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Department of Communication Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Department of Communication of Central Washington University to prepare students to become active participants in communication within - and shaping - modern culture. To fulfill its mission, the department emphasizes student-centered instruction in the gathering and dissemination of written, spoken and visual information, as well as a broad range of course work in the processes, effects and theories of human communication. The department is committed to a liberal education in written, oral and visual communication, as well as to professional training in the fields of journalism, public relations and advertising.



Department News and Awards


CWU Bateman Team receives Honorable Mention                      Monday, April 13th 2015

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Central Washington University Bateman Team, who was one of only 13 to win honorable mention in PRSSA’s National Public Relations Competition.

We are proud to specifically recognize students Madalyn Freeman (team leader), Masey Peone, Silver Caoili, Robyn Stewart and Aubree Downing, who spent eight months together mapping out our regional/local campaign addressing the issue of affordable housing.

The Bateman competition, named in memory of PRSA Chair Carroll Bateman, received 60 entries this year. Of these, 13 received honorable mention and three went on as finalists. Congratulations to our Bateman Team for their hard work and dedication!



CWU Newspaper "The Observer" is Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper in the SPJ Region                                                April 13th, 2015

The Observer was named the Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper in SPJ's Region 10 this weekend. This region includes student newspapers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. 

Observer reporters Julia Martinez and Aaron Kunkler were finalists in the General News category for their coverage of the Aviation Department's contract woes. Congratulations to The Observer staff!