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Congratulations to our SMS major, Shayla Scallorn, for winning 1st place in the 2019 Business Idea Competition and receiving $1000 for her business, Anthology Marketing Studio.

Learn more about KU's Business Idea Competition

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Congratulations to Dr. Angela Cirucci for winning the 2019 J. P. Schellenberg Award:

The John. P. Schellenberg Award recognizes KU faculty for their excellence in teaching and learning.

Learn more about Dr. Angela Cirucci

Social Media Analytics Strategic Hub (SMASH) officially opens at KU:

The SMASH is designed to supplement the new social media theory and strategy (SMS) major. Students will be able to minor in social media theory and strategy in the spring of 2019.

Experience the SMASH in 360

Congratulations to the Class of 2019:

On Friday, May 10, Kutztown University celebrated commencement.

Watch the Commencement Ceremony

Programs

Want to earn a BA in Communication Studies or a BS in Social Media Theory and Strategy? Want to add them as a minor to your program?

Explore our COM Degrees
Explore our SMS Degrees
Explore our Minor in Performance and Storytelling

Events

Senior Showcase Spring 2019:

Congratulations to Michaela Yurchuk (left) who won the Outstanding Senior in Communication Studies Award for service to the community and Jensica Insiminger (right) who won the Outstanding Senior in Communication Studies Award.

Students conversing at a poster conference
Students conversing at a poster conference

Senior Showcase | Spring 2019

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Students in front of a poster presentation

How Singleness affects the personal and professional lives of adult women

Dana Burkholder

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

Let's Talk about Sex: Sex Education, Trust, and Demographics

Segliinda Harrision & Gabrielle Vargas

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

The Effects Computer-Mediated Communication has on Communities

Alec Sulak

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

Stereotype Threat in Gaming

Gabriela Dantas

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

Communication Barriers Black Women face in the Workplace

Naeemah Lewis

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

More than the Coding of my Skin: A Rhetorical Analysis of Black Women characters in Video Games

Rochelle Reece

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

Sentiment Analysis of Kutztown University

Cassidy Rankin

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

Improving Patient-Provider Communication

Andrea Doran

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

Online Dating and Self-Esteem

Bridget Moyer

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

Postpartum: Using Blogs to understand Provider-Patient Communication

Christy Derr

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

Diversified Skills of College Graduates in the Hiring Process

Zebulon Shiffert

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

Student Perception of Effective Communication and Teaching used by a Professor

Christian Jenco

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

Facebook vs. Face-Face: Incivility in Political Discussions

Brianna McGovern

Students in front of a poster presentation
Students in front of a poster presentation

A Rhetorical Analysis of Men's Vulnerability on YouTube: A Case Study of Boogie2988

Katelyn Vega

Communication Studies on Video

Social Media Theory and Strategy Degrees

Kutztown University now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Media Theory and Strategy.

Faculty Profile: Dr. Angela Cirucci

Dr. Angela Cirucci speaks about opportunities for KU students to get involved in Communication research and her latest research projects.