Molly Trowbridge Comm Student Honored as Outstanding Intern
Apr 24, 2017
Sophomore Molly Trowbridge has been awarded the Kathryn F. Furcolo Award for Outstanding Intern. During the fall 2016 semester, Molly interned with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren after seeing the opportunity listed in an email from Career Services.

Since 1965, the Furcolo Award has recognized selected students who complete an outstanding internship in either public service or government. Award winners receive a monetary award.

Previously, Molly had interned with State Senator James Timilty, an experience she says helped her get the internship with Warren.

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Friends and Family, Peers and Faculty Celebrate the 6th Annual Comm Student Showcase
Apr 14, 2017

In April, the Comm department honored the winners of this year’s Comm Student Showcase and Awards in the ILC Hub. Students were encouraged to submit their work across the categories of writing, civic engagement/community-based work, audio-visual, research, and rhetoric, speech, and performance. Panels of peers, professors, and alumni chose a handful of works out of the many submissions to be awarded.

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Professor Visits UMass Comm Department for Talk on Sanctuary
Mar 31, 2017

Associate Professor Karma Chávez visited UMass to give her talk titled “Sanctuary and Undocumented Students: Articulating a Role for Public Universities,” in the Integrative Learning Center's Communication Hub.

Chávez is an associate professor and director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas Austin. She focuses much of her work on questions of migration, coalition, and movement building. She describes her scholarship as one that is informed by queer of color theory and women of color feminism.

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Emily West wins 2017 SBS Outstanding Teaching Award
Mar 29, 2017

We congratulate Associate Professor Emily West, Ph.D. on receiving the SBS Outstanding Teaching Award. Prof. West, whose research interests include promotional culture, media, cultural studies of health, gender and performance, said she's very honored to be recognized. She credits her fellow faculty and students for making it possible. "This department has so many talented teachers, and takes excellence in pedagogy very seriously, making this award all the more meaningful," said West.

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