May 27, 2021
Graduate students create a safe place for scholars to share lived realities
Department of Communication graduate students planned the 2021 Communicating Diversity Student Conference where undergraduate and graduate student scholars from Hawaii to Texas to Massachusetts presented their work on collective healing, the theme for this year’s conference.
October 26, 2020
Honors Students Take on Podcasting and Kamala Harris
Tasha Dubriwny challenged her COMM Honors students to create podcasts around current issues in women’s rhetoric and electoral politics. 'Women's Rhetoric: Election 2020' is now live.
October 14, 2020
Media and Mental Health Communication During COVID
Health communication researcher Sebastian Scherr studies how people engage with social media – specifically mental health messaging – and how the media is structured to respond to users. At a time when many students are reporting feeling anxious and overwhelmed, Scherr said it is important to raise awareness of the mental health resources available to Texas A&M students.
October 2, 2020
New Look for COMM Day
The virtual COMM Day on Oct. 8 will look quite a bit different than past years, but what hasn't changed, said Kylene Wesner, is the valuable opportunity to meet and hear from COMM alumni about job search and career strategies.
June 23, 2020
A Message for COMM Students, Faculty and Staff
#RacismAtTAMUFeelsLike. Reading these stories of systemic racism experienced by A&M students, faculty and staff reinforces the need for collective, systematic and focused action to achieve racial justice for Black people, Indigenous people and People of Color. This is a pivotal moment.
March 20, 2020
Defining the Mission – Journalism for the 21st Century at Texas A&M
In April, the Department of Communication/Journalism program hosted a virtual awards ceremony for the Office of the Texas Governor Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards. Media professionals and student journalists from across Texas were recognized for work in all media forms that accurately and positively reports on individuals with disabilities.
February 11, 2020
When research and politics collide – Jennifer Mercieca’s new book explains how the U.S. created a ‘Demagogue for President’
In Demagogue for President, Jennifer Mercieca outlines six rhetorical strategies used by Donald Trump to win the presidency. Trump took advantage of existing polarization and made expert use of rhetorical strategies to divide, attack and rally his base while intimidating opponents.
January 28, 2020
Finding a Fit in the Department of Communication
The Department of Communication has fostered multiple student-run organizations where undergrad students can develop professional skills while interacting with like-minded classmates. There is a large boost to professional development for a small time commitment each month. Each organization has its own focus that helps narrow down the COMM degree into a specific field of interest.
January 13, 2020
Rural Health Is Focus of Grimes County Photovoice Project
The Grimes County Photovoice project is a collaboration of Department of Communication faculty with different areas of expertise with the goal of improving community health for rural residents.
November 22, 2019
Researcher Advises Public to Reevaluate Trust in ‘Trusted Systems’
Researcher Patrick Burkart said his goal is to prompt Aggies – and everyone in a leadership position – to critically evaluate the public trust in modern 'trusted systems' that subject consumers' personal data to hacking.