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News

Dr. Angela Cirucci sat down with 69News to discuss the ups and downs of Facebook, as well as its political and social impact.

Watch Angela's Interview

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Join us for Dr. Savannah Ganster's performance of the "Culture of Scarcity" on Feb. 26th, 27th, and 28th (6-7 p.m.) at the Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Sharadin Art Building.

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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).

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Congratulations to Dr. Deryl Johnson who was elected to a 3-year term on the National Communication Association Diversity Council and Legislative Assembly:

The Diversity Council is responsible for monitoring and making recommendations to enhance the diversity of the Association.

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Congratulations to 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

Congratulations to the Class of 2019:

On Saturday, Dec. 14, 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 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

Katelyn Melder

"He Lives Each Day in His Own World:" Adaptive and Intensive Approaches to Communication Between Caregivers and People with Dementia

Sorelly Germosen

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

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

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.