Category: News & Happenings

Learn the latest happenings in the Department of Communications Studies.

Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until It’s Gone

By Cameron Fish These last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions. We are living in a time of anxiety, uncertainty, and disparity for students everywhere. The phrase “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone” has never rung more true. The pandemic and the uproar it has caused seems unrealistic; the …

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Four Tips to Survive the Semester Online 

By: Natalie Jones While things may feel very unknown and out of your control right now, you are not alone. As we all switch to online classes for the rest of the semester, we are here to help you! Below you will find four great tips to be successful the rest of the semester. Stay …

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Social Distancing: Increasing Digital Communication

By: Hamilton Sparks The coronavirus has quickly spread throughout the world, causing panic, fear, and isolation nearly everywhere imaginable. In the time of COVID-19 and social distancing, it is easy to feel alone. Being off campus means being away from friends and typical social routines. You may even be back at home in close quarters …

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Internship Spotlight: Savannah Newhouse

By: Cameron Fish Savannah Newhouse is an aspiring Communications Director for the White House in Washington, D.C. This junior Political Science major with a minor in Communication Studies has been given the opportunity this semester to work at Baker Group Strategies. As an associate who aids the communication team, both press and digital, Savannah is …

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IABC and Lambda Pi Eta Present March Events

By: Hamilton Sparks Two of Belmont’s communications clubs, IABC and Lambda Pi Eta, have recently announced their March events. Each of these events will offer outstanding opportunities from personal improvement to professional insights. Be sure to mark your calendars and come support and learn from IABC and Lambda Pi Eta! March 2: 10:00 a.m. in JAAC …

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Belmont Speech & Debate Wins State Title

Congratulations to the Belmont Speech & Debate Team for winning the state title! Here is a recap from the Belmont Speech & Debate website: On February 22-23, Belmont University’s speech and debate competed at the Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) state tournament. As the 2019 champions, the team entered the tournament in hopes of retaining …

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Meg Barber: Best Buddies at Belmont 

By: Natalie Jones “We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” – Maya Angelou. This quote is very important to Meg Barber and to the campus organization that she runs. A Corporate Communications Major and Music Business Minor, Meg has been the president of Best Buddies at Belmont since her freshman year. According to …

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Fyke Delivers Simmons Distinguished Lecture

Our own Dr. Jeremy Fyke delivered the 2020 Dr. Robert E. Simmons Distinguished Faculty Lecture on February 14. The Simmons distinguished lectureship was created by Dean Robert Simmons in 1988 to honor the research and scholarly work of the faculty in the School of Humanities and Education. After his death, the lectureship was named in his honor. Recipients are …

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Club Highlight: Speech and Debate

Club Highlight: Speech and Debate  By: Hamilton Sparks The Belmont Speech and Debate Team has kicked February off with a great start! The first weekend of the month, two debaters headed to Knoxville to compete in the University of Tennessee IPDA debate tournament. Luke Litz was named third-place speaker in the junior-varsity debate division and …

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Maymester in India: Highlight

By: Cameron Fish This coming May holds a new adventure for Dr. Nathan Webb. He, along with two other professors and 20 students are going to Bangalore, India to study abroad for a Maymester. This trip will entail three courses in religion, art/photography, and communication. Students will examine the lenses through which they view the world—both …

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