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  • Calling all COMMrads, Alumni and current students to join us for tailgating at UNT Homecoming!

    Come to mingle with all of your Communication Studies people at Victory Plaza before the game! November 8th 1-5:30pm.  See you there!

  • COMM Pizza Social

    The annual pizza social started off the Fall 2014 Semester.  Lots of socializing and pizza, along with some great door prizes.  We had over 60 students come to visit us and have a chance to mingle with their fellow students and faculty.

  • UNT debates the British

    On October 10th two UNT Debaters were joined by two Brititsh Debaters with over 250 people in attendance for a great debate.  The discussion was over the current global health crisis effecting the metroplex.  Read more about the debate here!

  • Playing games in COMM

    Comm 1010 students (Left) working in small collaborative groups to develop a game board using research about communication concepts and theories. Topics range from logical fallacies to romantic relationships to social media.  Comm 2140 Students (Right) were practicing critical thinking skills through paying Zendo with Pyramids.

  • Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards

    Congratulations to these three dapper doctors who were honored at the UNT Faculty Excellence Awards! We're all so proud of Justin Trudeau, Brian Richardson, and Brian Lain!!

Latest News

Monday, October 27, 2014

Frankenstein’s Baby:

Devised Ensemble Storytelling to Build Your Own Monster

The University of North Texas Performance Interest Group hosted the Petit Jean Performance Festival on 

October 17 and 18 in Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, Arkansas.  Dr. Charles Parrott of Kennesaw State University, who served as the festival leader, shared with students and faculty members from 9 colleges and universities an ensemble method for devising group performances that he has used in two recent productions, Storytold and Frankenstein’d.  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Click on the page below to check out our latest newsletter and find out what has been going on this month in COMM.

Friday, October 03, 2014

UNT Debate won its first foray in parliamentary debate last weekend at Tarrant County College.  UNT debaters won first place, second place, fifth place, and took the overall sweepstakes award at the tournament.  Three different debate teams posted a total of 14 wins and 0 losses over the course of the tournament.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Check out our latest newsletter to see what has been going on this Summer and the begining of the Fall 2014 Semester.  Click on the first page below to read the rest of the newsletter.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Congrats to Megan Morrissey on her nomination for the Lambda Pi Eta Rookie Advisor of the Year Award through the National Communication Association!! The Rookie Advisor of the Year award recognizes the advisor who has served three years or less and has dedicated his/her time, energy, and service to the student members of their LPH chapter. The advisor that has best manifested the goals of Lambda Pi Eta will be honored at the annual convention with a plaque for Rookie Advisor of the Year. 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

This is how performance studies does the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.  Our Department Chair Dr. Jay Allison and performance professor Dr. Holley Vaughn team up to take on the challenge given to them by another performance professor Dr. Justin Trudeau.  Bravo!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Check out our latest newsletter for a 2013-2014 overview of what happened in the Communication Studies Department!  Click on the first page below to read the rest of the newsletter.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Teaching Communication Activism: Communication Education for Social Justice

The book introduces a unique form of education—communication activism pedagogy (CAP)—that involves communication educators teaching students how to use their communication knowledge and skills to intervene with community partners to promote social justice. After explaining CAP’s foundation, the book showcases examples of how communication educators have taught students to intervene communicatively as activists to confront social justice issues, such as gender inequality and violence, ethnic and racial prejudice and discrimination, and health disparities and energy issues affecting those who live in poverty.