2021 National Communication Association Convention Highlights - Tribute Panel for Judith Trent
A host of UC Department of Communication faculty members and graduate students attended the 117th annual National Communication Association (NCA) convention, held in person on November 18-21 in Seattle, Washington.
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.
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.
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.