Category: News & Happenings

Learn the latest happenings in the Department of Communications Studies.

Department Celebrates 24 Graduates

The Communication Studies department celebrated 13 Corporate Communication graduates and 11 Communication Studies graduates on Saturday, May 4th. The graduates have a wide range of career plans in human resources, recruiting, training, social media marketing, education, and graduate school. Congratulations to all of our graduates!

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Website Editor Internship: Filling the 16th Credit Hour

By: Ally Roden Starting Belmont this past year as a freshman, and even now as an upcoming sophomore, I still have trouble fitting in that 16th class credit hour. After completing my one-credit wellness class first semester, I struggled to come up with a single credit hour that sounded appealing to me. It wasn’t until …

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Belmont Students Advance at IPDA National Debate Tournament

On April 13-16, Belmont University sent two students to the IPDA national debate tournament in Shreveport, Louisiana. Both students advanced to the elimination brackets in their divisions. Nazif Manaj, a senior political science major who is currently planning to attend Belmont Law in the fall of 2019, joined the debate team in January of this …

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Dr. Jeremy Fyke Wins Tower Award

Dr. Jeremy Fyke received the prestigious Tower Award at the student leadership award ceremony last week. The Tower Award is given to faculty and staff members who have enhanced the campus life experience by being “exceptional at engaging and educating students” through the following: Commitment to students overall development (inside & outside the classroom) Involvement with student programs/activities …

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Jayda Morse: A Semester in Seoul

By: JACK TUCKER Jayda Morse, a junior Communication Studies major and Asian Studies minor, became one of over 800 Belmont students to study abroad this year as she traveled to Seoul, South Korea. This program partners with Sogang University, the only Jesuit higher education institution in Korea and one of the nation’s top universities. A …

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Dr. Jimmy Davis Named Chaney Distinguished Professor

Dr. Jimmy Davis was recently named the Chaney Distinguished Professor Award for 2018-2019. The prestigious award represents the highest teaching honor in the university and is based on student and faculty nominations. Following is an excerpt from the award ceremony program: Dr. Davis has been at Belmont since 1987. He taught Communication Studies for 12 …

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Speech & Debate Wins at NCCFI

Belmont University’s Speech and Debate Team placed 1st in the individual events at the NCCFI (National Christian College Forensics Invitational) national tournament. The tournament was held at Kansas Wesleyan University on March 14-16. The team did not only place first, but individuals also left the tournament winning 10 different national titles. We are so proud of this team and …

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COM 1100 Speech Contest

The COM 1100 Speech Contest was held Wednesday, March 27. Six finalists advanced from a semi-final round held on Monday, March 25th.  Contestants were selected out of COM 1100 to present the informative speech they prepared for class. The finalists were: Michael Smedley – Artificial Intelligence  Zoe Clark – How to Take the Perfect Nap …

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Blogging as a Career: “The Linen Diaries”

By: Ally Roden This upcoming semester, Belmont student Lauren Strand will be studying abroad in Florence, Italy at Florence University of the Arts. Lauren, a Communication Studies major and Writing minor, runs her own fashion, travel, and lifestyle blog called The Linen Diaries. She began blogging during her sophomore year of high school after realizing …

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