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36th Annual Communication Conference, April 7-9

The School of Communication Studies is sponsoring its 36th annual conference which features the research of its undergraduate students. Held each spring semester, the conference offers a platform for students and faculty interactions and dialogue on topics of shared interest. The program for this year's conference is available here.


Alumni Day

Banner for 2014 Alumni Day


Feel free to join our faculty, students and alumni for our annual Alumni Day, this April 11, 2014. Several activities are planned, including the panels listed below. Please register for a specific panel by contacting Karyn Hodges in the SCOM main office. The topics for the day are:

9:05-9:55: Entering into the Fast-paced World of For-profit Organizations: What to Expect!

10:10-11:00: “I Graduated with a Degree in Communication Studies… Now What?!”

11:15-12:05: Branding and Planning the Career of Your Dreams

12:20-1:10: Networking like an All Star: The Ins and Outs of Building Professional Relationships

 1:25-2:15: Inside the World of Public Relations: From Day to Day to the Big Picture




“The School of Communication Studies will take over administration of the interdisciplinary Sport Communication minor in Fall 2014.  For more information on how to apply to the minor, click here.”

Review of applications for our MA program in Communication and Advocacy will begin February 15. For more information on the application process or to apply now, go to: http://macommstudiesjmu.com/apply/

Message from Our Director

Click on the link below for Dr. Sharon Mazzarella's personal message to the SCOM Community. 

A picture of Sharon Mazzarella, Academic Unit Head of Communication Studies

Dr. Sharon Mazzarella

Ely Named 2014 SCOM Alumna of the Year

Picture of Alumna of the Year Meghan Ely

Meghan Ely
 To learn more about our SCOM alumna of the year, click on the following link.  

In a Nutshell, SCOM Is...

...the School of Communication Studies; an academic environment in which students, faculty and staff develop innovative communication practices and facilitate constructive dialogue in the classroom and community to inspire responsible citizenship in a diverse world.

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