Starting Fall Quarter 2015, the requirements for Communication Department majors are changing. The new required courses will be COM 201 and COM 207. If you have not been accepted into the major by the start of fall classes, these new requirements will apply to you.
If you wish to enter a major with the current requirements (COM 189, COM 201, and COM 202), you must complete your full application before classes start in Fall 2015.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office: 509-963-1066
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.
Central Washington University's CATChat 2015 will take place on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre (SURC 210).
Hosted by the COM 371 Event Planning Management class and CWU PRSSA, this “unofficial TEDTalk” will feature various speakers from Central Washington sharing their experiences on how they have significantly affected their community in order to make a big difference.
Admission to the event is free, and open to the public. Please save your seat by registering today!
-Jeff Charbonneau: 2013 National Teacher of the Year
-Nick Zentner: sought after CWU Geology professor
-Carolyn Honeycutt of the Ellensburg Downtown Association
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
Event begins: 6:30 p.m.
2015 Central Washington University Communication Career Fair — “Exploring Employment Opportunities.”
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 A&B from 1:00 - 4:00.
April 28th, 2015
The latest issue of KV Living, the quarterly lifestyle magazine of the local Daily Record newspaper, features stories by students from Jennifer Green's Advanced Journalism Seminar on Freelance Magazine Writing.
The students pitched story ideas, then conducted interviews and reported and wrote the stories that were commissioned by KV Living Editor Nicole Klauss. Daily Record Photographer Brian Myrick provided the photos.
R Troy Peterson has the cover story, "Songs of Spring," which takes a scientific approach to the art of hunting frogs in the Kittitas Valley in springtime.
Jess Macinko published a thoroughly reported profile of large predators in the Valley and the tireless staff of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in "Walk on the Wild Side."
Ashtyn Mann channeled Ernest Hemingway to investigate the "Lure of the Bloody Mary," talking to local bartenders to find out how they put their own spin on the classic brunch drink.
Tera Stenhouse spoke with local clothing store owners to find out what fashion and hairstyle trends will be in style this spring in "Fashion in the Wind."
More articles from students in the class (Com 486) will be published in future issues of KV Living as well as various feature sections of the Daily Record.
April 20th, 2015
Dr. Nadene Vevea has been appointed the new editor for the Journal of the Northwest Communication Association. This is a regional journal that is fully supported and indexed by EbscoHost with an acceptance rate between 15-25% making it highly competitive. This is a blind-peer reviewed journal accepting original manuscripts related to any context of human communication and open to all theoretical and methodological approaches.
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!
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!
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