Feb 9, 2016

Submissions are now being accepted for the Department of Communication's 5th Annual Student Showcase & Awards event, to be held on Wed., April 6. Comm majors are invited to submit their creative/academic work in any of the following five categories: Audio-Visual, Civic Engagement/Community Service, Speech/Rhetoric/ Performance, Writing, and Research. The deadline for all submissions is Tues., March 1, and works in progress are welcome.

Jan 14, 2016

Thanks to a generous gift provided by alumna Elaine Nord, Communication majors planning to do mass media-related internships during the summer may now apply for funding through the Elaine E. Nord Internship Fund for Creative Communications. Nord, who graduated from UMass Amherst in 1981 with a degree in what was then called Communication Studies, established the competitive fund to help one Comm student per year to cover some of his/her expenses associated with an internship.

Jan 13, 2016

Prof. Kevin Anderson and Comm alumnus Alex Kamb ’15 are collaborating on a feature-length film, titled Running Embers. Working with a cast and crew consisting mainly of UMass Amherst students, Kevin and Alex recently produced a “Proof of Concept” trailer for Running Embers. To learn more about their film, please click here.

Jan 6, 2016

Communication alumna Angela Lussier ’03, a entrepreneur and business coach, is on a mission to provide aspiring and new entrepreneurs with the inspiration and resources necessary to bring their business dreams to life. Read an interview with this charismatic young woman by clicking here.

Dec 23, 2015

Patrick Sabbs, a 1984 UMass Amherst graduate who majored in Communication, has been confirmed by the Governor's Council for a Springfield District Court judgeship.  Read about Patrick's confirmation here and more about him by clicking here.

Dec 17, 2015

Patrick Sabbs, a 1984 UMass Amherst graduate who majored in Communication, has been nominated by Gov. Charlie Baker for a Springfield District Court judgeship. Patrick, who began his post-UMass career at WWLP-TV in Springfield, earned a law degree in the mid-1990s and served for many years as an Assistant District Attorney in Hampden County. Read more about him by clicking here.

Dec 8, 2015

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences recently highlighted two Communication majors -- Arjun Chawla and Jessica Williams -- and their participation in the college's Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Read Arjun's story by clicking here and Jessica's by clicking here.

Dec 3, 2015

Marina Qutab, a Communication junior from Rutland, Mass., was awarded second place in this year's Project Green Challenge (PGC), a competition that attracted entries from nearly 4,000 students from around the world. The PGC is an initiative of Turning Green, a student-led movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices.