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Communication Studies

  • Our Mission

    The Department of Communication Studies at UW-L provides students with opportunities to increase their understanding of the communication process and develop communication competencies necessary for their personal and professional endeavors.

    Our department prepares students for communication intensive careers in business, law, politics, social and human services, media, and higher education. 

    Our students, faculty, and staff are committed to quality teaching and learning, scholarly and applied research, creative activities, and service to the university, local community, and beyond. 

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    Study Abroad


    ▶ Watch WKBT News8000's story about CST study abroad in India, led by Ayesha Patnaik
    ▶ UW-L exhibit highlights study tour to India



    Two CST faculty members received top paper awards for the upcoming Central States Communication Association conference. Dr. Kate Lavelle presented “Elevating Sports Discourse: Rhetorical Recirculation, Fragmentation, and Chris Broussard.” Dr. Nici Ploeger-Lyons presented “Elevating Students’ Understanding of Communicator Styles: How Would Each Communication Style Manage Organizational Conflict?”

    Dr. Sara Docan-Morgan will receive the CLS Faculty Recognition of Excellence Award for Teaching on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m. in Toland Theatre in the Center for the Arts. The CLS Student Recognition of Excellence Awards will also be presented at this time. A reception will precede the presentation at 6:00pm in the Center for the Arts lobby.