Being a Senior During COVID-19
I don’t think anyone could have prepared me for my senior year to be done entirely online. Being a student during COVID-19 has definitely presented its challenges, but at the same time makes me feel so grateful for the education I am receiving.
Being a Student Leader During Quarantine
If you had told me at the beginning of my freshman year that my senior year would be entirely remote, I would be completely unable to see my friends whom I had grown extremely close with over those four years and that my final year at UC would conclude by simply shutting my laptop, I don't think I would've believed you.
COVID Protocols: How UC is Being #COVIDCAREFUL
As the global effect of Covid-19 continues to evolve, the University of Cincinnati has partnered with Cincinnati and Hamilton County Health Departments to make campus as safe as possible for students and faculty.
Communication Faculty Profile: Dr. Omotayo Banjo
Dr. Omotayo Banjo was recently named the Graduate Director for the Department of Communication. Since Receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology and her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Penn State University, she has focused her research on representation and audience response to racial and cultural media.
Depoe Stepping Down as Head of Department of Communication, Returning to Faculty
Stephen Depoe, PhD, who has served as the Head of Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati for two consecutive five-year terms, has made the decision to step down from the position after 10 years. While he enjoys the leadership aspect of the position, he also believes that it is good to “turn over the soil” and allow others the opportunity to lead the department.
Dr. Depoe Reflects on 10 Years as Communication Department Head
Dear UC Communication alumni family:
I write this note to you as I approach the close of my 35th year at the University of Cincinnati and the end of a ten-year stint as Head of the Department of Communication (2011-21).
Dr. Suzanne Boys Takes on Assistant Department Head Role
Dr. Suzanne Boys, Professor and Public Relations Program Director at UC, has taken on a new leadership role as Communication’s assistant department head.
Graduating During a Pandemic: A Student Perspective
This year, time has felt more unreal than usual. With a full course load, a 15-hour weekly internship, babysitting and writing for the amazing Friends of Communication Alumni Association, I have been fairly busy. These opportunities, especially all at once, have offered me an insight to my work ethic and provided me with a better understanding of myself.
How a Mentor Helped Me: A Student Perspective
It is about that time of year when Friends of Communication pairs alumni with current students for the mentorship program. Speaking from personal experience as a mentee, this is absolutely one of the greatest things I did in my (albeit very young) career. My mentor was 2017 graduate and student athlete, Emma Gresser.
My Thank You Letter to the Department of Communication
I graduated from UC for the first time in 2005 with a BA in Communication. In 2007, I applied to and was accepted into the Master’s Program at the University of Cincinnati Department of Communication. I had the chance to really hone in on a specialized field in this vast art form that was Communication – but what did I want to study?
Note from the President: You Did It!
It is hard to believe we are closing out another year, but this one especially will never be forgotten. We would first like to congratulate the Fall 2020 graduating class on all their accomplishments and commend all students on their resiliency in adapting to new learning methods AND ways of life over the past eight months.
Q & A With UC’s Excellence in Teaching award and Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient Mariam Elgefy
How did you start teaching?
Growing up, I got to see my parents first-hand influencing many students as my mother is an educator and my father a professor of mechanical engineering.
Students Return to Campus
After a year and a half of online classes and not knowing if I would ever be in person again, President Pinto finally sent word out to the UC community that we would in fact be in person, or at least a mix of in person and online. Regardless, I had never been more excited to step foot in a class than I was on the first day of the semester.
The Department of Communication has a New Name
The department of Communication is excited to announce that it is becoming the School of Communication, Film, and Media Studies. This will be the first school within the College of Arts and Sciences.
UC’s Dr. Boys Completes APR
Dr. Suzanne Boys, assistant department head and PR program director, shares her experience earning her Accreditation in Public Relations and gives some advice to our alumni!