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Department of Communication Studies Undergraduate Student Awards Doetkott Award & Womack Most Inspirational Senior

February 15, 2016 by | News

Attention Communication Students in their senior year! The application deadline for the Patricia & Richard Doetkott and the Womack Most Inspirational Senior Awards is  4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Applications must be sent via email to Dr. Riva Tukachinsky. Applicants MUST include the name of the award (Womack or Doetkott) in the email

The Panther Wins Four Top Awards

February 3, 2016 by | News

Congratulations to The Panther staff for winning four top awards in the California College Media Association’s Excellence in Student Media contest honoring “the best in college media in California.” Special recognition goes to Panther Editor in Chief Megan Abba and former Editor in Chief Mark Pampanin (’15) for their report “He Said, She Said,” an investigation into sexual assault.

From the Classroom to the Living Room Communication Studies team shares knowledge of media effects with parents in the community

October 15, 2015 by | News

By Riva Tukachinsky, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor Department of Communication Studies) As a university professor, most of my work involves creating knowledge (conducting research about media effects) and dissimilating existing knowledge to my students in the classroom. However, I was poignantly aware that this knowledge could be used to benefit many others who do not have

Promoting Positive Media Habits

October 14, 2015 by | News

By Gabriella Strnad (Communication Studies Major, ’16) As a senior Communication Studies student, it essentially became my educational responsibility to understand what it means to be “media literate.” But how many people outside the academic setting understand what these words mean? How many people in our own community of Orange have a real grasp of

Journalism Day: Sept. 26 2015 Excellence in Journalism Day/Orange County

September 17, 2015 by | News

Where will you find 10 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, two Emmy-winning broadcasters, a New York Times best-selling author and the editors of three major West Coast newspapers? At Chapman University for the 2 nd Excellence in Journalism Day conference on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The conference is free to attend. It begins at

WordTheatre at Chapman University Presents Author Ann Beattie on Sept. 21

August 31, 2015 by | News

WordTheatre’s 2015 fall series at Chapman University brings America’s finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances. On Monday, September 21, Hollywood actors –Joely Fisher (known for her roles in the film The Mask and TV shows such as Ellen, Last Man Standing, and Desperate Housewives) and Christopher Gorham (known for Covert

2015 Wilkinson College Colloquium: Aug. 28

August 10, 2015 by | News

Dean Patrick Fuery cordially invites you to the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 Colloquium on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. in Sandhu Conference Center D & D1. Attendance by Faculty and Staff greatly desired! Please RSVP by August 17, 2015 to Mary Shockey or call her at

WILD Book Club Kicks Off July 1

June 29, 2015 by | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is hosting a WILD Book Club in honor of author Cheryl Strayed and her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed will be visting campus on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 to discuss her book as part of

ReWilding with Cheryl Strayed: Sept. 29

June 23, 2015 by | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences invites you to join us on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 to hear Cheryl Strayed , author of #1 New York Times bestselling memoir WILD (and bestselling advice essay collection TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS , the novel TORCH , and the forthcoming quotes collection, BRAVE ENOUGH). Her books

2015 Henley Award Ceremony Winners!

May 12, 2015 by | News

Just a few minutes ago, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted the Twenty-Third Annual Ludie and David C. Henley Social Sciences Awards Ceremony in Argyros Forum. Students from the departments of Political Science, Peace Studies, Sociology, History and Communication Studies were honored with awards. Below is a list of the winners and their