Day was a very successful event with over 350 attendees. The following presentations featured Communication Studies faculty, students, and alumni:

Dr. Ningxin Wang
“Mix-media relationships: Understanding multiple communication in close relationships”

Dr. Skye Chernichky-Karcher
“Family communication during times of stress and crisis”

Dr. Shuzhen Huang
“Transnationalism and Communication Studies”

Frederick Douglass Debate Society (Drs. Green, Miller, and Shorter, Ms. Amanda Weaver)
“The debate over removing confederate monuments in the United States”

Speak Out! Panel (Ms. Gina Rodriguez)
“Q & A session with students from the LGBTQA Community”

Ms. Kylie Ryan & Mr. Joshua Lloyd
“Study abroad panel”

Dr. Janet Bodenman – “Knock ‘em dead at the interview”

Dr. Erin Brummett and Panelists Ms. Courtney Enderline, Ms. Katherine Schmidt & Ms. Facia Sirleaf
“Connections across differences: Examining moments of (in)effective interracial dialogue through theory and practice”

Dr. Elizabeth Petre
“Elevator pitches and professional introductions"

Dr. Mary King
“Individual and relational experiences of unintended pregnancy"

Dr. James Petre
“Basics of saving and investing”

Kate Armstrong & Panelists
“What is Instructional Technology?”
MSIT Graduate Student

Ms. Courtney Underline, Ms. Jolene Drum, Ms. Nicole Donlick, & Ms. Jen Galer
“Addressing negative behaviors and situations: Water cooler and locker room talk”

Undergraduate Students, Communication Studies
Ms. Claire Simoff & Mr. Thomas Weber
“Study abroad panel”

Featured Talk

Dr. Shuzhen Huang presented the featured talk as part of the celebration of International Women’s Day at BU on Wednesday, March 26th. Her talk was titled "Teaching and Research as Activism.”