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Dons’ Doings: Speaker Series Inaugural Event featuring Dr. Gerry Philipsen

The Communication Studies Department is very pleased to announce our Inaugural Speaker Series Event featuring Professor Gerry Philipsen from the University of Washington. Dr. Philipsen’s talk, entitled “Finding One’s Feet in Unfamiliar Cultural Terrain” will address the questions of what is cultural diversity and how do we make sense of the variety of cultures we … Continue reading » [...]
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Dons’ Doings: PIE DAY this Thursday 3/20!

It’s that time of the semester again, time for our bi-annual Lambda Pi Eta PIE DAY fundraiser! Da da da-ah! Our Lambda Pi Eta  members will be selling slices of pie to benefit our honors society. Lambda Pi Eta hosts many events every semester that benefit all of our Communication Studies majors (Pizza with the … Continue reading » [...]
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Student Shout-Out: COMS majors at the WSCA Conference

Today’s “Student Shout-Out” goes to seven of our Communication Studies Majors who recently presented papers at the Western States Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference. The conference took place in Anaheim, CA on February 15th. Students from many universities, including Arizona State, University of Portland, University of Washington (Go Dawgs!), University of Colorado, Boise State, … Continue reading » [...]
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Minor Matters: Tina and the Child and Youth Studies Minor

As many of you know, since I had an actual baby two years ago the blog has received less attention than in its heyday. Gone are the days of a new post every. single. day. But you know what is not gone? New categories for the blog! That’s right! I have more categories on here … Continue reading » [...]
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Dons’ Doings: First ever Alumni Happy Hour coming up on Friday Feb. 21st!

We’re excited to host the first ever Communication Studies Alumni Happy Hour coming up on Friday February 21st, 5:00-7:00 pm at Palomino Restaurant in San Francisco! Please stop by to catch up with other COMS alums! The faculty will be there to buy you the first round… of appetizers! (There was no way we could … Continue reading » [...]
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SF Poet Laureate, Activist Brings Passion to the Classroom

Former San Francisco poet laureate and founding president of Glide Foundation Janice Mirikitani comes to USF as a diversity scholar visiting professor:
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