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 2020 Newsletter

King, M. E., & La Valley, A. G. (2019). “Even with the professor it’s expected”: A content analysis of college students’ discussion of campus drinking culture. Pennsylvania Communication Annual, 75, 71-93.

Miller, E. C., & Edwards, J. J. (Eds). (2020). Rhetoric of the Protestant Sermon in America: Pulpit Discourse at the Turn of the Millennium. Lanham, MD: Lexington.

Venetis, M. K., Chernichky-Karcher, S., & Lillie, H. M. (2020). Communicating resilience: Predictors and outcomes of dyadic communication resilience processes among both cancer patients and cancer partners. Journal of Applied Communication Research. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2019.1706098

Dr. Kuang was awarded the McDowell Institute Faculty Fellowship for the 2020 calendar year to support her research on mental health issues among college students.

Professional Development:
Dr. King attended the Open Education Resources Training in January 2020 and received $250 professional development funding.