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:

September 2020 Newsletter


Huang, S. (2020). Unbecoming queer: Chinese queer migrants and impossible subjectivity. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 7, 85-91.

Kuang, K., & Gettings, P. E. (2020). Testing the theory of motivated information management across three contexts: Theoretical and practical implications. Communication Quarterly, online first. https://doi.org/10.1080/01463373.2020.1821736

Campus Presentations
Dr. Shavonne Shorter (Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor) and Dr. Erin Brummett (Associate Professor) presented a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training for the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices on Monday, September 21st. The training that these campus offices requested is part of an ongoing resource of trainings that are available to members of the BU community to help individuals become more aware and engaged with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Faculty Professional Development

Dr. King attended a Treating Affairs and Trauma workshop offered by The Gottman Institute. This workshop studied the impact of PTSD on committed relationships using real examples of trauma caused by early abandonment, childhood abuse, and military combat. Therapeutic approaches that interweave individual PTSD treatment with Gottman Method Couples Therapy were learned and applied. This workshop also unfolds the science behind trust and betrayal and provides the tools needed to create trust and commitment in love relationships.