The Department of Communication at Virginia Tech focuses on communication processes and their effects on individuals, organizations, culture, and society. Faculty and students create, distribute, and interpret messages through media systems. Students build knowledge and skills for future study and work in public relations, multimedia journalism or communication studies.
The Department of Communication will host its 5th Annual Distinguished Lecture Monday, March 3, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in 2150 Torgersen Hall on the Virginia Tech campus. Featured speaker Dhavan V. Shah will give a talk titled, “Mobilization, Socialization, and Participation in a Digital Age: Building the Communication Mediation Model."
The Distinguished Lecture event, held annually by the Department of Communication since 2010, features a leading scholar of international reputation who shares knowledge from a program of research on a communication-related topic that is of interest to the entire Virginia Tech community. The featured speaker presents one signature lecture on campus and takes part in a number of smaller events during an extended visit to Virginia Tech. read more...
Many COMM faculty and graduate students attended the annual convention of the National Communication Association in Washington, DC, November 21-24. Among those attending, the following people formally participated in panels:
--Robert E. Denton, Jr., panel chair, "Connections: Considering Dan Nimmo's Legacy and Influence on the Future of Political Communication"
--Robert E. Denton, Jr., panel chair, "The 2012 Presidential Campaign: An Overview and Analysis of the Major Areas of Political Campaign Communication"
--Beth M. Waggenspack, Panel member, "Connecting with Prospective Graduate Students: Recruiting and Selecting GTAs for the Basic Course."
--Beth M. Waggenspack, Paper presented: "The Shadow First Lady: Nellie Taft's Imprint on the Capitol's Cultural and Political Scene" part of a panel on First Lady Ethos and Rhetorical Effects.
--Rachel Holloway, "The 2012 Presidential Nominating Conventions and the American Dream: Narrative Unity and Political Division"
The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech will house the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology with an array of labs and studios devoted to creative technologies and innovative curriculum design. Within this area of the center also will be located the multimedia studio, production control room, newsroom, and associated classroom in support of the Department of Communication.
Consisting of the latest digital production capabilities, the multimedia center will enable high definition production programming, news production, and digital journalism across many platforms. Virginia Tech’s Department of Communication will occupy the space in an academic capacity with curriculum including multimedia journalism and television production. The location of the multimedia center in the Center for the Arts, however, will offer opportunities for integrated research and performances that will be distributed within the building walls, across campus, and throughout the community and state.
For more information on the Center for the Arts please visit http://www.vt.edu/spotlight/innovation/2011-05-30-arts-center/fly-through.html.
To follow the status of the Communication Multimedia Center please visit https://multimediavtcomm.wordpress.com.
2/21/14 5:00 pm- Scholarship application deadline
Visiting VT COMM-Department Sessions for Students and Families
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