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...
  • Earning 3rd in Team Sweepstakes both days, the team had a great time making friends and competing at VFL 1 and 2! Day 1: Tristan Chasing Hawk: 1st Duo, 1st Drama Megan Swets: 1st Poetry, 3rd Drama Bailey Quanbeck: 1st Duo, 3rd Poetry Garrett Kroger: 3rd Impromptu Day 2: ...

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