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:

Winter 2019 Newsletter

Publications: Huang, S. & Brouwer, D. (2018). Negotiating performances of “real” marriage in Chinese queer xinghun. Women’s Studies in Communication, 41, 140-158.

Events: Undergraduate students Monica Dietz, Madison Heintzelman, Joshua Lloyd, Tiffany Musser, Krista Peachey, and Jordan Webb in Dr. Shorter’s Communication for Business Professional’s class developed the Spring 2019 Communication Studies Newsletter and presented their work on December 3, 2018.

The Annual Departmental Holiday Happy Hour was held at Dr. Bodenman’s home on December 8, 2018. Faculty and family members, Lambda Pi Eta and NCASC Executive Board student leaders attended the event.

Dr. Shavonne Shorter was invited to be the Keynote Speaker for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Lunch at Penn State Altoona on Monday, January 21st, 2019. Her talk which was titled "Education as a Tool in the Fight for Social Justice" discussed how social justice work must be intersectional to have a greater impact. She also highlighted her work on a national initiative developed from her dissertation work, the Inclusive Future Faculty initiative, which aims to diversify the professoriate through interviews between underrepresented minority professors and underrepresented minority students. You can read more about her talk here via newspaper coverage from the Altoona Mirror.

Dr. Shorter also had the opportunity to have dinner with university students to learn more about them and their experiences. She is pictured with them below.