Fall 2016 News and Notes

Elisia Cohen

Dr. Elisia M. Cohen, Department Chair


Goodbye 2016!

As 2016 draws to a close, the Department of Communication continues to thrive. The close of the year also brings with it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty and students. We invite you to explore this newsletter to learn more about our mission; our undergraduate programs; our research and publications; and our community engagement activities.

Thanks to recent contributions from our alumni, we were able to host our third annual Professional-Amateur Day. If you haven’t been contacted as part of the University’s #GivingTuesday campaign, please consider this a direct departmental request. We hope that you will support us in whatever ways that you are able to do so. Please consider donating to The Communication Fund for Excellence used by the Department of Communication to support its Professional-Amateur Day, NCA alumni reception, internship program, and student awards. We also encourage you to give your time by volunteering to give our students professional advice or hosting an intern in your workplace. For information on how you may volunteer, please contact Ms. Cynthia Miller (CyndyHarbett.Miller@uky.edu).

Your generous time and financial support allow the department to engage in new initiatives that support student success and excellence.

We hope that you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!


Elisia L. Cohen, Ph.D.

Department Chair & Professor of Communication

Gifford Blyton Endowed Chair of Oral Communication and Forensics