Upcoming Events

Sex Toys and Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:00 to 18:00
Join Communication alum and Vibrator Nation author Lynn Comella, Ph.D., ’04, as she draws from her recently published book about the history of feminist sex-toy stores to discuss the challenges that progressive retailers face as they attempt to balance profitability and social change in a rapidly expanding and increasingly competitive sexual marketplace.

#HashtagActivism: Networked Counterpublics in the Digital Age

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:30
The proliferation of social media has given rise to widespread study and speculation about the impact of digital technologies on politics, activism, and social change. Key among these debates is the role social media play in shaping the contemporary public sphere, and by proxy, our democracy. Maligned by some as “slacktivism,” I will argue social computing platforms such as Twitter create unique opportunities for traditionally excluded voices to challenge the terms of public debate.

7th Annual Comm Student Showcase

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
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Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:00
The Department of Communication will host the Seventh Annual Communication Student Showcase and Awards to celebrate the many forms of achievement and expression in the major. Submissions are open and due by March 27, 2018.