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TCNJ Communication Studies Students Victorious in Human Rights Spring Scholarship

On Saturday, April 12, communication studies students were victorious in presenting refereed papers on coverage of human rights claims at national and state scholars’ conferences. The topics ranged from cross-national coverage of HIV/AIDS  ((right to access to health care services, in particular emergency medical treatment) and rape and rape culture (right to personal security) to multi-city nationwide US coverage of post-traumatic stress among veterans (right to mental health care) and gun control (right to public safety). All of the student papers explored how national or city demographics drive coverage of critical human rights issues.

Professor Gary Woodward Creates Blog Focusing on Communication in the Digital Age

Dr. Gary Woodward is a Professor, rhetorician, and former Chairperson of the Department of Communication Studies at The College of New Jersey. He has degrees in communication and rhetorical theory from California State University at Sacramento and the University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D. 1972), and regularly teaches courses in Persuasion Theory, Argumentation, and Philosophy of Communication.

TCNJ Wins National “Program of Excellence” Award for Best Undergraduate Communication Studies Department in the US

On Friday, November 22, 2013, TCNJ won the national Rex Smith Program of Excellence Award for best undergraduate communication studies department in the US.  The award was given to TCNJ professor John C. Pollock by professor Armeda Reitzel, vice chair of the Undergraduate College and University Section (UCUS) of the National Communication Association (NCA) at…

TCNJ Communication Studies Student is Only Undergraduate to Present Paper at International Communication Association Conference in Shanghai

On November 9, 2013, Jordan Kohn, a senior communication studies major, presented a paper on “Comparing Coverage of Child Labor and National Characteristics: A Cross-National Exploration” at a conference on “Communication and Social Transformation” in Shanghai sponsored by the most prestigious scholarly communication studies organization in the world, the International Communication Association (ICA). Only after…

Communication Studies Launches First TCNJ Health Communication Summer Internship – in South Africa!

In the opening of his classic work on apartheid, “Cry, the Beloved Country”, the great South African novelist Alan Paton wrote about the province of KwaZulu-Natal: “There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills.  These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it.” For three…

Communication studies students win at international, national, and state levels

EWING, NJ … TCNJ Communication studies students have triumphed recently at international, national, and state levels. Carolina Chica ’12 (West New York), majoring in both communication studies and Women’s and Gender Studies,  learned in mid-April, 2012, that she has been selected as a US Fulbright Scholar to teach in India next year. Carolina is the…

TCNJ Communication Studies students officially recognized as best in the nation

The National Communication Association (NCA), the largest and most distinguished organization of communication scholars in the United States has confirmed that TCNJ communication studies students have won more national honors in the form of elected officers and “best student paper in the nation” awards than have students from any other college or university in the…

TCNJ students are elected officers of national communication honor society in a record-setting streak

Ewing, NJ…  Putting extra notches in their national records, communication studies students from The College of New Jersey  (TCNJ) won national offices in the national communication student honor society, Lambda Pi Eta (LPE), at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, the largest organization of communication professors in the U.S., held November 14-17 in…

Communication studies alums triumph in health, risk, and strategic communication opportunities

EWING, NJ … Attending the nation’s top-ranked graduate schools in public health, health communication and public affairs, graduates of the communication studies department at TCNJ find excellent positions in health, risk, and strategic communication. Three alums who attended the nation’s top-ranked school of public health at Johns Hopkins (JHU) have benefited substantially: Tom Hipper ’07,…

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