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  • Dr. Lain Receives 'Fessor Graham Award

    Dr. Brian Lain, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, has received the 'Fessor Graham Award, the highest honor bestowed by the student body at UNT. The award recognizes one faculty member each year for outstanding and unselfish service beyond the call of duty to students. 

  • Sign up now for Summer 2014 COMM Classes

    3010 now offered in the Summer!  Click here for a full list of summer classes!

  • Gender Fair X

    Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Time: 10am-3pm

    Location: Willis Library Forum


  • COMM Students receive Top Paper Award at SSCA!

    Derek Ziegler, on the left, won the Philosophy and Ethics Top Paper Award & Jake Dionne, on the right, won the Franklin Shirley Award for Top Undergraduate Honor's Converence Paper.  We are proud to have had you guys representing our Department in the "Big Easy!" CAAAWWW!

  • "Honors Professor Award" for two of our Communication Studies' Professors

  • "Excellence in Advising Award" for Dr. Holley Vaughn

    We are very lucky to have one of the best undergraduate advisors around!  Congrats Dr. Vaughn! Schedule an advising apt. with her here!

Latest News

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Howdy Folks!! "Big Tex is Burning!" The next show in the Blackbox Theatre is compiled and directed by our very own Faculty: Dr. Justin Trudeau and Dr. Holley Vaughn. To reserve a seat, come into the front office GAB 309 with your $5 donation.

Big Tex is Burning explores the untimely death and resurrection of "Big Tex", the beloved state icon of the annual State Fair of Texas located in Dallas.  Utilizing archival and cast generated performative writing materials, the show investigates and confronts the iconicity of Big Tex as a cultural synecdoche of regional and national identity.  By means of inter-Tex-ual adaptation and staging techniques, the show both looks back and towards an identity that ultimately celebrates our own unique experience of collective Texan identity.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

UNT Business Leadership building

April 25th from 2:30-5:30

 Come join the UNT Debate, the members of COMM 2140 Rhetoric and Argument class, and UNT Debate Alumni for a day of debate, discussion and deliberation. Watch as we produce over 20 public debates in one day! This event is open for the public. 

Click here for a printable schedule for debate topics, times and locations.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

SHOW TIME!!!! Dirty Grrrls is a one-hour performance debuting on March 27, 28, and 29 at 7:00 pm in the Black Box Theater (GAB 321). This graduate production, written and directed by Joanna Lugo, focuses on the image of the mudflap girl as a common yet unexplored symbol of hypersexual visual culture in U.S. American society. Dirty Grrrls brings the image to life, and questions the existence and transience of the mudflap girl through a critical feminist perspective.  Reserve tickets at GAB 309 today!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

President's Community Engagement Honor Roll - 2013

Communication Studies Faculty members, Dr. Brian Lain and Dr. Suzanne Enck were recognized for their community engagement at UNT.  Congrats and we are very proud to have Faculty that are this involved in the community.  

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014


Dr. Brian Richardson was recently interviewed and quoted by Julie Zaugg, a Swiss journalist, for her story entitled “Give Warning against All Odds,” about the personalities and motivations of whistle-blowers such as Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and Julian Assange.  The story was published in the most recent edition of the magazine HemispheresHemispheres is a bi-annual magazine, published by a group of Swiss universities, with each edition devoted to a different topic.

Monday, February 17, 2014

All selected students, please attend the College of Arts & Sciences Fall 2013 Dean's List and President's List Reception

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Gateway Center room 43/47

Friday, February 14, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014



    This past weekend of January 18-20, the North Texas Debate team competed at two different tournaments and had extraordinary levels of success at both tournaments. The University Debate team sent four teams to the Bear Shock tournament hosted by Wichita State University located in Wichita, Kansas. Those four teams consisted of juniors Darrian Carroll, Lila Friedlander, Hope Sauceda, sophomore Bryan San Miguel and freshmen Brenden Dimmig, Roberto Caballero, Steven Kayo, and Jesse Anyalebechi. Meanwhile the debate team had two teams invited by invitation to the Val Browning Round Robin hosted by Weber State University, located in Ogden, Utah. Those teams consisted of seniors Brian Kersch, Colin Quinn, Hunter McCullough and Sophomore Max Anderson.