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Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
Although we are unable to finish our year together, we wanted to highlight the Communication Studies and Social Media Theory & Strategy students who conducted research during their senior capstone classes. Below you can read about the projects they did and how they applied their majors to real-life scenarios.
Read more about our Students' Projects
Congratulations to the following COM Studies students and their faculty for presenting their research at the 21st Annual Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference: Abigail Greco (Dr. Lisa Weckerle); Daniel Hamm (Dr. Jessica Robinson); Emmeline Knowlan (Dr. Angela Cirucci).
At the Fall 2019 commencement, Katelyn Melder and Jericho Dar became the first two graduates of the new Social Media Theory and Strategy (SMS) program. Katelyn has already taken a position as the Social Media Manager for Women in Technology International (WITI).
Senior Showcase Fall 2019:
Congratulations to all our showcase participants
Experience the Showcase in 360
Senior Showcase | Fall 2019
Students discussing their posters at the senior showcase.
Tensions, Bills, and Thrills
DeSean Longino & Noel Subervi
"The Talk:" Taboo Conversations within Blended Families
Cammi Jefferson, Emily Mott, and Alexis Rodriguez
A Crisis Communication Analysis of Complications and First-Hand Accounts from 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina
David Guffy & Zach Marvil
Tiger in the Dog House: The Social Demise of an Icon
Patrick Walsh and Jarrett Cole
Get Off Your Phone! Understanding How College Student iPhone Use Impacts Communicative Competence
Casey Renaud and Callum Bartlett
It-It-It's Great to Meet You: Reducing Uncertainty in Initial Encounters
Hannah A. Srock and Ronald M. Stinson
How Users Connect with Traditional and Micro-Celebrities Through Instagram Brands
Katarina Ward and Shamin Malik
#Join WITI: Bringing Life to Women in Technology International's Social Media Strategy
"He Lives Each Day in His Own World:" Adaptive and Intensive Approaches to Communication Between Caregivers and People with Dementia
Under His Eye: Recreating Black History in The Handmaid's Tale
Cyruss Quaye and Paige Klemovage
Trump's Tweets and the Creation of a Spiral of Silence
Richard Paul Carroll and David Powers
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
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.