Communication Studies

Communication studies explores the meanings people share through verbal and nonverbal messages in relationships, organizations and societies. Communication studies is becoming one of the fastest growing disciplines in the country.

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  • Kirk Campbell
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Kirk Campbell, a member of the USD Speech and Debate Team and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, has qualified for the Interstate Oratorical Association’s National Tournament, held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, April 20-22.
  • Photo of Kelly McKay-Semmler.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Kelly McKay-Semmler, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of South Dakota, is the 2017 recipient of the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award presented by the College of Arts & Scien...
  • We are honored to have been chosen as one of eleven organizations participating in The Bean’s Fund-It Friday July competition! Every Friday, our local coffee shop donates 5% of their sales to a nonprofit organization. The Bean supports our community in countless ways, and th...

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Dakota Hall, Room 319
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069


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