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April Tidlund Retires

April Tidlund, the Communication Department's undergraduate program secretary and scheduling officer, has retired after almost 50 years of service to UMass Amherst. She has enriched the lives of her many colleagues during those years, and she has always gone the extra mile for the countless students who have sought her help. "I love working with students, making sure they have the information and support they need," she said. Please click here for a downloadable photo of our beloved April.

Department Issues Statement Against Racism and Hate

The Communication Department has issued a statement condemning recent expressions of racism and hate on the UMass Amherst campus. To download a copy of the statement, please click here.

New Issue of communication + 1 Published

Prof. Briankle Chang and doctoral candidate Zach McDowell announce the publication of the latest issue of communication + 1, an open-source journal for which they serve as editor-in-chief and managing editor, respectively. The theme of the guest-edited issue is "Afterlives of Systems."

Leda Cooks Wins Erhlich Award

Prof. Leda Cooks has been selected to receive the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The Ehrlich Award is given annually to recognize one senior faculty member in the nation for exemplary leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, supporting community engagement, and contributing to the public good. For more information, click here.