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2021 National Communication Association Convention Highlights - Tribute Panel for Judith Trent

12/8/2021

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.

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2021-2022 FOC Mentorship Program Concludes with EOY Celebration

May 9, 2022

“If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before.” ~J Loren Norris

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Being a Senior During COVID-19

3/4/2021

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.

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Being a Student Leader During Quarantine

5/5/2021

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.

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COVID Protocols: How UC is Being #COVIDCAREFUL

9/9/2020

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.

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Communication Faculty Profile: Dr. Omotayo Banjo

9/9/2021

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.

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Communication and PR Students Gain Valuable Experience Through Internships

11/15/22

Many of you may remember learning about professional development and then practicing it in the Careers in Communication course taught by Prof. Lisa Newman.

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Depoe Stepping Down as Head of Department of Communication, Returning to Faculty

11/5/2020

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.

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Dr. Depoe Reflects on 10 Years as Communication Department Head

4/7/2021

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).

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Dr. Suzanne Boys Takes on Assistant Department Head Role

9/9/2020

Dr. Suzanne Boys, Professor and Public Relations Program Director at UC, has taken on a new leadership role as Communication’s assistant department head.

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FOC Spotlight of the Month! Dr. Ron Jackson

10/7/2020

Interview with Dr. Ron Jackson: Dr. Ron Jackson: UC alum, professor and NCA distinguished scholar award winner!

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FOC Workshop Recap: Updating your Professional Resume

11/10/2020

Alaina Schnipke and Michael Santangelo provided lots of helpful insight in their experience reviewing professional resumes.

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First-Generation: Overcoming Obstacles + Giving Back

March 3, 2022

From a young age, I knew I wanted to write and connect with others as my “career.”

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Graduating During a Pandemic: A Student Perspective

12/09/2020

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.

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How Well Do You Know Depoe?

May 9, 2022

What state is Dr. Depoe from?

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How a Mentor Helped Me: A Student Perspective

10/7/2021

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.

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My Thank You Letter to the Department of Communication

9/9/2021

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?

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Note from the President: You Did It!

12/09/2020

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.

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Public Relations is now a Major!

9/9/2020

The Department of Communication is proud to announce the new Public Relations Bachelor of Arts degree which opened in January of this year.

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