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COM Major and University of Kentucky senior linebacker Courtney Love was named the winner of the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy, an award that honors college football’s top community servant. The award was announced at the National Football Foundation’s press conference at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York. Read more about Love and the award here.


The 15th biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication will be held at the Hyatt-Regency Lexington.


The Department’s fourth annual Professional-Amateur Networking day was held on November 8, 2017. Read more about the event here.

ProAm Day


Meet the new officers of the Communication Student Association and learn about what the organization has been doing this semester by clicking here.


The 103rd Annual Convention of the National Communication Association was held November 16-19 in Dallas, Texas. Over 5,000 communication scholars from around the world gathered to share and discuss their latest research. Click here for some of the highlights of the work our faculty presented at NCA.


Disaster Communication Expert, and Department of Communication professor, Dr. Jeannette Sutton will host a meeting to discuss the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) RAPID Response Research. Learn more here.

Comm students study in London, England

Don Lowe, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication, traveled to London, England this summer to teach the course “From the Tabloids to the BBC: Exploring the British Media”. Learn more about the trip here.

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Congratulations to Dr. J. David Johnson, a recipient of the 2017-2018 University Research Professorship Award. Learn more about the award and Dr. Johnson’s achievements here.

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Six UK communication majors recently volunteered as judges for elementary and middle school speech competitors at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Communications Event. Learn more about the event here.


Faculty Spotlight: Meet Dr. Jeannette Sutton

Learn about Dr. Jeannette Sutton, Assistant Professor and Director of the UK Risk and Disaster Communication Center, and her work transforming the ways crises are communicated in real-time on social media here.


Alpha Chi, the University of Kentucky’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honor Society) has several projects, leadership opportunities and exciting networking socials occurring throughout the year. Learn more about these opportunities here.
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Dr. Don Helme, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, visited Qingdao, China, to work with scholars at Qingdao Technological University. The trip to Qingdao is sponsored by UK’s Confucius Institute. Read more about the trip here.
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Faculty and graduate students get to know each other and learn about current research endeavors at the annual “Meet-and-Greet.” Click here to learn more about the Graduate Program in Communication.