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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 2020 Newsletter

Asante, G., Baig, N. & Huang, S. (2019). (De)politicized pleasures and the construction of (white) queer utopia in Netflix’s Sense8Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, 4, 319-334.

Huang, S. & Wong, T. (2019). “More coming out, bigger market”: Queer visibility and queer subjectivity in the Chinese pink market. Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, 4, 287-302.

King, M. E. (2019). Applying theory and understanding implications: Analyzing students’ text conversations through the lens of interpersonal and gender communication. Kentucky Journal of Communication, 38, 32-39. 

Kuang, K. (2020). Interaction effects between health message content and message modality: The use of interactive technologies in health promotion. In J. Kim & H. Song (eds.), Technology and health: Promoting attitude and behavior change (pp. 3-25). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Kuang, K. (2020). The role of interactivity in new media-based health communication. In J. Kim & H. Song (eds.), Technology and health: Promoting attitude and behavior change (pp. 377-397). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Dr. Erin Brummett, Dr. Robert J. Green, and Dr. Tim Rumbough were recognized at the 2019-2020 Scholar-Athlete Luncheon on Wednesday, March 4th. Each of them received an Influential Professor Award from a student athlete for having positively influenced them during their time at BU. The student athletes were also recognized for having achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Sponsored by the National Communication Association Student Club (NCASC) and the Department of Communication Studies. Comm Day was successfully held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The following presentations were given:

9:30 -10 am

Dr. James Brown, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, “Liberal Arts and Essential Skills”

Dr. Doreen Jowi, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, “Population Health: Plants-Locusts Consumption and Sustainable Food Security in the Eastern African Region”

10:15 -10:45 am
Dr. Janet Reynolds Bodenman, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, “Nailing Your First Impression: Interviewing Skills for Success”

Dr. Shuzhen Huang, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, “Queer Identities: Exploring Gender and Sexuality Inclusive Language”

11 am -12 pm

Dr. Mary King, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, “Love Lab: Pointers and Tips for Creating and Maintaining Satisfying Romantic Relationships”

Dr. Theodore Roggenbuck, Associate Professor, Department of English, Director of the Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio (WALES), “Reading and Writing with Sources”

12:30 - 1 pm

Dr. Elizabeth Petre, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, “Elevator Pitches”

1:15 - 1:45 pm

Dr. Robert J. Green, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, “Anti-Establishment Micropolitics in the 2016 Presidential Campaign Debates”

Emel Rasim, Communication Studies Student, President of Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Studies Honors Society, “Mental Health Awareness”

2 - 3 pm

Dr. James Petre, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, “Basics of Savings and Investing”

Prof. Elizabeth Wislar, Costume Director, Department of Theatre and Dance, “Calculating Your Worth”

3:30 - 4 pm

Frederick Douglass Debate Society, “Join the Great Debate on Reparations with the Frederick Douglass Debate Society”