communication studies

Randolph student shares communication studies research at annual SURF Conference

Alex Wieczorek '19

Last weekend, Alex Wieczorek ’19 presented her work at the 16th Annual Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) at Lynchburg College. Her project was entitled, “A Feminist Analysis of Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech.” Wieczorek was one of 10 presenters, along with students from Lynchburg College, Radford University, Hollins University. SURF was created 16 years ago as... READ MORE >>

Gauthier to discuss media and foreign policy at 2018 Great Decisions Lecture Series

Jennifer Gauthier

Communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier is one of the featured speakers for Lynchburg Public Library’s 2018 Great Decisions Lecture Series. Gauthier will give the presentation, “Media and Foreign Policy: Navigating a Changing Landscape,” at the library on Thursday, February 15 at 3 p.m. The Great Decisions Lecture Series is sponsored by the Lynchburg Branch of... READ MORE >>

Gauthier to present paper, serve as panelist at International Small Cinemas Conference

Jennifer Gauthier

Communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier will present her paper, “Indigenizing Sci-Fi: Native Women Filmmakers Decolonize a Genre,” at the Annual International Conference on Small Cinemas at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain. She will also serve on a panel with colleagues from New Zealand, California, and New York. In its eighth year,... READ MORE >>

Game On – Communication studies major earns coveted internship with the Washington Redskins

Mitch MacDonald '17 during Washington Redskins training camp in 2016.

[Editor’s Note: Since this story was published, Mitch MacDonald ’17 has been promoted to a business development account executive for the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. “In this position I am now responsible for a mixture of both B2C (Business to customer) and B2B (Business to Business) selling,” MacDonald said. “I work with some... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with 2017 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. SEE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE Academic Departmental Awards included:   Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Randolph students inducted into international, national honor societies

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On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2017 inductees are:   Psi Chi (psychology) Melissa Hussey Sydnee C. Waller   Iota Sigma Pi (women in chemistry) Drucilla A. Williams Tetiana Poliakova Sophia S. Dill   Lamda Pi eta (communications) Jordon Long... READ MORE >>

Smith receives award at Student Undergraduate Research Forum

Anna Smith '18 delivers her presentation at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum.

Anna Smith ’18, a communication studies major at Randolph, was awarded third prize at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) at Lynchburg College on Saturday, February 25. Smith presented her final research paper for COMM 385, Presidential Rhetoric, entitled “How Eulogies of School Shootings Have Changed Over Three Presidents.” This weekend’s event was the 15th... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor to deliver keynote at conference on craft beer culture

J. Nikol Beckham

J. Nikol Beckham, a Randolph communication studies professor, will deliver the keynote lecture, “Craft Beer Culture: Troubling Our Thirst for a Better Brew,” at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities event, Something’s Brewing: A Symposium on the Craft Beer Movement. The conference begins Friday, November 4, at the University of Tulsa. Beckham will discuss the... READ MORE >>

Fall Driver Lecture to feature screening of Girl Flu, discussion with director Dorie Barton

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Randolph’s 2016 Driver Lecture will feature a screening of the indie comedy Girl Flu Sunday, Nov. 6. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Leggett 537. A discussion with the director, Dorie Barton, will follow. Girl Flu, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in... READ MORE >>

2016 alumna hired as international broadcaster

Ei Thant Sin '16 on the set for Voices of America Burmese

Communication studies graduate Ei Thant Sin ’16 was recently hired as an international broadcaster for the Voice of America (VOA) Burmese news service in Washington, D.C. VOA provides radio, TV, and digital programming in 45 different languages to a weekly audience of more than 134 million. VOA Burmese has more than 5.5 million subscribers on... READ MORE >>