Department of Communication
At UIS Communication is embraced as the act and/or the process of communicating from the perspectives of both interpersonal and mass-mediated communication.
Your degree prepares you to interpret and execute communication in all its forms, from written to spoken to nonverbal. Students who have earned the bachelor’s in Communication at UIS have gone on to work in a number of professions involving human relations, public relations and journalism, and utilizing practical skills in digital photography, video and web production and radio. Our students are among the most marketable when they graduate. Communication, as a broadly defined field, allows students to either concentrate on a specific professional goal or to enter a wide range of professional possibilities. It is a major without limitations.
Your donation makes a significant difference in helping students have the best experience at UIS and prepare for their fruitful careers ahead.
How your donation can make an impact:
$500 – Buys a quality video camera for student use in classes
$250 – Helps defray printing costs for the student newspaper with an anticipated return to available printed copies in Fall 2021
$100 – Purchases a steady tripod to safely hold/maneuver camera equipment
$50 – Buys a quality microphone to be used for podcasting in classes and camps
$35 – Pays for one year’s renewal to Lambda Pi Eta
$25 – Invests in one debate competitor’s entry into a competition
$10 – Pays for one student’s entry in an individual competitive speech event
Accepting applications for Communication Instructor
The program is seeking applications for an instructor to teach business/managerial communication in addition to other communication topics. Details are included on the UIS Human Resource webpage. Application deadline is March 28.
UIS Speech and Debate Team
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Dr. Novak Featured in Ms. Magazine
Communication professor Dr. Novak was recently featured in Ms. Magazine for her recent article Working Women are Still Fighting Implicit Bias. The article discusses her research regarding women in the labor force, as well as her first time teaching an all-female graduate course.
Novak mentions the tensions her students felt between obtaining a career and providing for the home. She goes on to say, “To be honest, it’d be a lot more do-able for women to ‘have it all’ if true gender equity and the fair division of labor existed in the home.” Her work also mentions recent entertainment and political bias, something she notes that all of use should be aware. “One step toward challenging gender norms is self-awareness. Frankly, even the most consciously liberated among us may be unaware of our own internal biases.”
Congrats to Dr. Novak on the publishing of her article!
Timothy Bill Receives Pat Langley Award
Communication instructor and Speech & Debate director, Timothy Bill, was given the Pat Langley Award for Outstanding Community Engagement this past May. The award is given to individuals who what have been involved in outstanding community-based engagement benefitting LGBTQIA+ communities. Congratulations on your achievement, Professor Bill!
UIS Ranked #9 2019 list of Best Online Colleges by Bestcolleges.com
COM graduate Jeffrey Nevins chosen to deliver student address at 2018 Commencement ceremony