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.

Please see our Communication Studies Newsletters:

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:

September 2019 Newsletter


Huang, S. (2019). Fifty years since Stonewall: Beyond the borders of the United States. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 6, 69-75.

Kuang, K., & Wilson, S. R. (2019). A meta-analysis of the theory of motivated information management. Communication Theory, online first. doi: 10.1093/ct/qtz025

Invited Presentations
Dr. David Heineman presented at the Pennsylvania Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Makers (STEAM) Festival in Bethlehem, PA on August 31, 2019. His talk was titled “Considering Unity: Towards a Greater Integration of Video Games in Education.”

Student Achievements
Communication Studies major Micah Wagman interned at the Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this past summer:

"When we go on air, we are streaming to the entire hospital for the children who may not be able to come to the studio. Lots of the children who do come into the studio are younger in age, so we make sure that they have fun."

Micah also received the Professional Experience Grant (PEG) for his internship. Talk to your advisor if you are interested in applying for this grant.

Upcoming Events

Speakers’ Forum
Tryouts for the Speakers’ Forum will be held on Monday, October 14th from 6:00PM - 8:00PM in Bakeless 210.

The Speakers' Forum is an annual event put on by our Xi Omega chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (the National Communication Honor Society) and features student speakers who deliver speeches related to a common topic. The topic for this year is Misconceptions of “Millennials.”

If interested, prepare a 5-7 minute speech on a topic related to the theme of Misconceptions of "Millennials" - we look forward to seeing you at the tryouts!

Alumni Reception
The Department of Communication Studies will host an alumni reception for Communication Studies alumni during Homecoming Weekend! This will be an excellent opportunity for program alums to meet with each other and current department students and faculty.
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. RSVP here. We hope to see you there!