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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  • Photo of speech and debate team.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota speech and debate team will host a showcase with team members performing this Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m. in Old Main’s Farber Hall.
  • 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...
  • What a wonderful weekend at the Broncolope Swing! Day 1 Bailey Quanbeck: 1st Impromptu, 3rd Duo Tristan Chasing Hawk: 1st Drama, 3rd Duo Megan Swets: 3rd Drama, 5th Poetry Blake Warner: 4th CA Day 2 Tristan Chasing Hawk: 1st Individual Sweepstakes, 1st Duo, 1st Drama, 3rd...

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Vermillion, SD 57069


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