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:

May 2017 Newsletter


Kuang, K. (2017, May). Information deficit or information overload?: Reconceptualizing uncertainty in illness. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Eric C. Miller’s interview with Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning historian Francis FitzGerald appeared at Religion Dispatches on May 31.

Student Achievements

Kate Armstrong was selected as the Department of Communication Studies Outstanding Senior. She was presented with a plaque at the College of Liberal Arts ceremony on Sunday May 7th, 2017. Dr. Shavonne Shorter presented Kate with her award and had this to say about her.

“Kate has served as the President of the National Communication Association Student Club (NCASC) for the past two and a half years. Under her leadership our club membership has tripled. In our major, all students are required to complete one internship for credit. Kate has held four internships since she has been a student, at places such as National Pipe and Plastics, the university’s Marketing and Communication Department, the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, and the university’s Human Resources office. In addition, although this was not a formal internship, she was the very first student to run our social media accounts in our department. This fall, Kate will begin her next chapter as a master’s student in the Instructional Technology Department here at Bloomsburg. I have no doubt that her future will continue to be bright.”

The Department of Communication Studies also recognized the following seniors for their contributions to our department. They are Holly Davis, Rebecca DeMuth, Boenell Kline, and Amanda Strain. We wish them the best in all of their future endeavors.

On May 7, fifteen students were inducted into the Department’s Lambda Pi Eta honor society. These included Giovanna A. Andrews, Jessica Berton , Naiya Brown, Rebecca DeMuth, Courtney Enderline, Paige Friesema, Shelby Minier, Monica E. Mosso, Rachel Mari Newton, Julia Louise Peters, Natalie Quinlan, Julie Ryder, Facia Nyego Sirleaf, Elizabeth Smith, and Taylor L. Trivigno. Congrats!

Finally, on May 13, the Communication Studies Department graduated approximately 100 majors! Congrats and best wishes to all!